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Alternative design studies for HMS Hood 1916

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Reference: Warship Special 1 BATTLECRUISERS, MJM Campbell, 1978. Conway Maritime Press.

Extract from the chapter on HMS Hood (Page 69)

The attachment briefly covers the alternatives layouts and weapons considered as part of the development of the Hood design. It appears that only engineering and weights data was considered and no actual ship plans were created. Had one of the 18" gun alternatives been selected it would have had major implications for the Washington Naval Treaty

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Norman Friedman's British Battleships book have an entire section about the Admiral class and it's preliminaries.
From that book I got hold of these designs:

Design 1916 Scheme 1: 269,75oa x 31,7 x 7,92m, 39.000tons, 120.000shp, 56km/h, 4x2 381mm/42, 12x1 140mm/50, 2x1 76mm/45, 2x1 533mm Torps, 25/38mm Deck (Mach/Mag) 38mm Slope, 203mm Belt
Design 1916 Scheme 2: 256oa x 31,7 x 7,62m, 35.500tons, 120.000shp, 56km/h, 4x2 381mm/42, 12x1 140mm/50, 2x1 76mm/45, 2x1 533mm Torps, 25/38mm Deck (Mach/Mag) 38mm Slope, 203mm Belt
Design 1916 Scheme 3: 262,13oa x 31,7 x 7,92m, 36.300tons, 160.000shp, 59km/h, 4x2 381mm/42, 12x1 140mm/50, 2x1 76mm/45, 2x1 533mm Torps, 25/38mm Deck (Mach/Mag) 38mm Slope, 203mm Belt
Design 1916 Scheme 3 Modified: 256oa x 31,7 x 8,61m, 41.000tons, 160.000shp, 57km/h, 4x2 381mm/42, 16x1 140mm/50, 4x1 76mm/45, 4x2,2x1 533mm Torps, 25/38mm Deck (Mach/Mag) 38mm Slope, 305mm Belt
Design 1916 Scheme 4
: 230,73oa x 31,7 x 7,62m, 32.500tons, 120.000shp, 56km/h, 4x1 457mm/40, 12x1 140mm/50, 2x1 76mm/45, 2x1 533mm Torps, 25/38mm Deck (Mach/Mag) 38mm Slope, 203mm Belt
Design 1916 Scheme 5: 222,5oa x 31,7 x 7,62m, 35.500tons, 120.000shp, 56km/h, 3x2 457mm/40, 12x1 140mm/50, 2x1 76mm/45, 2x1 533mm Torps, 25/38mm Deck (Mach/Mag) 38mm Slope, 203mm Belt
Design 1916 Scheme 6: 268,22oa x 31,7 x 7,62m, 39.500tons, 120.000shp, 56km/h, 4x2 457mm/40, 12x1 140mm/50, 2x1 76mm/45, 2x1 533mm Torps, 25/38mm Deck (Mach/Mag) 38mm Slope, 203mm Belt
 
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