Alright, here are the new ships that Germany currently has fitting out:
Export battlecruiser, for Spain.
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Spanish Battlecruiser, Germany Battlecruiser laid down 1925
Displacement:
38,664 t light; 40,704 t standard; 42,895 t normal; 44,648 t full load
Dimensions: Length (overall / waterline) x beam x draught (normal/deep)
(861.92 ft / 820.21 ft) x 100.07 ft x (34.45 / 35.54 ft)
(262.71 m / 250.00 m) x 30.50 m x (10.50 / 10.83 m)
Armament:
8 - 16.00" / 406 mm 45.0 cal guns - 2,700.00lbs / 1,224.70kg shells, 90 per gun
Breech loading guns in turret on barbette mounts, 1925 Model
1 x Twin mount on centreline ends, evenly spread
1 raised mount - superfiring
2 x Triple mounts on centreline ends, evenly spread
12 - 4.00" / 102 mm 39.0 cal guns - 30.52lbs / 13.84kg shells, 250 per gun
Dual purpose guns in deck and hoist mounts, 1925 Model
6 x Twin mounts on sides, evenly spread
24 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm 45.0 cal guns - 1.97lbs / 0.89kg shells, 1,000 per gun
Anti-air guns in deck and hoist mounts, 1925 Model
12 x Twin mounts on sides, evenly spread
36 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm 45.0 cal guns - 0.25lbs / 0.11kg shells, 5,000 per gun
Anti-air guns in deck mounts, 1925 Model
6 x 2 row sextuple mounts on side ends, majority forward
2 raised mounts - superfiring
Weight of broadside 22,023 lbs / 9,989 kg
Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 16.0" / 406 mm 415.00 ft / 126.49 m 18.00 ft / 5.49 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 78 % of normal length
- Torpedo Bulkhead:
3.00" / 76 mm 415.00 ft / 126.49 m 25.00 ft / 7.62 m
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 24.0" / 610 mm 10.0" / 254 mm 14.0" / 356 mm
2nd: 1.00" / 25 mm 0.50" / 13 mm 2.00" / 51 mm
3rd: 0.50" / 13 mm - -
4th: 1.00" / 25 mm - -
- Armoured deck - single deck: 7.00" / 178 mm For and Aft decks
Forecastle: 1.50" / 38 mm Quarter deck: 1.50" / 38 mm
- Conning towers: Forward 8.00" / 203 mm, Aft 0.00" / 0 mm
Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Electric cruising motors plus geared drives, 4 shafts, 112,834 shp / 84,174 Kw = 28.00 kts
Range 7,500nm at 14.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 3,944 tons
Complement:
1,489 - 1,937
Cost:
£11.271 million / $45.085 million
Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 2,771 tons, 6.5 %
Armour: 16,047 tons, 37.4 %
- Belts: 5,277 tons, 12.3 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 1,152 tons, 2.7 %
- Armament: 2,887 tons, 6.7 %
- Armour Deck: 6,521 tons, 15.2 %
- Conning Tower: 211 tons, 0.5 %
Machinery: 3,663 tons, 8.5 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 16,108 tons, 37.6 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 4,231 tons, 9.9 %
Miscellaneous weights: 75 tons, 0.2 %
- Above deck: 75 tons
Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
60,009 lbs / 27,220 Kg = 29.3 x 16.0 " / 406 mm shells or 9.8 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.05
Metacentric height 5.5 ft / 1.7 m
Roll period: 18.0 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 71 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.93
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.20
Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck,
an extended bulbous bow and a round stern
Block coefficient (normal/deep): 0.531 / 0.536
Length to Beam Ratio: 8.20 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 28.64 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 45 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 59
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 40.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 19.69 ft / 6.00 m
Freeboard (% = length of deck as a percentage of waterline length):
Fore end, Aft end
- Forecastle: 16.00 %, 26.25 ft / 8.00 m, 19.03 ft / 5.80 m
- Forward deck: 34.00 %, 19.03 ft / 5.80 m, 18.70 ft / 5.70 m
- Aft deck: 37.00 %, 18.70 ft / 5.70 m, 18.70 ft / 5.70 m
- Quarter deck: 13.00 %, 18.70 ft / 5.70 m, 18.70 ft / 5.70 m
- Average freeboard: 19.27 ft / 5.87 m
Ship tends to be wet forward
Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 77.7 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 135.2 %
Waterplane Area: 56,271 Square feet or 5,228 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 111 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 212 lbs/sq ft or 1,036 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.98
- Longitudinal: 1.19
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is excellent
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform
Good seaboat, rides out heavy weather easily
75t for three aircraft carried
Note that this ship does not follow German characteristics when it comes to speed - most German BCs have at least 30 knots design speed, this one has 28. However, it is a necessary sacrifice to get the artillery on it.
The Chinese battlecruiser export design:
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China,Battlecruiser, Germany Battlecruiser laid down 1925
Displacement:
38,854 t light; 40,642 t standard; 42,987 t normal; 44,862 t full load
Dimensions: Length (overall / waterline) x beam x draught (normal/deep)
(864.67 ft / 820.21 ft) x 98.43 ft x (34.45 / 35.58 ft)
(263.55 m / 250.00 m) x 30.00 m x (10.50 / 10.84 m)
Armament:
8 - 16.00" / 406 mm 45.0 cal guns - 2,065.46lbs / 936.88kg shells, 90 per gun
Breech loading guns in turret on barbette mounts, 1925 Model
1 x Twin mount on centreline forward
1 raised mount - superfiring
2 x Triple mounts on centreline ends, evenly spread
12 - 4.00" / 102 mm 39.0 cal guns - 30.52lbs / 13.84kg shells, 250 per gun
Dual purpose guns in deck and hoist mounts, 1925 Model
6 x Twin mounts on sides, evenly spread
24 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm 45.0 cal guns - 1.97lbs / 0.89kg shells, 1,000 per gun
Anti-air guns in deck and hoist mounts, 1925 Model
12 x Twin mounts on sides, evenly spread
36 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm 45.0 cal guns - 0.25lbs / 0.11kg shells, 5,000 per gun
Anti-air guns in deck mounts, 1925 Model
6 x 2 row sextuple mounts on side ends, majority forward
2 raised mounts - superfiring
Weight of broadside 16,946 lbs / 7,687 kg
Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 16.0" / 406 mm 415.00 ft / 126.49 m 18.00 ft / 5.49 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 78 % of normal length
Main belt does not fully cover magazines and engineering spaces
- Torpedo Bulkhead:
3.00" / 76 mm 415.00 ft / 126.49 m 25.00 ft / 7.62 m
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 24.0" / 610 mm 10.0" / 254 mm 12.0" / 305 mm
2nd: 1.00" / 25 mm 0.50" / 13 mm 2.00" / 51 mm
3rd: 0.50" / 13 mm - -
4th: 1.00" / 25 mm - -
- Armoured deck - single deck: 7.00" / 178 mm For and Aft decks
Forecastle: 1.50" / 38 mm Quarter deck: 1.50" / 38 mm
- Conning towers: Forward 8.00" / 203 mm, Aft 0.00" / 0 mm
Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Electric cruising motors plus geared drives, 4 shafts, 129,766 shp / 96,805 Kw = 30.00 kts
Range 7,500nm at 14.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 4,220 tons
Complement:
1,492 - 1,940
Cost:
£11.545 million / $46.179 million
Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 2,771 tons, 6.4 %
Armour: 16,249 tons, 37.8 %
- Belts: 5,283 tons, 12.3 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 1,152 tons, 2.7 %
- Armament: 2,872 tons, 6.7 %
- Armour Deck: 6,730 tons, 15.7 %
- Conning Tower: 212 tons, 0.5 %
Machinery: 4,213 tons, 9.8 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 15,546 tons, 36.2 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 4,133 tons, 9.6 %
Miscellaneous weights: 75 tons, 0.2 %
- Above deck: 75 tons
Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
61,401 lbs / 27,851 Kg = 30.0 x 16.0 " / 406 mm shells or 9.3 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.02
Metacentric height 5.1 ft / 1.6 m
Roll period: 18.3 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 71 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.89
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.21
Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck,
an extended bulbous bow and large transom stern
Block coefficient (normal/deep): 0.541 / 0.547
Length to Beam Ratio: 8.33 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 33.01 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 49 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 59
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 40.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 19.69 ft / 6.00 m
Freeboard (% = length of deck as a percentage of waterline length):
Fore end, Aft end
- Forecastle: 16.00 %, 29.53 ft / 9.00 m, 22.31 ft / 6.80 m
- Forward deck: 34.00 %, 22.31 ft / 6.80 m, 21.98 ft / 6.70 m
- Aft deck: 37.00 %, 21.98 ft / 6.70 m, 21.98 ft / 6.70 m
- Quarter deck: 13.00 %, 21.98 ft / 6.70 m, 21.98 ft / 6.70 m
- Average freeboard: 22.55 ft / 6.87 m
Ship tends to be wet forward
Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 82.1 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 163.8 %
Waterplane Area: 58,151 Square feet or 5,402 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 108 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 197 lbs/sq ft or 962 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.97
- Longitudinal: 1.29
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is excellent
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform
Good seaboat, rides out heavy weather easily
75t for three aircraft carried
Note that this ship does not have superheavy shells, in favor of 30 knots designed speed.
Export battleship for Spain and Gran Colombia
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Export, Germany Battleship laid down 1925 (Engine 1926)
Displacement:
37,453 t light; 40,016 t standard; 42,780 t normal; 44,991 t full load
Dimensions: Length (overall / waterline) x beam x draught (normal/deep)
(695.12 ft / 656.17 ft) x 108.27 ft x (36.09 / 37.60 ft)
(211.87 m / 200.00 m) x 33.00 m x (11.00 / 11.46 m)
Armament:
8 - 18.00" / 457 mm 45.0 cal guns - 3,900.00lbs / 1,769.01kg shells, 90 per gun
Breech loading guns in turret on barbette mounts, 1925 Model
1 x Twin mount on centreline forward
1 raised mount - superfiring
2 x Triple mounts on centreline ends, evenly spread
12 - 5.00" / 127 mm 38.0 cal guns - 59.33lbs / 26.91kg shells, 250 per gun
Dual purpose guns in turret on barbette mounts, 1925 Model
6 x Twin mounts on sides, evenly spread
24 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm 45.0 cal guns - 1.97lbs / 0.89kg shells, 1,000 per gun
Anti-air guns in deck and hoist mounts, 1925 Model
12 x Single mounts on sides amidships
36 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm 22.0 cal guns - 0.22lbs / 0.10kg shells, 5,000 per gun
Anti-air guns in deck mounts, 1925 Model
6 x 2 row sextuple mounts on sides, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 31,967 lbs / 14,500 kg
Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 16.0" / 406 mm 330.00 ft / 100.58 m 18.00 ft / 5.49 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 77 % of normal length
- Torpedo Bulkhead:
3.00" / 76 mm 330.00 ft / 100.58 m 25.00 ft / 7.62 m
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 24.0" / 610 mm 10.0" / 254 mm 14.0" / 356 mm
2nd: 2.00" / 51 mm 1.00" / 25 mm 1.00" / 25 mm
3rd: 1.00" / 25 mm - -
4th: 1.00" / 25 mm - -
- Armoured deck - single deck: 8.00" / 203 mm For and Aft decks
Forecastle: 2.50" / 64 mm Quarter deck: 2.50" / 64 mm
- Conning towers: Forward 8.00" / 203 mm, Aft 0.00" / 0 mm
Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Electric cruising motors plus geared drives, 4 shafts, 49,984 shp / 37,288 Kw = 22.00 kts
Range 10,000nm at 14.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 4,975 tons
Complement:
1,486 - 1,933
Cost:
£12.405 million / $49.621 million
Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 3,805 tons, 8.9 %
Armour: 15,743 tons, 36.8 %
- Belts: 4,465 tons, 10.4 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 916 tons, 2.1 %
- Armament: 3,272 tons, 7.6 %
- Armour Deck: 6,879 tons, 16.1 %
- Conning Tower: 211 tons, 0.5 %
Machinery: 1,600 tons, 3.7 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 16,230 tons, 37.9 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 5,327 tons, 12.5 %
Miscellaneous weights: 75 tons, 0.2 %
- Above deck: 75 tons
Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
57,611 lbs / 26,132 Kg = 19.8 x 18.0 " / 457 mm shells or 10.1 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.11
Metacentric height 6.9 ft / 2.1 m
Roll period: 17.3 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.90
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.23
Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck,
an extended bulbous bow and a round stern
Block coefficient (normal/deep): 0.584 / 0.589
Length to Beam Ratio: 6.06 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 25.62 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 44 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 57
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 40.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 19.69 ft / 6.00 m
Freeboard (% = length of deck as a percentage of waterline length):
Fore end, Aft end
- Forecastle: 16.00 %, 22.97 ft / 7.00 m, 16.40 ft / 5.00 m
- Forward deck: 34.00 %, 16.40 ft / 5.00 m, 16.40 ft / 5.00 m
- Aft deck: 37.00 %, 16.40 ft / 5.00 m, 16.40 ft / 5.00 m
- Quarter deck: 13.00 %, 16.40 ft / 5.00 m, 16.40 ft / 5.00 m
- Average freeboard: 16.82 ft / 5.13 m
Ship tends to be wet forward
Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 74.9 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 107.6 %
Waterplane Area: 51,186 Square feet or 4,755 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 106 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 251 lbs/sq ft or 1,224 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.94
- Longitudinal: 1.76
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is excellent
Room for accommodation and workspaces is adequate
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform
Good seaboat, rides out heavy weather easily
75t for three aircraft carried
The heavy cruiser class I have currently fitting out (4 ships):
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Blücher replacement, Germany Heavy Cruiser laid down 1926 (Engine 1927)
Displacement:
19,833 t light; 20,818 t standard; 24,307 t normal; 27,099 t full load
Dimensions: Length (overall / waterline) x beam x draught (normal/deep)
(748.68 ft / 721.78 ft) x 75.46 ft x (29.53 / 32.05 ft)
(228.20 m / 220.00 m) x 23.00 m x (9.00 / 9.77 m)
Armament:
8 - 11.02" / 280 mm 52.0 cal guns - 715.22lbs / 324.42kg shells, 120 per gun
Breech loading guns in turret on barbette mounts, 1926 Model
4 x Twin mounts on centreline ends, evenly spread
2 raised mounts - superfiring
12 - 4.00" / 102 mm 39.0 cal guns - 30.52lbs / 13.84kg shells, 250 per gun
Dual purpose guns in deck and hoist mounts, 1926 Model
6 x Twin mounts on sides, evenly spread
24 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm 45.0 cal guns - 1.97lbs / 0.89kg shells, 1,250 per gun
Anti-air guns in deck and hoist mounts, 1926 Model
12 x Twin mounts on sides, evenly spread
24 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm 22.0 cal guns - 0.22lbs / 0.10kg shells, 5,000 per gun
Anti-air guns in deck and hoist mounts, 1926 Model
4 x 2 row sextuple mounts on sides, evenly spread
3 raised mounts
Weight of broadside 6,141 lbs / 2,785 kg
12 - 21.0" / 533 mm, 23.95 ft / 7.30 m torpedoes - 1.558 t each, 18.701 t total
In 4 sets of submerged side tubes
Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 11.0" / 279 mm 460.00 ft / 140.21 m 12.00 ft / 3.66 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 98 % of normal length
- Torpedo Bulkhead:
2.00" / 51 mm 460.00 ft / 140.21 m 20.00 ft / 6.10 m
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 16.0" / 406 mm 5.00" / 127 mm 6.00" / 152 mm
2nd: 2.00" / 51 mm 1.00" / 25 mm 1.00" / 25 mm
3rd: 0.50" / 13 mm - -
4th: 0.50" / 13 mm - -
- Armoured deck - single deck: 4.00" / 102 mm For and Aft decks
Forecastle: 0.00" / 0 mm Quarter deck: 2.00" / 51 mm
- Conning towers: Forward 7.00" / 178 mm, Aft 0.00" / 0 mm
Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Electric cruising motors plus geared drives, 4 shafts, 106,599 shp / 79,523 Kw = 31.00 kts
Range 10,000nm at 18.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 6,281 tons
Complement:
973 - 1,265
Cost:
£6.288 million / $25.151 million
Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 1,310 tons, 5.4 %
- Guns: 1,291 tons, 5.3 %
- Torpedoes: 19 tons, 0.1 %
Armour: 6,904 tons, 28.4 %
- Belts: 2,522 tons, 10.4 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 681 tons, 2.8 %
- Armament: 1,079 tons, 4.4 %
- Armour Deck: 2,496 tons, 10.3 %
- Conning Tower: 127 tons, 0.5 %
Machinery: 3,365 tons, 13.8 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 8,204 tons, 33.8 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 4,474 tons, 18.4 %
Miscellaneous weights: 50 tons, 0.2 %
- Above deck: 50 tons
Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
33,737 lbs / 15,303 Kg = 50.4 x 11.0 " / 280 mm shells or 4.8 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.00
Metacentric height 3.3 ft / 1.0 m
Roll period: 17.5 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 71 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.91
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.20
Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck,
an extended bulbous bow and large transom stern
Block coefficient (normal/deep): 0.529 / 0.543
Length to Beam Ratio: 9.57 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 30.66 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 52 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 59
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 30.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 9.84 ft / 3.00 m
Freeboard (% = length of deck as a percentage of waterline length):
Fore end, Aft end
- Forecastle: 20.00 %, 29.53 ft / 9.00 m, 21.98 ft / 6.70 m
- Forward deck: 30.00 %, 21.98 ft / 6.70 m, 21.65 ft / 6.60 m
- Aft deck: 35.00 %, 21.65 ft / 6.60 m, 21.65 ft / 6.60 m
- Quarter deck: 15.00 %, 21.65 ft / 6.60 m, 21.65 ft / 6.60 m
- Average freeboard: 22.37 ft / 6.82 m
Ship tends to be wet forward
Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 97.5 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 165.0 %
Waterplane Area: 38,785 Square feet or 3,603 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 122 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 143 lbs/sq ft or 700 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.97
- Longitudinal: 1.32
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is adequate
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform
Good seaboat, rides out heavy weather easily
50t for 2 aircraft carried
The Bismarck class, currently in service:
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, Germany Battleship laid down 1923 (Engine 1924)
Displacement:
47,578 t light; 50,799 t standard; 57,443 t normal; 62,759 t full load
Dimensions: Length (overall / waterline) x beam x draught (normal/deep)
(686.69 ft / 656.17 ft) x 124.67 ft x (36.09 / 38.98 ft)
(209.30 m / 200.00 m) x 38.00 m x (11.00 / 11.88 m)
Armament:
10 - 18.00" / 457 mm 45.0 cal guns - 3,900.00lbs / 1,769.01kg shells, 90 per gun
Breech loading guns in turret on barbette mounts, 1923 Model
2 x Triple mounts on centreline ends, evenly spread
1 raised mount - superfiring
1 x Quad mount on centreline, forward deck aft
12 - 6.00" / 152 mm 39.0 cal guns - 102.99lbs / 46.72kg shells, 120 per gun
Quick firing guns in casemate mounts, 1923 Model
12 x Twin mounts on sides amidships
16 - 3.46" / 88.0 mm 39.0 cal guns - 19.83lbs / 8.99kg shells, 150 per gun
Dual purpose guns in deck and hoist mounts, 1923 Model
8 x Single mounts on sides, evenly spread
24 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm 39.0 cal guns - 1.86lbs / 0.84kg shells, 300 per gun
Anti-air guns in deck and hoist mounts, 1923 Model
12 x Twin mounts on sides, evenly spread
48 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm 22.0 cal guns - 0.22lbs / 0.10kg shells, 1,000 per gun
Anti-air guns in deck mounts, 1923 Model
8 x 2 row sextuple mounts on sides, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 40,608 lbs / 18,420 kg
Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 16.0" / 406 mm 300.00 ft / 91.44 m 18.00 ft / 5.49 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 70 % of normal length
- Torpedo Bulkhead:
4.00" / 102 mm 300.00 ft / 91.44 m 25.00 ft / 7.62 m
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 24.0" / 610 mm 11.0" / 279 mm 16.0" / 406 mm
2nd: 2.00" / 51 mm 1.00" / 25 mm 1.00" / 25 mm
3rd: 2.00" / 51 mm 1.00" / 25 mm 1.00" / 25 mm
- Armoured deck - single deck: 8.00" / 203 mm For and Aft decks
Forecastle: 3.50" / 89 mm Quarter deck: 3.50" / 89 mm
- Conning towers: Forward 16.00" / 406 mm, Aft 0.00" / 0 mm
Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Electric cruising motors plus geared drives, 4 shafts, 63,168 shp / 47,123 Kw = 22.00 kts
Range 20,000nm at 14.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 11,960 tons
Complement:
1,854 - 2,411
Cost:
£13.904 million / $55.617 million
Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 4,796 tons, 8.3 %
Armour: 19,477 tons, 33.9 %
- Belts: 4,359 tons, 7.6 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 1,110 tons, 1.9 %
- Armament: 4,899 tons, 8.5 %
- Armour Deck: 8,597 tons, 15.0 %
- Conning Tower: 513 tons, 0.9 %
Machinery: 2,081 tons, 3.6 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 21,149 tons, 36.8 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 9,865 tons, 17.2 %
Miscellaneous weights: 75 tons, 0.1 %
- Above deck: 75 tons
Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
97,002 lbs / 43,999 Kg = 33.3 x 18.0 " / 457 mm shells or 17.2 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.29
Metacentric height 11.0 ft / 3.4 m
Roll period: 15.8 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 71 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.77
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.50
Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck,
an extended bulbous bow and a round stern
Block coefficient (normal/deep): 0.681 / 0.689
Length to Beam Ratio: 5.26 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 25.62 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 48 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 47
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 35.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 9.84 ft / 3.00 m
Freeboard (% = length of deck as a percentage of waterline length):
Fore end, Aft end
- Forecastle: 20.00 %, 29.53 ft / 9.00 m, 22.31 ft / 6.80 m
- Forward deck: 30.00 %, 22.31 ft / 6.80 m, 22.31 ft / 6.80 m
- Aft deck: 35.00 %, 22.31 ft / 6.80 m, 21.98 ft / 6.70 m
- Quarter deck: 15.00 %, 21.98 ft / 6.70 m, 21.98 ft / 6.70 m
- Average freeboard: 22.78 ft / 6.94 m
Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 68.3 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 147.2 %
Waterplane Area: 64,460 Square feet or 5,989 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 114 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 266 lbs/sq ft or 1,298 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.91
- Longitudinal: 2.16
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is excellent
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform
Excellent seaboat, comfortable, can fire her guns in the heaviest weather
75t for 3 aircraft carried
Note that this class still has a casemate secondary armament that is not DP. It is the last German BB to do so.
And the refits:
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Österreich, Germany Schlachtschiff laid down 1920
Displacement:
42,154 t light; 44,666 t standard; 46,325 t normal; 47,652 t full load
Dimensions: Length (overall / waterline) x beam x draught (normal/deep)
(764.87 ft / 721.78 ft) x 118.11 ft x (36.09 / 36.89 ft)
(233.13 m / 220.00 m) x 36.00 m x (11.00 / 11.24 m)
Armament:
10 - 16.50" / 419 mm 45.0 cal guns - 2,866.01lbs / 1,300.00kg shells, 90 per gun
Breech loading guns in turret on barbette mounts, 1927 Model
2 x Quad mounts on centreline ends, evenly spread
1 x Twin mount on centreline, forward deck aft
1 raised mount
12 - 5.00" / 127 mm 38.0 cal guns - 59.33lbs / 26.91kg shells, 250 per gun
Dual purpose guns in turret on barbette mounts, 1920 Model
6 x Twin mounts on sides, evenly spread
24 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm 45.0 cal guns - 1.97lbs / 0.89kg shells, 1,500 per gun
Anti-air guns in deck mounts, 1920 Model
12 x Twin mounts on sides, evenly spread
24 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm 22.0 cal guns - 0.22lbs / 0.10kg shells, 5,000 per gun
Breech loading guns in deck mounts, 1920 Model
6 x Quad mounts on sides, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 29,425 lbs / 13,347 kg
Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 16.0" / 406 mm 355.00 ft / 108.20 m 18.00 ft / 5.49 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 76 % of normal length
- Torpedo Bulkhead:
2.70" / 69 mm 355.00 ft / 108.20 m 25.00 ft / 7.62 m
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 26.0" / 660 mm 12.0" / 305 mm 16.0" / 406 mm
2nd: 2.00" / 51 mm 1.00" / 25 mm 1.00" / 25 mm
3rd: 1.00" / 25 mm - -
4th: 1.00" / 25 mm - -
- Armoured deck - single deck: 8.00" / 203 mm For and Aft decks
Forecastle: 1.50" / 38 mm Quarter deck: 1.50" / 38 mm
- Conning towers: Forward 8.00" / 203 mm, Aft 0.00" / 0 mm
Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 4 shafts, 50,512 shp / 37,682 Kw = 22.00 kts
Range 5,000nm at 14.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 2,986 tons
Complement:
1,578 - 2,052
Cost:
£9.205 million / $36.819 million
Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 3,789 tons, 8.2 %
Armour: 17,958 tons, 38.8 %
- Belts: 4,783 tons, 10.3 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 887 tons, 1.9 %
- Armament: 4,388 tons, 9.5 %
- Armour Deck: 7,679 tons, 16.6 %
- Conning Tower: 222 tons, 0.5 %
Machinery: 1,766 tons, 3.8 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 18,566 tons, 40.1 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 4,171 tons, 9.0 %
Miscellaneous weights: 75 tons, 0.2 %
- Above deck: 75 tons
Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
80,139 lbs / 36,350 Kg = 35.7 x 16.5 " / 419 mm shells or 14.3 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.20
Metacentric height 9.0 ft / 2.7 m
Roll period: 16.5 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 71 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.70
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.52
Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck,
an extended bulbous bow and a round stern
Block coefficient (normal/deep): 0.527 / 0.530
Length to Beam Ratio: 6.11 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 26.87 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 40 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 47
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 40.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 19.69 ft / 6.00 m
Freeboard (% = length of deck as a percentage of waterline length):
Fore end, Aft end
- Forecastle: 16.00 %, 27.89 ft / 8.50 m, 21.33 ft / 6.50 m
- Forward deck: 34.00 %, 21.33 ft / 6.50 m, 21.33 ft / 6.50 m
- Aft deck: 37.00 %, 21.33 ft / 6.50 m, 21.33 ft / 6.50 m
- Quarter deck: 13.00 %, 21.33 ft / 6.50 m, 21.33 ft / 6.50 m
- Average freeboard: 21.75 ft / 6.63 m
Ship tends to be wet forward
Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 67.3 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 149.9 %
Waterplane Area: 58,231 Square feet or 5,410 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 110 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 248 lbs/sq ft or 1,209 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.94
- Longitudinal: 1.88
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is excellent
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform
Excellent seaboat, comfortable, can fire her guns in the heaviest weather
75 kt for three aircraft carried
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Ziethen, Germany Schlachtkreuzer laid down 1922
Displacement:
51,798 t light; 54,352 t standard; 58,447 t normal; 61,723 t full load
Dimensions: Length (overall / waterline) x beam x draught (normal/deep)
(899.68 ft / 853.02 ft) x 124.67 ft x (36.09 / 37.66 ft)
(274.22 m / 260.00 m) x 38.00 m x (11.00 / 11.48 m)
Armament:
9 - 16.00" / 406 mm 50.0 cal guns - 2,700.00lbs / 1,224.70kg shells, 90 per gun
Breech loading guns in turret on barbette mounts, 1922 Model
3 x Triple mounts on centreline ends, majority forward
1 raised mount - superfiring
12 - 5.00" / 127 mm 38.0 cal guns - 59.33lbs / 26.91kg shells, 250 per gun
Dual purpose guns in turret on barbette mounts, 1922 Model
6 x Twin mounts on sides, evenly spread
8 - 4.00" / 102 mm 39.0 cal guns - 30.52lbs / 13.84kg shells, 250 per gun
Dual purpose guns in deck and hoist mounts, 1922 Model
8 x Single mounts on sides amidships
24 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm 45.0 cal guns - 1.97lbs / 0.89kg shells, 300 per gun
Anti-air guns in deck mounts, 1922 Model
12 x Twin mounts on sides, evenly spread
48 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm 22.0 cal guns - 0.22lbs / 0.10kg shells, 5,000 per gun
Breech loading guns in deck mounts, 1922 Model
8 x 2 row sextuple mounts on sides, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 25,314 lbs / 11,482 kg
Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 16.0" / 406 mm 465.00 ft / 141.73 m 16.00 ft / 4.88 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 84 % of normal length
- Torpedo Bulkhead:
3.00" / 76 mm 465.00 ft / 141.73 m 30.00 ft / 9.14 m
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 26.0" / 660 mm 12.0" / 305 mm 16.0" / 406 mm
2nd: 2.00" / 51 mm 1.00" / 25 mm 1.00" / 25 mm
3rd: 1.00" / 25 mm - -
4th: 1.00" / 25 mm - -
5th: 1.00" / 25 mm - -
- Armoured deck - single deck: 7.00" / 178 mm For and Aft decks
Forecastle: 2.00" / 51 mm Quarter deck: 2.00" / 51 mm
- Conning towers: Forward 8.00" / 203 mm, Aft 0.00" / 0 mm
Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 4 shafts, 179,948 shp / 134,241 Kw = 30.00 kts
Range 10,000nm at 15.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 7,371 tons
Complement:
1,879 - 2,443
Cost:
£13.008 million / $52.032 million
Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 3,737 tons, 6.4 %
Armour: 19,876 tons, 34.0 %
- Belts: 5,311 tons, 9.1 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 1,548 tons, 2.6 %
- Armament: 4,195 tons, 7.2 %
- Armour Deck: 8,562 tons, 14.6 %
- Conning Tower: 260 tons, 0.4 %
Machinery: 6,104 tons, 10.4 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 22,006 tons, 37.7 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 6,649 tons, 11.4 %
Miscellaneous weights: 75 tons, 0.1 %
- Above deck: 75 tons
Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
85,893 lbs / 38,960 Kg = 41.9 x 16.0 " / 406 mm shells or 14.3 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.17
Metacentric height 9.4 ft / 2.9 m
Roll period: 17.1 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 71 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.55
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.20
Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck,
an extended bulbous bow and a round stern
Block coefficient (normal/deep): 0.533 / 0.539
Length to Beam Ratio: 6.84 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 29.21 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 50 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 59
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 40.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 19.69 ft / 6.00 m
Freeboard (% = length of deck as a percentage of waterline length):
Fore end, Aft end
- Forecastle: 16.00 %, 32.15 ft / 9.80 m, 23.29 ft / 7.10 m
- Forward deck: 34.00 %, 23.29 ft / 7.10 m, 23.29 ft / 7.10 m
- Aft deck: 37.00 %, 23.29 ft / 7.10 m, 22.97 ft / 7.00 m
- Quarter deck: 13.00 %, 22.97 ft / 7.00 m, 22.97 ft / 7.00 m
- Average freeboard: 23.76 ft / 7.24 m
Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 80.0 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 171.9 %
Waterplane Area: 73,048 Square feet or 6,786 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 112 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 234 lbs/sq ft or 1,142 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.96
- Longitudinal: 1.35
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is excellent
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform
Good seaboat, rides out heavy weather easily
75kt for three aircraft carried
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Einheit,Klasse, Germany Schlachtschiff laid down 1923
Displacement:
49,965 t light; 53,388 t standard; 56,830 t normal; 59,584 t full load
Dimensions: Length (overall / waterline) x beam x draught (normal/deep)
(767.62 ft / 721.78 ft) x 118.11 ft (Bulges 123.36 ft) x (36.09 / 37.61 ft)
(233.97 m / 220.00 m) x 36.00 m (Bulges 37.60 m) x (11.00 / 11.46 m)
Armament:
14 - 16.50" / 419 mm 45.0 cal guns - 2,866.01lbs / 1,300.00kg shells, 90 per gun
Breech loading guns in turret on barbette mounts, 1927 Model
2 x Triple mounts on centreline ends, evenly spread
2 raised mounts - superfiring
2 x Quad mounts on centreline ends, evenly spread
20 - 5.00" / 127 mm 38.0 cal guns - 59.33lbs / 26.91kg shells, 250 per gun
Dual purpose guns in turret on barbette mounts, 1923 Model
10 x Twin mounts on sides, evenly spread
12 - 4.00" / 102 mm 39.0 cal guns - 30.52lbs / 13.84kg shells, 250 per gun
Dual purpose guns in deck and hoist mounts, 1923 Model
12 x Single mounts on sides amidships
36 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm 45.0 cal guns - 1.97lbs / 0.89kg shells, 800 per gun
Anti-air guns in deck mounts, 1923 Model
18 x Twin mounts on sides, evenly spread
48 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm 45.0 cal guns - 0.25lbs / 0.11kg shells, 5,000 per gun
Anti-air guns in deck mounts, 1923 Model
8 x 2 row sextuple mounts on sides, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 41,760 lbs / 18,942 kg
Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 16.0" / 406 mm 375.00 ft / 114.30 m 18.00 ft / 5.49 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 80 % of normal length
- Torpedo Bulkhead:
2.70" / 69 mm 375.00 ft / 114.30 m 25.00 ft / 7.62 m
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 26.0" / 660 mm 12.0" / 305 mm 16.0" / 406 mm
2nd: 2.00" / 51 mm 1.00" / 25 mm 1.00" / 25 mm
3rd: 1.00" / 25 mm - -
4th: 1.00" / 25 mm - -
5th: 1.00" / 25 mm - -
- Armoured deck - single deck: 7.00" / 178 mm For and Aft decks
Forecastle: 1.50" / 38 mm Quarter deck: 1.50" / 38 mm
- Conning towers: Forward 8.00" / 203 mm, Aft 0.00" / 0 mm
Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 4 shafts, 59,201 shp / 44,164 Kw = 22.00 kts
Range 10,000nm at 14.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 6,196 tons
Complement:
1,839 - 2,392
Cost:
£14.875 million / $59.501 million
Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 5,441 tons, 9.6 %
Armour: 19,939 tons, 35.1 %
- Belts: 5,029 tons, 8.8 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 937 tons, 1.6 %
- Armament: 6,382 tons, 11.2 %
- Armour Deck: 7,337 tons, 12.9 %
- Conning Tower: 255 tons, 0.4 %
Machinery: 1,979 tons, 3.5 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 22,532 tons, 39.6 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 6,865 tons, 12.1 %
Miscellaneous weights: 75 tons, 0.1 %
- Above deck: 75 tons
Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
85,629 lbs / 38,841 Kg = 38.1 x 16.5 " / 419 mm shells or 14.2 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.15
Metacentric height 8.3 ft / 2.5 m
Roll period: 17.9 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 71 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.99
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.51
Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck,
an extended bulbous bow and a round stern
Block coefficient (normal/deep): 0.619 / 0.623
Length to Beam Ratio: 5.85 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 26.87 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 43 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 47
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 40.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 19.69 ft / 6.00 m
Freeboard (% = length of deck as a percentage of waterline length):
Fore end, Aft end
- Forecastle: 16.00 %, 31.17 ft / 9.50 m, 22.97 ft / 7.00 m
- Forward deck: 34.00 %, 22.97 ft / 7.00 m, 22.97 ft / 7.00 m
- Aft deck: 37.00 %, 22.97 ft / 7.00 m, 22.64 ft / 6.90 m
- Quarter deck: 13.00 %, 22.64 ft / 6.90 m, 22.64 ft / 6.90 m
- Average freeboard: 23.39 ft / 7.13 m
Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 74.1 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 150.4 %
Waterplane Area: 63,464 Square feet or 5,896 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 106 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 277 lbs/sq ft or 1,351 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.94
- Longitudinal: 1.82
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is excellent
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform
Excellent seaboat, comfortable, can fire her guns in the heaviest weather
75t for 3 aircraft carried
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L20alpha,,Klasse, Germany Schlachtschiff laid down 1920
Displacement:
44,679 t light; 47,667 t standard; 49,402 t normal; 50,789 t full load
Dimensions: Length (overall / waterline) x beam x draught (normal/deep)
(764.87 ft / 721.78 ft) x 118.11 ft x (36.09 / 36.90 ft)
(233.13 m / 220.00 m) x 36.00 m x (11.00 / 11.25 m)
Armament:
12 - 16.50" / 419 mm 45.0 cal guns - 2,866.01lbs / 1,300.00kg shells, 90 per gun
Breech loading guns in turret on barbette mounts, 1927 Model
2 x Twin mounts on centreline ends, evenly spread
2 raised mounts - superfiring
2 x Quad mounts on centreline ends, evenly spread
20 - 5.00" / 127 mm 38.0 cal guns - 59.33lbs / 26.91kg shells, 250 per gun
Dual purpose guns in turret on barbette mounts, 1920 Model
10 x Twin mounts on sides, evenly spread
12 - 4.00" / 102 mm 39.0 cal guns - 30.52lbs / 13.84kg shells, 250 per gun
Dual purpose guns in deck and hoist mounts, 1920 Model
12 x Single mounts on sides amidships
36 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm 45.0 cal guns - 1.97lbs / 0.89kg shells, 800 per gun
Anti-air guns in deck mounts, 1920 Model
18 x Twin mounts on sides, evenly spread
48 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm 45.0 cal guns - 0.25lbs / 0.11kg shells, 5,000 per gun
Breech loading guns in deck mounts, 1920 Model
8 x 2 row sextuple mounts on sides, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 36,028 lbs / 16,342 kg
Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 16.0" / 406 mm 353.00 ft / 107.59 m 18.00 ft / 5.49 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 75 % of normal length
- Torpedo Bulkhead:
2.70" / 69 mm 353.00 ft / 107.59 m 25.00 ft / 7.62 m
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 26.0" / 660 mm 12.0" / 305 mm 16.0" / 406 mm
2nd: 2.00" / 51 mm 1.00" / 25 mm 1.00" / 25 mm
3rd: 1.00" / 25 mm - -
4th: 1.00" / 25 mm - -
5th: 1.00" / 25 mm - -
- Armoured deck - single deck: 6.00" / 152 mm For and Aft decks
Forecastle: 1.50" / 38 mm Quarter deck: 1.50" / 38 mm
- Conning towers: Forward 8.00" / 203 mm, Aft 0.00" / 0 mm
Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 4 shafts, 53,091 shp / 39,606 Kw = 22.00 kts
Range 5,000nm at 14.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 3,122 tons
Complement:
1,656 - 2,153
Cost:
£10.610 million / $42.441 million
Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 4,715 tons, 9.5 %
Armour: 17,759 tons, 35.9 %
- Belts: 4,781 tons, 9.7 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 882 tons, 1.8 %
- Armament: 5,857 tons, 11.9 %
- Armour Deck: 6,007 tons, 12.2 %
- Conning Tower: 232 tons, 0.5 %
Machinery: 1,856 tons, 3.8 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 20,274 tons, 41.0 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 4,723 tons, 9.6 %
Miscellaneous weights: 75 tons, 0.2 %
- Above deck: 75 tons
Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
74,923 lbs / 33,985 Kg = 33.4 x 16.5 " / 419 mm shells or 12.4 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.12
Metacentric height 8.0 ft / 2.4 m
Roll period: 17.6 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 71 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 1.00
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.50
Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck,
an extended bulbous bow and a round stern
Block coefficient (normal/deep): 0.562 / 0.565
Length to Beam Ratio: 6.11 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 26.87 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 41 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 47
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 40.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 19.69 ft / 6.00 m
Freeboard (% = length of deck as a percentage of waterline length):
Fore end, Aft end
- Forecastle: 16.00 %, 27.89 ft / 8.50 m, 22.64 ft / 6.90 m
- Forward deck: 34.00 %, 22.64 ft / 6.90 m, 22.64 ft / 6.90 m
- Aft deck: 37.00 %, 22.64 ft / 6.90 m, 22.64 ft / 6.90 m
- Quarter deck: 13.00 %, 22.64 ft / 6.90 m, 22.64 ft / 6.90 m
- Average freeboard: 22.97 ft / 7.00 m
Ship tends to be wet forward
Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 74.8 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 156.7 %
Waterplane Area: 60,169 Square feet or 5,590 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 105 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 263 lbs/sq ft or 1,286 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.93
- Longitudinal: 1.87
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is excellent
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform
Excellent seaboat, comfortable, can fire her guns in the heaviest weather
75 kt for three aircraft carried