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His Imperial Chinese Navy - Destroyers (DD-XX)

Repository for information relating to destroyers and large ocean escorts

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Thursday, September 29th 2016, 3:12pm

Index of Classes and Vessels

Bajoi - Class:
HICMS Bajoi ( DD-01 ) - sunk during Sino-Philippine-War
HICMS Yaan ( DD-02 ) - Active
HICMS Z-1 ( DD-03 ) - Active
HICMS Z-2 ( DD-04 ) - Active
HICMS Z-3 ( DD-05 ) - Active
HICMS Z-4 ( DD-06 ) - Active


Keelung - Class (ex Formosian F-Class):
HICMS Keelung ( DD-07 ) - Active
HICMS Miaoli ( DD-08 ) - sunk during Sino-Chosen-War
HICMS Hsinchu ( DD-09 ) - Active
HICMS Nantou ( DD-10 ) - Active
HICMS Hualien ( DD-11 ) - sunk during Sino-Chosen-War
HICMS Penghu ( DD-12 ) - Active
HICMS Taichun ( DD-13 ) - Active


Juijian - Class (ex Yugoslavian Dubronik Class):
HICMS Juijang ( DD-14 ) - Active
HICMS Jujong ( DD-15 ) - Active


Simpson - Class (ex Chilean Simpson Class):
HICMS Captain Simpson ( DD-16 ) - Active


Wang - Class (ex US Wickes Class):
HICMS Wang ( DD-17 ) - sunk during Sino-Philippine-War
HICMS Yeh ( DD-18 ) - sunk during Sino-Chosen-War
HICMS Chao ( DD-19 ) - sunk during Sino-Chosen-War
HICMS Sun ( DD-20 ) - sunk during Sino-Philippine-War
HICMS Liang ( DD-21 ) - sunk during Sino-Philippine-War
HICMS Cheng ( DD-22 ) - Reservefleet
HICMS Tseng ( DD-23 ) - sunk during Sino-Chosen-War
HICMS Shen ( DD-24 ) - Reservefleet


Zorro - Class (ex Argentina Mendoza Class):
HICMS Zorro ( DD-25 ) - Active


Maoke - Class:
HICMS Meizhouhu ( DD-26 ) - Active
HICMS Liáng ( DD-27 ) - Active
HICMS Míngrén ( DD-28 ) - Active
HICMS Heibáo ( DD-29 ) - Active
HICMS Láohú ( DD-30 ) - Active
HICMS Báozí ( DD-31 ) - Active
HICMS Liébáo ( DD-32 ) - Active
HICMS Hú ( DD-33 ) - Active
HICMS Níngmao ( DD-34 ) - Active
HICMS Meizhoushi ( DD-35 ) - Active


Ming - Class (ex Bharat G-131 Class):
HICMS Xianzong ( DD-36 ) - sold to Mexico
HICMS Shenzong ( DD-37 ) - sold to Mexico
HICMS Shizong ( DD-38 ) - sold to Mexico
HICMS Muzong ( DD-39 ) - sold to Mexico


Sikiang - Class (ex Bharat & Mexican G-120 Class):
HICMS Beipan Jiang ( DD-40 ) - Active
HICMS Liu Jiang ( DD-41 ) - Active
HICMS Yu Jiang ( DD-42 ) - Active
HICMS Gui Jiang ( DD-43 ) - Active
HICMS He Jiang ( DD-44 ) - Active
HICMS Bei Jiang ( DD-45 ) - Active

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Thursday, September 29th 2016, 3:34pm

Bajoi - Class

Bajoi - Class
Destroyer

Displacement:
1,878 t light; 1,956 t standard; 2,120 t normal; 2,251 t full load

Dimensions:
Length overall / water x beam x draught
390.58 ft / 380.58 ft x 37.73 ft x 12.30 ft (normal load)
119.05 m / 116.00 m x 11.50 m x 3.75 m

Armament:
4 - 5.91" / 150 mm guns in single mounts, 100.31lbs / 45.50kg shells, 1931 Model
Breech loading guns in deck mounts with hoists
on centreline ends, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts - superfiring
1 - 3.46" / 88.0 mm guns in single mounts, 20.79lbs / 9.43kg shells, 1931 Model
Anti-aircraft gun in deck mount
on centreline amidships, 1 raised gun
8 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm guns (4x2 guns), 0.24lbs / 0.11kg shells, 1931 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side ends, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 424 lbs / 192 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 150
8 - 21.0" / 533 mm above water torpedoes

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 - -
- Conning tower: 1.97" / 50 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 2 shafts, 43,287 shp / 32,292 Kw = 34.50 kts
Range 5,500nm at 12.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 295 tons

Complement:
156 - 203

Cost:
£1.123 million / $4.492 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 54 tons, 2.6 %
Armour: 32 tons, 1.5 %
- Belts: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 25 tons, 1.2 %
- Armour Deck: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Conning Tower: 7 tons, 0.3 %
Machinery: 1,043 tons, 49.2 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 718 tons, 33.9 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 242 tons, 11.4 %
Miscellaneous weights: 30 tons, 1.4 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
637 lbs / 289 Kg = 6.2 x 5.9 " / 150 mm shells or 0.3 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.28
Metacentric height 1.8 ft / 0.5 m
Roll period: 11.8 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 51 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.55
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.02

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has rise forward of midbreak
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.420
Length to Beam Ratio: 10.09 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 22.48 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 67 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 50
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 20.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 1.64 ft / 0.50 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 22.97 ft / 7.00 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 19.69 ft / 6.00 m
- Mid (40 %): 19.69 ft / 6.00 m (14.44 ft / 4.40 m aft of break)
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 14.44 ft / 4.40 m
- Stern: 14.44 ft / 4.40 m
- Average freeboard: 16.80 ft / 5.12 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 179.9 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 112.3 %
Waterplane Area: 9,293 Square feet or 863 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 69 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 40 lbs/sq ft or 195 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.50
- Longitudinal: 2.05
- Overall: 0.57
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is cramped
Room for accommodation and workspaces is adequate

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weight:
- 15 tons for hydrophone
- 8 tons for DC rail
- 7 tons for 40 DCs (each 150 kg)

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Ships in Class:
HICMS Baoji; laid down 1931
HICMS Yaan; laid down 1933
HICMS Z-1; laid down 1935
HICMS Z-2; laid down 1935
HICMS Z-3; laid down 1935
HICMS Z-4; laid down 1935

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Thursday, September 29th 2016, 3:40pm

Keelung - Class (ex Formosian F-Class)

Keelung - Class (ex Formosian F-Class)
Destroyer

Displacement:
1,593 t light; 1,652 t standard; 1,891 t normal; 2,082 t full load

Dimensions:
Length overall / water x beam x draught
390.00 ft / 390.00 ft x 33.40 ft x 12.70 ft (normal load)
118.87 m / 118.87 m x 10.18 m x 3.87 m

Armament:
4 - 4.13" / 105 mm guns in single mounts, 36.00lbs / 16.33kg shells, 1921 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists
on centreline ends, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts - superfiring
8 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns (2x4 guns), 2.00lbs / 0.91kg shells, 1923 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, all amidships
12 - 0.98" / 25.0 mm guns (4x3 guns), 0.57lbs / 0.26kg shells, 1918 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 167 lbs / 76 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 200
8 - 24.0" / 610 mm above water torpedoes

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

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 2 shafts, 39,054 shp / 29,134 Kw = 34.50 kts
Range 5,000nm at 15.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 430 tons

Complement:
143 - 186

Cost:
£0.697 million / $2.790 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 20 tons, 1.1 %
Armour: 12 tons, 0.7 %
- Belts: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 12 tons, 0.7 %
- Armour Deck: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Conning Tower: 0 tons, 0.0 %
Machinery: 1,002 tons, 53.0 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 509 tons, 26.9 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 297 tons, 15.7 %
Miscellaneous weights: 50 tons, 2.6 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
458 lbs / 208 Kg = 13.0 x 4.1 " / 105 mm shells or 0.3 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.23
Metacentric height 1.4 ft / 0.4 m
Roll period: 11.8 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.29
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.01

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.400
Length to Beam Ratio: 11.68 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 22.56 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 64 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 69
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: 22.00 ft / 6.71 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 13.20 ft / 4.02 m
- Mid (50 %): 13.20 ft / 4.02 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 13.20 ft / 4.02 m
- Stern: 13.20 ft / 4.02 m
- Average freeboard: 13.90 ft / 4.24 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 182.5 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 65.3 %
Waterplane Area: 8,321 Square feet or 773 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 68 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 32 lbs/sq ft or 157 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.50
- Longitudinal: 1.27
- Overall: 0.55
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is cramped
Room for accommodation and workspaces is cramped
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weight:
- 15 tons for hydrophone
- 8 tons for DC rail
- 7 tons for 45 DCs (each 150 kg)
- 20 tons spare torpedoes



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Ships in Class:
HICMS Keelung; laid down 1925
HICMS Miaoli; laid down 1925
HICMS Hsinchu; laid down 1925
HICMS Nantou; laid down 1925
HICMS Hualien; laid down 1925
HICMS Penghu; laid down 1925
HICMS Taichun; laid down 1925

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Thursday, September 29th 2016, 3:50pm

Juijian - Class (ex Yugoslavian Dubronik Class)

Juijian - Class (ex Yugoslavian Dubronik Class)
Destroyer

as laid down:

Displacement:
1.928 t light; 1.999 t standard; 2.196 t normal; 2.354 t full load

Dimensions:
Length overall / water x beam x draught
323,47 ft / 320,00 ft x 40,00 ft x 14,00 ft (normal load)
98,59 m / 97,54 m x 12,19 m x 4,27 m

Armament:
6 - 4,76" / 121 mm guns (4 mounts), 54,05lbs / 24,52kg shells, 1918 Model
Breech loading guns in deck mounts with hoists
on centreline ends, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts - superfiring
4 - 0,51" / 13,0 mm guns in single mounts, 0,07lbs / 0,03kg shells, 1918 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side, all amidships, all raised mounts - superfiring
Weight of broadside 325 lbs / 147 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 150
6 - 18,0" / 457,2 mm above water torpedoes

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Direct drive, 2 shafts, 51.155 shp / 38.162 Kw = 33,00 kts
Range 8.000nm at 10,00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 356 tons

Complement:
159 - 208

Cost:
£0,569 million / $2,276 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 41 tons, 1,8%
Machinery: 1.307 tons, 59,5%
Hull, fittings & equipment: 531 tons, 24,2%
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 269 tons, 12,2%
Miscellaneous weights: 50 tons, 2,3%

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
399 lbs / 181 Kg = 7,4 x 4,8 " / 121 mm shells or 0,3 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1,37
Metacentric height 2,2 ft / 0,7 m
Roll period: 11,3 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 53 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0,31
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 0,76

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has rise forward of midbreak
Block coefficient: 0,429
Length to Beam Ratio: 8,00 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 17,89 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 72 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 70
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 10,00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0,00 ft / 0,00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 19,68 ft / 6,00 m
- Forecastle (20%): 19,20 ft / 5,85 m
- Mid (50%): 19,20 ft / 5,85 m (12,50 ft / 3,81 m aft of break)
- Quarterdeck (15%): 12,50 ft / 3,81 m
- Stern: 12,50 ft / 3,81 m
- Average freeboard: 15,89 ft / 4,84 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 208,3%
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 114,4%
Waterplane Area: 8.032 Square feet or 746 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 54%
Structure weight / hull surface area: 36 lbs/sq ft or 175 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0,44
- Longitudinal: 1,99
- Overall: 0,51
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is extremely poor
Room for accommodation and workspaces is adequate
Poor seaboat, wet and uncomfortable, reduced performance in heavy weather

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as refitted:

Displacement:
1.861 t light; 1.926 t standard; 2.196 t normal; 2.413 t full load

Dimensions:
Length overall / water x beam x draught
323,47 ft / 320,00 ft x 40,00 ft x 14,00 ft (normal load)
98,59 m / 97,54 m x 12,19 m x 4,27 m

Armament:
4 - 4,13" / 105 mm guns in single mounts, 35,32lbs / 16,02kg shells, 1940 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists
on centreline ends, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts - superfiring
4 - 1,57" / 40,0 mm guns (2x2 guns), 1,95lbs / 0,89kg shells, 1940 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, all amidships, all raised mounts - superfiring
4 - 0,79" / 20,0 mm guns in single mounts, 0,24lbs / 0,11kg shells, 1940 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts
Weight of broadside 150 lbs / 68 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 250
6 - 21,0" / 533 mm above water torpedoes

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Direct drive, 2 shafts, 53.945 shp / 40.243 Kw = 33,40 kts
Range 8.000nm at 13,00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 486 tons

Complement:
159 - 208

Cost:
£0,496 million / $1,982 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 19 tons, 0,9%
Machinery: 1.192 tons, 54,3%
Hull, fittings & equipment: 600 tons, 27,3%
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 336 tons, 15,3%
Miscellaneous weights: 50 tons, 2,3%

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
608 lbs / 276 Kg = 17,2 x 4,1 " / 105 mm shells or 0,3 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1,37
Metacentric height 2,2 ft / 0,7 m
Roll period: 11,4 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 52 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0,15
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 0,75

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has rise forward of midbreak
Block coefficient: 0,429
Length to Beam Ratio: 8,00 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 17,89 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 73 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 70
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 10,00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0,00 ft / 0,00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 19,68 ft / 6,00 m
- Forecastle (20%): 19,20 ft / 5,85 m
- Mid (50%): 19,20 ft / 5,85 m (12,50 ft / 3,81 m aft of break)
- Quarterdeck (15%): 12,50 ft / 3,81 m
- Stern: 12,50 ft / 3,81 m
- Average freeboard: 15,89 ft / 4,84 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 184,7%
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 101,6%
Waterplane Area: 8.032 Square feet or 746 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 71%
Structure weight / hull surface area: 40 lbs/sq ft or 197 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0,53
- Longitudinal: 2,37
- Overall: 0,61
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is cramped
Room for accommodation and workspaces is adequate
Poor seaboat, wet and uncomfortable, reduced performance in heavy weather

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weight:
- 15 tons for hydrophone
- 15 tons for 2 DC rails (each 7.5 tons)
- 20 tons for 80 DCs (each 250 kg)

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Ships in Class:
HICMS Juijang; laid down 1918, refitted 1940
HICMS Jujong; laid down 1918, refitted 1940

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Thursday, September 29th 2016, 3:57pm

Simpson - Class (ex Chilean Simpson Class)

Simpson - Class (ex Chilean Simpson Class)
Destroyer

Displacement:
1,310 t light; 1,373 t standard; 1,701 t normal; 1,957 t full load

Dimensions:
Length overall / water x beam x draught
350.00 ft / 345.00 ft x 31.00 ft x 12.00 ft (normal load)
106.68 m / 105.16 m x 9.45 m x 3.66 m

Armament:
8 - 4.33" / 110 mm guns in single mounts, 40.59lbs / 18.41kg shells, 1925 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mounts
on side ends, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts - superfiring
8 - 1.46" / 37.0 mm guns in single mounts, 1.55lbs / 0.70kg shells, 1925 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, all amidships
2 - 0.50" / 12.7 mm guns in single mounts, 0.06lbs / 0.03kg shells, 1925 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side, all forward, all raised mounts - superfiring
Weight of broadside 337 lbs / 153 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 150
4 - 21.0" / 533.4 mm above water torpedoes

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Direct drive, 3 shafts, 30,622 shp / 22,844 Kw = 31.00 kts
Range 7,000nm at 15.00 kts (Bunkerage = 591 tons)

Complement:
132 - 172

Cost:
£0.632 million / $2.528 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 42 tons, 2.5 %
Machinery: 799 tons, 46.9 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 424 tons, 24.9 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 391 tons, 23.0 %
Miscellaneous weights: 45 tons, 2.6 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
480 lbs / 218 Kg = 11.8 x 4.3 " / 110 mm shells or 0.3 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.48
Metacentric height 1.7 ft / 0.5 m
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.34
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.20

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
Block coefficient: 0.464
Length to Beam Ratio: 11.13 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 18.57 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 65 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 58
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 7.76 degrees
Stern overhang: 2.00 ft / 0.61 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 22.00 ft / 6.71 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 14.00 ft / 4.27 m
- Mid (50 %): 13.00 ft / 3.96 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 13.00 ft / 3.96 m
- Stern: 13.00 ft / 3.96 m
- Average freeboard: 13.99 ft / 4.26 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 173.5 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 93.4 %
Waterplane Area: 6,592 Square feet or 612 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 72 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 30 lbs/sq ft or 147 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.50
- Longitudinal: 1.69
- Overall: 0.57
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is cramped
Room for accommodation and workspaces is adequate
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform
Good seaboat, rides out heavy weather easily

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weight:
- 5 tons for hydrophone
- 10 tons for rudimentary radar equipment
- 10 tons for 2 DC mortar (each 5 tons)
- 20 tons for 80 DCs (each 250 kg)



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Ships in Class:
HICMS Captain Simpson, laid down 1925
The name of the vessel was maintained, to symbolize the Chilean-Chinese friendship.

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Thursday, September 29th 2016, 4:01pm

Wang - Class (ex US Wickes Class)

Wang - Class (ex US Wickes Class)
Destroyer

Displacement:
1.102 t light; 1.154 t standard; 1.396 t normal; 1.589 t full load

Dimensions:
Length overall / water x beam x draught
314,57 ft / 312,99 ft x 31,69 ft x 9,91 ft (normal load)
95,88 m / 95,40 m x 9,66 m x 3,02 m

Armament:
4 - 4,02" / 102 mm guns in single mounts, 32,38lbs / 14,69kg shells, 1917 Model
Breech loading guns in deck mounts
on centreline, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts
Aft Main mounts separated by engine room
1 - 3,00" / 76,2 mm guns in single mounts, 13,50lbs / 6,12kg shells, 1917 Model
Anti-aircraft gun in deck mount
on side amidships
Weight of broadside 143 lbs / 65 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 300
12 - 21,0" / 533,4 mm above water torpedoes

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 2 shafts, 25.827 shp / 19.267 Kw = 30,00 kts
Range 2.250nm at 20,00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 434 tons

Complement:
113 - 148

Cost:
£0,281 million / $1,124 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 18 tons, 1,3%
Machinery: 721 tons, 51,7%
Hull, fittings & equipment: 363 tons, 26,0%
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 294 tons, 21,0%
Miscellaneous weights: 0 tons, 0,0%

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
399 lbs / 181 Kg = 12,3 x 4,0 " / 102 mm shells or 0,3 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1,21
Metacentric height 1,3 ft / 0,4 m
Roll period: 11,8 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 72 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0,19
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1,06

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
Block coefficient: 0,497
Length to Beam Ratio: 9,88 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 17,69 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 68 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 68
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 5,00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0,00 ft / 0,00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 18,01 ft / 5,49 m
- Forecastle (20%): 16,01 ft / 4,88 m
- Mid (50%): 14,01 ft / 4,27 m
- Quarterdeck (15%): 12,01 ft / 3,66 m
- Stern: 10,01 ft / 3,05 m
- Average freeboard: 14,07 ft / 4,29 m
Ship tends to be wet forward

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 177,6%
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 25,8%
Waterplane Area: 6.591 Square feet or 612 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 69%
Structure weight / hull surface area: 29 lbs/sq ft or 139 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0,50
- Longitudinal: 1,81
- Overall: 0,57
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is cramped
Room for accommodation and workspaces is extremely poor
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform



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Ships in Class:
HICMS Wang; laid down 1917-1918
HICMS Yeh; laid down 1917-1918
HICMS Chao; laid down 1917-1918
HICMS Sun; laid down 1917-1918
HICMS Liang; laid down 1917-1918
HICMS Cheng; laid down 1917-1918
HICMS Tseng; laid down 1917-1918
HICMS Shen; laid down 1917-1918

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Thursday, September 29th 2016, 4:05pm

Zorro - Class (ex Argentina Mendoza Class)

Zorro - Class (ex Argentina Mendoza Class)
Destroyer

Displacement:
1,008 t light; 1,053 t standard; 1,222 t normal; 1,357 t full load

Dimensions:
Length overall / water x beam x draught
300.00 ft / 300.00 ft x 27.00 ft x 12.00 ft (normal load)
91.44 m / 91.44 m x 8.23 m x 3.66 m

Armament:
2 - 5.00" / 127 mm guns in single mounts, 62.50lbs / 28.35kg shells, 1933 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists
on centreline ends, evenly spread
4 - 1.85" / 47.0 mm guns (2x2 guns), 3.17lbs / 1.44kg shells, 1940 Model
Automatic rapid fire guns in deck mounts with hoists
on centreline ends, evenly spread, all raised mounts
8 - 0.50" / 12.7 mm guns (4x2 guns), 0.06lbs / 0.03kg shells, 1933 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 138 lbs / 63 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 250
4 - 24.0" / 609.6 mm above water torpedoes

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Electric cruising motors plus geared drives, 2 shafts, 25,553 shp / 19,063 Kw = 32.00 kts
Range 5,000nm at 15.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 305 tons

Complement:
103 - 134

Cost:
£0.288 million / $1.152 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 18 tons, 1.4 %
Machinery: 585 tons, 47.9 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 355 tons, 29.1 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 214 tons, 17.5 %
Miscellaneous weights: 50 tons, 4.1 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
334 lbs / 151 Kg = 5.3 x 5.0 " / 127 mm shells or 0.2 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.13
Metacentric height 0.9 ft / 0.3 m
Roll period: 12.0 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 71 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.54
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.07

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.440
Length to Beam Ratio: 11.11 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 19.75 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 69 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 66
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: 21.00 ft / 6.40 m
- Forecastle (30 %): 14.00 ft / 4.27 m
- Mid (50 %): 12.00 ft / 3.66 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 12.00 ft / 3.66 m
- Stern: 12.00 ft / 3.66 m
- Average freeboard: 13.64 ft / 4.16 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 170.9 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 80.3 %
Waterplane Area: 5,323 Square feet or 495 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 73 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 29 lbs/sq ft or 142 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.50
- Longitudinal: 2.78
- Overall: 0.59
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is cramped
Room for accommodation and workspaces is cramped
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weight
- 15 tons for hydrophone
- 15 tons for 2 DC rails (each 7.5 tons)
- 20 tons for 80 DCs (each 250 kg)

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Ships in Class:
HICMS Zorro; laid down 1919, refitted 1933
The name of the vessel was maintained, to symbolize the Mexican-Chinese friendship

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Thursday, September 29th 2016, 4:10pm

Maoke - Class

Maoke - Class
Destroyer

Displacement:
1.428 t light; 1.495 t standard; 1.731 t normal; 1.920 t full load

Dimensions:
Length overall / water x beam x draught
369,48 ft / 352,69 ft x 32,81 ft x 12,47 ft (normal load)
112,62 m / 107,50 m x 10,00 m x 3,80 m

Armament:
6 - 4,53" / 115 mm guns (3x2 guns), 46,40lbs / 21,05kg shells, 1938 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mounts
on centreline ends, majority forward, 1 raised mount - superfiring
4 - 1,57" / 40,0 mm guns (2x2 guns), 1,95lbs / 0,88kg shells, 1938 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, all amidships
4 - 0,79" / 20,0 mm guns (2x2 guns), 0,24lbs / 0,11kg shells, 1938 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 287 lbs / 130 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 200
5 - 21,0" / 533 mm above water torpedoes

Armour:
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 1,18" / 30 mm 0,79" / 20 mm -
2nd: 0,59" / 15 mm - -
3rd: 0,39" / 10 mm - -

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 2 shafts, 42.896 shp / 32.000 Kw = 35,19 kts
Range 6.000nm at 15,00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 425 tons

Complement:
133 - 174

Cost:
£1,151 million / $4,604 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 36 tons, 2,1%
Armour: 17 tons, 1,0%
- Belts: 0 tons, 0,0%
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0,0%
- Armament: 17 tons, 1,0%
- Armour Deck: 0 tons, 0,0%
- Conning Tower: 0 tons, 0,0%
Machinery: 886 tons, 51,2%
Hull, fittings & equipment: 478 tons, 27,6%
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 303 tons, 17,5%
Miscellaneous weights: 10 tons, 0,6%

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
405 lbs / 184 Kg = 8,7 x 4,5 " / 115 mm shells or 0,3 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1,34
Metacentric height 1,6 ft / 0,5 m
Roll period: 11,0 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0,21
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1,00

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has raised forecastle
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0,420
Length to Beam Ratio: 10,75 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 21,53 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 69 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 70
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 30,00 degrees
Stern overhang: 1,64 ft / 0,50 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 26,25 ft / 8,00 m
- Forecastle (40%): 18,70 ft / 5,70 m (10,66 ft / 3,25 m aft of break)
- Mid (50%): 10,66 ft / 3,25 m
- Quarterdeck (15%): 10,66 ft / 3,25 m
- Stern: 10,66 ft / 3,25 m
- Average freeboard: 15,09 ft / 4,60 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 182,2%
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 80,4%
Waterplane Area: 7.489 Square feet or 696 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 65%
Structure weight / hull surface area: 31 lbs/sq ft or 152 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0,50
- Longitudinal: 2,07
- Overall: 0,58
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is cramped
Room for accommodation and workspaces is cramped
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weight:
- 10 tons for hydrophones

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Ships in Class:
HICMS Meizhouhu; laid down 1939
HICMS Liáng; laid down 1939
HICMS Míngrén; laid down 1939
HICMS Heibào; laid down 1939
HICMS Láohù; laid down 1939
HICMS Liebao; laid down 1940
HICMS Hú; laid down 1940
HICMS Bàozi; laid down 1940
HICMS Níngmao; laid down 1940
HICMS Meizhoushi; laid down 1940

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Thursday, September 29th 2016, 4:20pm

Ming - Class (ex Bharat G-131 Class)


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Thursday, September 29th 2016, 4:53pm

Sikiang - Class (ex Bharat G-120 Class)

Sikiang - Class (ex Bharat G-120 Class)
Destroyer

as laid down

Length, 95.0 m x Beam, 9.5 m x Depth, 3.0 m
1201 tonnes normal displacement (1105 tonnes standard)

Main battery: 4 x 10.5-cm
Secondary battery: 4 x 3.5-cm
AA battery: 2 x 1.5-cm

Weight of broadside: 67 kg

6 TT, 50.0 cm

Hull unarmored
Conning tower, 5.0 cm

Battery armor:
Main, 5.0 cm shields / secondary, 2.0 cm shields
AA, 2.0 cm shields

Maximum speed for 25016 shaft kw = 32.85 knots
Approximate cruising radius, 5500 nm / 10 knots

Typical complement: 102-133


Estimated cost, $1.180 million (£295,000)

Remarks:

Caution: Hull structure is subject to strain in open-sea conditions.

Oil firing.

Magazines and engineering spaces are cramped, with poor watertight subdivision.


Distribution of weights:
Percent
normal
displacement:

Armament ......................... 18 tonnes = 2 pct
Armor, total ..................... 16 tonnes = 1 pct

C.T. 5 tonnes = 0 pct
Armament 11 tonnes = 1 pct

Machinery ........................ 676 tonnes = 56 pct
Hull and fittings; equipment ..... 358 tonnes = 30 pct
Fuel, ammunition, stores ......... 133 tonnes = 11 pct
Miscellaneous weights ............ 0 tonnes = 0 pct
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1201 tonnes = 100 pct

Estimated metacentric height, 0.4 m

Displacement summary:

Light ship: 1068 tonnes
Standard displacement: 1105 tonnes
Normal service: 1201 tonnes
Full load: 1273 tonnes

Loading submergence 525 tonnes/metre

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Estimated overall survivability and seakeeping ability:

Relative margin of stability: 1.31

Shellfire needed to sink: 140 kg = 8.7 x 10.5-cm shells (Approximates weight of penetrating
shell hits needed to sink ship, not counting critical hits)

Torpedoes needed to sink: 0.2 (Approximates number of 'typical' torpedo hits needed to sink ship)

Relative steadiness as gun platform, 63 percent (50 percent is 'average')

Relative rocking effect from firing to beam, 0.19

Relative quality as a seaboat: 1.05

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Hull form characteristics:

Block coefficient: 0.44
Sharpness coefficient: 0.31
Hull speed coefficient 'M' = 8.96
'Natural speed' for length = 17.7 knots
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 70 percent

Estimated hull characteristics and strength:

Relative underwater volume absorbed by magazines and engineering spaces: 193 percent

Relative accommodation and working space: 98 percent

Displacement factor: 47 percent (Displacement relative to loading factors)

Relative cross-sectional hull strength: 0.50 (Structure weight per square metre of hull surface: 160 kg)

Relative longitudinal hull strength: 1.51 (for 4.60 m average freeboard; freeboard adjustment +1.58 m)

Relative composite hull strength: 0.56

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[Machine-readable parameters: Spring Style v. 1.2.1]

311.60 x 31.16 x 9.84; 15.09 -- Dimensions
0.44 -- Block coefficient
1918 -- Year laid down
32.85 / 5500 / 10.00; Oil-fired turbine or equivalent -- Speed / radius / cruise
0 tons -- Miscellaneous weights
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4 x 4.13; 0 -- Main battery; turrets
Central positioning of guns
Gun-shields:
4 x 1.38; 0 -- Secondary battery; turrets
Gun-shields:
2 x 0.59 -- Tertiary (QF/AA) battery
Gun-shields:
0 -- No fourth (light) battery
6 / 0 / 19.69 -- TT / submerged / size
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0.00 -- No belt armor
0.00 / 1.97 -- Deck / CT
1.97 / 0.79 / 0.79 / 0.00 -- Battery armor

(Note: For portability, values are stored in Anglo-American units)

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as refitted ( 1938 )

Displacement:
1,092 t light; 1,134 t standard; 1,224 t normal; 1,295 t full load

Dimensions:
Length overall / water x beam x draught
312.00 ft / 312.00 ft x 31.20 ft x 10.00 ft (normal load)
95.10 m / 95.10 m x 9.51 m x 3.05 m

Armament:
3 - 5.00" / 127 mm guns in single mounts, 62.50lbs / 28.35kg shells, 1918 Model
Breech loading guns in deck mounts
on centreline ends, majority aft, 1 raised mount aft
6 - 1.85" / 47.0 mm guns (3x2 guns), 3.17lbs / 1.44kg shells, 1918 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, 1 raised mount
8 - 0.50" / 12.7 mm guns (4x2 guns), 0.06lbs / 0.03kg shells, 1918 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 207 lbs / 94 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 150
6 - 21.0" / 533.4 mm above water torpedoes

Armour:
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 1.00" / 25 mm - -
2nd: 0.50" / 13 mm - -

- Conning tower: 1.00" / 25 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 2 shafts, 34,507 shp / 25,742 Kw = 33.00 kts
Range 5,500nm at 10.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 161 tons

Complement:
103 - 134

Cost:
£0.307 million / $1.227 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 26 tons, 2.1 %
Armour: 12 tons, 1.0 %
- Belts: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 9 tons, 0.8 %
- Armour Deck: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Conning Tower: 2 tons, 0.2 %
Machinery: 667 tons, 54.5 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 387 tons, 31.6 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 132 tons, 10.8 %
Miscellaneous weights: 0 tons, 0.0 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
320 lbs / 145 Kg = 5.1 x 5.0 " / 127 mm shells or 0.2 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.26
Metacentric height 1.3 ft / 0.4 m
Roll period: 11.4 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.28
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 0.96

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has rise forward of midbreak
Block coefficient: 0.440
Length to Beam Ratio: 10.00 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 17.66 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 70 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 73
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: 21.00 ft / 6.40 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 17.00 ft / 5.18 m
- Mid (50 %): 17.00 ft / 5.18 m (11.00 ft / 3.35 m aft of break)
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 11.00 ft / 3.35 m
- Stern: 11.00 ft / 3.35 m
- Average freeboard: 14.32 ft / 4.36 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 192.1 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 90.2 %
Waterplane Area: 6,160 Square feet or 572 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 48 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 31 lbs/sq ft or 151 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.49
- Longitudinal: 2.41
- Overall: 0.58
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is cramped
Room for accommodation and workspaces is adequate
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform
Poor seaboat, wet and uncomfortable, reduced performance in heavy weather



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Ships in Class:
HICMS Beipan Jiang; laid down 1918, refitted 1938
HICMS Liu Jiang; laid down 1918, refitted 1938
HICMS Yu Jiang; laid down 1918, refitted 1938
HICMS Gui Jiang; laid down 1918, refitted 1938
HICMS He Jiang; laid down 1918, refitted 1938
HICMS Bei Jiang; laid down 1918, refitted 1938