This is amazing. Thank you so much! This thing should slaughter any 8" cruisers and will require the British to deploy battlecruisers to kill it. Just as planned!Attempt at a sim. 20,000 tons light (I doubt the Germans would build to Washington Standard). She's too big for a pocket

Graf Tauentzien, Kantai Germany Sachel Battleship laid down 1929

Displacement:

20,017 t light; 20,938 t standard; 26,370 t normal; 30,716 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught

716.62 ft / 714.00 ft x 83.00 ft x 26.00 ft (normal load)

218.43 m / 217.63 m x 25.30 m x 7.92 m

Armament:

9 - 11.14" / 283 mm guns (3x3 guns), 661.40lbs / 300.01kg shells, 1929 Model

Breech loading guns in turrets (on barbettes)

on centreline ends, majority forward, 1 raised mount - superfiring

8 - 5.91" / 150 mm guns in single mounts, 100.30lbs / 45.50kg shells, 1929 Model

Quick firing guns in deck mounts

on side, all amidships

4 - 3.46" / 88.0 mm guns (2x2 guns), 19.80lbs / 8.98kg shells, 1929 Model

Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts

on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts

2 - 3.46" / 88.0 mm guns (1x2 guns), 19.80lbs / 8.98kg shells, 1929 Model

Anti-aircraft guns in deck mount

on centreline aft, all raised guns - superfiring

12 - 1.46" / 37.0 mm guns (6x2 guns), 1.55lbs / 0.70kg shells, 1929 Model

Breech loading guns in deck mounts

on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts

Weight of broadside 6,892 lbs / 3,126 kg

Shells per gun, main battery: 100

Armour:

- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)

Main: 8.00" / 203 mm 410.00 ft / 124.97 m 13.00 ft / 3.96 m

Ends: Unarmoured

Main Belt covers 88 % of normal length

- Torpedo Bulkhead:

1.00" / 25 mm 400.00 ft / 121.92 m 20.00 ft / 6.10 m

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)

Main: 11.0" / 279 mm 6.00" / 152 mm 10.0" / 254 mm

2nd: 2.00" / 51 mm - -

- Armour deck: 3.75" / 95 mm, Conning tower: 11.00" / 279 mm

Machinery:

Diesel Internal combustion motors,

Direct drive, 4 shafts, 102,712 shp / 76,623 Kw = 29.00 kts

Range 12,000nm at 20.00 kts

Bunker at max displacement = 9,778 tons

Complement:

1,034 - 1,345

Cost:

£7.589 million / $30.357 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:

Armament: 899 tons, 3.4 %

Armour: 6,805 tons, 25.8 %

- Belts: 1,848 tons, 7.0 %

- Torpedo bulkhead: 296 tons, 1.1 %

- Armament: 1,446 tons, 5.5 %

- Armour Deck: 3,004 tons, 11.4 %

- Conning Tower: 210 tons, 0.8 %

Machinery: 3,155 tons, 12.0 %

Hull, fittings & equipment: 9,059 tons, 34.4 %

Fuel, ammunition & stores: 6,353 tons, 24.1 %

Miscellaneous weights: 100 tons, 0.4 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:

Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):

43,094 lbs / 19,547 Kg = 62.3 x 11.1 " / 283 mm shells or 5.8 torpedoes

Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.28

Metacentric height 5.9 ft / 1.8 m

Roll period: 14.3 seconds

Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 53 %

- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.41

Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.15

Hull form characteristics:

Hull has a flush deck

Block coefficient: 0.599

Length to Beam Ratio: 8.60 : 1

'Natural speed' for length: 26.72 kts

Power going to wave formation at top speed: 51 %

Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 46

Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 5.00 degrees

Stern overhang: -2.00 ft / -0.61 m

Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):

- Stem: 30.00 ft / 9.14 m

- Forecastle (20 %): 19.00 ft / 5.79 m

- Mid (50 %): 19.00 ft / 5.79 m

- Quarterdeck (15 %): 19.00 ft / 5.79 m

- Stern: 19.00 ft / 5.79 m

- Average freeboard: 19.88 ft / 6.06 m

Ship space, strength and comments:

Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 86.3 %

- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 151.6 %

Waterplane Area: 43,303 Square feet or 4,023 Square metres

Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 129 %

Structure weight / hull surface area: 146 lbs/sq ft or 714 Kg/sq metre

Hull strength (Relative):

- Cross-sectional: 1.00

- Longitudinal: 1.03

- Overall: 1.00

Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is adequate

Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent

100 tons flag facilities, aircraft, hangar, catapult, boom on mainmast