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Virsaitis, Latvian Light Cruiser laid down 1941
Displacement:
6,537 t light; 6,826 t standard; 7,579 t normal; 8,182 t full load
Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
573.86 ft / 557.74 ft x 55.77 ft x 18.14 ft (normal load)
174.91 m / 170.00 m x 17.00 m x 5.53 m
Armament:
9 - 5.98" / 152 mm guns (3x3 guns), 123.46lbs / 56.00kg shells, 1941 Model
Breech loading guns in turrets (on barbettes)
on centreline ends, majority forward, 1 raised mount - superfiring
2 - 3.94" / 100 mm guns (1x2 guns), 37.48lbs / 17.00kg shells, 1941 Model
Dual purpose guns in a deck mount with hoist
on centreline aft, all raised guns - superfiring
8 - 3.94" / 100 mm guns (4x2 guns), 37.48lbs / 17.00kg shells, 1941 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread
24 - 1.46" / 37.0 mm guns (6x4 guns), 1.55lbs / 0.70kg shells, 1941 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts
8 - 0.55" / 14.0 mm guns (4x2 guns), 0.08lbs / 0.04kg shells, 1941 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
Weight of broadside 1,524 lbs / 691 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 150
12 - 21.7" / 550 mm above water torpedoes
Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 3.15" / 80 mm 328.08 ft / 100.00 m 9.84 ft / 3.00 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 90 % of normal length
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 3.94" / 100 mm 1.97" / 50 mm 2.76" / 70 mm
2nd: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.20" / 5 mm 0.79" / 20 mm
3rd: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.20" / 5 mm 0.79" / 20 mm
4th: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.20" / 5 mm 0.79" / 20 mm
- Armour deck: 1.97" / 50 mm, Conning tower: 3.15" / 80 mm
Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 4 shafts, 62,231 shp / 46,424 Kw = 32.00 kts
Range 8,000nm at 15.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 1,356 tons
Complement:
405 - 527
Cost:
£3.686 million / $14.745 million
Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 163 tons, 2.2 %
Armour: 1,425 tons, 18.8 %
- Belts: 429 tons, 5.7 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 206 tons, 2.7 %
- Armour Deck: 764 tons, 10.1 %
- Conning Tower: 26 tons, 0.3 %
Machinery: 1,645 tons, 21.7 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 3,214 tons, 42.4 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 1,042 tons, 13.7 %
Miscellaneous weights: 90 tons, 1.2 %
Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
10,930 lbs / 4,958 Kg = 102.0 x 6.0 " / 152 mm shells or 1.6 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.21
Metacentric height 3.0 ft / 0.9 m
Roll period: 13.6 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 50 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.43
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.05
Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.470
Length to Beam Ratio: 10.00 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 27.05 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 56 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 48
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 20.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 6.56 ft / 2.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 26.25 ft / 8.00 m
- Forecastle (25 %): 18.04 ft / 5.50 m
- Mid (50 %): 16.40 ft / 5.00 m
- Quarterdeck (21 %): 17.06 ft / 5.20 m
- Stern: 18.04 ft / 5.50 m
- Average freeboard: 18.18 ft / 5.54 m
Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 89.2 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 120.0 %
Waterplane Area: 20,971 Square feet or 1,948 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 124 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 99 lbs/sq ft or 481 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.97
- Longitudinal: 1.39
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is adequate
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weights:
- 25 tons for 5x 100mm automatic twin DP mounts
- 40 tons for radar
- 25 tons for torpedoes
Nope - the only thing I've done with this ship was giving it a name, which it was sorely lacking.
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Varonis II, Latvian Destroyer laid down 1938 (Engine 1948)
Displacement:
2,393 t light; 2,559 t standard; 2,830 t normal; 3,046 t full load
Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
449.47 ft / 433.07 ft x 41.01 ft x 13.94 ft (normal load)
137.00 m / 132.00 m x 12.50 m x 4.25 m
Armament:
8 - 5.12" / 130 mm guns (4x2 guns), 79.37lbs / 36.00kg shells, 1948 Model
Automatic rapid fire guns in deck mounts with hoists
on centreline ends, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts - superfiring
8 - 1.46" / 37.0 mm guns (4x2 guns), 1.55lbs / 0.70kg shells, 1948 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, all amidships, all raised mounts - superfiring
8 - 0.55" / 14.0 mm guns (4x2 guns), 0.08lbs / 0.04kg shells, 1948 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
Weight of broadside 648 lbs / 294 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 300
5 - 20.9" / 530 mm above water torpedoes
Armour:
- 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 -
3rd: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.20" / 5 mm -
- Conning tower: 3.15" / 80 mm
Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 2 shafts, 50,967 shp / 38,021 Kw = 35.00 kts
Range 5,500nm at 15.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 487 tons
Complement:
193 - 252
Cost:
£1.777 million / $7.107 million
Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 82 tons, 2.9 %
Armour: 29 tons, 1.0 %
- Belts: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 16 tons, 0.6 %
- Armour Deck: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Conning Tower: 14 tons, 0.5 %
Machinery: 1,161 tons, 41.0 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 971 tons, 34.3 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 437 tons, 15.4 %
Miscellaneous weights: 150 tons, 5.3 %
Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
996 lbs / 452 Kg = 14.9 x 5.1 " / 130 mm shells or 0.4 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.21
Metacentric height 1.9 ft / 0.6 m
Roll period: 12.6 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 56 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.65
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.12
Hull form characteristics:
Hull has rise forward of midbreak
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.400
Length to Beam Ratio: 10.56 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 23.96 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 63 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 50
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 27.75 degrees
Stern overhang: 1.64 ft / 0.50 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 28.05 ft / 8.55 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 21.00 ft / 6.40 m
- Mid (40 %): 21.00 ft / 6.40 m (14.01 ft / 4.27 m aft of break)
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 14.01 ft / 4.27 m
- Stern: 14.01 ft / 4.27 m
- Average freeboard: 17.37 ft / 5.29 m
Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 162.6 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 146.3 %
Waterplane Area: 11,345 Square feet or 1,054 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 85 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 45 lbs/sq ft or 222 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.52
- Longitudinal: 1.77
- Overall: 0.59
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is cramped
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
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