Originally posted by HoOmAn
According to your SS file those quads should be amidship on sides. No need to find space on centerline. Why not place them aft of the second pair of secondaries which I would turn facing forward anyway? You could also use tubes abreast her superstructure, either fore of aft. There is plenty of spce available on such a large ship.
One of the reasons I do these sketches is to find out if I've been visualizing the layout right. In this case, I wasn't - the original placements of the 40mm mounts would have fouled the arcs of the 110mm ones.
The raised 110mm mounts obviously have an arc of a little over 180 degrees as is - carrying them aimed aft puts the barrels 'zeroed' over a convenient deck for cleaning.
The current torpedo armament is felt to be somewhere between adequate and excessive for a vessel of this size - adding more is not under consideration. Too much risk of them being hit for not enough reward.
EDIT:
Let's try this updated SS, then...
Gjovik (1942 Refit), Nordmark Heavy Cruiser laid down 1925 (Engine 1942)
Displacement:
11,946 t light; 12,482 t standard; 14,606 t normal; 16,306 t full load
Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
660.92 ft / 650.00 ft x 65.00 ft x 22.00 ft (normal load)
201.45 m / 198.12 m x 19.81 m x 6.71 m
Armament:
8 - 8.27" / 210 mm guns (4x2 guns), 282.57lbs / 128.17kg shells, 1925 Model
Breech loading guns in turrets (on barbettes)
on centreline ends, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts - superfiring
12 - 4.33" / 110 mm guns (6x2 guns), 40.61lbs / 18.42kg shells, 1943 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, all amidships, 2 raised mounts - superfiring
12 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns (3x4 guns), 1.95lbs / 0.89kg shells, 1943 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on centreline ends, majority aft, all raised mounts - superfiring
8 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns (2x4 guns), 1.95lbs / 0.89kg shells, 1925 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, all amidships, all raised mounts - superfiring
Weight of broadside 2,787 lbs / 1,264 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 150
8 - 24.0" / 610 mm above water torpedoes
Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 2.95" / 75 mm 450.00 ft / 137.16 m 18.00 ft / 5.49 m
Ends: 0.98" / 25 mm 200.00 ft / 60.96 m 18.00 ft / 5.49 m
Main Belt covers 107 % of normal length
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 5.00" / 127 mm 3.00" / 76 mm 5.00" / 127 mm
2nd: 1.97" / 50 mm 0.98" / 25 mm 1.50" / 38 mm
3rd: 0.39" / 10 mm 0.39" / 10 mm -
4th: 0.39" / 10 mm 0.39" / 10 mm -
- Armour deck: 2.00" / 51 mm, Conning tower: 2.95" / 75 mm
Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 4 shafts, 117,526 shp / 87,674 Kw = 32.90 kts
Range 14,870nm at 15.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 3,824 tons
Complement:
663 - 863
Cost:
£3.733 million / $14.931 million
Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 348 tons, 2.4 %
Armour: 2,876 tons, 19.7 %
- Belts: 1,119 tons, 7.7 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 628 tons, 4.3 %
- Armour Deck: 1,091 tons, 7.5 %
- Conning Tower: 38 tons, 0.3 %
Machinery: 3,070 tons, 21.0 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 5,577 tons, 38.2 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 2,660 tons, 18.2 %
Miscellaneous weights: 74 tons, 0.5 %
Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
19,473 lbs / 8,833 Kg = 68.9 x 8.3 " / 210 mm shells or 2.1 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.10
Metacentric height 3.1 ft / 1.0 m
Roll period: 15.4 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 61 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.63
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.06
Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
Block coefficient: 0.550
Length to Beam Ratio: 10.00 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 25.50 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 57 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 58
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: 30.00 ft / 9.14 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 26.00 ft / 7.92 m
- Mid (50 %): 21.00 ft / 6.40 m
- Quarterdeck (20 %): 18.00 ft / 5.49 m
- Stern: 18.00 ft / 5.49 m
- Average freeboard: 22.02 ft / 6.71 m
Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 87.8 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 151.1 %
Waterplane Area: 29,486 Square feet or 2,739 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 123 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 118 lbs/sq ft or 575 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.97
- Longitudinal: 1.29
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is adequate
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
5 tons general search radar
2 tons navgational radar
6 tons secondary fire control radar
12 tons primary fire control radar
15 tons fire control computers
10 tons electronic-suite generators
24 tons torpedoes and support equipment