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Tianshen-Class Aircraft Carrier [1936] (Taishe)

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  1. Tianshen-Class, Taishe Dynasty Aircraft Carrier laid down 1936 (Engine 1937)
  2.  
  3. Displacement:
  4.     30,267 t light; 31,098 t standard; 33,321 t normal; 35,099 t full load
  5.  
  6. Dimensions: Length (overall / waterline) x beam x draught (normal/deep)
  7.     (846.46 ft / 836.61 ft) x 85.30 ft x (27.89 / 29.10 ft)
  8.     (258.00 m / 255.00 m) x 26.00 m  x (8.50 / 8.87 m)
  9.  
  10. Armament:
  11.       48 - 3.15" / 80.0 mm 60.0 cal guns - 17.11lbs / 7.76kg shells, 350 per gun
  12.       Dual purpose guns in deck and hoist mounts, 1934 Model
  13.       24 x Twin mounts on sides, evenly spread
  14.         24 hull mounts in casemates- Limited use in heavy seas
  15.       64 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm 75.0 cal guns - 0.28lbs / 0.13kg shells, 500 per gun
  16.       Anti-air guns in deck mounts, 1934 Model
  17.       16 x 2 row quad mounts on sides, evenly spread
  18.       Weight of broadside 839 lbs / 381 kg
  19.  
  20. Armour:
  21.    - Belts:     Width (max) Length (avg)        Height (avg)
  22.     Main:   5.91" / 150 mm  543.80 ft / 165.75 m    10.86 ft / 3.31 m
  23.     Ends:   2.95" / 75 mm   292.78 ft / 89.24 m 10.86 ft / 3.31 m
  24.     Upper:  2.95" / 75 mm   543.80 ft / 165.75 m    8.01 ft / 2.44 m
  25.       Main Belt covers 100 % of normal length
  26.  
  27.    - Torpedo Bulkhead - Additional damage containing bulkheads:
  28.         2.95" / 75 mm   543.80 ft / 165.75 m    24.08 ft / 7.34 m
  29.     Beam between torpedo bulkheads 49.21 ft / 15.00 m
  30.  
  31.    - Gun armour:    Face (max)  Other gunhouse (avg)    Barbette/hoist (max)
  32.     2nd:    2.95" / 75 mm   1.97" / 50 mm       1.97" / 50 mm
  33.     3rd:    1.97" / 50 mm         -               -
  34.  
  35.    - Armoured deck - multiple decks:
  36.     *2 Lightweight Hangars*
  37.     For and Aft decks: 3.94" / 100 mm
  38.     Forecastle: 3.94" / 100 mm  Quarter deck: 3.94" / 100 mm
  39.  
  40.    - Conning towers: Forward 7.87" / 200 mm, Aft 0.00" / 0 mm
  41.  
  42. Machinery:
  43.     Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
  44.     Electric motors, 4 shafts, 125,873 shp / 93,901 Kw = 30.00 kts
  45.     Range 10,000nm at 14.00 kts
  46.     Bunker at max displacement = 4,001 tons
  47.  
  48. Complement:
  49.     1,233 - 1,603
  50.  
  51. Cost:
  52.     £8.755 million / $35.021 million
  53.  
  54. Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
  55.     Armament: 276 tons, 0.8 %
  56.        - Guns: 276 tons, 0.8 %
  57.     Armour: 8,032 tons, 24.1 %
  58.        - Belts: 2,320 tons, 7.0 %
  59.        - Torpedo bulkhead: 1,431 tons, 4.3 %
  60.        - Armament: 323 tons, 1.0 %
  61.        - Armour Deck: 3,783 tons, 11.4 %
  62.        - Conning Tower: 176 tons, 0.5 %
  63.     Machinery: 3,489 tons, 10.5 %
  64.     Hull, fittings & equipment: 10,271 tons, 30.8 %
  65.     Fuel, ammunition & stores: 3,054 tons, 9.2 %
  66.     Miscellaneous weights: 8,200 tons, 24.6 %
  67.        - On freeboard deck: 8,100 tons
  68.        - Above deck: 100 tons
  69.  
  70. Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
  71.     Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
  72.       84,846 lbs / 38,486 Kg = 785.6 x 6 " / 152 mm shells or 18.3 torpedoes
  73.     Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.03
  74.     Metacentric height 4.2 ft / 1.3 m
  75.     Roll period: 17.6 seconds
  76.     Steadiness  - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %
  77.             - Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.04
  78.     Seaboat quality  (Average = 1.00): 1.40
  79.  
  80. Hull form characteristics:
  81.     Hull has a flush deck,
  82.       an extended bulbous bow and a round stern
  83.     Block coefficient (normal/deep): 0.586 / 0.592
  84.     Length to Beam Ratio: 9.81 : 1
  85.     'Natural speed' for length: 28.92 kts
  86.     Power going to wave formation at top speed: 47 %
  87.     Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 50
  88.     Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 0.00 degrees
  89.     Stern overhang: 3.28 ft / 1.00 m
  90.     Freeboard (% = length of deck as a percentage of waterline length):
  91.                 Fore end,    Aft end
  92.        - Forecastle:    20.00 %,  31.99 ft / 9.75 m,  25.92 ft / 7.90 m
  93.        - Forward deck:  30.00 %,  25.92 ft / 7.90 m,  20.34 ft / 6.20 m
  94.        - Aft deck:  35.00 %,  20.34 ft / 6.20 m,  20.34 ft / 6.20 m
  95.        - Quarter deck:  15.00 %,  20.34 ft / 6.20 m,  20.34 ft / 6.20 m
  96.        - Average freeboard:     22.78 ft / 6.94 m
  97.  
  98. Ship space, strength and comments:
  99.     Space   - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 67.3 %
  100.         - Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 172.1 %
  101.     Waterplane Area: 51,516 Square feet or 4,786 Square metres
  102.     Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 137 %
  103.     Structure weight / hull surface area: 136 lbs/sq ft or 666 Kg/sq metre
  104.     Hull strength (Relative):
  105.         - Cross-sectional: 1.19
  106.         - Longitudinal: 0.94
  107.         - Overall: 1.00
  108.     Excellent machinery, storage, compartmentation space
  109.     Excellent accommodation and workspace room
  110.     Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform
  111.     Good seaboat, rides out heavy weather easily
  112.  
  113. ================================================================================
  114. -100 Tons of Additional Weight Above Deck:
  115.     -Flag Facilities (100 Tons)
  116.  
  117. -8100 Tons of Additional Weight On Deck:
  118.     -90 Aircraft (90*90=8100) in 2 Lightweight Hangars
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