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Kaiser Kirk

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Monday, April 21st 2008, 8:31pm

Auxilaries

Q1, 1942

In Service : None


Building :
2 x Groenendael DT

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "Kaiser Kirk" (Feb 8th 2012, 7:58am)


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Saturday, February 28th 2015, 1:05pm

Groenendael Class Destroyer Tender

Groenendael, Belgium Destroyer Tender laid down 1941

Displacement:
9,775 t light; 10,536 t standard; 13,449 t normal; 15,779 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
544.47 ft / 524.93 ft x 68.90 ft (Bulges 75.46 ft) x 17.55 ft (normal load)
165.95 m / 160.00 m x 21.00 m (Bulges 23.00 m) x 5.35 m

Armament:
8 - 4.70" / 119 mm guns (4x2 guns), 51.91lbs / 23.55kg shells, 1936 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists
on centreline ends, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts - superfiring
32 - 1.46" / 37.0 mm guns (16x2 guns), 1.55lbs / 0.70kg shells, 1941 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, 8 raised mounts
Weight of broadside 465 lbs / 211 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 1,775

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 1.97" / 50 mm 341.21 ft / 104.00 m 16.01 ft / 4.88 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 100 % of normal length

- Torpedo Bulkhead and Bulges:
0.98" / 25 mm 341.21 ft / 104.00 m 16.21 ft / 4.94 m

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

- Armour deck: 0.98" / 25 mm, Conning tower: 0.98" / 25 mm

Machinery:
Coal and oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 2 shafts, 28,853 shp / 21,524 Kw = 22.25 kts
Range 22,320nm at 14.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 5,243 tons (25% coal)

Complement:
623 - 811

Cost:
£3.092 million / $12.368 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 58 tons, 0.4 %
Armour: 1,205 tons, 9.0 %
- Belts: 463 tons, 3.4 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 201 tons, 1.5 %
- Armament: 11 tons, 0.1 %
- Armour Deck: 517 tons, 3.8 %
- Conning Tower: 12 tons, 0.1 %
Machinery: 780 tons, 5.8 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 3,562 tons, 26.5 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 3,674 tons, 27.3 %
Miscellaneous weights: 4,170 tons, 31.0 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
23,930 lbs / 10,854 Kg = 461.0 x 4.7 " / 119 mm shells or 4.5 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.22
Metacentric height 4.1 ft / 1.2 m
Roll period: 15.7 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 77 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.05
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.54

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has raised forecastle, raised quarterdeck
Block coefficient: 0.677
Length to Beam Ratio: 6.96 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 22.91 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 48 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 50
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 15.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 13.12 ft / 4.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 23.92 ft / 7.29 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 23.92 ft / 7.29 m (15.91 ft / 4.85 m aft of break)
- Mid (50 %): 15.91 ft / 4.85 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 23.92 ft / 7.29 m (15.91 ft / 4.85 m before break)
- Stern: 23.92 ft / 7.29 m
- Average freeboard: 18.71 ft / 5.70 m
Ship tends to be wet forward

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 85.2 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 138.1 %
Waterplane Area: 28,396 Square feet or 2,638 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 182 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 88 lbs/sq ft or 430 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.99
- Longitudinal: 1.06
- 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

Designed to be a tender for the overseas deployment of the 1939 series of destroyers.

A 9-ship Destroyer Squadron will have a maximum bunkerage of 9x 445tons=4005 tons, and carry 12,600 rounds of 4.7" ammunition. The tender has sufficient stores to completely refuel and rearm the squadron leaving 1484 tons fuel and 200 shells/gun for itself.

3,012 tons are reserved for Quarters for 2/3rds of the Destroyer crews- a berth per man. 2t per enlisted, 4t per officer.
75 tons for a catapult and 2 aircraft
144 tons for 72 torpedoes (1 reload per DD)

50 ton diesel generator + fuel for emergency power.

250 tons are reserved for an infirmary
450 tons for machine shops

20 tons air conditioning.
80 tons electronics

89 tons spare

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Saturday, February 28th 2015, 1:08pm

T-1 Tresignes

Licence-built Dutch design.

Antares Class, Netherlands Tanker laid down 1945

Displacement:
1,922 t light; 2,008 t standard; 3,851 t normal; 5,325 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
319.18 ft / 311.68 ft x 47.57 ft x 15.49 ft (normal load)
97.29 m / 95.00 m x 14.50 m x 4.72 m

Armament:
2 - 1.46" / 37.0 mm guns (1x2 guns), 1.55lbs / 0.70kg shells, 1941 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mount
on centreline aft
2 - 0.91" / 23.0 mm guns in single mounts, 0.37lbs / 0.17kg shells, 1941 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, all forward
Weight of broadside 4 lbs / 2 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 3,500

Armour:
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 0.39" / 10 mm - -

Machinery:
Diesel Internal combustion motors,
Geared drive, 1 shaft, 1,500 shp / 1,119 Kw = 12.05 kts
Range 50,000nm at 12.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 3,316 tons

Complement:
243 - 317

Cost:
£0.504 million / $2.017 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 0 tons, 0.0 %
Armour: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Belts: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armour Deck: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Conning Tower: 0 tons, 0.0 %
Machinery: 38 tons, 1.0 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 984 tons, 25.5 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 1,929 tons, 50.1 %
Miscellaneous weights: 900 tons, 23.4 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
14,400 lbs / 6,532 Kg = 9,317.2 x 1.5 " / 37 mm shells or 4.4 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): 0.00
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 2.00

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has raised forecastle, raised quarterdeck
Block coefficient: 0.587
Length to Beam Ratio: 6.55 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 17.65 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 30 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 35
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 10.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 3.28 ft / 1.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 23.95 ft / 7.30 m
- Forecastle (30 %): 21.00 ft / 6.40 m (13.12 ft / 4.00 m aft of break)
- Mid (50 %): 13.12 ft / 4.00 m
- Quarterdeck (30 %): 20.01 ft / 6.10 m (13.12 ft / 4.00 m before break)
- Stern: 20.01 ft / 6.10 m
- Average freeboard: 17.91 ft / 5.46 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 30.5 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 107.6 %
Waterplane Area: 10,457 Square feet or 971 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 393 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 55 lbs/sq ft or 269 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.89
- Longitudinal: 2.85
- Overall: 1.00
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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Saturday, February 28th 2015, 1:10pm

R-1 Ekster

Licence-built Dutch design.

Cornelius Drebbel, Netherlands Fleet Replenishment Ship laid down 1944

Displacement:
9,450 t light; 9,698 t standard; 12,081 t normal; 13,987 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
637.27 ft / 623.36 ft x 73.98 ft x 18.86 ft (normal load)
194.24 m / 190.00 m x 22.55 m x 5.75 m

Armament:
2 - 3.54" / 90.0 mm guns (1x2 guns), 24.25lbs / 11.00kg shells, 1944 Model
Dual purpose guns in a deck mount with hoist
on centreline aft
4 - 1.46" / 37.0 mm guns (2x2 guns), 1.55lbs / 0.70kg shells, 1941 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, all aft, all raised mounts - superfiring
4 - 0.91" / 23.0 mm guns in single mounts, 0.37lbs / 0.17kg shells, 1941 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side ends, evenly spread, all raised mounts - superfiring
Weight of broadside 56 lbs / 25 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 200

Armour:
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 1.57" / 40 mm 0.98" / 25 mm 0.98" / 25 mm
2nd: 0.39" / 10 mm - -
3rd: 0.39" / 10 mm - -

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 2 shafts, 11,250 shp / 8,393 Kw = 18.02 kts
Range 16,500nm at 16.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 4,289 tons

Complement:
576 - 749

Cost:
£2.532 million / $10.129 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 7 tons, 0.1 %
Armour: 6 tons, 0.1 %
- Belts: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 6 tons, 0.1 %
- Armour Deck: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Conning Tower: 0 tons, 0.0 %
Machinery: 287 tons, 2.4 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 3,850 tons, 31.9 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 2,631 tons, 21.8 %
Miscellaneous weights: 5,300 tons, 43.9 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
24,011 lbs / 10,891 Kg = 1,079.5 x 3.5 " / 90 mm shells or 3.6 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.08
Metacentric height 3.7 ft / 1.1 m
Roll period: 16.2 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.01
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.55

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has raised forecastle, raised quarterdeck
Block coefficient: 0.486
Length to Beam Ratio: 8.43 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 24.97 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 27 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 45
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 10.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 8.99 ft / 2.74 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 27.89 ft / 8.50 m
- Forecastle (17 %): 24.61 ft / 7.50 m (16.40 ft / 5.00 m aft of break)
- Mid (50 %): 16.40 ft / 5.00 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 21.33 ft / 6.50 m (16.40 ft / 5.00 m before break)
- Stern: 21.33 ft / 6.50 m
- Average freeboard: 18.76 ft / 5.72 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 56.8 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 164.6 %
Waterplane Area: 30,342 Square feet or 2,819 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 204 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 90 lbs/sq ft or 438 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 1.04
- Longitudinal: 0.99
- 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

Misc Weight
5 tons for one surface search RDF set
250 tons for cranes and underway replenishment equipment
3,000 tons for dry stores
750 tons for frozen stores and refridgeration equipment
750 tons ammunition
250 tons for workshops
250 tons for extra cabins
45 tons spare

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Saturday, January 16th 2016, 5:04pm

MS-1 & MS-2 Class Training Boat Refit

MS-1 Refit, Belgium Training Ship/ Minesweeper laid down 1936 (Engine 1947)

Displacement:
507 t light; 521 t standard; 579 t normal; 625 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
200.53 ft / 194.00 ft x 27.00 ft x 9.00 ft (normal load)
61.12 m / 59.13 m x 8.23 m x 2.74 m

Armament:
2 - 2.95" / 75.0 mm guns (1x2 guns), 12.87lbs / 5.84kg shells, 1933 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mount
on centreline forward
2 - 0.91" / 23.0 mm guns (1x2 guns), 0.37lbs / 0.17kg shells, 1941 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mount
on centreline aft
4 - 0.52" / 13.2 mm guns in single mounts, 0.07lbs / 0.03kg shells, 1928 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
Weight of broadside 27 lbs / 12 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 200

Armour:
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 0.79" / 20 mm 0.39" / 10 mm -
2nd: 0.39" / 10 mm 0.39" / 10 mm -
3rd: 0.39" / 10 mm 0.39" / 10 mm -

- Conning tower: 0.98" / 25 mm

Machinery:
Diesel Internal combustion motors,
Geared drive, 2 shafts, 2,000 shp / 1,492 Kw = 17.44 kts
Range 6,500nm at 10.50 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 104 tons

Complement:
58 - 76

Cost:
£0.145 million / $0.579 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 3 tons, 0.6 %
Armour: 4 tons, 0.7 %
- Belts: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 3 tons, 0.5 %
- Armour Deck: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Conning Tower: 1 tons, 0.3 %
Machinery: 49 tons, 8.5 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 230 tons, 39.7 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 73 tons, 12.5 %
Miscellaneous weights: 220 tons, 38.0 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
1,106 lbs / 502 Kg = 85.9 x 3.0 " / 75 mm shells or 0.7 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.04
Metacentric height 0.8 ft / 0.2 m
Roll period: 13.1 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 50 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.06
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 2.00

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
Block coefficient: 0.430
Length to Beam Ratio: 7.19 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 13.93 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 54 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 25
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: 14.00 ft / 4.27 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 11.00 ft / 3.35 m
- Mid (50 %): 11.00 ft / 3.35 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 11.00 ft / 3.35 m
- Stern: 11.00 ft / 3.35 m
- Average freeboard: 11.24 ft / 3.43 m
Ship tends to be wet forward

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 74.3 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 118.8 %
Waterplane Area: 3,289 Square feet or 306 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 166 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 37 lbs/sq ft or 180 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.90
- Longitudinal: 4.73
- Overall: 1.06
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is excellent
Room for accommodation and workspaces is adequate
Excellent seaboat, comfortable, can fire her guns in the heaviest weather

Misc Weight includes
Minesweeping and degaussing gear, 2 K-guns, 1 rail and storage for 40 DCs

Refit Notes
37mm twin mount replaced by 23mm FN-Madsen twin mount
20mm twin mount removed
Signaal M1946 surface search RDF set added
Hydrophone replaced with mine detecting ASDIC set
Machinery replaced by two Werkspoor diesels
Refurbishment of internal fittings for life extension
Accomodation for 20 cadets added

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Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 6:04pm

Hersal Class (Modified)

Huy
Herstal Class Diving Tender

Seraing
Herstal Class Torpedo Retriever

Basic design and specifications same as minesweeper base variant here