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HICMS Lhasa ( CE-01 ) - Active

HICMS Nagqu ( CE-02 ) - Active

HICMS Qamdo ( CE-03 ) - Active

HICMS Nyingchi ( CE-04 ) - Active

HICMS Shannan ( CE-05 ) - Active

HICMS Ngari ( CE-06 ) - Active

HICMS Jeye ( CE-07 ) - Active

HICMS Taitung ( CE-08 ) - Active

HICMS Xuli ( CE-09 ) - Active

HICMS Xia ( CE-10 ) - Active

HICMS Yaofeng ( CE-11 ) - on trials

HICMS Suhitou ( CE-12 ) - on trials

HICMS Tongtu ( CE-13 ) - Reservefleet

HICMS Zhonglu ( CE-14 ) - Reservefleet

5,774 t light; 5,997 t standard; 6,312 t normal; 6,538 t full load

Loading submergence 480 tons/feet

490.00 ft x 57.00 ft x 16.90 ft (normal load)

149.35 m x 17.37 m x 5.15 m

8 - 6.00" / 152 mm guns (4 Main turrets x 2 guns, 2 superfiring turrets)

4 - 5.00" / 127 mm guns (4 2nd turrets x 1 guns)

24 - 1.57" / 40 mm AA guns

12 - 0.50" / 13 mm guns

Weight of broadside 1,162 lbs / 527 kg

12 - 21.0" / 533.4 mm above water torpedoes

Belt 5.50" / 140 mm, ends unarmoured

Belts cover 63 % of normal area

Main turrets 6.00" / 152 mm

Armour deck 3.50" / 89 mm, Conning tower 6.00" / 152 mm

Machinery: Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,

Geared drive, 2 shafts, 22,031 shp / 16,435 Kw = 24.00 kts

Range 5,000nm at 12.00 kts

354 - 460

£1.388 million / $5.553 million

Armament: 145 tons, 2.3 % Armour: 2,008 tons, 31.8 %

Belts: 416 tons, 6.6 %, Armament: 460 tons, 7.3 %, Armour Deck: 1,087 tons, 17.2 %

Conning Tower: 44 tons, 0.7 %, Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 % Machinery: 715 tons, 11.3 %

Hull, fittings & equipment: 2,486 tons, 39.4 %

Fuel, ammunition & stores: 537 tons, 8.5 %

Miscellaneous weights: 420 tons, 6.7 %

Metacentric height 2.4

Relative margin of stability: 1.05

Shellfire needed to sink: 11,030 lbs / 5,003 Kg = 102.1 x 6.0 " / 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: 74 %

(Average = 50 %)

Relative rocking effect from firing to beam: 0.37

Relative quality as seaboat: 1.41

Block coefficient: 0.468

Sharpness coefficient: 0.34

Hull speed coefficient 'M': 8.11

'Natural speed' for length: 22.14 kts

Power going to wave formation at top speed: 46 %

Trim: 52

(Maximise stabilty/flotation = 0, Maximise steadiness/seakeeping = 100)

Underwater volume absorbed by magazines and engineering spaces: 62.7 %

Relative accommodation and working space: 95.4 %

(Average = 100%)

Displacement factor: 126 %

(Displacement relative to loading factors)

Relative cross-sectional hull strength: 0.98

(Structure weight / hull surface area: 95 lbs / square foot or 464 Kg / square metre)

Relative longitudinal hull strength: 1.23

(for 15.00 ft / 4.57 m average freeboard, freeboard adjustment 1.19 ft)

Relative composite hull strength: 1.00

Hull space for machinery, storage & compartmentation is excellent

Room for accommodation & workspaces is adequate

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

Good seaboat, rides out heavy weather easily

Built to comply with the Clieto Treaty and to give the navy more cruiser size ships. These ships introduced the powered 6" twin mount to deal with fast moving targets.

- 25 tons for degaussing system

- 25 tons for catapult

- 100 tons for 4 aircraft

- 48 tons for crew comforts

- 72 tons for spare torpedoes and handling equipment

- 150 tons for general storage and future growth

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Ships in Class:

Length, 129.9 m x Beam, 14.0 m x Depth, 5.5 m

4535 tonnes normal displacement (4118 tonnes standard)

Main battery: 8 x 10.5-cm

Secondary battery: 4 x 8.8-cm

QF battery: 2 x 3.7-cm

Light battery: 4 x 1.5-cm

Weight of broadside: 168 kg

4 TT, 45.0 cm

Main belt, 7.5 cm; full length

Armor deck, average 4.0 cm

Conning tower, 10.0 cm

Battery armor:

Main, 2.5 cm shields / secondary, 2.5 cm

QF, 2.0 cm shields / light guns, 1.5 cm shields

Maximum speed for 22013 shaft kw = 27.00 knots

Approximate cruising radius, 6000 nm / 10 knots

Typical complement: 276-359

Estimated cost, $1.439 million (£360,000)

Remarks:

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

Main deck secondary guns subject to being washed down in a seaway.

Distribution of weights:

Percent normal displacement:

Armament ......................... 46 tonnes = 1 pct

Armor, total ..................... 785 tonnes = 17 pct

Belt 407 tonnes = 9 pct

Deck 334 tonnes = 7 pct

C.T. 23 tonnes = 1 pct

Armament 20 tonnes = 0 pct

Machinery ........................ 1294 tonnes = 29 pct

Hull and fittings; equipment ..... 1822 tonnes = 40 pct

Fuel, ammunition, stores ......... 539 tonnes = 12 pct

Miscellaneous weights ............ 50 tonnes = 1 pct

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4535 tonnes = 100 pct

Estimated metacentric height, 0.6 m

Displacement summary:

Light ship: 3996 tonnes

Standard displacement: 4118 tonnes

Normal service: 4535 tonnes

Full load: 4851 tonnes

Loading submergence 1076 tonnes/metre

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Estimated overall survivability and seakeeping ability:

Relative margin of stability: 1.17

Shellfire needed to sink: 2162 kg = 134.6 x 10.5-cm shells (Approximates weight of penetrating shell hits needed to sink ship,not counting critical hits)

Torpedoes needed to sink: 1.0 (Approximates number of 'typical' torpedo hits needed to sink ship)

Relative steadiness as gun platform, 71 percent (50 percent is 'average')

Relative rocking effect from firing to beam, 0.10

Relative quality as a seaboat: 1.05

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Hull form characteristics:

Block coefficient: 0.45

Sharpness coefficient: 0.32

Hull speed coefficient 'M' = 7.87

'Natural speed' for length = 20.6 knots

Power going to wave formation at top speed: 55 percent

Estimated hull characteristics and strength:

Relative underwater volume absorbed by magazines and engineering spaces: 102 percent

Relative accommodation and working space: 100 percent

Displacement factor: 120 percent (Displacement relative to loading factors)

Relative cross-sectional hull strength: 1.23 (Structure weight per square metre of hull surface: 441 kg)

Relative longitudinal hull strength: 1.75 (for 4.30 m average freeboard; freeboard adjustment +0.36 m)

Relative composite hull strength: 1.27

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

426.00 x 46.00 x 18.00; 14.10 -- Dimensions

0.45 -- Block coefficient

1912 -- Year laid down

27.00 / 6000 / 10.00; Turbine, coal fired -- Speed / radius / cruise

50 tons -- Miscellaneous weights

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8 x 4.13; 0 -- Main battery; turrets

Central positioning of guns

Gun-shields:

4 x 3.46; 0 -- Secondary battery; turrets

Main deck battery:

2 x 1.46 -- Tertiary (QF/AA) battery

Gun-shields :

4 x 0.59 -- Fourth (light) battery

4 / 0 / 17.72 -- TT / submerged / size

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2.95 / 2.95 / 0.00 / 0.00; 100 -- Belt armor; relative extent

1.57 / 3.94 -- Deck / CT

0.98 / 0.98 / 0.79 / 0.59 -- Battery armor

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

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Length, 129.9 m x Beam, 14.0 m x Depth, 5.2 m

4290 tonnes normal displacement (3899 tonnes standard)

Main battery: 6 x 15.0-cm

Secondary battery: 4 x 10.5-cm

AA battery: 4 x 3.5-cm

Light battery: 2 x 1.5-cm

Weight of broadside: 348 kg

6 TT, 55.0 cm

Main belt, 7.5 cm; ends unarmored

Armor deck, average 4.0 cm

Conning tower, 10.0 cm

Battery armor:

Main, 7.5 cm shields / secondary, 4.0 cm shields

AA, 2.0 cm shields / light guns, 2.0 cm shields

Maximum speed for 29003 shaft kw = 29.15 knots

Approximate cruising radius, 8000 nm / 12 knots

Typical complement: 265-345

Estimated cost, $5.329 million (£1.332 million)

Remarks:

Relative extent of belt armor, 114 percent of 'typical' coverage.

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

Distribution of weights:

Percent

normal

displacement:

Armament ......................... 96 tonnes = 2 pct

Armor, total ..................... 716 tonnes = 17 pct

Belt 313 tonnes = 7 pct

Deck 334 tonnes= 8 pct

C.T. 22 tonnes = 1 pct

Armament 46 tonnes = 1 pct

Machinery ........................ 1244 tonnes = 29 pct

Hull and fittings; equipment ..... 1644 tonnes = 38 pct

Fuel, ammunition, stores ......... 541 tonnes = 13 pct

Miscellaneous weights ............ 50 tonnes = 1 pct

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4290 tonnes = 100 pct

Estimated metacentric height, 0.6 m

Displacement summary:

Light ship: 3749 tonnes

Standard displacement: 3899 tonnes

Normal service: 4290 tonnes

Full load: 4587 tonnes

Loading submergence 1074 tonnes/metre

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Estimated overall survivability and seakeeping ability:

Relative margin of stability: 1.12

Shellfire needed to sink: 1773 kg = 37.9 x 15.0-cm shells

(Approximates weight of penetrating shell hits needed to sink ship, not counting critical hits)

Torpedoes needed to sink: 0.9 (Approximates number of 'typical' torpedo hits needed to sink ship)

Relative steadiness as gun platform, 66 percent (50 percent is 'average')

Relative rocking effect from firing to beam, 0.24

Relative quality as a seaboat: 1.02

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Hull form characteristics:

Block coefficient: 0.45

Sharpness coefficient: 0.32

Hull speed coefficient 'M' = 8.02

'Natural speed' for length = 20.6 knots

Power going to wave formation at top speed: 59 percent

Estimated hull characteristics and strength:

Relative underwater volume absorbed by magazines and engineering spaces: 113 percent

Relative accommodation and working space: 98 percent

Displacement factor: 107 percent

(Displacement relative to loading factors)

Relative cross-sectional hull strength: 0.97 (Structure weight per square metre of hull surface: 394 kg)

Relative longitudinal hull strength: 1.79 (for 4.70 m average freeboard; freeboard adjustment +0.80 m)

Relative composite hull strength: 1.03

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

426.07 x 45.92 x 17.06; 15.42 -- Dimensions

0.45 -- Block coefficient

1926 -- Year laid down

29.15 / 8000 / 12.00; Oil-fired turbine or equivalent --

Speed / radius / cruise

50 tons -- Miscellaneous weights

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6 x 5.91; 0 -- Main battery; turrets

Central positioning of guns

Gun-shields :

4 x 4.13; 0 -- Secondary battery; turrets

Gun-shields :

4 x 1.38 -- Tertiary (QF/AA) battery

Gun-shields :

2 x 0.59 -- Fourth (light) battery

6 / 0 / 21.65 -- TT / submerged / size

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2.95 / 0.00 / 0.00 / 0.00; 114 -- Belt armor; relative extent

1.57 / 3.94 -- Deck / CT

2.95 / 1.57 / 0.79 / 0.79 -- Battery armor

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

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3,533 t light; 3,689 t standard; 4,264 t normal; 4,724 t full load

Length overall / water x beam x draught

440.35 ft / 423.23 ft x 45.93 ft x 17.06 ft (normal load)

134.22 m / 129.00 m x 14.00 m x 5.20 m

6 - 5.00" / 127 mm guns (3x2 guns), 62.50lbs / 28.35kg shells, 1930 Model

Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists

on centreline ends, majority forward

16 - 1.46" / 37.0 mm guns (4x4 guns), 1.55lbs / 0.70kg shells, 1932 Model

Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts with hoists

on side, all amidships

16 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm guns (8x2 guns), 0.24lbs / 0.11kg shells, 1934 Model

Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts

on side, evenly spread

Weight of broadside 404 lbs / 183 kg

Shells per gun, main battery: 300

10 - 21.0" / 533.4 mm above water torpedoes

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)

Main: 2.95" / 75 mm 1.57" / 40 mm 1.57" / 40 mm

2nd: 0.79" / 20 mm 0.79" / 20 mm 0.79" / 20 mm

3rd: 0.79" / 20 mm 0.79" / 20 mm -

- Armour deck: 1.57" / 40 mm, Conning tower: 3.94" / 100 mm

Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,

Geared drive, 2 shafts, 38,023 shp / 28,365 Kw = 29.00 kts

Range 12,000nm at 12.00 kts

Bunker at max displacement = 1,036 tons

263 - 342

£0.612 million / $2.447 million

Armament: 50 tons, 1.2 %

Armour: 438 tons, 10.3 %

- Belts: 0 tons, 0.0 %

- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %

- Armament: 54 tons, 1.3 %

- Armour Deck: 361 tons, 8.5 %

- Conning Tower: 22 tons, 0.5 %

Machinery: 1,217 tons, 28.5 %

Hull, fittings & equipment: 1,627 tons, 38.2 %

Fuel, ammunition & stores: 732 tons, 17.2 %

Miscellaneous weights: 200 tons, 4.7 %

Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):

4,800 lbs / 2,177 Kg = 76.8 x 5.0 " / 127 mm shells or 1.0 torpedoes

Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.21

Metacentric height 2.2 ft / 0.7 m

Roll period: 13.0 seconds

Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 64 %

- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.24

Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.28

Hull has a flush deck

Block coefficient: 0.450

Length to Beam Ratio: 9.21 : 1

'Natural speed' for length: 20.57 kts

Power going to wave formation at top speed: 59 %

Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 50

Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 25.00 degrees

Stern overhang: 6.56 ft / 2.00 m

Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):

- Stem: 22.64 ft / 6.90 m

- Forecastle (20 %): 16.73 ft / 5.10 m

- Mid (50 %): 16.73 ft / 5.10 m

- Quarterdeck (15 %): 16.73 ft / 5.10 m

- Stern: 16.40 ft / 5.00 m

- Average freeboard: 17.18 ft / 5.24 m

Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 108.0 %

- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 97.0 %

Waterplane Area: 12,400 Square feet or 1,152 Square metres

Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 123 %

Structure weight / hull surface area: 73 lbs/sq ft or 358 Kg/sq metre

Hull strength (Relative):

- Cross-sectional: 0.92

- Longitudinal: 2.28

- Overall: 1.00

Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is adequate

Room for accommodation and workspaces is adequate

Good seaboat, rides out heavy weather easily

- 25 tons for catapult

- 25 tons for aircraft

- 25 tons for sonar

- 25 tons for radar

- 25 tons for degaussing system

- 75 tons for crew comfort

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Ships in Class:

Length, 129.9 m x Beam, 14.0 m x Depth, 5.5 m

4535 tonnes normal displacement (4136 tonnes standard)

Main battery: 4 x 15.0-cm

Secondary battery: 4 x 10.5-cm

AA battery: 4 x 3.5-cm

Light battery: 16 x 1.5-cm

Weight of broadside: 255 kg

Main belt, 7.5 cm; full length

Armor deck, average 4.0 cm

Conning tower, 10.0 cm

Battery armor:

Main, 5.0 cm shields / secondary, 2.5 cm shields

AA, 2.0 cm shields / light guns, 2.0 cm shields

Maximum speed for 10991 shaft kw = 22.61 knots

Approximate cruising radius, 8000 nm / 12 knots

Typical complement: 276-359

Estimated cost, $3.838 million (£959,000)

Remarks:

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

Good seaboat; rides out heavy weather easily.

Magazines and engineering spaces are roomy, with superior watertight subdivision.

Distribution of weights:

Percent

normal

displacement:

Armament ......................... 70 tonnes = 2 pct

Armor, total ..................... 791 tonnes = 17 pct

Belt 407 tonnes = 9 pct

Deck 334 tonnes = 7 pct

C.T. 23 tonnes = 1 pct

Armament 26 tonnes = 1 pct

Machinery ........................ 465 tonnes = 10 pct

Hull and fittings; equipment ..... 2647 tonnes = 58 pct

Fuel, ammunition, stores ......... 537 tonnes = 12 pct

Miscellaneous weights ............ 25 tonnes = 1 pct

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4535 tonnes = 100 pct

Estimated metacentric height, 0.6 m

Displacement summary:

Light ship: 3998 tonnes

Standard displacement: 4136 tonnes

Normal service: 4535 tonnes

Full load: 4837 tonnes

Loading submergence 1076 tonnes/metre

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Estimated overall survivability and seakeeping ability:

Relative margin of stability: 1.14

Shellfire needed to sink: 4734 kg = 101.1 x 15.0-cm shells (Approximates weight of penetrating shell hits needed to sink ship, not counting critical hits)

Torpedoes needed to sink: 2.7 (Approximates number of 'typical' torpedo hits needed to sink ship)

Relative steadiness as gun platform, 72 percent (50 percent is 'average')

Relative rocking effect from firing to beam, 0.16

Relative quality as a seaboat: 1.44

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Hull form characteristics:

Block coefficient: 0.45

Sharpness coefficient: 0.32

Hull speed coefficient 'M' = 7.87

'Natural speed' for length = 20.6 knots

Power going to wave formation at top speed: 45 percent

Estimated hull characteristics and strength:

Relative underwater volume absorbed by magazines and engineering spaces: 47 percent

Relative accommodation and working space: 112 percent

Displacement factor: 197 percent

(Displacement relative to loading factors)

Relative cross-sectional hull strength: 1.75

(Structure weight per square metre of hull surface: 641 kg)

Relative longitudinal hull strength: 2.55

(for 4.30 m average freeboard; freeboard adjustment +0.36 m)

Relative composite hull strength: 1.82

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

426.00 x 46.00 x 18.00; 14.10 -- Dimensions

0.45 -- Block coefficient

1927 -- Year laid down

22.61 / 8000 / 12.00; Oil-fired turbine or equivalent -- Speed / radius / cruise

25 tons -- Miscellaneous weights

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4 x 5.91; 0 -- Main battery; turrets Central positioning of guns

Gun-shields :

4 x 4.13; 0 -- Secondary battery; turrets

Gun-shields :

4 x 1.38 -- Tertiary (QF/AA) battery

Gun-shields :

16 x 0.59 -- Fourth (light) battery

0 -- No torpedo armament

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2.95 / 2.95 / 0.00 / 0.00; 100 -- Belt armor; relative extent

1.57 / 3.94 -- Deck / CT

1.97 / 0.98 / 0.79 / 0.79 -- Battery armor

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

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3.931 t light; 4.139 t standard; 4.542 t normal; 4.864 t full load

Length overall / water x beam x draught

432,33 ft / 426,18 ft x 45,93 ft x 18,04 ft (normal load)

131,78 m / 129,90 m x 14,00 m x 5,50 m

4 - 5,91" / 150 mm guns (2x2 guns), 102,98lbs / 46,71kg shells, 1927 Model

Breech loading guns in deck mounts

on centreline ends, evenly spread

4 - 4,13" / 105 mm guns (2x2 guns), 35,32lbs / 16,02kg shells, 1927 Model

Breech loading guns in deck mounts

on centreline, evenly spread, all raised mounts

4 - 1,38" / 35,0 mm guns in single mounts, 1,31lbs / 0,59kg shells, 1927 Model

Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts

on side, evenly spread

16 - 0,59" / 15,0 mm guns (4x4 guns), 0,10lbs / 0,05kg shells, 1927 Model

Machine guns in deck mounts

on side, evenly spread

Weight of broadside 560 lbs / 254 kg

Shells per gun, main battery: 350

- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)

Main: 2,95" / 75 mm 277,03 ft / 84,44 m 8,14 ft / 2,48 m

Ends: Unarmoured

Main Belt covers 100% of normal length

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)

Main: 1,97" / 50 mm - -

2nd: 0,98" / 25 mm - -

3rd: 0,79" / 20 mm - -

4th: 0,79" / 20 mm - -

- Armour deck: 1,57" / 40 mm, Conning tower: 3,94" / 100 mm

Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,

Geared drive, 1 shaft, 14.726 shp / 10.986 Kw = 22,61 kts

Range 8.000nm at 12,00 kts

Bunker at max displacement = 725 tons

276 - 359

£0,951 million / $3,803 million

Armament: 70 tons, 1,5%

Armour: 680 tons, 15,0%

- Belts: 278 tons, 6,1%

- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0,0%

- Armament: 32 tons, 0,7%

- Armour Deck: 347 tons, 7,6%

- Conning Tower: 23 tons, 0,5%

Machinery: 465 tons, 10,2%

Hull, fittings & equipment: 2.691 tons, 59,3%

Fuel, ammunition & stores: 610 tons, 13,4%

Miscellaneous weights: 25 tons, 0,6%

Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):

10.439 lbs / 4.735 Kg = 101,4 x 5,9 " / 150 mm shells or 2,6 torpedoes

Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1,18

Metacentric height 2,1 ft / 0,6 m

Roll period: 13,2 seconds

Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 82 %

- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0,18

Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1,63

Hull has a flush deck

Block coefficient: 0,450

Length to Beam Ratio: 9,28 : 1

'Natural speed' for length: 20,64 kts

Power going to wave formation at top speed: 45 %

Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 50

Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 15,00 degrees

Stern overhang: -3,94 ft / -1,20 m

Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):

- Stem: 22,97 ft / 7,00 m

- Forecastle (18%): 14,11 ft / 4,30 m

- Mid (50%): 14,11 ft / 4,30 m

- Quarterdeck (18%): 14,11 ft / 4,30 m

- Stern: 14,11 ft / 4,30 m

- Average freeboard: 14,73 ft / 4,49 m

Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 48,6%

- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 115,8%

Waterplane Area: 11.897 Square feet or 1.105 Square metres

Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 207%

Structure weight / hull surface area: 130 lbs/sq ft or 635 Kg/sq metre

Hull strength (Relative):

- Cross-sectional: 1,84

- Longitudinal: 2,97

- Overall: 1,93

Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is excellent

Room for accommodation and workspaces is adequate

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

Excellent seaboat, comfortable, can fire her guns in the heaviest weather

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Ships in Class:

7.814 t light; 8.179 t standard; 9.097 t normal; 9.831 t full load

Length overall / water x beam x draught

564,31 ft / 551,18 ft x 56,43 ft x 19,69 ft (normal load)

172,00 m / 168,00 m x 17,20 m x 6,00 m

12 - 5,31" / 135 mm guns (6x2 guns), 75,07lbs / 34,05kg shells, 1936 Model

Dual purpose guns in turrets (on barbettes)

on centreline ends, evenly spread, 4 raised mounts - superfiring

12 - 4,13" / 105 mm guns (6x2 guns), 35,32lbs / 16,02kg shells, 1936 Model

Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts

on side, all amidships, 2 raised mounts - superfiring

16 - 1,57" / 40,0 mm guns (6 mounts), 1,95lbs / 0,88kg shells, 1936 Model

Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts

on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts

24 - 0,79" / 20,0 mm guns (4x6 guns), 0,24lbs / 0,11kg shells, 1936 Model

Machine guns in deck mounts

on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts

12 - 0,79" / 20,0 mm guns (6x2 guns), 0,24lbs / 0,11kg shells, 1936 Model

Machine guns in deck mounts

on side, evenly spread, 4 raised mounts

Weight of broadside 1.365 lbs / 619 kg

Shells per gun, main battery: 220

- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)

Main: 3,15" / 80 mm 393,70 ft / 120,00 m 11,48 ft / 3,50 m

Ends: Unarmoured

Main Belt covers 110% of normal length

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)

Main: 1,77" / 45 mm 1,38" / 35 mm 2,36" / 60 mm

3rd: 0,59" / 15 mm - -

4th: 0,39" / 10 mm - -

5th: 0,39" / 10 mm - -

- Armour deck: 1,57" / 40 mm

Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,

Geared drive, 4 shafts, 93.834 shp / 70.000 Kw = 34,21 kts

Range 8.400nm at 15,00 kts

Bunker at max displacement = 1.652 tons

465 - 605

£4,141 million / $16,564 million

Armament: 171 tons, 1,9%

Armour: 1.452 tons, 16,0%

- Belts: 586 tons, 6,4%

- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0,0%

- Armament: 227 tons, 2,5%

- Armour Deck: 640 tons, 7,0%

- Conning Tower: 0 tons, 0,0%

Machinery: 2.633 tons, 28,9%

Hull, fittings & equipment: 3.528 tons, 38,8%

Fuel, ammunition & stores: 1.283 tons, 14,1%

Miscellaneous weights: 30 tons, 0,3%

Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):

9.308 lbs / 4.222 Kg = 124,0 x 5,3 " / 135 mm shells or 1,3 torpedoes

Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1,06

Metacentric height 2,4 ft / 0,7 m

Roll period: 15,4 seconds

Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %

- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0,56

Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1,01

Hull has rise forward of midbreak

and transom stern

Block coefficient: 0,520

Length to Beam Ratio: 9,77 : 1

'Natural speed' for length: 26,78 kts

Power going to wave formation at top speed: 62 %

Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 69

Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 20,00 degrees

Stern overhang: 2,62 ft / 0,80 m

Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):

- Stem: 28,87 ft / 8,80 m

- Forecastle (25%): 23,95 ft / 7,30 m

- Mid (59%): 23,95 ft / 7,30 m (15,75 ft / 4,80 m aft of break)

- Quarterdeck (15%): 15,75 ft / 4,80 m

- Stern: 15,75 ft / 4,80 m

- Average freeboard: 21,08 ft / 6,43 m

Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 109,8%

- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 183,5%

Waterplane Area: 21.960 Square feet or 2.040 Square metres

Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 112%

Structure weight / hull surface area: 96 lbs/sq ft or 467 Kg/sq metre

Hull strength (Relative):

- Cross-sectional: 0,93

- Longitudinal: 1,82

- 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

- 30 tons for radar equipment

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Ships in Class:

4.450 t light; 4.641 t standard; 5.200 t normal; 5.648 t full load

Length overall / water x beam x draught

456,04 ft / 452,76 ft x 47,24 ft x 18,70 ft (normal load)

139,00 m / 138,00 m x 14,40 m x 5,70 m

8 - 5,91" / 150 mm guns in single mounts, 102,98lbs / 46,71kg shells, 1916 Model

Breech loading guns in deck mounts

on centreline, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts

8 - 3,46" / 88,0 mm guns in single mounts, 20,79lbs / 9,43kg shells, 1916 Model

Breech loading guns in deck mounts

on side, all amidships

Weight of broadside 990 lbs / 449 kg

Shells per gun, main battery: 150

4 - 21,0" / 533 mm above water torpedoes

- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)

Main: 2,76" / 70 mm 375,98 ft / 114,60 m 9,19 ft / 2,80 m

Ends: Unarmoured

Upper: 1,57" / 40 mm 295,28 ft / 90,00 m 4,92 ft / 1,50 m

Main Belt covers 128% of normal length

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)

Main: 1,38" / 35 mm 0,59" / 15 mm -

2nd: 0,79" / 20 mm 0,59" / 15 mm -

- Armour deck: 1,18" / 30 mm, Conning tower: 3,15" / 80 mm

Coal and oil fired boilers, steam turbines,

Geared drive, 2 shafts, 45.576 shp / 34.000 Kw = 29,65 kts

Range 11.000nm at 10,00 kts

Bunker at max displacement = 1.007 tons (35% coal)

306 - 398

£0,827 million / $3,307 million

Armament: 124 tons, 2,4%

Armour: 843 tons, 16,2%

- Belts: 477 tons, 9,2%

- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0,0%

- Armament: 46 tons, 0,9%

- Armour Deck: 299 tons, 5,8%

- Conning Tower: 20 tons, 0,4%

Machinery: 1.754 tons, 33,7%

Hull, fittings & equipment: 1.730 tons, 33,3%

Fuel, ammunition & stores: 750 tons, 14,4%

Miscellaneous weights: 0 tons, 0,0%

Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):

3.717 lbs / 1.686 Kg = 36,1 x 5,9 " / 150 mm shells or 0,8 torpedoes

Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1,30

Metacentric height 2,6 ft / 0,8 m

Roll period: 12,3 seconds

Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %

- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0,22

Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1,09

Hull has rise forward of midbreak

Block coefficient: 0,455

Length to Beam Ratio: 9,58 : 1

'Natural speed' for length: 21,28 kts

Power going to wave formation at top speed: 58 %

Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 64

Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 0,00 degrees

Stern overhang: 3,28 ft / 1,00 m

Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):

- Stem: 21,33 ft / 6,50 m

- Forecastle (30%): 20,34 ft / 6,20 m

- Mid (40%): 20,34 ft / 6,20 m (12,47 ft / 3,80 m aft of break)

- Quarterdeck (15%): 12,47 ft / 3,80 m

- Stern: 12,47 ft / 3,80 m

- Average freeboard: 15,73 ft / 4,80 m

Ship tends to be wet forward

Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 127,7%

- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 103,3%

Waterplane Area: 13.700 Square feet or 1.273 Square metres

Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 97%

Structure weight / hull surface area: 74 lbs/sq ft or 363 Kg/sq metre

Hull strength (Relative):

- Cross-sectional: 0,95

- Longitudinal: 1,63

- Overall: 1,00

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

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4.598 t light; 4.812 t standard; 5.351 t normal; 5.782 t full load

Length overall / water x beam x draught

477,81 ft / 465,88 ft x 47,24 ft x 18,70 ft (normal load)

145,64 m / 142,00 m x 14,40 m x 5,70 m

8 - 5,91" / 150 mm guns (4x2 guns), 102,98lbs / 46,71kg shells, 1916 Model

Breech loading guns in deck mounts

on centreline ends, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts - superfiring

8 - 3,46" / 88,0 mm guns (4x2 guns), 20,79lbs / 9,43kg shells, 1916 Model

Breech loading guns in deck mounts

on side, all amidships

8 - 1,57" / 40,0 mm guns (4x2 guns), 1,95lbs / 0,88kg shells, 1924 Model

Breech loading guns in deck mounts

on side, evenly spread

8 - 0,79" / 20,0 mm guns (4x2 guns), 0,24lbs / 0,11kg shells, 1924 Model

Breech loading guns in deck mounts

on side, evenly spread

Weight of broadside 1.008 lbs / 457 kg

Shells per gun, main battery: 180

6 - 21,0" / 533 mm above water torpedoes

- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)

Main: 2,36" / 60 mm 435,04 ft / 132,60 m 9,19 ft / 2,80 m

Ends: Unarmoured

Upper: 1,38" / 35 mm 295,28 ft / 90,00 m 8,04 ft / 2,45 m

Main Belt covers 144% of normal length

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)

Main: 1,38" / 35 mm 0,59" / 15 mm -

2nd: 0,79" / 20 mm - -

3rd: 0,59" / 15 mm - -

4th: 0,39" / 10 mm - -

- Armour deck: 1,38" / 35 mm

Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,

Geared drive, 2 shafts, 67.024 shp / 50.000 Kw = 32,55 kts

Range 6.000nm at 15,00 kts

Bunker at max displacement = 971 tons

312 - 406

£0,908 million / $3,632 million

Armament: 126 tons, 2,4%

Armour: 907 tons, 17,0%

- Belts: 506 tons, 9,5%

- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0,0%

- Armament: 41 tons, 0,8%

- Armour Deck: 359 tons, 6,7%

- Conning Tower: 0 tons, 0,0%

Machinery: 2.058 tons, 38,5%

Hull, fittings & equipment: 1.476 tons, 27,6%

Fuel, ammunition & stores: 753 tons, 14,1%

Miscellaneous weights: 30 tons, 0,6%

Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):

2.385 lbs / 1.082 Kg = 23,2 x 5,9 " / 150 mm shells or 0,6 torpedoes

Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1,27

Metacentric height 2,5 ft / 0,8 m

Roll period: 12,5 seconds

Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %

- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0,25

Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1,00

Hull has rise forward of midbreak

Block coefficient: 0,455

Length to Beam Ratio: 9,86 : 1

'Natural speed' for length: 21,58 kts

Power going to wave formation at top speed: 62 %

Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 70

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: 25,59 ft / 7,80 m

- Forecastle (30%): 21,00 ft / 6,40 m

- Mid (42%): 20,34 ft / 6,20 m (12,47 ft / 3,80 m aft of break)

- Quarterdeck (15%): 12,47 ft / 3,80 m

- Stern: 12,47 ft / 3,80 m

- Average freeboard: 16,56 ft / 5,05 m

Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 143,7%

- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 99,7%

Waterplane Area: 14.097 Square feet or 1.310 Square metres

Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 88%

Structure weight / hull surface area: 60 lbs/sq ft or 293 Kg/sq metre

Hull strength (Relative):

- Cross-sectional: 0,74

- Longitudinal: 1,39

- Overall: 0,79

Caution: Hull subject to strain in open-sea

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

The ships got a life-extension refit in 1943 before they were purchased by the ICN.

- 15 tons for spare torpedos

- 15 tons for degaussing system

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