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Thursday, September 29th 2016, 11:23am

His Imperial Chinese Navy - Carrier Vessel (CV-XX)

Repository for information relating to aircraft carriers of all classes (Fleet Carrier, Escort Carrier, Light Carrier, Training Carrier etc.)

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Thursday, September 29th 2016, 11:31am

Index of Classes and Vessels

Formosa - Class:
HICMS Formosa ( CV-01 ) - Active


Fuzhou - Class:
HICMS Fuzhou ( CV-02 ) - Active


Zhangyhum - Class (ex Siam Bangkok):
HICMS Zhangyhum ( CV-03 ) - Active


Qushan - Class (ex Persian Karkas):
HICMS Qushan ( CV-04 ) - Active


Shengsi - Class (ex Bharat Katar):
HICMS Shengsi ( CV-05 ) - Active


Hengdao - Class (ex Bharat Aruval):
HICMS Hengdao ( CV-06 ) - Active


Weitou - Class (ex Bharat Lathi):
HICMS Weitou ( CV-07 ) - Active


Jiangmu - Class (ex Philippine Lagonoy):
HICMS Jiangmu ( CV-08 ) - Active

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Thursday, September 29th 2016, 11:39am

Formosa - Class

Formosa - Class
Fleet Carrier

Displacement:
17,708 t light; 18,154 t standard; 20,240 t normal; 21,909 t full load

Dimensions:
Length overall / water x beam x draught
706.38 ft / 700.00 ft x 80.00 ft x 23.00 ft (normal load)
215.30 m / 213.36 m x 24.38 m x 7.01 m

Armament:
8 - 4.13" / 105 mm guns (4x2 guns), 36.00lbs / 16.33kg shells, 1921 Model
Dual purpose guns in turrets (on barbettes)
on side ends, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts - superfiring
8 - 2.95" / 75.0 mm guns (4x2 guns), 12.00lbs / 5.44kg shells, 1921 Model
Dual purpose guns in turrets (on barbettes)
on side ends, evenly spread
16 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns (4x4 guns), 2.00lbs / 0.91kg shells, 1923 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread
24 - 0.98" / 25.0 mm guns (8x3 guns), 0.57lbs / 0.26kg shells, 1918 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 430 lbs / 195 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 150

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 4.00" / 102 mm 570.50 ft / 173.89 m 10.73 ft / 3.27 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 125 % of normal length

- Torpedo Bulkhead:[/B]
1.00" / 25 mm 570.50 ft / 173.89 m 21.11 ft / 6.43 m

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 2.00" / 51 mm 1.00" / 25 mm 2.00" / 51 mm
2nd: 2.00" / 51 mm 1.00" / 25 mm 1.00" / 25 mm
3rd: 1.00" / 25 mm - -
4th: 1.00" / 25 mm - -

- Armour deck: 3.00" / 76 mm, Conning tower: 3.00" / 76 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 4 shafts, 144,432 shp / 107,746 Kw = 33.00 kts
Range 10,000nm at 15.00 kts (Bunkerage = 3,754 tons)

Complement:
847 - 1,102

Cost:
£4.324 million / $17.296 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 54 tons, 0.3 %
Armour: 3,794 tons, 18.7 %
- Belts: 995 tons, 4.9 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 446 tons, 2.2 %
- Armament: 136 tons, 0.7 %
- Armour Deck: 2,169 tons, 10.7 %
- Conning Tower: 48 tons, 0.2 %
Machinery: 4,689 tons, 23.2 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 6,146 tons, 30.4 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 2,532 tons, 12.5 %
Miscellaneous weights: 3,025 tons, 14.9 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
14,494 lbs / 6,574 Kg = 410.3 x 4.1 " / 105 mm shells or 2.0 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.14
Metacentric height 4.5 ft / 1.4 m
Roll period: 15.8 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.04
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.06

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
Block coefficient: 0.550
Length to Beam Ratio: 8.75 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 26.46 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 57 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 66
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 12.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0.00 ft / 0.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 30.00 ft / 9.14 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 21.00 ft / 6.40 m
- Mid (50 %): 20.00 ft / 6.10 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 20.00 ft / 6.10 m
- Stern: 20.00 ft / 6.10 m
- Average freeboard: 21.07 ft / 6.42 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 125.3 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 177.8 %
Waterplane Area: 39,082 Square feet or 3,631 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 122 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 109 lbs/sq ft or 530 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 1.00
- Longitudinal: 1.00
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is cramped
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weight:
- 2025 tons for 45 planes
- 500 tons for radar, sonar, degaussing system etc.
- 500 tons for ammunition store



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Ships in Class:
HICMS Formosa; laid down 1925

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Thursday, September 29th 2016, 11:48am

Fuzhou - Class

Fuzhou - Class
Fleet Carrier

Displacement:
10,207 t light; 10,559 t standard; 12,569 t normal; 14,178 t full load

Dimensions:
Length overall / water x beam x draught
681.66 ft / 670.00 ft x 67.00 ft x 20.00 ft (normal load)
207.77 m / 204.22 m x 20.42 m x 6.10 m

Armament:
3 - 7.99" / 203 mm guns (1x3 guns), 255.24lbs / 115.77kg shells, 1935 Model
Breech loading guns in a turret (on a barbette)
on centreline forward
8 - 3.94" / 100 mm guns (4x2 guns), 30.51lbs / 13.84kg shells, 1935 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts
16 - 1.46" / 37.0 mm guns (4x4 guns), 1.55lbs / 0.70kg shells, 1935 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread
20 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm guns (10x2 guns), 0.24lbs / 0.11kg shells, 1935 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread
2 - 3.94" / 100 mm guns (1x2 guns), 30.51lbs / 13.84kg shells, 1935 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mount
on centreline forward, all raised guns - superfiring
Weight of broadside 1,100 lbs / 499 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 150

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 3.00" / 76 mm 370.00 ft / 112.78 m 9.00 ft / 2.74 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 85 % of normal length

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 3.00" / 76 mm 1.50" / 38 mm 3.00" / 76 mm
2nd: 1.20" / 30 mm - -

- Armour deck: 1.20" / 30 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines plus diesel motors,
Geared drive, 4 shafts, 81,081 shp / 60,486 Kw = 32.00 kts
Range 15,000nm at 15.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 3,619 tons

Complement:
593 - 771

Cost:
£4.049 million / $16.195 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 138 tons, 1.1 %
Armour: 1,217 tons, 9.7 %
- Belts: 426 tons, 3.4 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 107 tons, 0.8 %
- Armour Deck: 684 tons, 5.4 %
- Conning Tower: 0 tons, 0.0 %
Machinery: 2,303 tons, 18.3 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 4,749 tons, 37.8 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 2,362 tons, 18.8 %
Miscellaneous weights: 1,800 tons, 14.3 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
19,906 lbs / 9,029 Kg = 78.0 x 8.0 " / 203 mm shells or 2.2 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.16
Metacentric height 3.6 ft / 1.1 m
Roll period: 14.8 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 72 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.19
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.35

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.490
Length to Beam Ratio: 10.00 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 29.57 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 52 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 53
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 25.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0.00 ft / 0.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 25.00 ft / 7.62 m
- Forecastle (30 %): 21.00 ft / 6.40 m
- Mid (50 %): 21.00 ft / 6.40 m
- Quarterdeck (20 %): 21.00 ft / 6.40 m
- Stern: 21.00 ft / 6.40 m
- Average freeboard: 21.48 ft / 6.55 m
Ship tends to be wet forward

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 84.1 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 207.9 %
Waterplane Area: 30,816 Square feet or 2,863 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 144 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 102 lbs/sq ft or 498 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.98
- Longitudinal: 1.20
- 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

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weight:
- 1225 tons for 35 aircraft
- 375 tons for radar, degaussing system etc.
- 200 tons for general storage



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Ships in Class:
HICMS Fuzhou; laid down 1936

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Thursday, September 29th 2016, 12:02pm

Zhangyhum - Class (ex Siam Bangkok)

Zhangyhum - Class (ex Siam Bangkok)
Training Carrier

Displacement:
5,328 t light; 5,467 t standard; 6,350 t normal; 7,057 t full load

Dimensions:
Length overall / water x beam x draught
461.56 ft / 450.00 ft x 60.00 ft x 12.00 ft (normal load)
140.68 m / 137.16 m x 18.29 m x 3.66 m

Armament:
12 - 2.24" / 57.0 mm guns (6x2 guns), 6.00lbs / 2.72kg shells, 1934 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread
16 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm guns (4x4 guns), 0.24lbs / 0.11kg shells, 1934 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side ends, evenly spread
8 - 0.51" / 13.0 mm guns (4x2 guns), 0.07lbs / 0.03kg shells, 1934 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts

Weight of broadside 76 lbs / 35 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 250

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 3.94" / 100 mm 295.28 ft / 90.00 m 9.84 ft / 3.00 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Upper: 1.57" / 40 mm 295.28 ft / 90.00 m 11.48 ft / 3.50 m
Main Belt covers 101 % of normal length

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 0.98" / 25 mm - -
2nd: 0.98" / 25 mm - -

- Armour deck: 0.98" / 25 mm, Conning tower: 2.56" / 65 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 2 shafts, 22,820 shp / 17,024 Kw = 24.00 kts
Range 9,250nm at 15.00 kts (Bunkerage = 1,591 tons)

Complement:
355 - 462

Cost:
£1.404 million / $5.616 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 9 tons, 0.1 %
Armour: 1,161 tons, 18.3 %
- Belts: 723 tons, 11.4 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 12 tons, 0.2 %
- Armour Deck: 406 tons, 6.4 %
- Conning Tower: 19 tons, 0.3 %
Machinery: 656 tons, 10.3 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 2,502 tons, 39.4 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 1,022 tons, 16.1 %
Miscellaneous weights: 1,000 tons, 15.7 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
23,029 lbs / 10,446 Kg = 4,075.5 x 2.2 " / 57 mm shells or 3.3 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.24
Metacentric height 3.4 ft / 1.0 m
Roll period: 13.6 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 76 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.01
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.99

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.686
Length to Beam Ratio: 7.50 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 24.30 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 54 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 38
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 15.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 5.00 ft / 1.52 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 24.50 ft / 7.47 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 24.50 ft / 7.47 m
- Mid (50 %): 24.50 ft / 7.47 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 24.50 ft / 7.47 m
- Stern: 24.50 ft / 7.47 m
- Average freeboard: 24.50 ft / 7.47 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 53.0 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 293.3 %
Waterplane Area: 22,312 Square feet or 2,073 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 179 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 73 lbs/sq ft or 355 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.89
- Longitudinal: 2.92
- Overall: 1.01
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

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weight:
- 200 tons for radar, sonar, degaussing system etc.
- 350 tons for 14 aircraft
- 450 tons for trainingscrew accomodation and classrooms



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Ships in Class:
HICMS Zhangyhum; laid down 1934

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Thursday, September 29th 2016, 12:09pm

Qushan - Class (ex Persian Karkas)

Qushan - Class (ex Persian Karkas)
Light Carrier

Displacement:
5,062 t light; 5,191 t standard; 5,670 t normal; 6,053 t full load

Dimensions:
Length overall / water x beam x draught
500.00 ft / 500.00 ft x 49.87 ft x 15.09 ft (normal load)
152.40 m / 152.40 m x 15.20 m x 4.60 m

Armament:
8 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns (4x2 guns), 1.95lbs / 0.88kg shells, 1920 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side ends, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts - superfiring
24 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm guns (12x2 guns), 0.24lbs / 0.11kg shells, 1920 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, all amidships, 8 raised mounts - superfiring
Weight of broadside 21 lbs / 10 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 1,000

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 2.95" / 75 mm 308.40 ft / 94.00 m 9.84 ft / 3.00 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 95 % of normal length

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.98" / 25 mm -
2nd: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.98" / 25 mm -

- Armour deck: 1.38" / 35 mm, Conning tower: 2.95" / 75 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 2 shafts, 49,846 shp / 37,185 Kw = 30.00 kts
Range 9,000nm at 12.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 862 tons

Complement:
326 - 424

Cost:
£0.881 million / $3.525 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 3 tons, 0.0 %
Armour: 847 tons, 14.9 %
- Belts: 376 tons, 6.6 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 16 tons, 0.3 %
- Armour Deck: 434 tons, 7.7 %
- Conning Tower: 20 tons, 0.4 %
Machinery: 1,382 tons, 24.4 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 2,131 tons, 37.6 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 608 tons, 10.7 %
Miscellaneous weights: 700 tons, 12.3 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
8,663 lbs / 3,929 Kg = 4,436.3 x 1.6 " / 40 mm shells or 1.4 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.18
Metacentric height 2.4 ft / 0.7 m
Roll period: 13.5 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.01
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.68

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has rise forward of midbreak
Block coefficient: 0.527
Length to Beam Ratio: 10.03 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 22.36 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 57 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 42
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 0.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0.00 ft / 0.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 32.81 ft / 10.00 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 32.81 ft / 10.00 m
- Mid (40 %): 32.81 ft / 10.00 m (13.12 ft / 4.00 m aft of break)
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 13.12 ft / 4.00 m
- Stern: 13.12 ft / 4.00 m
- Average freeboard: 21.00 ft / 6.40 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 93.6 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 190.9 %
Waterplane Area: 17,037 Square feet or 1,583 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 131 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 69 lbs/sq ft or 335 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.91
- Longitudinal: 2.21
- 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
Excellent seaboat, comfortable, can fire her guns in the heaviest weather

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weight:
- 600 tons for 24 aircraft
- 25 tons for degaussing system
- 75 tons for general storage



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Ships in Class:
HICMS Qushan; laid down 1920, refitted 1937

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Thursday, September 29th 2016, 12:19pm

Shengsi - Class (ex Bharat Katar)

Shengsi - Class (ex Bharat Katar)
Escort Carrier

Displacement:
9,114 t light; 9,381 t standard; 11,126 t normal; 12,522 t full load

Dimensions:
Length overall / water x beam x draught
475.72 ft / 475.72 ft x 63.98 ft x 25.59 ft (normal load)
145.00 m / 145.00 m x 19.50 m x 7.80 m

Armament:
6 - 4.92" / 125 mm guns in single mounts, 59.59lbs / 27.03kg shells, 1930 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread
16 - 1.38" / 35.0 mm guns (4x4 guns), 1.31lbs / 0.59kg shells, 1930 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
24 - 0.59" / 15.0 mm guns (6x4 guns), 0.10lbs / 0.05kg shells, 1930 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, 4 raised mounts
Weight of broadside 381 lbs / 173 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 200

Armour:
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 1.97" / 50 mm 0.79" / 20 mm -
2nd: 0.79" / 20 mm - -
3rd: 0.39" / 10 mm - -

- Armour deck: 3.94" / 100 mm, Conning tower: 1.97" / 50 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 2 shafts, 32,245 shp / 24,055 Kw = 24.00 kts
Range 13,000nm at 15.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 3,141 tons

Complement:
541 - 704

Cost:
£2.073 million / $8.293 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 48 tons, 0.4 %
Armour: 1,527 tons, 13.7 %
- Belts: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 29 tons, 0.3 %
- Armour Deck: 1,477 tons, 13.3 %
- Conning Tower: 21 tons, 0.2 %
Machinery: 977 tons, 8.8 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 4,562 tons, 41.0 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 2,012 tons, 18.1 %
Miscellaneous weights: 2,000 tons, 18.0 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
23,738 lbs / 10,767 Kg = 398.3 x 4.9 " / 125 mm shells or 3.5 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.06
Metacentric height 2.9 ft / 0.9 m
Roll period: 15.8 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 80 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.11
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.99

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
Block coefficient: 0.500
Length to Beam Ratio: 7.44 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 21.81 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 51 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 40
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 0.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0.00 ft / 0.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 27.56 ft / 8.40 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 22.64 ft / 6.90 m
- Mid (50 %): 22.64 ft / 6.90 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 22.64 ft / 6.90 m
- Stern: 22.64 ft / 6.90 m
- Average freeboard: 23.03 ft / 7.02 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 52.6 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 161.6 %
Waterplane Area: 20,278 Square feet or 1,884 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 190 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 128 lbs/sq ft or 625 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 1.30
- Longitudinal: 3.90
- Overall: 1.45
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

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weight:
750t for 24 aircrafts and 6 spares
450t for aviation fuel and support equipment
100t for growth
400t for accomodation for 200 Naval Infantry
300t for support equipment



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Ships in Class:
HICMS Shengsi; laid down 1930, conversion 1938

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Thursday, September 29th 2016, 12:25pm

Hengdao - Class (ex Bharat Aruval)

Hengdao - Class (ex Bharat Aruval)
Fleet Carrier

Displacement:
11,648 t light; 11,961 t standard; 12,770 t normal; 13,417 t full load

Dimensions:
Length overall / water x beam x draught
492.13 ft / 492.13 ft x 73.82 ft x 24.61 ft (normal load)
150.00 m / 150.00 m x 22.50 m x 7.50 m

Armament:
8 - 4.92" / 125 mm guns in single mounts, 59.59lbs / 27.03kg shells, 1931 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread
16 - 1.38" / 35.0 mm guns (4x4 guns), 1.31lbs / 0.59kg shells, 1931 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
16 - 0.59" / 15.0 mm guns (4x4 guns), 0.10lbs / 0.05kg shells, 1931 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
8 - 0.59" / 15.0 mm guns (2x4 guns), 0.10lbs / 0.05kg shells, 1931 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side ends, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 500 lbs / 227 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 200

Armour:
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 1.97" / 50 mm 0.79" / 20 mm 1.97" / 50 mm
2nd: 0.79" / 20 mm - -
3rd: 0.39" / 10 mm - -
4th: 0.39" / 10 mm - -

- Armour deck: 3.94" / 100 mm, Conning tower: 1.97" / 50 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 2 shafts, 29,716 shp / 22,168 Kw = 23.00 kts
Range 9,000nm at 12.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 1,457 tons

Complement:
599 - 780

Cost:
£2.551 million / $10.204 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 63 tons, 0.5 %
Armour: 1,828 tons, 14.3 %
- Belts: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 42 tons, 0.3 %
- Armour Deck: 1,763 tons, 13.8 %
- Conning Tower: 23 tons, 0.2 %
Machinery: 889 tons, 7.0 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 6,869 tons, 53.8 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 1,122 tons, 8.8 %
Miscellaneous weights: 2,000 tons, 15.7 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
32,252 lbs / 14,629 Kg = 541.2 x 4.9 " / 125 mm shells or 4.7 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.03
Metacentric height 3.4 ft / 1.0 m
Roll period: 16.8 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 96 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.10
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.91

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
Block coefficient: 0.500
Length to Beam Ratio: 6.67 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 22.18 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 49 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 50
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 0.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0.00 ft / 0.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 27.23 ft / 8.30 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 22.64 ft / 6.90 m
- Mid (50 %): 22.64 ft / 6.90 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 22.64 ft / 6.90 m
- Stern: 22.64 ft / 6.90 m
- Average freeboard: 23.01 ft / 7.01 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 44.8 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 174.2 %
Waterplane Area: 24,205 Square feet or 2,249 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 209 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 180 lbs/sq ft or 878 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 1.72
- Longitudinal: 4.25
- Overall: 1.88
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

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weights
- 1225 tons for 35 aircraft
- 275 tons for radar, degaussing system and other electronic equipment
- 500 tons general storage

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Ships in Class:
HICMS Hengdao; laid down 1931, conversion 1937

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Thursday, September 29th 2016, 1:41pm

Weitou - Class (ex Bharat Lathi)

Weitou - Class (ex Bharat Lathi)
Fleet Carrier

Length, 155.0 m x Beam, 23.0 m x Depth, 5.4 m
11063 tonnes normal displacement (10233 tonnes standard)

Main battery: 1 x 1.5-cm

Weight of broadside: 0 kg

Armor deck, average 2.5 cm (20 cm teak beams)
Conning tower, 5.0 cm

Maximum speed for 7994 shaft kw = 17.76 knots
Approximate cruising radius, 9000 nm / 12 knots

Typical complement: 539-701

Estimated cost, $4.094 million (£1.023 million)

Remarks:
Ship has slow, easy roll; a good, steady gun platform.
Excellent seaboat; comfortable and able to fight her guns in the heaviest weather.

Magazines and engineering spaces are roomy, with superior watertight subdivision.
Ship is roomy, with superior accommodation and working space.

Distribution of weights:
Percent
normal
displacement:
Armor, total ..................... 500 tonnes = 5 pct
Deck 479 tonnes = 4 pct
C.T. 21 tonnes = 0 pct

Machinery ........................ 369 tonnes = 3 pct
Hull and fittings; equipment ..... 3543 tonnes = 32 pct
Fuel, ammunition, stores ......... 1051 tonnes = 10 pct
Miscellaneous weights ............ 5600 tonnes = 51 pct
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11063 tonnes = 100 pct
Estimated metacentric height, 1.2 m

Displacement summary:
Light ship: 10012 tonnes
Standard displacement: 10233 tonnes
Normal service: 11063 tonnes
Full load: 11683 tonnes

Loading submergence 2466 tonnes/metre

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Estimated overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Relative margin of stability: 1.08
Shellfire needed to sink: 10138 kg = 216580.5 x 1.5-cm shells (Approximates weight of penetrating shell hits needed to sink ship, not counting critical hits)
Torpedoes needed to sink: 3.0 (Approximates number of 'typical' torpedo hits needed to sink ship)

Relative steadiness as gun platform, 70 percent (50 percent is 'average')
Relative rocking effect from firing to beam, 0.00
Relative quality as a seaboat: 2.00

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Hull form characteristics:
Block coefficient: 0.57
Sharpness coefficient: 0.40
Hull speed coefficient 'M' = 6.98
'Natural speed' for length = 22.5 knots
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 35 percent

Estimated hull characteristics and strength:
Relative underwater volume absorbed by magazines and engineering spaces: 67 percent
Relative accommodation and working space: 216 percent
Displacement factor: 162 percent (Displacement relative to loading factors)
Relative cross-sectional hull strength: 0.97 (Structure weight per square metre of hull surface: 446 kg)
Relative longitudinal hull strength: 1.77 (for 7.10 m average freeboard; freeboard adjustment +2.39 m)

Relative composite hull strength: 1.03

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[Machine-readable parameters: Spring Style v. 1.2.1]
508.40 x 75.44 x 17.71; 23.29 -- Dimensions
0.57 -- Block coefficient
1921 -- Year laid down
17.76 / 9000 / 12.00; Oil-fired turbine or equivalent -- Speed / radius / cruise
5600 tons -- Miscellaneous weights
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1 x 0.59; 0 -- Main battery; turrets
Central positioning of guns :
0 -- No secondary battery
0 -- No tertiary (QF/AA) battery
0 -- No fourth (light) battery
0 -- No torpedo armament
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0.00 -- No belt armor
0.98 / 1.97 -- Deck / CT
0.00 -- No battery armor
(Note: For portability, values are stored in Anglo-American units)

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Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weight (as built):
- 1600 tons for cargo
- 1600 tons for cabin-class accommodation for 200
- 2400 tons for steerage-class accommodation for 800

Miscellaneous weight (as refitted):
- 1600 tons for 40 aircraft
- 1400 tons for cabin-class accomodation for 175
- 2400 tons for steerage-class passengers for 800
- 200 tons for Workshop, hanger, bunkerage, elevator




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Ships in Class:
HICMS Weitou; laid down 1921, conversion 1931