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Thursday, February 24th 2011, 4:04am

French Aircraft Carriers

Clemenceau class Aircraft Carrier - 1923
- Clemenceau

Gambetta class Aircraft Carrier - 1925
- Gambetta

Vauban class Aircraft Carrier - 1931
- Vauban

St. Cyr class Aircraft Carrier - 1935
- St. Cyr
- L'Ocean

Bucentaure class Aircraft Carrier - 1939
- Bucentaure
- Conquérant

Suffren class Aircraft Carrier (Training) - 1921/1940
- Suffren

Vengeur class Aircraft Carrier - 1941
- Vengeur
- Pacificateur

Pluton class Aircraft Carrier - 1925/1935
- Pluton

Zélé class Aircraft Carrier - 1944
- Zélé
- Héros

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Thursday, February 24th 2011, 4:05am


Image courtesy of Meretmarine

French Clemenceau class aircraft carrier, laid down 1923

Length, 220.0 m x Beam, 23.0 m x Depth, 6.5 m
16580 tonnes normal displacement (15163 tonnes standard)

Main battery: 6 x 12.0-cm (3 x 2; 1 superfiring)
AA battery: 16 x 4.0-cm

Weight of broadside: 158 kg

Aircraft - 72 (2 Ftr Sqdn, 2 TB Sqdn, 1 LB Sqdn, 1 Recce Sqdn, each of 12 AC)

Main belt, 4.5 cm; ends unarmored
Armor deck, average 5.0 cm
Conning tower, 5.0 cm

Battery armor:
Main, 2.5 cm
AA, 2.5 cm shields

Maximum speed for 54950 shaft kw = 29.00 knots
Approximate cruising radius, 12000 nm / 12 knots

Typical complement: 731-950


Estimated cost, $10.463 million (£2.616 million)

Remarks:

Relative extent of belt armor, 85 percent of 'typical' coverage.

Ship has slow, easy roll; a good, steady gun platform.

Excellent seaboat; comfortable and able to fight her guns
in the heaviest weather.

Ship is roomy, with superior accommodation and working space.


Distribution of weights:
Percent
normal
displacement:

Armament ......................... 43 tonnes = 0 pct
Armor, total ..................... 1634 tonnes = 10 pct

Belt 303 tonnes = 2 pct
Deck 1246 tonnes = 8 pct
C.T. 28 tonnes = 0 pct
Armament 57 tonnes = 0 pct

Machinery ........................ 2461 tonnes = 15 pct
Hull and fittings; equipment ..... 5480 tonnes = 33 pct
Fuel, ammunition, stores ......... 1777 tonnes = 11 pct
Miscellaneous weights ............ 5184 tonnes = 31 pct
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16580 tonnes = 100 pct

Estimated metacentric height, 1.2 m

Displacement summary:

Light ship: 14803 tonnes
Standard displacement: 15163 tonnes
Normal service: 16580 tonnes
Full load: 17647 tonnes

Loading submergence 3206 tonnes/metre

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Estimated overall survivability and seakeeping ability:

Relative margin of stability: 1.10

Shellfire needed to sink: 10759 kg = 448.9 x 12.0-cm shells
(Approximates weight of penetrating
shell hits needed to sink ship,
not counting critical hits)

Torpedoes needed to sink: 2.5
(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, 0.05

Relative quality as a seaboat: 1.63

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Hull form characteristics:

Block coefficient: 0.50
Sharpness coefficient: 0.34
Hull speed coefficient 'M' = 8.66
'Natural speed' for length = 26.9 knots
Power going to wave formation
at top speed: 46 percent


Estimated hull characteristics and strength:

Relative underwater volume absorbed by
magazines and engineering spaces: 85 percent

Relative accommodation and working space: 197 percent


Displacement factor: 137 percent
(Displacement relative to loading factors)


Relative cross-sectional hull strength: 1.00
(Structure weight per square
metre of hull surface: 504 kg)

Relative longitudinal hull strength: 1.00
(for 6.73 m average freeboard;
freeboard adjustment +1.62 m)

Relative composite hull strength: 1.00

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

721.60 x 75.44 x 21.32; 22.07 -- Dimensions
0.50 -- Block coefficient
1923 -- Year laid down
29.00 / 12000 / 12.00; Oil-fired turbine or equivalent -- Speed / radius / cruise
5184 tons -- Miscellaneous weights
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6 x 4.72; 3; 1 -- Main battery; turrets; superfiring
:
0 -- No secondary battery
16 x 1.57 -- Tertiary (QF/AA) battery
Gun-shields
:
0 -- No fourth (light) battery
0 -- No torpedo armament
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1.77 / 0.00 / 0.00 / 0.00; 85 -- Belt armor; relative extent
1.97 / 1.97 -- Deck / CT
0.98 / 0.00 / 0.98 / 0.00 -- Battery armor


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


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Thursday, February 24th 2011, 4:07am

Gambetta-class Carrier

Gambetta, French Aircraft carrier laid down 1925

Displacement:
13,020 t light; 13,385 t standard; 15,252 t normal; 16,744 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
695.54 ft / 695.54 ft x 75.46 ft x 20.34 ft (normal load)
212.00 m / 212.00 m x 23.00 m x 6.20 m

Armament:
8 - 4.72" / 120 mm guns (4x2 guns), 52.72lbs / 23.92kg shells, 1925 Model
Breech loading guns in deck mounts with hoists
on centreline ends, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts - superfiring
4 - 2.95" / 75.0 mm guns in single mounts, 12.87lbs / 5.84kg shells, 1925 Model
Breech loading guns in deck mounts
on side, all amidships, all raised mounts - superfiring
16 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns (8x2 guns), 1.95lbs / 0.89kg shells, 1925 Model
Breech loading guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
Weight of broadside 505 lbs / 229 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 200

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 1.97" / 50 mm 357.15 ft / 108.86 m 9.84 ft / 3.00 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 79 % 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 - -
3rd: 0.98" / 25 mm - -

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

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 4 shafts, 71,422 shp / 53,281 Kw = 30.00 kts
Range 11,100nm at 15.00 kts (Bunkerage = 3,359 tons)

Aviation:
60 Aircraft, 2 Elevators

Complement:
686 - 892

Cost:
£2.727 million / $10.909 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 63 tons, 0.4 %
Armour: 1,693 tons, 11.1 %
- Belts: 302 tons, 2.0 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 41 tons, 0.3 %
- Armour Deck: 1,324 tons, 8.7 %
- Conning Tower: 26 tons, 0.2 %
Machinery: 2,319 tons, 15.2 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 5,345 tons, 35.0 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 2,231 tons, 14.6 %
Miscellaneous weights: 3,600 tons, 23.6 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
26,222 lbs / 11,894 Kg = 497.3 x 4.7 " / 120 mm shells or 2.7 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.16
Metacentric height 4.3 ft / 1.3 m
Roll period: 15.2 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 71 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.07
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.50

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has rise forward of midbreak
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.500
Length to Beam Ratio: 9.22 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 30.29 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 49 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 47
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: 22.97 ft / 7.00 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 22.64 ft / 6.90 m
- Mid (50 %): 22.64 ft / 6.90 m (22.31 ft / 6.80 m aft of break)
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 22.31 ft / 6.80 m
- Stern: 22.31 ft / 6.80 m
- Average freeboard: 22.50 ft / 6.86 m
Ship tends to be wet forward

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 79.0 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 226.8 %
Waterplane Area: 36,365 Square feet or 3,378 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 146 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 101 lbs/sq ft or 496 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.98
- Longitudinal: 1.12
- 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

Ships in Class:
- Gambetta

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Thursday, February 24th 2011, 4:09am

Vauban-class Carrier

Vauban, French Aircraft Carrier laid down 1931

Displacement:
12,533 t light; 12,879 t standard; 14,798 t normal; 16,334 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
699.53 ft / 688.98 ft x 72.18 ft (Bulges 78.74 ft) x 19.69 ft (normal load)
213.22 m / 210.00 m x 22.00 m (Bulges 24.00 m) x 6.00 m

Armament:
8 - 4.72" / 120 mm guns (4x2 guns), 61.73lbs / 28.00kg shells, 1931 Model
Breech loading guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, all amidships, all raised mounts - superfiring
32 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns (8x4 guns), 1.95lbs / 0.89kg shells, 1931 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
Weight of broadside 556 lbs / 252 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 150

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 1.97" / 50 mm 459.32 ft / 140.00 m 11.48 ft / 3.50 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 103 % of normal length

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.20" / 5 mm -
2nd: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.20" / 5 mm -

- Armour deck: 1.97" / 50 mm, Conning tower: 2.95" / 75 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 2 shafts, 70,040 shp / 52,250 Kw = 30.00 kts
Range 12,400nm at 15.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 3,455 tons

Complement:
670 - 872

Cost:
£3.416 million / $13.662 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 61 tons, 0.4 %
Armour: 1,727 tons, 11.7 %
- Belts: 432 tons, 2.9 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 19 tons, 0.1 %
- Armour Deck: 1,238 tons, 8.4 %
- Conning Tower: 38 tons, 0.3 %
Machinery: 2,095 tons, 14.2 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 5,051 tons, 34.1 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 2,265 tons, 15.3 %
Miscellaneous weights: 3,600 tons, 24.3 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
23,209 lbs / 10,528 Kg = 440.2 x 4.7 " / 120 mm shells or 2.9 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.17
Metacentric height 4.1 ft / 1.3 m
Roll period: 16.3 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.07
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.38

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has rise forward of midbreak
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.485
Length to Beam Ratio: 8.75 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 30.33 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 49 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 51
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 15.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0.00 ft / 0.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 39.37 ft / 12.00 m
- Forecastle (25 %): 26.25 ft / 8.00 m
- Mid (50 %): 26.25 ft / 8.00 m (13.12 ft / 4.00 m aft of break)
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 13.12 ft / 4.00 m
- Stern: 14.11 ft / 4.30 m
- Average freeboard: 21.07 ft / 6.42 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 76.3 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 179.6 %
Waterplane Area: 33,982 Square feet or 3,157 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 148 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 101 lbs/sq ft or 492 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 1.00
- Longitudinal: 1.01
- 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

Ships in Class:
- Vauban

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Thursday, February 24th 2011, 4:10am

St. Cyr-class, French Aircraft Carrier laid down 1935

Displacement:
28,624 t light; 29,463 t standard; 34,051 t normal; 37,722 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
721.41 ft / 711.94 ft x 82.02 ft (Bulges 98.43 ft) x 29.53 ft (normal load)
219.89 m / 217.00 m x 25.00 m (Bulges 30.00 m) x 9.00 m

Armament:
12 - 4.72" / 120 mm guns (6x2 guns), 61.73lbs / 28.00kg shells, 1935 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, all amidships
64 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns (16x4 guns), 1.95lbs / 0.88kg shells, 1935 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread, 6 raised mounts
Weight of broadside 866 lbs / 393 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 300

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 3.54" / 90 mm 469.16 ft / 143.00 m 13.12 ft / 4.00 m
Ends: 1.18" / 30 mm 242.78 ft / 74.00 m 9.84 ft / 3.00 m
Upper: 1.97" / 50 mm 469.16 ft / 143.00 m 27.56 ft / 8.40 m
Main Belt covers 101 % of normal length

- Torpedo Bulkhead and Bulges:
2.36" / 60 mm 469.16 ft / 143.00 m 32.81 ft / 10.00 m

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.20" / 5 mm -
2nd: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.20" / 5 mm -

- Armour deck: 3.54" / 90 mm, Conning tower: 3.94" / 100 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 4 shafts, 195,885 shp / 146,130 Kw = 34.00 kts
Range 12,800nm at 18.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 8,260 tons

Complement:
1,253 - 1,629

Cost:
£9.472 million / $37.886 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 95 tons, 0.3 %
Armour: 6,418 tons, 18.8 %
- Belts: 2,100 tons, 6.2 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 1,345 tons, 4.0 %
- Armament: 33 tons, 0.1 %
- Armour Deck: 2,851 tons, 8.4 %
- Conning Tower: 89 tons, 0.3 %
Machinery: 5,565 tons, 16.3 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 10,151 tons, 29.8 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 5,427 tons, 15.9 %
Miscellaneous weights: 6,395 tons, 18.8 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
52,744 lbs / 23,924 Kg = 1,000.4 x 4.7 " / 120 mm shells or 7.7 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.18
Metacentric height 5.0 ft / 1.5 m
Roll period: 18.4 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.06
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.52

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has rise forward of midbreak
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.576
Length to Beam Ratio: 7.23 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 31.00 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 62 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 46
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 13.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0.00 ft / 0.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 41.01 ft / 12.50 m
- Forecastle (17 %): 41.01 ft / 12.50 m
- Mid (50 %): 41.01 ft / 12.50 m (24.61 ft / 7.50 m aft of break)
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 24.61 ft / 7.50 m
- Stern: 26.25 ft / 8.00 m
- Average freeboard: 32.93 ft / 10.04 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 101.4 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 215.4 %
Waterplane Area: 43,500 Square feet or 4,041 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 138 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 129 lbs/sq ft or 630 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.91
- Longitudinal: 2.36
- 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

Airgroup:
- 32x Bloch MB.1050 carrier fighters
- 16x Breguet Br.890 or Br.891 dive bombers
- 16x Latécoère Late-550 torpedo bombers
- 8x Breguet Br.892 patrol bombers
- 3x SH.20 helicopters
75 planes total

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weights:
75 aircraft, plus 16 spares
Air search radar - 20 tons
AOC - 250 tons
Misc - 105 tons

Ships in Class:
- St. Cyr
- L'Ocean

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Thursday, February 24th 2011, 4:10am

Bucentaure-class, French Fleet Carrier laid down 1939

Displacement:
35,000 t light; 36,165 t standard; 40,132 t normal; 43,306 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
935.04 ft / 885.83 ft x 108.27 ft x 29.53 ft (normal load)
285.00 m / 270.00 m x 33.00 m x 9.00 m

Armament:
8 - 3.94" / 100 mm guns (4x2 guns), 35.27lbs / 16.00kg shells, 1941 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, all amidships, all raised mounts - superfiring
8 - 3.94" / 100 mm guns (4x2 guns), 35.27lbs / 16.00kg shells, 1941 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
48 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns (12x4 guns), 1.95lbs / 0.88kg shells, 1939 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
Weight of broadside 658 lbs / 298 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 825

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 1.38" / 35 mm 575.79 ft / 175.50 m 12.50 ft / 3.81 m
Ends: 0.98" / 25 mm 310.01 ft / 94.49 m 12.50 ft / 3.81 m
Main Belt covers 100 % of normal length

- Torpedo Bulkhead:
2.36" / 60 mm 575.79 ft / 175.50 m 28.44 ft / 8.67 m

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.59" / 15 mm 0.59" / 15 mm
2nd: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.59" / 15 mm 0.59" / 15 mm

- Armour deck: 3.35" / 85 mm, Conning tower: 3.94" / 100 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 4 shafts, 193,237 shp / 144,155 Kw = 34.00 kts
Range 15,000nm at 15.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 7,141 tons

Complement:
1,417 - 1,843

Cost:
£11.741 million / $46.966 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 73 tons, 0.2 %
Armour: 6,222 tons, 15.5 %
- Belts: 561 tons, 1.4 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 1,431 tons, 3.6 %
- Armament: 31 tons, 0.1 %
- Armour Deck: 4,099 tons, 10.2 %
- Conning Tower: 99 tons, 0.2 %
Machinery: 5,228 tons, 13.0 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 13,077 tons, 32.6 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 5,132 tons, 12.8 %
Miscellaneous weights: 10,400 tons, 25.9 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
58,246 lbs / 26,420 Kg = 1,909.0 x 3.9 " / 100 mm shells or 9.3 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.11
Metacentric height 6.8 ft / 2.1 m
Roll period: 17.4 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.03
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.16

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.496
Length to Beam Ratio: 8.18 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 34.54 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 52 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 60
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 45.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 16.40 ft / 5.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 32.81 ft / 10.00 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 25.26 ft / 7.70 m
- Mid (50 %): 21.00 ft / 6.40 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 21.00 ft / 6.40 m
- Stern: 21.00 ft / 6.40 m
- Average freeboard: 23.09 ft / 7.04 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 90.1 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 195.6 %
Waterplane Area: 66,204 Square feet or 6,151 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 145 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 147 lbs/sq ft or 718 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 1.10
- Longitudinal: 0.96
- 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

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weights:
- 9216 tons for airgroup
- 200t Air Control Operations
- 50t air search and fire control radar
- 20t surface search radar
- 50t radar-integrated fire control
- 40t crated planes (16 @ 25 tons each) and spare parts
- 244t for flagship facilities
- 500t damage control and fire suppression systems
- 904 tons for extra gear including crew comforts

Airgroup (1942):
- 36 Bloch MB.1050 Milan naval fighters
- 36 Breguet Br.890 Épaulard dive bombers
- 18 Latecoeur Late-550 Épaulard torpedo bombers
- 6 Dorand G.IIa+ ASW Helicopters
- Total 96 planes

Ships in Class:
- Bucentaure - 1939
- Conquérant - 1939

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Thursday, February 24th 2011, 6:24pm

Suffren, French Training Carrier laid down 1921 (Engine 1940)

Displacement:
9,534 t light; 9,862 t standard; 11,430 t normal; 12,684 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
649.30 ft / 623.36 ft x 63.98 ft (Bulges 65.62 ft) x 21.65 ft (normal load)
197.91 m / 190.00 m x 19.50 m (Bulges 20.00 m) x 6.60 m

Armament:
8 - 3.54" / 90.0 mm guns (4x2 guns), 22.24lbs / 10.09kg shells, 1940 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts with hoists
on centreline ends, evenly spread, all raised mounts - superfiring
16 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns (4x4 guns), 1.95lbs / 0.89kg shells, 1940 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, all amidships, all raised mounts - superfiring
16 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm guns (4x4 guns), 0.24lbs / 0.11kg shells, 1940 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
6 - 0.51" / 13.0 mm guns in single mounts, 0.07lbs / 0.03kg shells, 1921 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 213 lbs / 97 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 750

Airgroup:
- 36 planes (trainers)

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 1.97" / 50 mm 405.18 ft / 123.50 m 9.61 ft / 2.93 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 100 % of normal length

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 1.18" / 30 mm 0.79" / 20 mm 0.79" / 20 mm
2nd: 0.98" / 25 mm - -
3rd: 0.98" / 25 mm - -

- Armour deck: 1.57" / 40 mm, Conning tower: 1.97" / 50 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 4 shafts, 93,982 shp / 70,110 Kw = 32.50 kts
Range 12,500nm at 15.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 2,823 tons

Complement:
552 - 718

Cost:
£1.802 million / $7.208 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 27 tons, 0.2 %
Armour: 1,104 tons, 9.7 %
- Belts: 319 tons, 2.8 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 21 tons, 0.2 %
- Armour Deck: 742 tons, 6.5 %
- Conning Tower: 22 tons, 0.2 %
Machinery: 2,513 tons, 22.0 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 3,890 tons, 34.0 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 1,896 tons, 16.6 %
Miscellaneous weights: 2,000 tons, 17.5 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
14,291 lbs / 6,482 Kg = 642.5 x 3.5 " / 90 mm shells or 1.8 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.11
Metacentric height 3.1 ft / 0.9 m
Roll period: 15.6 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.05
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.23

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
Block coefficient: 0.452
Length to Beam Ratio: 9.50 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 24.97 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 55 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 57
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 30.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 9.84 ft / 3.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 27.89 ft / 8.50 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 22.97 ft / 7.00 m
- Mid (50 %): 18.04 ft / 5.50 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 18.04 ft / 5.50 m
- Stern: 18.04 ft / 5.50 m
- Average freeboard: 20.16 ft / 6.15 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 93.4 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 168.6 %
Waterplane Area: 25,473 Square feet or 2,367 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 137 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 95 lbs/sq ft or 462 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.99
- Longitudinal: 1.29
- Overall: 1.01
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 Weights:
N/A

Ships in Class:
- Suffren - laid down 1921, converted 1940

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Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 6:01am

Vengeur-class, French Aircraft Carrier laid down 1941

Displacement:
33,000 t light; 34,169 t standard; 39,833 t normal; 44,364 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
979.75 ft / 869.42 ft x 91.86 ft (Bulges 98.43 ft) x 29.53 ft (normal load)
298.63 m / 265.00 m x 28.00 m (Bulges 30.00 m) x 9.00 m

Armament:
8 - 3.94" / 100 mm guns (4x2 guns), 35.27lbs / 16.00kg shells, 1941 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, all amidships, all raised mounts - superfiring
8 - 3.94" / 100 mm guns (4x2 guns), 35.27lbs / 16.00kg shells, 1941 Model
Automatic rapid fire guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
48 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns (12x4 guns), 1.95lbs / 0.88kg shells, 1941 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 658 lbs / 298 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 850

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 2.36" / 60 mm 590.55 ft / 180.00 m 13.12 ft / 4.00 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 104 % of normal length

- Torpedo Bulkhead and Bulges:
2.36" / 60 mm 590.55 ft / 180.00 m 29.53 ft / 9.00 m

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.59" / 15 mm 0.59" / 15 mm
2nd: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.59" / 15 mm 0.59" / 15 mm

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

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines plus diesel motors,
Geared drive, 4 shafts, 197,803 shp / 147,561 Kw = 34.00 kts
Range 15,000nm at 18.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 10,195 tons

Complement:
1,409 - 1,832

Cost:
£12.073 million / $48.294 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 79 tons, 0.2 %
Armour: 6,650 tons, 16.7 %
- Belts: 762 tons, 1.9 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 1,524 tons, 3.8 %
- Armament: 31 tons, 0.1 %
- Armour Deck: 4,234 tons, 10.6 %
- Conning Tower: 99 tons, 0.2 %
Machinery: 5,227 tons, 13.1 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 12,479 tons, 31.3 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 6,833 tons, 17.2 %
Miscellaneous weights: 8,565 tons, 21.5 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
57,972 lbs / 26,296 Kg = 1,900.0 x 3.9 " / 100 mm shells or 9.1 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.11
Metacentric height 5.4 ft / 1.6 m
Roll period: 17.9 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.04
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.16

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.552
Length to Beam Ratio: 8.83 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 33.78 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 53 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 61
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 20.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 98.43 ft / 30.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 32.71 ft / 9.97 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 25.00 ft / 7.62 m
- Mid (50 %): 21.00 ft / 6.40 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 21.00 ft / 6.40 m
- Stern: 21.00 ft / 6.40 m
- Average freeboard: 23.02 ft / 7.02 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 88.5 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 172.3 %
Waterplane Area: 58,127 Square feet or 5,400 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 151 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 148 lbs/sq ft or 722 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 1.16
- Longitudinal: 0.97
- Overall: 1.01
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

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weights:
- 7056 tons for airgroup (84 planes)
- 200t Air Control Operations
- 50t air search and fire control radar
- 20t surface search radar
- 50t radar-integrated fire control
- 400t crated planes (8 @ 25 tons each) and spare parts
- 250t for flagship facilities
- 439t damage control and fire suppression systems
- 10 tons for forward Voith-Schneider maneuvering system
- 90t growth room

Airgroup:
- 32 Bloch Milan naval fighters
- 32 Breguet Epaulard bombers
- 16 Latecoeur Epaulard torpedo bomber
- 4 Dorand G.IIa+ ASW Helicopters
- Total 84 planes

Ships in Class:
- Vengeur: Laid down at La Rochelle January 1941, completed May 1944.
- Pacificateur: Laid down at La Rochelle January 1941, completed May 1944.

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Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 3:49pm



Pluton, French (ex-Greek) Aircraft Carrier laid down 1925, refitted 1935
Sim presumably by AltNaval. It is not SS2-standard but it's the only existing sim; I will probably resim it in SS2 at some future date.

Displacement:
14,664 t light; 14,999 t standard; 16,550 t normal; 17,725 t full load
Loading submergence 816 tons/feet

Dimensions:
664.00 ft x 76.80 ft x 27.00 ft (normal load)
202.39 m x 23.41 m x 8.23 m
Armament: 24 - 1.57" / 40 mm guns8 - 0.50" / 13 mm AA guns
Weight of broadside 47 lbs / 21 kg
Armour: Belt 6.00" / 152 mm, ends unarmoured
Belts cover 87 % of normal area
Armour deck 3.00" / 76 mm Machinery: Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 4 shafts, 89,467 shp / 66,743 Kw = 30.50 kts
Range 8,500nm at 15.00 kts

Complement:
729 - 948

Cost:
£3.027 million / $12.107 million

Distribution of weights at normal Displacement: Armament: 6 tons, 0.0 % Armour: 2,570 tons, 15.5 %
Belts: 986 tons, 6.0 %, Armament: 0 tons, 0.0 %, Armour Deck: 1,584 tons, 9.6 %
Conning Tower: 0 tons, 0.0 %, Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 % Machinery: 2,905 tons, 17.6 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 4,783 tons, 28.9 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 1,886 tons, 11.4 %
Miscellaneous weights: 4,400 tons, 26.6 %

Metacentric height 3.6

Remarks:
Hull space for machinery, storage & compartmentation is adequate
Room for accommodation & workspaces is excellent
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform
Good seaboat, rides out heavy weather easily

Estimated overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Relative margin of stability: 1.03
Shellfire needed to sink: 18,315 lbs / 8,308 Kg = 169.6 x 6 " / 152 mm shells
(Approx weight of penetrating shell hits needed to sink ship excluding critical hits)
Torpedoes needed to sink: 2.3
(Approx number of typical torpedo hits needed to sink ship)
Relative steadiness as gun platform: 70 %
(Average = 50 %)
Relative rocking effect from firing to beam: 0.00
Relative quality as seaboat: 1.27

Hull form characteristics:
Block coefficient: 0.421
Sharpness coefficient: 0.32
Hull speed coefficient 'M': 7.97
'Natural speed' for length: 25.77 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 50 %
Trim: 55
(Maximise stabilty/flotation = 0, Maximise steadiness/seakeeping = 100)

Estimated hull characteristics & strength:
Underwater volume absorbed by magazines and engineering spaces: 86.7 %
Relative accommodation and working space: 134.3 %
(Average = 100%)
Displacement factor: 129 %
(Displacement relative to loading factors)
Relative cross-sectional hull strength: 0.99
(Structure weight / hull surface area: 103 lbs / square foot or 501 Kg / square metre)
Relative longitudinal hull strength: 1.13
(for 18.00 ft / 5.49 m average freeboard, freeboard adjustment 1.25 ft)
Relative composite hull strength: 1.00

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weights:
- 3600t for airgroup
- 200t for air operations center
- 600 tons for spare parts

Airgroup:
- 16x Bloch MB.1050 carrier fighters
- 16x Bloch MB.1050 carrier fighters
- 12x Latécoère Late-550 torpedo bombers
- 16x Breguet Br.890 dive bombers
60 planes total

Ships in Class:
- Pluton, ex-Ouranos

Notes:
Ship was acquired from Greece in early 1942.

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Friday, June 28th 2013, 6:37pm

Zélé-class, French Carrier laid down 1944

Displacement:
14,550 t light; 15,063 t standard; 17,774 t normal; 19,944 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
741.48 ft / 711.94 ft x 69.88 ft (Bulges 71.19 ft) x 23.79 ft (normal load)
226.00 m / 217.00 m x 21.30 m (Bulges 21.70 m) x 7.25 m

Armament:
8 - 3.94" / 100 mm guns (4x2 guns), 35.27lbs / 16.00kg shells, 1944 Model
Automatic rapid fire guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, all amidships, all raised mounts - superfiring
16 - 2.24" / 57.0 mm guns (8x2 guns), 6.61lbs / 3.00kg shells, 1944 Model
Automatic rapid fire guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
36 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm guns (18x2 guns), 0.24lbs / 0.11kg shells, 1944 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 397 lbs / 180 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 620

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 1.18" / 30 mm 396.98 ft / 121.00 m 10.50 ft / 3.20 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 86 % of normal length

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.39" / 10 mm 0.39" / 10 mm
2nd: 0.59" / 15 mm 0.20" / 5 mm 0.20" / 5 mm
3rd: 0.39" / 10 mm - -

- Armour deck: 2.36" / 60 mm, Conning tower: 5.91" / 150 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines plus diesel motors,
Electric motors, 4 shafts, 125,513 shp / 93,633 Kw = 34.00 kts
Range 12,000nm at 18.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 4,881 tons

Complement:
769 - 1,000

Cost:
£6.734 million / $26.937 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 51 tons, 0.3 %
Armour: 1,846 tons, 10.4 %
- Belts: 210 tons, 1.2 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 21 tons, 0.1 %
- Armour Deck: 1,529 tons, 8.6 %
- Conning Tower: 87 tons, 0.5 %
Machinery: 3,205 tons, 18.0 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 5,648 tons, 31.8 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 3,224 tons, 18.1 %
Miscellaneous weights: 3,800 tons, 21.4 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
23,893 lbs / 10,838 Kg = 783.1 x 3.9 " / 100 mm shells or 2.4 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.10
Metacentric height 3.5 ft / 1.1 m
Roll period: 15.9 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 58 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.07
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.19

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.516
Length to Beam Ratio: 10.00 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 30.39 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 55 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 49
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 35.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 6.56 ft / 2.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 32.81 ft / 10.00 m
- Forecastle (25 %): 26.25 ft / 8.00 m
- Mid (50 %): 19.69 ft / 6.00 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 19.69 ft / 6.00 m
- Stern: 20.51 ft / 6.25 m
- Average freeboard: 22.86 ft / 6.97 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 85.3 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 182.5 %
Waterplane Area: 34,994 Square feet or 3,251 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 143 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 103 lbs/sq ft or 504 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.99
- Longitudinal: 1.15
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is adequate
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weights:
- 50 tons for crew comforts (air conditioning, movie theatre, and ice cream machine)
- 75 tons for Electronics Suite
- 20 tons for electronic fire-control on 100mm and 57mm guns
- 50 tons for communications
- 5 tons for forward Voith-Schneider maneuvering system
- 3,600 tons for 60x aircraft
Total extra weight: 3800 tons

Ships in Class:
- Zélé
- Héros

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Thursday, June 5th 2014, 12:51am

Foudroyant, French Fleet Carrier laid down 1945

Displacement:
38,800 t light; 39,998 t standard; 46,463 t normal; 51,635 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
1,018.70 ft / 967.85 ft x 108.27 ft x 29.86 ft (normal load)
310.50 m / 295.00 m x 33.00 m x 9.10 m

Armament:
8 - 3.94" / 100 mm guns (4x2 guns), 35.27lbs / 16.00kg shells, 1945 Model
Automatic rapid fire guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, all amidships, all raised mounts - superfiring
16 - 2.24" / 57.0 mm guns (8x2 guns), 6.61lbs / 3.00kg shells, 1945 Model
Automatic rapid fire guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread, 4 raised mounts
48 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns (12x4 guns), 1.95lbs / 0.88kg shells, 1945 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
Weight of broadside 482 lbs / 218 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 825

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 1.38" / 35 mm 575.79 ft / 175.50 m 9.84 ft / 3.00 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 92 % of normal length

- Torpedo Bulkhead:
2.36" / 60 mm 575.79 ft / 175.50 m 29.86 ft / 9.10 m

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.59" / 15 mm 0.59" / 15 mm
2nd: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.59" / 15 mm 0.59" / 15 mm

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

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines plus diesel motors,
Electric motors, 4 shafts, 208,820 shp / 155,780 Kw = 34.00 kts
Range 16,000nm at 18.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 11,636 tons

Complement:
1,582 - 2,057

Cost:
£14.842 million / $59.369 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 62 tons, 0.1 %
Armour: 7,366 tons, 15.9 %
- Belts: 334 tons, 0.7 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 1,502 tons, 3.2 %
- Armament: 32 tons, 0.1 %
- Armour Deck: 5,388 tons, 11.6 %
- Conning Tower: 110 tons, 0.2 %
Machinery: 5,273 tons, 11.3 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 15,699 tons, 33.8 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 7,663 tons, 16.5 %
Miscellaneous weights: 10,400 tons, 22.4 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
101,506 lbs / 46,042 Kg = 3,326.8 x 3.9 " / 100 mm shells or 15.1 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.18
Metacentric height 7.6 ft / 2.3 m
Roll period: 16.5 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 81 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.03
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.80

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.520
Length to Beam Ratio: 8.94 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 35.74 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 49 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 45
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 45.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 16.40 ft / 5.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 34.45 ft / 10.50 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 34.45 ft / 10.50 m
- Mid (50 %): 34.45 ft / 10.50 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 34.45 ft / 10.50 m
- Stern: 34.45 ft / 10.50 m
- Average freeboard: 34.45 ft / 10.50 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 78.1 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 306.8 %
Waterplane Area: 73,970 Square feet or 6,872 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 161 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 144 lbs/sq ft or 703 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.98
- Longitudinal: 1.26
- 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

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weights:
- 8100 tons for airgroup
- 200t Air Control Operations
- 50t air search and fire control radar
- 20t surface search radar
- 50t radar-integrated fire control
- 40t crated planes (16 @ 25 tons each) and spare parts
- 250t for flagship facilities
- 500t damage control and fire suppression systems
- 200t steam catapults (or generational equivalent)
- 990t for extra gear including crew comforts

Airgroup (1945 estimation):
- 32 Bloch MB.1050 Milan naval fighters
- 32 Breguet Br.890 Épaulard dive bombers
- 16 Latecoeur Late-550 Épaulard torpedo bombers
- 6 Dorand G.IIa+ ASW Helicopters
- 4 Breguet-Nord Br.930 Pêcheur antisubmarine aircraft
- Total 90 planes

Ships in Class:
- Foudroyant - laid down January 1945.
- Formidable - laid down October 1945.

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Monday, March 20th 2017, 4:48pm

Terrible-class