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Thursday, February 24th 2011, 5:32am

French Heavy Cruisers

French Cruisers and Heavy Cruisers

Duquesene class Heavy Cruiser - 1926 (As reconstructed 1942)
- Duquesene
- Gloire

Indochinie class Heavy Cruiser - 1932 (As reconstructed 1943)
- Indochinie

Nouvelle-Calédonie class Heavy Cruiser - 1932 (As reconstructed 1943)
- Nouvelle-Calédonie

Algerie class Heavy Cruiser - 1935
- Algerie
- Tunisie
- Corse (ex-Syrie)
- Leban

Sénégal class Heavy Cruiser - 1937
- Sénégal
- Martinique
- Niger
- Guadeloupe

Téméraire class Heavy Cruiser - 1940
- Téméraire (1940)
- Sans Souci (proposed, cancelled)

Jean Bart class Heavy Cruiser - 1942
- Jean Bart (1942)
- Jeanne d'Arc (1942)

Redoubtable class Heavy Cruiser - 1943
- Redoubtable (1943)
- Renommée (1943)

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Thursday, February 24th 2011, 5:33am

Duquesne class heavy cruiser

Duquesene class, French Heavy Cruiser laid down 1926

Displacement:
9,683 t light; 10,154 t standard; 11,917 t normal; 13,328 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
616.80 ft / 616.80 ft x 61.68 ft x 22.38 ft (normal load)
188.00 m / 188.00 m x 18.80 m x 6.82 m

Armament:
9 - 7.87" / 200 mm guns (3x3 guns), 242.51lbs / 110.00kg shells, 1926 Model
Breech loading guns in turrets (on barbettes)
on centreline ends, majority forward, 1 raised mount - superfiring
12 - 3.94" / 100 mm guns (6x2 guns), 35.27lbs / 16.00kg shells, 1926 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mounts
on side, all amidships
24 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns (8x3 guns), 1.95lbs / 0.89kg shells, 1926 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 2,653 lbs / 1,203 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 150

Aviation:
2 Seaplanes, 1 Catapult

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 3.54" / 90 mm 451.61 ft / 137.65 m 9.51 ft / 2.90 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 113 % of normal length

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 4.72" / 120 mm 1.97" / 50 mm 3.15" / 80 mm
2nd: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.20" / 5 mm -
3rd: 0.98" / 25 mm - -

- Armour deck: 0.98" / 25 mm, Conning tower: 3.94" / 100 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 4 shafts, 104,210 shp / 77,740 Kw = 33.00 kts
Range 12,000nm at 15.00 kts (Bunkerage = 3,174 tons)

Complement:
569 - 741

Cost:
£3.731 million / $14.923 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 326 tons, 2.7 %
Armour: 1,449 tons, 12.2 %
- Belts: 622 tons, 5.2 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 325 tons, 2.7 %
- Armour Deck: 457 tons, 3.8 %
- Conning Tower: 44 tons, 0.4 %
Machinery: 3,336 tons, 28.0 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 4,522 tons, 37.9 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 2,234 tons, 18.7 %
Miscellaneous weights: 50 tons, 0.4 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
10,217 lbs / 4,634 Kg = 41.9 x 7.9 " / 200 mm shells or 1.4 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.11
Metacentric height 3.0 ft / 0.9 m
Roll period: 15.0 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.59
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.00

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
Block coefficient: 0.490
Length to Beam Ratio: 10.00 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 24.84 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 56 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 70
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: 29.53 ft / 9.00 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 21.00 ft / 6.40 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: 18.88 ft / 5.76 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 112.6 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 149.0 %
Waterplane Area: 25,120 Square feet or 2,334 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 111 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 112 lbs/sq ft or 546 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.97
- Longitudinal: 1.27
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is cramped
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform

Ships in Class:
- Duquesene
- Gloire

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Thursday, February 24th 2011, 5:33am

Indochinie class Heavy Cruiser

Indochinie class, French Heavy Cruiser laid down 1932
See ship as refitted, 1943.

Displacement:
12,045 t light; 12,558 t standard; 14,831 t normal; 16,650 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
669.63 ft / 656.50 ft x 59.06 ft (Bulges 69.06 ft) x 23.13 ft (normal load)
204.10 m / 200.10 m x 18.00 m (Bulges 21.05 m) x 7.05 m

Armament:
8 - 7.87" / 200 mm guns (4x2 guns), 286.60lbs / 130.00kg shells, 1932 Model
Breech loading guns in turrets (on barbettes)
on centreline ends, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts - superfiring
2 - 4.72" / 120 mm guns (1x2 guns), 61.73lbs / 28.00kg shells, 1932 Model
Dual purpose guns in a deck mount with hoist
on centreline aft, all raised guns - superfiring
8 - 4.72" / 120 mm guns (4x2 guns), 61.73lbs / 28.00kg shells, 1932 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread
24 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns (6x4 guns), 1.95lbs / 0.88kg shells, 1932 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts
6 - 0.50" / 12.7 mm guns in single mounts, 0.06lbs / 0.03kg shells, 1932 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 2,957 lbs / 1,341 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 125
12 - 21.7" / 550 mm above water torpedoes

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 5.12" / 130 mm 389.80 ft / 118.81 m 9.19 ft / 2.80 m
Ends: 0.98" / 25 mm 266.70 ft / 81.29 m 9.19 ft / 2.80 m
Upper: 0.98" / 25 mm 65.62 ft / 20.00 m 9.84 ft / 3.00 m
Main Belt covers 91 % of normal length

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 5.91" / 150 mm 3.15" / 80 mm 4.72" / 120 mm
2nd: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.20" / 5 mm -
3rd: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.20" / 5 mm -
4th: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.20" / 5 mm -

- Armour deck: 1.97" / 50 mm, Conning tower: 5.12" / 130 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 4 shafts, 114,334 shp / 85,293 Kw = 34.00 kts
Range 10,100nm at 18.00 kts
Range 1,961nm at 34.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 4,092 tons

Complement:
671 - 873

Cost:
£5.270 million / $21.080 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 316 tons, 2.1 %
Armour: 2,493 tons, 16.8 %
- Belts: 899 tons, 6.1 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 554 tons, 3.7 %
- Armour Deck: 974 tons, 6.6 %
- Conning Tower: 67 tons, 0.4 %
Machinery: 3,375 tons, 22.8 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 5,787 tons, 39.0 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 2,786 tons, 18.8 %
Miscellaneous weights: 75 tons, 0.5 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
17,688 lbs / 8,023 Kg = 72.5 x 7.9 " / 200 mm shells or 2.0 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.14
Metacentric height 2.9 ft / 0.9 m
Roll period: 17.1 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.54
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.20

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has rise forward of midbreak
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.495
Length to Beam Ratio: 9.51 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 29.37 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: 36.09 ft / 11.00 m
- Forecastle (26 %): 26.25 ft / 8.00 m
- Mid (50 %): 26.25 ft / 8.00 m (16.40 ft / 5.00 m aft of break)
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 16.40 ft / 5.00 m
- Stern: 17.72 ft / 5.40 m
- Average freeboard: 22.43 ft / 6.84 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 91.3 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 120.0 %
Waterplane Area: 26,738 Square feet or 2,484 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 125 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 119 lbs/sq ft or 583 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.95
- Longitudinal: 1.58
- 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
Good seaboat, rides out heavy weather easily

Notes:
Aviation - 2 Seaplanes, 1 Catapult
10,100nm @ 18 kts
4,565nm @ 25 kts
2,803nm @ 30 kts
1,961nm @ 34 kts

Ships in Class:
- Indochinie

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Thursday, February 24th 2011, 5:33am

Nouvelle-Calédonie

Nouvelle-Calédonie class, French Heavy Cruiser laid down 1932

Displacement:
9,529 t light; 9,919 t standard; 11,921 t normal; 13,523 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
648.96 ft / 636.48 ft x 56.76 ft (Bulges 63.98 ft) x 23.13 ft (normal load)
197.80 m / 194.00 m x 17.30 m (Bulges 19.50 m) x 7.05 m

Armament:
12 - 5.98" / 152 mm guns (4x3 guns), 110.23lbs / 50.00kg shells, 1932 Model
Breech loading guns in turrets (on barbettes)
on centreline ends, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts - superfiring
2 - 3.94" / 100 mm guns (1x2 guns), 35.27lbs / 16.00kg shells, 1932 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), 35.27lbs / 16.00kg shells, 1932 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread
16 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns (4x4 guns), 1.95lbs / 0.88kg shells, 1932 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread
6 - 0.50" / 12.7 mm guns in single mounts, 0.06lbs / 0.03kg shells, 1932 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 1,707 lbs / 774 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 150
12 - 21.7" / 550 mm above water torpedoes

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 3.94" / 100 mm 384.84 ft / 117.30 m 9.19 ft / 2.80 m
Ends: 0.98" / 25 mm 251.61 ft / 76.69 m 9.19 ft / 2.80 m
Upper: 0.98" / 25 mm 65.62 ft / 20.00 m 9.84 ft / 3.00 m
Main Belt covers 93 % of normal length

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 4.33" / 110 mm 2.76" / 70 mm 3.35" / 85 mm
2nd: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.20" / 5 mm -
3rd: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.20" / 5 mm -
4th: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.20" / 5 mm -

- Armour deck: 1.57" / 40 mm, Conning tower: 4.33" / 110 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 4 shafts, 98,186 shp / 73,246 Kw = 34.00 kts
Range 2,017nm at 34.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 3,604 tons

Complement:
569 - 741

Cost:
£4.135 million / $16.539 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 203 tons, 1.7 %
Armour: 1,802 tons, 15.1 %
- Belts: 706 tons, 5.9 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 354 tons, 3.0 %
- Armour Deck: 693 tons, 5.8 %
- Conning Tower: 49 tons, 0.4 %
Machinery: 2,898 tons, 24.3 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 4,587 tons, 38.5 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 2,392 tons, 20.1 %
Miscellaneous weights: 40 tons, 0.3 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
14,305 lbs / 6,489 Kg = 133.5 x 6.0 " / 152 mm shells or 1.8 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.17
Metacentric height 2.9 ft / 0.9 m
Roll period: 15.9 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.38
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.20

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has rise forward of midbreak
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.443
Length to Beam Ratio: 9.95 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 29.01 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 56 %
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: 34.28 ft / 10.45 m
- Forecastle (25 %): 24.44 ft / 7.45 m
- Mid (50 %): 24.44 ft / 7.45 m (14.60 ft / 4.45 m aft of break)
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 14.60 ft / 4.45 m
- Stern: 16.40 ft / 5.00 m
- Average freeboard: 20.62 ft / 6.29 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 93.0 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 113.0 %
Waterplane Area: 23,799 Square feet or 2,211 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 129 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 108 lbs/sq ft or 525 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.95
- Longitudinal: 1.48
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is adequate
Room for accommodation and workspaces is adequate
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform

Notes:
Aviation - 1 Seaplane, 1 Catapult
10,140nm @ 18 kts
4,634nm @ 25 kts
2,867nm @ 30 kts
2,017nm @ 34 kts

Ships in Class:
- Nouvelle-Calédonie

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Thursday, February 24th 2011, 5:35am

Téméraire class, French Heavy Cruiser laid down 1940
The Téméraire was planned as the replacement for the old cruiser Suffren, which was undergoing a major rebuild into a training aircraft carrier. A second vessel of the Téméraire-class, alternately named Guerriere or Sans Souci, was planned for 1941 as a replacement for the Amiral Charner, which was scheduled for the same refit as the Suffren. However, both the Charner's refit and the second Téméraire-class ship were cancelled due to financial reasons. The Téméraire would prototype many of the design techniques and technologies which would appear on later cruiser designs of the 1940s.

Displacement:
17,079 t light; 17,915 t standard; 21,010 t normal; 23,486 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
740.29 ft / 721.78 ft x 70.54 ft (Bulges 74.31 ft) x 26.25 ft (normal load)
225.64 m / 220.00 m x 21.50 m (Bulges 22.65 m) x 8.00 m

Armament:
12 - 7.87" / 200 mm guns (4x3 guns), 295.00lbs / 133.81kg shells, 1940 Model
Breech loading guns in turrets (on barbettes)
on centreline ends, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts - superfiring
12 - 3.94" / 100 mm guns (6x2 guns), 35.27lbs / 16.00kg shells, 1940 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, all amidships
24 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns (6x4 guns), 1.95lbs / 0.88kg shells, 1940 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
12 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm guns (6x2 guns), 0.24lbs / 0.11kg shells, 1940 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
Weight of broadside 4,013 lbs / 1,820 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 180

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 6.89" / 175 mm 528.22 ft / 161.00 m 10.66 ft / 3.25 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 113 % of normal length

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 9.84" / 250 mm 5.98" / 152 mm 7.87" / 200 mm
2nd: 1.97" / 50 mm 0.98" / 25 mm 0.98" / 25 mm
3rd: 0.98" / 25 mm - -
4th: 0.98" / 25 mm - -

- Armour deck: 2.95" / 75 mm, Conning tower: 9.84" / 250 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 4 shafts, 138,844 shp / 103,577 Kw = 34.00 kts
Range 12,000nm at 18.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 5,572 tons

Complement:
872 - 1,134

Cost:
£8.812 million / $35.250 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 418 tons, 2.0 %
Armour: 4,932 tons, 23.5 %
- Belts: 1,586 tons, 7.5 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 1,217 tons, 5.8 %
- Armour Deck: 1,968 tons, 9.4 %
- Conning Tower: 161 tons, 0.8 %
Machinery: 3,712 tons, 17.7 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 7,641 tons, 36.4 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 3,931 tons, 18.7 %
Miscellaneous weights: 375 tons, 1.8 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
29,407 lbs / 13,339 Kg = 120.5 x 7.9 " / 200 mm shells or 2.9 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.10
Metacentric height 3.5 ft / 1.1 m
Roll period: 16.6 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 56 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.51
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.05

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.522
Length to Beam Ratio: 9.71 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 30.65 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 56 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 53
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: 32.81 ft / 10.00 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 26.25 ft / 8.00 m
- Mid (50 %): 19.69 ft / 6.00 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 19.69 ft / 6.00 m
- Stern: 19.69 ft / 6.00 m
- Average freeboard: 22.51 ft / 6.86 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 76.1 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 166.8 %
Waterplane Area: 36,027 Square feet or 3,347 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 131 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 133 lbs/sq ft or 649 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.97
- Longitudinal: 1.22
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is excellent
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weights:
- 100 tons for 4x LeO-400 seaplanes
- 15 tons for catapult and crane
- 50 tons for crew comforts (air conditioning, movie theatre, and ice cream machine)
- 110 tons for Electronics Suite
- 25 tons for electronic fire-control on 200mm, 100mm, and 40mm guns
- 50 tons for communications
- 5 tons for forward Voith-Schneider maneuvering system
- 20 tons for extra damage-control gear, pumps, etc
Total extra weight: 375 tons

Electronics:
- DRBV-8 surface and air search radars (2 radars, 25 tons)
- DRBV-7 air search radar (1 radar, 10 tons)
- DRBN-1 navigational surface and air search radar (2 radars, 4 tons)
- DRBC-3A fire-control radar (4 radars, 16 tons)
- DRBI-2R height-finding radar (1 radar, 2 tons)
- SAGEM HF/DF (3 tons)
- Diesel electric double generator set (10 tons)
- Combat Management Center: 40 tons

Ships in Class:
- Téméraire - laid down 1940, completed 1942

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Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 3:07pm

Jean Bart class, French croiseurs lourds laid down 1942
Developed as a variant of the earlier Téméraire class heavy cruisers, the two Jean Bart class cruisers exchanged four triple 20cm guns for three triple 24cm guns developed for the Dunkerque and Paris class battlecruisers. The Jean Barts were well-liked ships, due in no small part to their roominess and the level of attention paid to crew comforts such as air conditioning. One unique feature on the ships was the addition of a retractable Voith-Schneider propeller in the bow, capable of providing power for low-speed maneuvering in deeper harbors.

Displacement:
17,700 t light; 18,605 t standard; 21,712 t normal; 24,198 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
740.29 ft / 721.78 ft x 70.54 ft (Bulges 74.31 ft) x 26.25 ft (normal load)
225.64 m / 220.00 m x 21.50 m (Bulges 22.65 m) x 8.00 m

Armament:
9 - 9.45" / 240 mm guns (3x3 guns), 551.16lbs / 250.00kg shells, 1942 Model
Breech loading guns in turrets (on barbettes)
on centreline ends, majority forward, 1 raised mount - superfiring
12 - 3.94" / 100 mm guns (6x2 guns), 35.27lbs / 16.00kg shells, 1942 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, all amidships
48 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns (12x4 guns), 1.95lbs / 0.89kg shells, 1942 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
12 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm guns (6x2 guns), 0.24lbs / 0.11kg shells, 1942 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
Weight of broadside 5,480 lbs / 2,486 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 150

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 6.89" / 175 mm 528.22 ft / 161.00 m 10.66 ft / 3.25 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 113 % of normal length

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 9.84" / 250 mm 5.98" / 152 mm 7.87" / 200 mm
2nd: 1.18" / 30 mm 0.59" / 15 mm 0.59" / 15 mm
3rd: 0.98" / 25 mm - -
4th: 0.98" / 25 mm - -

- Armour deck: 2.95" / 75 mm, Conning tower: 9.84" / 250 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines plus diesel motors,
Electric motors, 4 shafts, 142,884 shp / 106,592 Kw = 34.00 kts
Range 12,000nm at 18.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 5,593 tons

Complement:
893 - 1,162

Cost:
£10.113 million / $40.454 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 532 tons, 2.5 %
Armour: 4,874 tons, 22.4 %
- Belts: 1,587 tons, 7.3 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 1,121 tons, 5.2 %
- Armour Deck: 2,001 tons, 9.2 %
- Conning Tower: 165 tons, 0.8 %
Machinery: 3,733 tons, 17.2 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 8,186 tons, 37.7 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 4,012 tons, 18.5 %
Miscellaneous weights: 375 tons, 1.7 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
29,707 lbs / 13,475 Kg = 70.4 x 9.4 " / 240 mm shells or 2.8 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.11
Metacentric height 3.6 ft / 1.1 m
Roll period: 16.4 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 54 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.65
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.02

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.540
Length to Beam Ratio: 9.71 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 30.59 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 56 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 53
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: 32.81 ft / 10.00 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 26.25 ft / 8.00 m
- Mid (50 %): 19.69 ft / 6.00 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 19.69 ft / 6.00 m
- Stern: 19.69 ft / 6.00 m
- Average freeboard: 22.51 ft / 6.86 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 77.8 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 165.6 %
Waterplane Area: 36,632 Square feet or 3,403 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 128 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 141 lbs/sq ft or 687 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.98
- Longitudinal: 1.28
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is excellent
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weights:
- 100 tons for 4x LeO-400 seaplanes
- 15 tons for catapult and crane
- 50 tons for crew comforts (air conditioning, movie theatre, and ice cream machine)
- 110 tons for Electronics Suite
- 25 tons for electronic fire-control on 240mm, 100mm, and 40mm guns
- 50 tons for communications
- 5 tons for forward Voith-Schneider maneuvering system
- 20 tons for extra damage-control gear, pumps, etc
Total extra weight: 375 tons

Electronics:
- DRBV-8B surface and air search radars (2 radars, 25 tons)
- DRBV-7 air search radar (1 radar, 10 tons)
- DRBN-1 navigational surface and air search radar (2 radars, 4 tons)
- DRBC-3A fire-control radar (4 radars, 16 tons)
- DRBI-2R height-finding radar (1 radar, 2 tons)
- SAGEM HF/DF (2 tons)
- ARBR-1 jammer / detector (1 unit, 1 ton)
- Diesel electric double generator set (10 tons)
- Combat Management Center: 40 tons

Ships in Class:
- Jean Bart
- Jeanne d'Arc

7

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 4:21pm

Duquesne, French Heavy Cruiser laid down 1926 (Engine 1942)
Refitted 1942 and 1943.

Displacement:
9,713 t light; 10,184 t standard; 11,917 t normal; 13,303 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
616.80 ft / 616.80 ft x 61.68 ft x 22.38 ft (normal load)
188.00 m / 188.00 m x 18.80 m x 6.82 m

Armament:
9 - 7.87" / 200 mm guns (3x3 guns), 242.51lbs / 110.00kg shells, 1926 Model
Breech loading guns in turrets (on barbettes)
on centreline ends, majority forward, 1 raised mount - superfiring
12 - 3.94" / 100 mm guns (6x2 guns), 35.27lbs / 16.00kg shells, 1926 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mounts
on side, all amidships
24 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns (6x4 guns), 1.95lbs / 0.89kg shells, 1942 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 2,653 lbs / 1,203 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 150

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 3.94" / 100 mm 454.89 ft / 138.65 m 9.51 ft / 2.90 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 113 % of normal length

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 4.72" / 120 mm 1.97" / 50 mm 3.15" / 80 mm
2nd: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.20" / 5 mm -
3rd: 0.98" / 25 mm - -

- Armour deck: 1.77" / 45 mm, Conning tower: 3.94" / 100 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 4 shafts, 104,206 shp / 77,738 Kw = 33.00 kts
Range 13,750nm at 15.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 3,119 tons

Complement:
569 - 741

Cost:
£3.438 million / $13.751 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 326 tons, 2.7 %
Armour: 1,888 tons, 15.8 %
- Belts: 696 tons, 5.8 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 324 tons, 2.7 %
- Armour Deck: 823 tons, 6.9 %
- Conning Tower: 44 tons, 0.4 %
Machinery: 2,722 tons, 22.8 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 4,527 tons, 38.0 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 2,204 tons, 18.5 %
Miscellaneous weights: 250 tons, 2.1 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
13,179 lbs / 5,978 Kg = 54.0 x 7.9 " / 200 mm shells or 1.6 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.10
Metacentric height 2.9 ft / 0.9 m
Roll period: 15.2 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 65 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.58
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.00

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
Block coefficient: 0.490
Length to Beam Ratio: 10.00 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 24.84 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 56 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 65
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: 29.53 ft / 9.00 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 21.00 ft / 6.40 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: 18.88 ft / 5.76 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 98.0 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 149.0 %
Waterplane Area: 25,119 Square feet or 2,334 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 117 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 112 lbs/sq ft or 547 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.97
- Longitudinal: 1.30
- 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 LeO-400 seaplane
- 15 tons for catapult
- 30 tons for crew comforts
- 110 tons for Electronics
- 20 tons for Fire Control
- 30 tons for communications
- 20 tons for extra damage-control gear, pumps, etc

Ships in Class:
- Duquesne (built 1926, refitted 1942)
- Gloire (built 1926, refitted 1943)

Electronics:
- DRBV-8 surface and air search radars (2 radars, 25 tons)
- DRBV-7 air search radar (1 radar, 10 tons)
- DRBN-1 navigational surface and air search radar (2 radars, 4 tons)
- DRBC-3A fire-control radar (4 radars, 16 tons)
- DRBI-2R height-finding radar (1 radar, 2 tons)
- SAGEM HF/DF (3 tons)
- Diesel electric double generator set (10 tons)
- Combat Management Center: 40 tons

Refit Notes:
- New engines.
- Updated 40mm battery, including switch from 8x3 40mm guns to 6x4 40mm guns.
- Increase of miscellaneous weight to account for radar, etc.
- Deck armour increased from 25mm to 45mm.
- Main Belt increased from 90mm to 100mm.

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Monday, January 21st 2013, 6:07am

Indochine, French Heavy Cruiser laid down 1932, Refitted 1943
See Original Design, 1932.

Displacement:
12,068 t light; 12,558 t standard; 14,831 t normal; 16,649 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
669.63 ft / 656.50 ft x 59.06 ft (Bulges 69.06 ft) x 23.13 ft (normal load)
204.10 m / 200.10 m x 18.00 m (Bulges 21.05 m) x 7.05 m

Armament:
8 - 7.87" / 200 mm guns (4x2 guns), 286.60lbs / 130.00kg shells, 1932 Model
Breech loading guns in turrets (on barbettes)
on centreline ends, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts - superfiring
8 - 3.94" / 100 mm guns (4x2 guns), 35.27lbs / 16.00kg shells, 1932 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread
2 - 2.24" / 57.0 mm guns (1x2 guns), 6.61lbs / 3.00kg shells, 1932 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in a deck mount with hoist
on centreline aft, all raised guns - superfiring
12 - 2.24" / 57.0 mm guns (6x2 guns), 6.61lbs / 3.00kg shells, 1932 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts
6 - 0.50" / 12.7 mm guns in single mounts, 0.06lbs / 0.03kg shells, 1932 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 2,668 lbs / 1,210 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 125
12 - 21.7" / 550 mm above water torpedoes

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 5.12" / 130 mm 389.80 ft / 118.81 m 9.19 ft / 2.80 m
Ends: 0.98" / 25 mm 196.85 ft / 60.00 m 9.19 ft / 2.80 m
69.85 ft / 21.29 m Unarmoured ends
Upper: 0.98" / 25 mm 65.62 ft / 20.00 m 9.84 ft / 3.00 m
Main Belt covers 91 % of normal length

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 5.91" / 150 mm 3.15" / 80 mm 4.72" / 120 mm
2nd: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.20" / 5 mm -
3rd: 0.20" / 5 mm 0.20" / 5 mm -
4th: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.20" / 5 mm -

- Armour deck: 1.97" / 50 mm, Conning tower: 5.12" / 130 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 4 shafts, 114,332 shp / 85,292 Kw = 34.00 kts
Range 10,100nm at 18.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 4,092 tons

Complement:
671 - 873

Cost:
£5.154 million / $20.615 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 285 tons, 1.9 %
Armour: 2,466 tons, 16.6 %
- Belts: 875 tons, 5.9 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 550 tons, 3.7 %
- Armour Deck: 974 tons, 6.6 %
- Conning Tower: 67 tons, 0.4 %
Machinery: 3,375 tons, 22.8 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 5,668 tons, 38.2 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 2,763 tons, 18.6 %
Miscellaneous weights: 275 tons, 1.9 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
17,632 lbs / 7,998 Kg = 72.2 x 7.9 " / 200 mm shells or 2.0 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.13
Metacentric height 2.9 ft / 0.9 m
Roll period: 17.2 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.50
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.21

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has rise forward of midbreak
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.495
Length to Beam Ratio: 9.51 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 29.37 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: 36.09 ft / 11.00 m
- Forecastle (26 %): 26.25 ft / 8.00 m
- Mid (50 %): 26.25 ft / 8.00 m (16.40 ft / 5.00 m aft of break)
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 16.40 ft / 5.00 m
- Stern: 17.72 ft / 5.40 m
- Average freeboard: 22.45 ft / 6.84 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 91.2 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 119.8 %
Waterplane Area: 26,737 Square feet or 2,484 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 126 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 117 lbs/sq ft or 571 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.95
- Longitudinal: 1.56
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is adequate
Room for accommodation and workspaces is adequate
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform
Good seaboat, rides out heavy weather easily

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weights:
- 50 tons for 2x LeO-400 seaplanes
- 15 tons for catapult
- 30 tons for crew comforts
- 110 tons for Electronics
- 20 tons for Fire Control
- 30 tons for communications
- 20 tons for extra damage-control gear, pumps, etc

Electronics:
- DRBV-8B surface and air search radars (2 radars, 25 tons)
- DRBV-7 air search radar (1 radar, 10 tons)
- DRBN-1 navigational surface and air search radar (2 radars, 4 tons)
- DRBC-3A fire-control radar (4 radars, 16 tons)
- DRBI-2R height-finding radar (1 radar, 2 tons)
- SAGEM HF/DF (3 tons)
- Diesel electric double generator set (10 tons)
- Combat Management Center: 40 tons

Ships in Class:
- Indochinie

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Monday, March 11th 2013, 5:51am

Nouvelle-Calédonie, French Heavy Cruiser laid down 1932 (Engine 1943)
See Original Design, 1932.

Displacement:
11,468 t light; 11,944 t standard; 14,281 t normal; 16,150 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
675.21 ft / 662.73 ft x 57.41 ft (Bulges 66.27 ft) x 23.13 ft (normal load)
205.80 m / 202.00 m x 17.50 m (Bulges 20.20 m) x 7.05 m

Armament:
8 - 7.87" / 200 mm guns (4x2 guns), 286.60lbs / 130.00kg shells, 1943 Model
Breech loading guns in turrets (on barbettes)
on centreline ends, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts - superfiring
8 - 3.94" / 100 mm guns (4x2 guns), 35.27lbs / 16.00kg shells, 1943 Model
Automatic rapid fire guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread
2 - 2.24" / 57.0 mm guns (1x2 guns), 6.61lbs / 3.00kg shells, 1943 Model
Automatic rapid fire guns in a deck mount with hoist
on centreline aft, all raised guns - superfiring
8 - 2.24" / 57.0 mm guns (4x2 guns), 6.61lbs / 3.00kg shells, 1943 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
6 - 0.50" / 12.7 mm guns in single mounts, 0.06lbs / 0.03kg shells, 1932 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 2,641 lbs / 1,198 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 125
6 - 21.7" / 550 mm above water torpedoes

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 5.12" / 130 mm 384.84 ft / 117.30 m 9.19 ft / 2.80 m
Ends: 0.98" / 25 mm 251.61 ft / 76.69 m 9.19 ft / 2.80 m
26.28 ft / 8.01 m Unarmoured ends
Upper: 0.98" / 25 mm 65.62 ft / 20.00 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: 5.91" / 150 mm 3.15" / 80 mm 4.72" / 120 mm
2nd: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.39" / 10 mm 0.39" / 10 mm
3rd: 0.59" / 15 mm 0.20" / 5 mm 0.20" / 5 mm
4th: 0.59" / 15 mm 0.20" / 5 mm 0.20" / 5 mm

- Armour deck: 1.97" / 50 mm, Conning tower: 5.12" / 130 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 4 shafts, 110,973 shp / 82,786 Kw = 34.00 kts
Range 11,750nm at 18.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 4,205 tons

Complement:
653 - 849

Cost:
£4.748 million / $18.993 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 288 tons, 2.0 %
Armour: 2,462 tons, 17.2 %
- Belts: 883 tons, 6.2 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 561 tons, 3.9 %
- Armour Deck: 953 tons, 6.7 %
- Conning Tower: 65 tons, 0.5 %
Machinery: 2,866 tons, 20.1 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 5,577 tons, 39.1 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 2,812 tons, 19.7 %
Miscellaneous weights: 275 tons, 1.9 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
18,450 lbs / 8,369 Kg = 75.6 x 7.9 " / 200 mm shells or 2.2 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.11
Metacentric height 2.7 ft / 0.8 m
Roll period: 17.1 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.56
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.28

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has rise forward of midbreak
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.492
Length to Beam Ratio: 10.00 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 29.41 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 56 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 55
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: 34.28 ft / 10.45 m
- Forecastle (25 %): 31.00 ft / 9.45 m
- Mid (50 %): 24.44 ft / 7.45 m (14.60 ft / 4.45 m aft of break)
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 14.60 ft / 4.45 m
- Stern: 16.40 ft / 5.00 m
- Average freeboard: 22.45 ft / 6.84 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 83.4 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 135.5 %
Waterplane Area: 26,169 Square feet or 2,431 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 133 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 115 lbs/sq ft or 561 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.95
- Longitudinal: 1.61
- 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
Good seaboat, rides out heavy weather easily

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weights:
- 50 tons for 2x LeO-400 seaplanes
- 15 tons for catapult
- 30 tons for crew comforts
- 110 tons for Electronics
- 20 tons for Fire Control
- 30 tons for communications
- 20 tons for extra damage-control gear, pumps, etc

Electronics:
- DRBV-8B surface and air search radars (2 radars, 25 tons)
- DRBV-7 air search radar (1 radar, 10 tons)
- DRBN-1 navigational surface and air search radar (2 radars, 4 tons)
- DRBC-3A fire-control radar (3 radars, 12 tons)
- DRBI-3 height-finding radar (1 radar, 6 tons)
- SAGEM HF/DF (3 tons)
- Diesel electric double generator set (10 tons)
- Combat Management Center: 40 tons

Ships in Class:
- Nouvelle-Calédonie

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Monday, March 11th 2013, 6:16am

Redoubtable class, French Heavy Cruiser laid down 1943
The two Redoubtable class heavy cruisers draw their existence from their immediate 20cm-gunned predecessor, the much larger Téméraire class. In 1940, the Marine Nationale ordered two examples of the class, complete with four brand-new 200mm/L55 triple turrets each, as well as sixteen barrels intended for installation as coast-defense batteries. Unfortunately, the second ship in the Téméraire class, with the proposed name of Sans Souci, was delayed until 1941 and then cancelled, leaving four completed triple turrets awaiting installation.

The Direction des constructions navales proposed several alternatives for a less-expensive 12x200mm-armed cruiser intended to use the spare turrets, but the French Naval Staff requested at least two ships in the class in order to justify design expenses. After several six-gun cruisers were rejected, DCN offered a novel compromise. Two cruisers would be laid down each carrying two of the triple 200mm/L55 turrets manufactured for the Sans Souci. Eight guns intended for coast defense batteries would be placed in twin turrets manufactured using parts from the 200mm twin turrets of the heavy cruiser Suffren (converted to an aircraft carrier in 1940) as well as the standard 152mm triple turrets. These twin turrets would superfire over the triples, resulting in a unique arrangement. (The rest of the 200mm/L55 guns, eight barrels in all, would be used to rearm the heavy cruiser Nouvelle-Calédonie in 1944, and more 200mm barrels were manufactured as spares.)

The two cruisers, laid down in 1943, were substantially less expensive than the Téméraire and Jean Bart class ships that immediately preceded them, being introduced under a period of fiscal restraint.

Displacement:
14,275 t light; 14,996 t standard; 17,726 t normal; 19,910 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
741.48 ft / 711.94 ft x 69.88 ft (Bulges 71.19 ft) x 23.79 ft (normal load)
226.00 m / 217.00 m x 21.30 m (Bulges 21.70 m) x 7.25 m

Armament:
6 - 7.87" / 200 mm guns (2x3 guns), 286.60lbs / 130.00kg shells, 1940 Model
Breech loading guns in turrets (on barbettes)
on centreline ends, evenly spread
4 - 7.87" / 200 mm guns (2x2 guns), 286.60lbs / 130.00kg shells, 1940 Model
Breech loading guns in turrets (on barbettes)
on centreline ends, evenly spread, all raised mounts
12 - 3.94" / 100 mm guns (6x2 guns), 35.27lbs / 16.00kg shells, 1943 Model
Automatic rapid fire guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread
12 - 2.24" / 57.0 mm guns (6x2 guns), 6.61lbs / 3.00kg shells, 1943 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
12 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm guns (6x2 guns), 0.24lbs / 0.11kg shells, 1943 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
Weight of broadside 3,371 lbs / 1,529 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 180

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 5.12" / 130 mm 393.70 ft / 120.00 m 10.50 ft / 3.20 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 85 % of normal length

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 8.27" / 210 mm 3.54" / 90 mm 4.72" / 120 mm
2nd: 8.27" / 210 mm 3.54" / 90 mm 4.72" / 120 mm
3rd: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.20" / 5 mm 0.20" / 5 mm
4th: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.20" / 5 mm 0.20" / 5 mm

- Armour deck: 2.56" / 65 mm, Conning tower: 5.91" / 150 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines plus diesel motors,
Electric motors, 4 shafts, 125,217 shp / 93,412 Kw = 34.00 kts
Range 12,000nm at 18.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 4,914 tons

Complement:
767 - 998

Cost:
£8.262 million / $33.047 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 369 tons, 2.1 %
Armour: 3,326 tons, 18.8 %
- Belts: 902 tons, 5.1 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 683 tons, 3.9 %
- Armour Deck: 1,655 tons, 9.3 %
- Conning Tower: 86 tons, 0.5 %
Machinery: 3,234 tons, 18.2 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 6,971 tons, 39.3 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 3,451 tons, 19.5 %
Miscellaneous weights: 375 tons, 2.1 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
26,117 lbs / 11,846 Kg = 107.0 x 7.9 " / 200 mm shells or 2.6 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.14
Metacentric height 3.8 ft / 1.1 m
Roll period: 15.4 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 60 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.50
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.13

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.515
Length to Beam Ratio: 10.00 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 30.40 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 55 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 53
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 35.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 6.56 ft / 2.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 32.81 ft / 10.00 m
- Forecastle (25 %): 26.25 ft / 8.00 m
- Mid (50 %): 19.69 ft / 6.00 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 19.69 ft / 6.00 m
- Stern: 20.51 ft / 6.25 m
- Average freeboard: 22.86 ft / 6.97 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 79.0 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 182.7 %
Waterplane Area: 34,948 Square feet or 3,247 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 135 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 128 lbs/sq ft or 623 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.97
- Longitudinal: 1.28
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is excellent
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weights:
- 100 tons for 4x LeO-400 seaplanes
- 15 tons for catapult and crane
- 50 tons for crew comforts (air conditioning, movie theatre, and ice cream machine)
- 110 tons for Electronics Suite
- 25 tons for electronic fire-control on 200mm, 100mm, and 40mm guns
- 50 tons for communications
- 5 tons for forward Voith-Schneider maneuvering system
- 20 tons for extra damage-control gear, pumps, etc
Total extra weight: 375 tons

Electronics:
- DRBV-8B surface and air search radars (2 radars, 25 tons)
- DRBV-7 air search radar (1 radar, 10 tons)
- DRBN-1 navigational surface and air search radar (2 radars, 4 tons)
- DRBC-3A fire-control radar (3 radars, 12 tons)
- DRBI-3 height-finding radar (1 radar, 6 tons)
- SAGEM HF/DF (3 tons)
- Diesel electric double generator set (10 tons)
- Combat Management Center: 40 tons

Ships in Class:
- Redoubtable
- Renommée

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Thursday, June 5th 2014, 1:33am

Saint Louis, French Heavy Cruiser laid down 1945

Displacement:
13,850 t light; 14,517 t standard; 17,142 t normal; 19,242 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
718.51 ft / 688.98 ft x 69.88 ft x 23.79 ft (normal load)
219.00 m / 210.00 m x 21.30 m x 7.25 m

Armament:
9 - 7.87" / 200 mm guns (3x3 guns), 286.60lbs / 130.00kg shells, 1945 Model
Breech loading guns in turrets (on barbettes)
on centreline ends, majority forward, 1 raised mount - superfiring
12 - 3.94" / 100 mm guns (6x2 guns), 35.27lbs / 16.00kg shells, 1945 Model
Automatic rapid fire guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread
12 - 2.24" / 57.0 mm guns (6x2 guns), 6.61lbs / 3.00kg shells, 1945 Model
Automatic rapid fire guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
12 - 0.91" / 23.0 mm guns in single mounts, 0.37lbs / 0.17kg shells, 1945 Model
Machine guns in deck mount
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
Weight of broadside 3,086 lbs / 1,400 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 180

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 5.12" / 130 mm 393.70 ft / 120.00 m 10.50 ft / 3.20 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 88 % of normal length

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 8.27" / 210 mm 3.54" / 90 mm 4.72" / 120 mm
2nd: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.20" / 5 mm 0.20" / 5 mm
3rd: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.20" / 5 mm 0.20" / 5 mm

- Armour deck: 2.95" / 75 mm, Conning tower: 5.91" / 150 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines plus diesel motors,
Electric motors, 4 shafts, 124,610 shp / 92,959 Kw = 34.00 kts
Range 12,000nm at 18.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 4,725 tons

Complement:
748 - 973

Cost:
£8.368 million / $33.471 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 340 tons, 2.0 %
Armour: 3,424 tons, 20.0 %
- Belts: 901 tons, 5.3 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 575 tons, 3.4 %
- Armour Deck: 1,864 tons, 10.9 %
- Conning Tower: 85 tons, 0.5 %
Machinery: 3,147 tons, 18.4 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 6,465 tons, 37.7 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 3,292 tons, 19.2 %
Miscellaneous weights: 475 tons, 2.8 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
25,152 lbs / 11,409 Kg = 103.0 x 7.9 " / 200 mm shells or 2.6 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.12
Metacentric height 3.6 ft / 1.1 m
Roll period: 15.4 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 63 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.50
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.10

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.524
Length to Beam Ratio: 9.86 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 29.91 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 57 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 57
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 35.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 6.56 ft / 2.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 32.81 ft / 10.00 m
- Forecastle (25 %): 26.25 ft / 8.00 m
- Mid (50 %): 19.69 ft / 6.00 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 19.69 ft / 6.00 m
- Stern: 20.51 ft / 6.25 m
- Average freeboard: 22.86 ft / 6.97 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 79.2 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 182.9 %
Waterplane Area: 34,120 Square feet or 3,170 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 133 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 122 lbs/sq ft or 596 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.97
- Longitudinal: 1.33
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is excellent
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weights:
- 100 tons for 4x LeO-400 seaplanes
- 15 tons for catapult and crane
- 50 tons for crew comforts (air conditioning, movie theatre, and ice cream machine)
- 110 tons for Electronics Suite
- 25 tons for electronic fire-control on 200mm, 100mm, and 40mm guns
- 50 tons for communications
- 5 tons for forward Voith-Schneider maneuvering system
- 120 tons for extra gear (or growth room)
Total extra weight: 475 tons

Ships in Class:
- Saint Louis

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Thursday, May 28th 2015, 4:41am

Marseillaise, French Heavy Cruiser laid down 1946

Displacement:
16,500 t light; 17,313 t standard; 20,205 t normal; 22,519 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
730.14 ft / 721.78 ft x 75.46 ft x 23.62 ft (normal load)
222.55 m / 220.00 m x 23.00 m x 7.20 m

Armament:
12 - 7.87" / 200 mm guns (4x3 guns), 286.60lbs / 130.00kg shells, 1946 Model
Automatic rapid fire guns in turrets (on barbettes)
on centreline ends, evenly spread, 2 raised mounts - superfiring
12 - 3.94" / 100 mm guns (6x2 guns), 35.27lbs / 16.00kg shells, 1946 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread
12 - 2.24" / 57.0 mm guns (6x2 guns), 6.61lbs / 3.00kg shells, 1946 Model
Automatic rapid fire guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
16 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm guns (8x2 guns), 0.24lbs / 0.11kg shells, 1946 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
Weight of broadside 3,946 lbs / 1,790 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 180

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 5.91" / 150 mm 426.51 ft / 130.00 m 13.12 ft / 4.00 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 91 % of normal length

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 7.87" / 200 mm 3.15" / 80 mm 5.91" / 150 mm
2nd: 1.18" / 30 mm 0.79" / 20 mm 0.79" / 20 mm
3rd: 0.79" / 20 mm 0.39" / 10 mm 0.39" / 10 mm
4th: 0.59" / 15 mm - -

- Armour deck: 2.36" / 60 mm, Conning tower: 5.12" / 130 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 4 shafts, 137,872 shp / 102,853 Kw = 34.00 kts
Range 12,000nm at 18.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 5,206 tons

Complement:
846 - 1,101

Cost:
£10.466 million / $41.865 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 496 tons, 2.5 %
Armour: 4,078 tons, 20.2 %
- Belts: 1,406 tons, 7.0 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 862 tons, 4.3 %
- Armour Deck: 1,729 tons, 8.6 %
- Conning Tower: 82 tons, 0.4 %
Machinery: 3,443 tons, 17.0 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 7,579 tons, 37.5 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 3,705 tons, 18.3 %
Miscellaneous weights: 903 tons, 4.5 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
28,526 lbs / 12,939 Kg = 116.9 x 7.9 " / 200 mm shells or 2.7 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.09
Metacentric height 3.9 ft / 1.2 m
Roll period: 16.1 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 60 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.50
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.02

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.550
Length to Beam Ratio: 9.57 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 30.60 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 56 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 59
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 15.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0.00 ft / 0.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 31.17 ft / 9.50 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 25.43 ft / 7.75 m
- Mid (50 %): 19.69 ft / 6.00 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 19.69 ft / 6.00 m
- Stern: 20.51 ft / 6.25 m
- Average freeboard: 22.22 ft / 6.77 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 80.1 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 187.1 %
Waterplane Area: 39,560 Square feet or 3,675 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 128 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 130 lbs/sq ft or 635 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.98
- Longitudinal: 1.13
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is excellent
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weights:
- 528 tons for automatic gear for 20cm turrets
- 375 tons for normal CA stuff.

Ships in Class:
- Marseillaise: Laid down 1946
- Suffren: Laid down 1946
- Amiral Charner: Laid down 1947
- Duguay-Trouin: Laid down 1947