The Norfolk class intended to use a lighter turret so that armor could be distributed elsewhere but the turrets turned out to be heavier than originally planned.
The Norfolk class were approved on October 28, 1926, to be part of the 1926 Program.
Aircraft were launched by a catapult.
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It was found during the trials that the torpedo tubes were too high for the Mk V torpedoes to function. The torpedoes had to be made stronger and the angle at which fired into the water adjusted.