Hello guys, i heeded your suggestions and took the design back to springsharp to rework it.
I had to make some sacrifices though to make it work: increasing the beam by an unplanned 4-ft, thus increasing the power needed to maintain an acceptable speed; I increased the conning tower armor to 16 inches (same as turret faces); fixed the armament and shell problems; deleted the armor on the ends of the hull -- kind of redundant anyway; reduced the caliber of the main guns from 50 to 45 - it increased the recoil to above 1.00 otherwise - not good; fixed a range and speed problem i found - the range is now 12,000 miles @ 15 knots, not 18 knots; brought down the miscallaneous wgts to 600 tons, which is more acceptable. I think that's all, but here is the design so you can formulate your opinions on. (see below) At least one good thing thorugh all these changes i managed to pull an extra 1.25 knots towards the speed of by battleships - at least somewhat close to the Iowa's at 33+knots.
Newfoundland Class, Canadian Fast Battleships laid down 1940
Displacement: 52,382 t light; 54,893 t standard; 61,000 t normal; 65,886 t full load
Dimensions: Length (overall / waterline) x beam x draught (normal/deep)
(956.00 ft / 940.00 ft) x 116.00 ft x (30.00 ft / 32.07 ft)
(291.39 m / 286.51 m) x 35.36 m x (9.14 m / 9.78 m)
Armament:
9 - 16.00" / 406 mm 45.0 cal guns - 2,065.46lbs / 936.88kg shells, 100 per gun
Breech loading guns in turret on barbette mounts, 1940 Model
3 x 3-gun mounts on centerline ends, majority forward
1 raised mount - superfiring
20 - 4.50" / 114 mm 45.0 cal guns - 46.01lbs / 20.87kg shells, 250 per gun
Dual purpose guns in deck and hoist mounts, 1940 Model
10 x Twin mounts on sides - evenly spread
6 raised mounts
32 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm 20.0 cal guns - 1.74lbs / 0.79kg shells, 4,000 per gun
Anti-air guns in deck mounts, 1940 Model
8 x 4 row quad mounts on sides, evenly spread
6 raised mounts
12 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm 20.0 cal guns - 0.22lbs / 0.10kg shells, 4,000 per gun
Anti-air guns in deck mounts, 1940 Model
12 x Single mounts on sides - evenly spread
6 raised mounts
Weight of broadside 19,568 lbs / 8,876 kg
Armor:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 12.0" / 305 mm 605.00 ft / 184.40 m 12.00 ft / 3.66 m
Ends: Unarmored
Upper: 3.00" / 76 mm 605.00 ft / 184.40 m 6.00 ft / 1.83 m
Main Belt covers 99 % of normal length
Main Belt inclined 20.00 degrees (positive = in)
- Torpedo Bulkhead - Strengthened structural bulkheads:
2.50" / 64 mm 605.00 ft / 184.40 m 32.00 ft / 9.75 m
Beam between torpedo bulkheads 100.00 ft / 30.48 m
- Gun Armor: Face (max) Other Gunhouse (avg) Barbette/Hoist (max)
Main: 16.0" / 406 mm - 15.0" / 381 mm
2nd: 2.50" / 64 mm - 1.00" / 25 mm
3rd: 1.50" / 38 mm - -
4th: 0.50" / 13 mm - -
- Armored Deck - single deck:
For and Aft decks: 5.00" / 127 mm
Forecastle: 5.00" / 127 mm
Quarter deck: 5.00" / 127 mm
- Conning Towers: Forward 16.00" / 406 mm, Aft 16.00" / 406 mm
Machinery:
• Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
• Geared drive, 4 shafts, 246,000 shp / 183,516 kW = 32.25 kts
• Range 12,000 nm @ 15.00 knots
• Bunker at normal / max displacement = 6107 tons / 10,993 tons (fuel oil)
Complement: 1,939 - 2,522
Cost: £27.460 million / $109.839 million
Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
• Armament: 3,895 tons, 6.4 %
o Guns: 3,895 tons, 6.4 %
• Armor: 19,077 tons, 31.3 %
o Belts: 4,168 tons, 6.8 %
o Torpedo bulkhead: 1,791 tons, 2.9 %
o Armament: 4,348 tons, 7.1 %
o Armour Deck: 7,702 tons, 12.6 %
o Conning Towers: 1,068 tons, 1.8 %
• Machinery: 6,578 tons, 10.8 %
• Hull, Fittings & Equipment: 22,233 tons, 36.4 %
• Fuel, Ammunition & Stores: 8,618 tons, 14.1 %
• Miscellaneous Weights: 600 tons, 1.0 %
o Hull below water: 100 tons
o Hull above water: 100 tons
o On freeboard deck: 200 tons
o Above deck: 200 tons
Overall Survivability and Seakeeping Ability:
• Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
o 118,112 lbs / 53,575 Kg = 57.7 x 16.0 " / 406 mm shells or 18.6 torpedoes
• Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.11
• Metacentric height 7.6 ft / 2.3 m
• Roll period: 17.7 seconds
• Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 79 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.85
• Seaboat Quality (Average = 1.00): 1.47
Hull Form Characteristics:
• Hull has a flush deck, a straight bulbous bow and a round stern
• Block coefficient (normal/deep): 0.653 / 0.659
• Length to Beam Ratio: 8.10 : 1
• 'Natural speed' for length: 30.66 kts
• Power going to wave formation at top speed: 51 %
• Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 54
• Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 8.53 degrees
• Stern overhang: 10.00 ft / 3.05 m
• Freeboard (% = length of deck as a percentage of waterline length):
Fore end, Aft end
- Forecastle: 20.00 %, 40.00 ft / 12.19 m, 36.00 ft / 10.97 m
- Forward deck: 30.00 %, 36.00 ft / 10.97 m, 34.00 ft / 10.36 m
- Aft deck: 35.00 %, 34.00 ft / 10.36 m, 34.00 ft / 10.36 m
- Quarter deck: 15.00 %, 34.00 ft / 10.36 m, 34.00 ft / 10.36 m
- Average freeboard: 35.02 ft / 10.67 m
Ship Space, Strength and Comments:
• Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 73.5 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 279.6 %
• Waterplane Area: 82,596 square feet or 7,673 square meters
• Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 122 %
• Structure weight / hull surface area: 216 lbs/sq ft or 1,053 kg/sq meter
• Hull Strength (Relative):
o Cross-sectional: 0.96
o Longitudinal: 1.45
o Overall: 1.00
• Excellent machinery, storage, compartmentation space
• Excellent accommodation and workspace room
• Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform
• Good seaboat, rides out heavy weather easily