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Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 8:22pm

Deutsches Kriegsmarine - Light Cruisers

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Thursday, April 28th 2011, 3:53am

Koln class Light Cruiser

Koln, German Light Cruiser laid down 1925

Displacement: 7,807 t light; 8,098 t standard; 8,742 t normal; 9,257 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught

623.36 ft / 623.36 ft x 62.34 ft x 16.40 ft (normal load) [190.00 m / 190.00 m x 19.00 m x 5.00 m]

Armament:

8 - 5.91" / 150 mm guns (4x2 guns), 102.98lbs / 46.71kg shells, 1925 Model Breech loading guns in turrets (on barbettes) on centreline ends, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts - superfiring
12 - 3.46" / 88.0 mm guns (6x2 guns), 20.79lbs / 9.43kg shells, 1923 Model Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists on side, evenly spread
6 - 1.46" / 37.0 mm guns in single mounts, 1.55lbs / 0.70kg shells, 1921 Model Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
6 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm guns (4 mounts), 0.24lbs / 0.11kg shells, 1921 Model Machine guns in deck mounts on side, evenly spread, 4 raised mounts
Weight of broadside 1,084 lbs / 492 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 180
16 - 23.6" / 600 mm above water torpedoes

Armour:

Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 3.15" / 80 mm 445.60 ft / 135.82 m 9.22 ft / 2.81 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 110 % of normal length

Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 3.94" / 100 mm 1.57" / 40 mm 3.94" / 100 mm
2nd: 1.57" / 40 mm - 1.57" / 40 mm
3rd: 0.79" / 20 mm - -
4th: 0.79" / 20 mm - -

Armour deck: 1.18" / 30 mm, Conning tower: 3.15" / 80 mm

Machinery:

Oil fired boilers, steam turbines, Geared drive, 3 shafts, 75,023 shp / 55,967 Kw = 31.92 kts
Range 8,000nm at 12.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 1,159 tons

Complement: 451 - 587

Cost: £2.383 million / $9.531 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 136 tons, 1.6 %
Armour: 1,397 tons, 16.0 %
- Belts: 530 tons, 6.1 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 283 tons, 3.2 %
- Armour Deck: 556 tons, 6.4 %
- Conning Tower: 29 tons, 0.3 %
Machinery: 2,436 tons, 27.9 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 3,838 tons, 43.9 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 935 tons, 10.7 %
Miscellaneous weights: 0 tons, 0.0 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:

Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship): 11,170 lbs / 5,067 Kg = 108.5 x 5.9 " / 150 mm shells or 1.5 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.18
Metacentric height 3.3 ft / 1.0 m
Roll period: 14.3 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.27
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.10

Hull form characteristics:

Hull has a flush deck
Block coefficient: 0.480
Length to Beam Ratio: 10.00: 1
'Natural speed' for length: 24.97 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 53 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 64
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 0.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0.00 ft / 0.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 27.46 ft / 8.37 m
- Forecastle (15 %): 18.70 ft / 5.70 m
- Mid (50 %): 18.04 ft / 5.50 m
- Quarterdeck (10 %): 17.49 ft / 5.33 m
- Stern: 17.49 ft / 5.33 m
- Average freeboard: 18.62 ft / 5.67 m

Ship space, strength and comments:

Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 103.0 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 124.2 %
Waterplane Area: 25,429 Square feet or 2,362 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 119 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 102 lbs/sq ft or 496 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 1.03
- Longitudinal: 1.05
- Overall: 1.03
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is adequate
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent


Koln - completed 1926
Breslau - completed 1926
Kiel - completed 1927
Bremen - completed 1927


During 1941 the four vessels of this class were refitted to the following legend:

Koln - As Refit, German Light Cruiser laid down 1925

Displacement: 7,806 t light; 8,098 t standard; 8,742 t normal; 9,257 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught

623.36 ft / 623.36 ft x 62.34 ft x 16.40 ft (normal load) [190.00 m / 190.00 m x 19.00 m x 5.00 m]

Armament:

8 - 5.91" / 150 mm guns (4x2 guns), 102.98lbs / 46.71kg shells, 1925 Model Breech loading guns in turrets (on barbettes) on centreline ends, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts - superfiring
12 - 3.46" / 88.0 mm guns (6x2 guns), 20.79lbs / 9.43kg shells, 1923 Model Dual purpose guns in deck mounts on side, evenly spread
8 - 1.46" / 37.0 mm guns (4x2 guns), 1.55lbs / 0.70kg shells, 1930 Model Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
12 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm guns (4x3 guns), 0.24lbs / 0.11kg shells, 1938 Model Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts on side, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 1,089 lbs / 494 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 180
8 - 21.0" / 533 mm above water torpedoes

Armour:

Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 3.15" / 80 mm 445.60 ft / 135.82 m 9.22 ft / 2.81 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 110 % of normal length

Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 3.94" / 100 mm 1.57" / 40 mm 3.94" / 100 mm
2nd: 1.57" / 40 mm 1.57" / 40 mm -
3rd: 0.79" / 20 mm - -
4th: 0.79" / 20 mm - -

Armour deck: 1.18" / 30 mm, Conning tower: 3.15" / 80 mm

Machinery:

Oil fired boilers, steam turbines, Geared drive, 3 shafts, 75,023 shp / 55,967 Kw = 31.92 kts
Range 8,000nm at 12.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 1,159 tons

Complement: 451 - 587

Cost: £2.384 million / $9.537 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:

Armament: 136 tons, 1.6 %
Armour: 1,408 tons, 16.1 %
- Belts: 530 tons, 6.1 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 293 tons, 3.4 %
- Armour Deck: 556 tons, 6.4 %
- Conning Tower: 29 tons, 0.3 %
Machinery: 2,436 tons, 27.9 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 3,776 tons, 43.2 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 936 tons, 10.7 %
Miscellaneous weights: 50 tons, 0.6 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:

Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship): 11,086 lbs / 5,029 Kg = 107.7 x 5.9 " / 150 mm shells or 1.5 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.19
Metacentric height 3.4 ft / 1.0 m
Roll period: 14.2 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 71 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.25
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.11

Hull form characteristics:

Hull has raised forecastle, low quarterdeck
Block coefficient: 0.480
Length to Beam Ratio: 10.00 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 24.97 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 53 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 64
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 0.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0.00 ft / 0.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 27.46 ft / 8.37 m
- Forecastle (15 %): 18.70 ft / 5.70 m (18.04 ft / 5.50 m aft of break)
- Mid (50 %): 18.04 ft / 5.50 m
- Quarterdeck (10 %): 17.49 ft / 5.33 m (18.04 ft / 5.50 m before break)
- Stern: 17.49 ft / 5.33 m
- Average freeboard: 18.61 ft / 5.67 m

Ship space, strength and comments:

Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 103.7 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 166.3 %
Waterplane Area: 25,429 Square feet or 2,362 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 118 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 100 lbs/sq ft or 488 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 1.02
- Longitudinal: 1.04
- Overall: 1.03
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 Weight

50 tons for radar installation and associated directors

Refit programme (15%) involves:

Replacement of original light AA outfit with current 20mm and 37mm weapons
Replacement of torpedo carriages (533mm vice 600mm)
Installation of radar and associated gun directors
Service life extension

Cost 1,171 tons; time for refit 73 days


Koln - Refit commenced 10 Jan 1941; completed 24 Mar 1941
Breslau - Refit commenced 10 Apr 1941; completed 22 Jun 1941
Bremen - Refit commenced 10 Jul 1941; completed 21 Sep 1941
Kiel - Refit commenced 1 Oct 1941; completed 13 Dec 1941

This post has been edited 2 times, last edit by "BruceDuncan" (Jan 26th 2012, 9:06pm)


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Thursday, April 28th 2011, 7:13pm

Karlsruhe class Light Cruiser

Karlsruhe, Germany Light Cruiser laid down 1938

Displacement: 9,790 t light; 10,224 t standard; 11,215 t normal; 12,007 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught

644.64 ft / 623.36 ft x 63.98 ft x 19.69 ft (normal load) [196.48 m / 190.00 m x 19.50 m x 6.00 m]

Armament:

15 - 5.91" / 150 mm guns (5x3 guns), 100.31lbs / 45.50kg shells, 1938 Model Breech loading guns in turrets (on barbettes) on centreline ends, majority forward, 2 raised mounts - superfiring
12 - 4.13" / 105 mm guns (6x2 guns), 35.32lbs / 16.02kg shells, 1928 Model Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists on side, evenly spread
16 - 1.46" / 37.0 mm guns (8x2 guns), 1.55lbs / 0.70kg shells, 1929 Model Dual purpose guns in deck mounts on side, evenly spread
8 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm guns (2x4 guns), 0.24lbs / 0.11kg shells, 1936 Model Machine guns in deck mounts on centerline ends, evenly spread, all raised mounts
32 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm guns (8x4 guns), 0.24lbs / 0.11kg shells, 1936 Model Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts on side, evenly spread, 4 raised mounts
Weight of broadside 1,963 lbs / 890 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 180
16 - 23.6" / 600 mm above water torpedoes

Armour:

Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 4.72" / 120 mm 405.18 ft / 123.50 m 11.48 ft / 3.50 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 100 % of normal length

Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 5.91" / 150 mm 2.76" / 70 mm 4.72" / 120 mm
2nd: 1.97" / 50 mm 0.79" / 20 mm 1.97" / 50 mm
3rd: 0.79" / 20 mm 0.39" / 10 mm -
4th: 0.39" / 10 mm - -
5th: 0.39" / 10 mm - -

Armour deck: 1.97" / 50 mm, Conning tower: 5.91" / 150 mm

Machinery:

Oil fired boilers, steam turbines, Geared drive, 2 shafts, 77,647 shp / 57,925 Kw = 32.00 kts
Range 8,000nm at 15.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 1,783 tons

Complement: 544 - 708

Cost: £4.795 million / $19.178 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:

Armament: 250 tons, 2.2 %
Armour: 2,594 tons, 23.1 %
- Belts: 917 tons, 8.2 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 607 tons, 5.4 %
- Armour Deck: 1,006 tons, 9.0 %
- Conning Tower: 64 tons, 0.6 %
Machinery: 2,126 tons, 19.0 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 4,655 tons, 41.5 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 1,424 tons, 12.7 %
Miscellaneous weights: 165 tons, 1.5 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:

Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship): 17,888 lbs / 8,114 Kg = 173.7 x 5.9 " / 150 mm shells or 2.2 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.12
Metacentric height 3.2 ft / 1.0 m
Roll period: 15.1 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 61 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.46
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.21

Hull form characteristics:

Hull has a flush deck and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.500
Length to Beam Ratio: 9.74 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 28.55 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 55 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 50
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 30.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 3.28 ft / 1.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 31.17 ft / 9.50 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 21.82 ft / 6.65 m
- Mid (50 %): 20.51 ft / 6.25 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 20.51 ft / 6.25 m
- Stern: 20.51 ft / 6.25 m
- Average freeboard: 21.71 ft / 6.62 m

Ship space, strength and comments:

Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 81.4 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 130.9 %
Waterplane Area: 27,632 Square feet or 2,567 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 124 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 109 lbs/sq ft or 530 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.96
- Longitudinal: 1.38
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is excellent
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
Good seaboat, rides out heavy weather easily

35 tons reserved for radar
80 tons reserved for aircraft
40 tons reserved for reload torpedoes

Vessels in class:

Karlsruhe – Laid down 1 Jan 1938; Launched 31 Aug 1938; Completed 15 Jun 1939
Konigsberg – Laid down 1 Jul 1938; Launched 30 Mar 1939; Completed 16 Jan 1940
Wien (Vienna) – Laid down 1 Jan 1939; Launched 30 Sep 1939; Completed 18 Jul 1940
Frankfurt – Laid down 1 Jan 1939; Launched 30 Sep 1939; Completed 18 Jul 1940
Madgeburg – Laid down 1 Oct 1939; Launched 14 May 1940; Completed 17 Apr 1941
Lubeck – Laid down 1 Oct 1939; Launched 14 May 1940; Completed 17 Apr 1941
Stralsund – Laid down 5 Jan 1940; Launched 18 Aug 1940; Completed 22 Jul 1941
Rostock – Laid down 5 Jan 1940; Launched 18 Aug 1940; Completed 22 Jul 1941


Frankfurt incorrectly identified as Munich in 1Q39 and 2Q39 sim reports
Lubeck incorrectly identified as Breslau in 4Q39 sim report

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "BruceDuncan" (Jan 26th 2012, 9:15pm)


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Thursday, April 28th 2011, 7:28pm

Novara class Light Cruiser

Ersatz Emden Rev B class Light Cruiser laid down 1940

Displacement: 7,576 t light; 7,895 t standard; 8,676 t normal; 9,301 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught

584.06 ft / 564.30 ft x 57.41 ft x 17.39 ft (normal load) [178.02 m / 172.00 m x 17.50 m x 5.30 m]

Armament:

9 - 5.91" / 150 mm guns (3x3 guns), 102.98lbs / 46.71kg shells, 1940 Model Breech loading guns in turrets (on barbettes) on centreline ends, majority forward, 1 raised mount - superfiring
8 - 4.13" / 105 mm guns (4x2 guns), 35.32lbs / 16.02kg shells, 1938 Model Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists on side ends, evenly spread
8 - 1.46" / 37.0 mm guns (4x2 guns), 1.55lbs / 0.70kg shells, 1938 Model Anti-aircraft 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, 1938 Model Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
Weight of broadside 1,225 lbs / 555 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 200
4 - 21.0" / 533.4 mm above water torpedoes

Armour:

Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 3.54" / 90 mm 360.89 ft / 110.00 m 9.84 ft / 3.00 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 98 % of normal length

Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 3.94" / 100 mm 1.97" / 50 mm 3.54" / 90 mm
2nd: 0.79" / 20 mm 0.39" / 10 mm 0.79" / 20 mm
3rd: 0.39" / 10 mm - -
4th: 0.39" / 10 mm - -

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

Machinery:

Oil fired boilers, steam turbines, Geared drive, 2 shafts, 79,202 shp / 59,085 Kw = 33.00 kts
Range 7,500nm at 15.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 1,406 tons

Complement: 449 - 584

Cost: £4.141 million / $16.566 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:

Armament: 153 tons, 1.8 %
Armour: 1,673 tons, 19.3 %
- Belts: 527 tons, 6.1 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 262 tons, 3.0 %
- Armour Deck: 848 tons, 9.8 %
- Conning Tower: 36 tons, 0.4 %
Machinery: 2,118 tons, 24.4 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 3,532 tons, 40.7 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 1,100 tons, 12.7 %
Miscellaneous weights: 100 tons, 1.2 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:

Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship): 12,331 lbs / 5,593 Kg = 119.7 x 5.9 " / 150 mm shells or 1.6 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.17
Metacentric height 2.9 ft / 0.9 m
Roll period: 14.1 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 57 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.38
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.07

Hull form characteristics:

Hull has rise forward of midbreak and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.539
Length to Beam Ratio: 9.83 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 27.03 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 60 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 53
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 30.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 3.28 ft / 1.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 28.54 ft / 8.70 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 25.26 ft / 7.70 m
- Mid (50 %): 21.98 ft / 6.70 m (15.42 ft / 4.70 m aft of break)
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 17.06 ft / 5.20 m
- Stern: 17.06 ft / 5.20 m
- Average freeboard: 20.64 ft / 6.29 m

Ship space, strength and comments:

Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 95.0 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 177.6 %
Waterplane Area: 23,293 Square feet or 2,164 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 120 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 96 lbs/sq ft or 468 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.95
- Longitudinal: 1.54
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is adequate
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent

100 tons miscellaneous weight allocated thus:

40 tons for radar installations
30 tons for torpedo reloads and handling gear
30 tons for design growth and miscellaneous

Vessels in class:

Novara – Laid down 1 Jul 1940; Launched 28 Mar 1941; Completed 11 Nov 1941
Custozza – Laid down 1 Jul 1940; Launched 28 Mar 1941; Completed 11 Nov 1941

Note:

The names Novarra and Custozza will be formally assigned to these vessels upon launch.

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "BruceDuncan" (Jan 26th 2012, 9:17pm)


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Sunday, June 23rd 2013, 3:14am

Dresden class Light Cruiser

Dresden class Light Cruiser laid down 1944

Displacement: 10,550 t light; 11,108 t standard; 12,850 t normal; 14,243 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught

648.42 ft / 636.48 ft x 63.65 ft x 23.13 ft (normal load) [197.64 m / 194.00 m x 19.40 m x 7.05 m]

Armament:

12 - 5.91" / 150 mm guns (4x3 guns), 102.98lbs / 46.71kg shells, 1944 Model Breech loading guns in turrets (on barbettes) on centreline ends, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts - superfiring
4 - 5.04" / 128 mm guns (2x2 guns), 63.99lbs / 29.03kg shells, 1944 Model Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists on centreline ends, evenly spread, all raised mounts
8 - 5.04" / 128 mm guns (4x2 guns), 63.99lbs / 29.03kg shells, 1944 Model Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists on side, evenly spread
12 - 2.17" / 55.0 mm guns in single mounts, 5.08lbs / 2.30kg shells, 1944 Model Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
24 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm guns (6x4 guns), 0.24lbs / 0.11kg shells, 1944 Model Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
Weight of broadside 2,070 lbs / 939 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 240
8 - 21.0" / 533 mm above water torpedoes

Armour:

Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 4.72" / 120 mm 367.45 ft / 112.00 m 9.84 ft / 3.00 m
Ends: 0.98" / 25 mm 262.47 ft / 80.00 m 9.84 ft / 3.00 m
6.56 ft / 2.00 m Unarmoured ends
Upper: 0.98" / 25 mm 377.30 ft / 115.00 m 9.84 ft / 3.00 m
Main Belt covers 89 % of normal length

Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 4.72" / 120 mm 2.76" / 70 mm 2.76" / 70 mm
2nd: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.98" / 25 mm 0.98" / 25 mm
3rd: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.98" / 25 mm 0.98" / 25 mm
4th: 0.59" / 15 mm 0.39" / 10 mm -
5th: 0.39" / 10 mm - -

Armour deck: 2.36" / 60 mm, Conning tower: 4.72" / 120 mm

Machinery:

Oil fired boilers, steam turbines, Geared drive, 4 shafts, 93,265 shp / 69,576 Kw = 33.00 kts
Range 14,000nm at 15.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 3,135 tons

Complement: 603 - 784

Cost: £6.190 million / $24.758 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:

Armament: 259 tons, 2.0 %
Armour: 2,599 tons, 20.2 %
- Belts: 972 tons, 7.6 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 367 tons, 2.9 %
- Armour Deck: 1,204 tons, 9.4 %
- Conning Tower: 56 tons, 0.4 %
Machinery: 2,382 tons, 18.5 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 5,011 tons, 39.0 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 2,300 tons, 17.9 %
Miscellaneous weights: 300 tons, 2.3 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:

Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship): 19,046 lbs / 8,639 Kg = 185.0 x 5.9 " / 150 mm shells or 2.2 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.15
Metacentric height 3.3 ft / 1.0 m
Roll period: 14.7 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 55 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.43
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.12

Hull form characteristics:

Hull has a flush deck and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.480
Length to Beam Ratio: 10.00: 1
'Natural speed' for length: 28.86 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 55 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 49
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 20.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0.00 ft / 0.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 32.81 ft / 10.00 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 25.43 ft / 7.75 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: 21.22 ft / 6.47 m

Ship space, strength and comments:

Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 80.0 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 148.5 %
Waterplane Area: 27,557 Square feet or 2,560 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 132 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 113 lbs/sq ft or 553 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.99
- Longitudinal: 1.44
- Overall: 1.03
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is excellent
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent

Miscellaneous weight

Reserved for radar and electronics suite: 150 tons
Reserved for future requirements: 150 tons



Dresden:  Laid down 1 January 1944; Launched 7 September 1944; Completed 8 August 1945
Stuttgart: Laid down 1 July 1944; Launched 8 March 1945; Completed 6 February 1946
Stettin: Laid down 1 January 1945; Launched 8 September 1945; Completed 9 August 1946
Regensburg: Laid down 1 July 1945; Launched 8 March 1946; Completed 6 February 1947

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "BruceDuncan" (Nov 1st 2013, 7:40pm)


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Thursday, February 26th 2015, 8:38pm

Aspern class Air Defence Cruiser

Aspern, German Air Defence Cruiser laid down 1946

Displacement: 6,200 t light; 6,696 t standard; 7,521 t normal; 8,181 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught

516.26 ft / 508.53 ft x 55.77 ft x 17.22 ft (normal load) [157.36 m / 155.00 m x 17.00 m x 5.25 m]

Armament:

12 - 5.04" / 128 mm guns (6x2 guns), 63.99lbs / 29.03kg shells, 1946 Model Automatic rapid fire guns in deck mounts with hoists on centreline ends, evenly spread, 4 raised mounts - superfiring
16 - 2.17" / 55.0 mm guns (8x2 guns), 5.08lbs / 2.30kg shells, 1945 Model Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts with hoists on side, evenly spread, 4 raised mounts
4 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm guns in single mounts, 0.24lbs / 0.11kg shells, 1940 Model Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
Weight of broadside 850 lbs / 386 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 700
8 - 21.0" / 533 mm above water torpedoes

Armour:

Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 2.36" / 60 mm 328.08 ft / 100.00 m 11.48 ft / 3.50 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 99 % of normal length

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

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

Machinery:

Oil fired boilers, steam turbines, Geared drive, 2 shafts, 66,983 shp / 49,970 Kw = 32.00 kts
Range 9,300nm at 15.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 1,485 tons

Complement: 403 - 524

Cost: £3.947 million / $15.787 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:

Armament: 125 tons, 1.7 %
Armour: 1,041 tons, 13.8 %
- Belts: 375 tons, 5.0 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 56 tons, 0.7 %
- Armour Deck: 594 tons, 7.9 %
- Conning Tower: 16 tons, 0.2 %
Machinery: 1,673 tons, 22.2 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 3,061 tons, 40.7 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 1,321 tons, 17.6 %
Miscellaneous weights: 300 tons, 4.0 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:

Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship): 11,764 lbs / 5,336 Kg = 183.9 x 5.0 " / 128 mm shells or 1.5 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.15
Metacentric height 2.7 ft / 0.8 m
Roll period: 14.2 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 67 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.41
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.29

Hull form characteristics:

Hull has a flush deck and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.539
Length to Beam Ratio: 9.12: 1
'Natural speed' for length: 25.81 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 62 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 52
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 18.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0.00 ft / 0.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 23.79 ft / 7.25 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 22.97 ft / 7.00 m
- Mid (50 %): 22.15 ft / 6.75 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 22.15 ft / 6.75 m
- Stern: 22.15 ft / 6.75 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): 93.6 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 173.5 %
Waterplane Area: 20,388 Square feet or 1,894 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 132 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 88 lbs/sq ft or 428 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.90
- Longitudinal: 2.49
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is adequate
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
Good seaboat, rides out heavy weather easily

Breakdown of miscellaneous weight:

Reserved for air search radars: 50 tons
Reserved for surface search radars: 50 tons
Reserved for director radars: 50 tons
Reserved for fire direction center - 100 tons
Reserved for future requirements: 50 tons


Aspern – Laid down 1 January 1946; Launched 3 July 1946; Completed 3 April 1947
Zenta – Laid down 1 January 1946; Launched 3 July 1946; Completed 3 April1947
Lissa - Laid down 1 October 1946; Launched 2 April 1947; Completed 1 January 1948
Saida - Laid down 1 October 1946; Launched 2 April 1947; Completed 1 January 1948
Heligoland - Laid down 1 July 1947; Launched 31 December 1947; Completed 30 September 1948
Höchstädt - Laid down 1 July 1947; Launched 31 December 1947; Completed 30 September 1948
Szina - Laid down 1 February 1948; Launched 2 August 1948
Temesvar - Laid down 1 February 1948; Launched August 1948

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Nürnberg class Light Cruiser

Nürnberg, German Light Cruiser laid down 1947

Displacement: 11,476 t light; 12,120 t standard; 13,905 t normal; 15,333 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught

664.83 ft / 652.89 ft x 65.29 ft x 23.79 ft (normal load) [202.64 m / 199.00 m x 19.90 m x 7.25 m]

Armament:

15 - 5.91" / 150 mm guns (5x3 guns), 102.98lbs / 46.71kg shells, 1947 Model Breech loading guns in turrets (on barbettes) on centreline ends, majority forward, 2 raised mounts - superfiring
2 - 5.04" / 128 mm guns (1x2 guns), 63.99lbs / 29.03kg shells, 1947 Model Dual purpose guns in a deck mount with hoist on centreline aft, all raised guns - superfiring
12 - 5.04" / 128 mm guns (6x2 guns), 63.99lbs / 29.03kg shells, 1947 Model Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists on side, evenly spread
16 - 2.17" / 55.0 mm guns (8x2 guns), 5.08lbs / 2.30kg shells, 1947 Model Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
4 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm guns in single mounts, 0.24lbs / 0.11kg shells, 1947 Model Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
Weight of broadside 2,523 lbs / 1,144 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 240
8 - 21.0" / 533 mm above water torpedoes

Armour:

Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 5.91" / 150 mm 367.45 ft / 112.00 m 10.66 ft / 3.25 m
Ends: 1.18" / 30 mm 285.43 ft / 87.00 m 10.66 ft / 3.25 m
Upper: 1.18" / 30 mm 367.45 ft / 112.00 m 10.66 ft / 3.25 m
Main Belt covers 87 % of normal length

Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 5.91" / 150 mm 3.15" / 80 mm 3.15" / 80 mm
2nd: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.98" / 25 mm 0.98" / 25 mm
3rd: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.98" / 25 mm 0.98" / 25 mm
4th: 0.59" / 15 mm 0.39" / 10 mm -
5th: 0.39" / 10 mm - -

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

Machinery:

Oil fired boilers, steam turbines, Geared drive, 4 shafts, 97,087 shp / 72,427 Kw = 33.00 kts
Range 14,000nm at 15.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 3,214 tons

Complement: 639 - 832

Cost: £7.290 million / $29.159 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:

Armament: 315 tons, 2.3 %
Armour: 3,156 tons, 22.7 %
- Belts: 1,314 tons, 9.4 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 502 tons, 3.6 %
- Armour Deck: 1,267 tons, 9.1 %
- Conning Tower: 74 tons, 0.5 %
Machinery: 2,398 tons, 17.2 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 5,306 tons, 38.2 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 2,429 tons, 17.5 %
Miscellaneous weights: 300 tons, 2.2 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:

Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship): 20,316 lbs / 9,215 Kg = 197.3 x 5.9 " / 150 mm shells or 2.4 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.10
Metacentric height 3.2 ft / 1.0 m
Roll period: 15.4 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 60 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.49
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.10

Hull form characteristics:

Hull has a flush deck and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.480
Length to Beam Ratio: 10.00: 1
'Natural speed' for length: 29.23 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 55 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 54
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 20.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0.00 ft / 0.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 32.81 ft / 10.00 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 24.61 ft / 7.50 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: 21.00 ft / 6.40 m

Ship space, strength and comments:

Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 77.7 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 147.2 %
Waterplane Area: 28,996 Square feet or 2,694 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 129 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 115 lbs/sq ft or 562 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.98
- Longitudinal: 1.34
- Overall: 1.01
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is excellent
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent

Miscellaneous Weight

Reserved for radar and electronics suite - 150 tons
Reserved for future requirements – 150


Nürnberg – Laid down 1 April 1947; Launched 7 December 1947; Completed 6 December 1948
Leipzig – Laid down 1 April 1947; Launched 7 December 1947; Completed 6 December 1948
Heidelberg - Laid down 1 October 1948
Braunschweig - Laid down 1 October 1948