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He Bing-Class Battleship [1914] (Taishe)

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  1. He Bing-Class, Taishe Dynasty Battleship laid down 1914
  2.  
  3. Displacement:
  4.     17,312 t light; 18,456 t standard; 19,445 t normal; 20,236 t full load
  5.  
  6. Dimensions: Length (overall / waterline) x beam x draught (normal/deep)
  7.     (492.13 ft / 492.13 ft) x 91.86 ft x (31.17 / 32.10 ft)
  8.     (150.00 m / 150.00 m) x 28.00 m  x (9.50 / 9.78 m)
  9.  
  10. Armament:
  11.       6 - 14.96" / 380 mm 40.0 cal guns - 1,604.61lbs / 727.84kg shells, 100 per gun
  12.       Breech loading guns in turret on barbette mounts, 1910 Model
  13.       2 x Triple mounts on centreline, evenly spread
  14.       12 - 5.91" / 150 mm 45.0 cal guns - 103.86lbs / 47.11kg shells, 225 per gun
  15.       Quick firing guns in turret on barbette mounts, 1912 Model
  16.       6 x Twin mounts on sides, evenly spread
  17.         2 raised mounts
  18.       12 - 3.94" / 100 mm 50.0 cal guns - 32.30lbs / 14.65kg shells, 300 per gun
  19.       Quick firing guns in casemate mounts, 1904 Model
  20.       12 x Single mounts on sides, evenly spread
  21.         12 hull mounts in casemates- Limited use in heavy seas
  22.       Weight of broadside 11,262 lbs / 5,108 kg
  23.  
  24. Armour:
  25.    - Belts:     Width (max) Length (avg)        Height (avg)
  26.     Main:   15.0" / 380 mm  262.47 ft / 80.00 m 12.30 ft / 3.75 m
  27.     Ends:   3.94" / 100 mm  229.66 ft / 70.00 m 12.30 ft / 3.75 m
  28.     Upper:  3.94" / 100 mm  262.47 ft / 80.00 m 8.01 ft / 2.44 m
  29.       Main Belt covers 82 % of normal length
  30.       Main Belt inclined -5.00 degrees (positive = in)
  31.  
  32.    - Torpedo Bulkhead - Strengthened structural bulkheads:
  33.         3.94" / 100 mm  262.47 ft / 80.00 m 25.16 ft / 7.67 m
  34.     Beam between torpedo bulkheads 59.06 ft / 18.00 m
  35.  
  36.    - Gun armour:    Face (max)  Other gunhouse (avg)    Barbette/hoist (max)
  37.     Main:   15.7" / 400 mm  9.84" / 250 mm      11.8" / 300 mm
  38.     2nd:    3.94" / 100 mm  1.97" / 50 mm       1.97" / 50 mm
  39.     3rd:    3.94" / 100 mm  1.97" / 50 mm             -
  40.  
  41.    - Armoured deck - multiple decks:
  42.     For and Aft decks: 5.91" / 150 mm
  43.     Forecastle: 3.94" / 100 mm  Quarter deck: 3.94" / 100 mm
  44.  
  45.    - Conning towers: Forward 13.78" / 350 mm, Aft 0.00" / 0 mm
  46.  
  47. Machinery:
  48.     Oil fired boilers, reciprocating cruising steam engines and steam turbines
  49.     Geared drive, 4 shafts, 7,966 ihp / 5,943 Kw = 15.00 kts
  50.     Range 8,000nm at 10.00 kts
  51.     Bunker at max displacement = 1,780 tons
  52.  
  53. Complement:
  54.     823 - 1,070
  55.  
  56. Cost:
  57.     £2.030 million / $8.119 million
  58.  
  59. Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
  60.     Armament: 1,783 tons, 9.2 %
  61.        - Guns: 1,783 tons, 9.2 %
  62.     Armour: 8,997 tons, 46.3 %
  63.        - Belts: 3,069 tons, 15.8 %
  64.        - Torpedo bulkhead: 962 tons, 4.9 %
  65.        - Armament: 1,687 tons, 8.7 %
  66.        - Armour Deck: 3,064 tons, 15.8 %
  67.        - Conning Tower: 215 tons, 1.1 %
  68.     Machinery: 373 tons, 1.9 %
  69.     Hull, fittings & equipment: 6,058 tons, 31.2 %
  70.     Fuel, ammunition & stores: 2,133 tons, 11.0 %
  71.     Miscellaneous weights: 100 tons, 0.5 %
  72.        - Above deck: 100 tons
  73.  
  74. Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
  75.     Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
  76.       35,779 lbs / 16,229 Kg = 21.4 x 15.0 " / 380 mm shells or 8.3 torpedoes
  77.     Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.22
  78.     Metacentric height 6.3 ft / 1.9 m
  79.     Roll period: 15.3 seconds
  80.     Steadiness  - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 77 %
  81.             - Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.55
  82.     Seaboat quality  (Average = 1.00): 1.54
  83.  
  84. Hull form characteristics:
  85.     Hull has a flush deck,
  86.       a normal bow and a cruiser stern
  87.     Block coefficient (normal/deep): 0.483 / 0.488
  88.     Length to Beam Ratio: 5.36 : 1
  89.     'Natural speed' for length: 22.18 kts
  90.     Power going to wave formation at top speed: 30 %
  91.     Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 50
  92.     Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 0.00 degrees
  93.     Stern overhang: 0.00 ft / 0.00 m
  94.     Freeboard (% = length of deck as a percentage of waterline length):
  95.                 Fore end,    Aft end
  96.        - Forecastle:    20.00 %,  18.04 ft / 5.50 m,  16.40 ft / 5.00 m
  97.        - Forward deck:  30.00 %,  16.40 ft / 5.00 m,  16.40 ft / 5.00 m
  98.        - Aft deck:  35.00 %,  16.40 ft / 5.00 m,  16.40 ft / 5.00 m
  99.        - Quarter deck:  15.00 %,  16.40 ft / 5.00 m,  16.40 ft / 5.00 m
  100.        - Average freeboard:     16.54 ft / 5.04 m
  101.     Ship tends to be wet forward
  102.  
  103. Ship space, strength and comments:
  104.     Space   - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 80.0 %
  105.         - Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 112.6 %
  106.     Waterplane Area: 29,664 Square feet or 2,756 Square metres
  107.     Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 104 %
  108.     Structure weight / hull surface area: 184 lbs/sq ft or 896 Kg/sq metre
  109.     Hull strength (Relative):
  110.         - Cross-sectional: 0.91
  111.         - Longitudinal: 2.45
  112.         - Overall: 1.00
  113.     Excellent machinery, storage, compartmentation space
  114.     Adequate accommodation and workspace room
  115.     Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform
  116.     Excellent seaboat, comfortable, can fire her guns in the heaviest weather
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