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The Almaz supports the operations of the Pacific Fleet.

Seaplane Carrier Almaz, laid down 1915
     Length, 110.6 m x Beam, 13.2 m x Depth, 5.3 m
          3667 tonnes normal displacement (3270 tonnes standard)
     Main battery:       7 x 13.0-cm
     AA battery:         4 x  7.6-cm
     Light battery:      2 x  0.7-cm
          Weight of broadside: 238 kg
     Armor deck, average 7.6 cm
     Battery armor:
          Main, 3.0 cm shields
          
     Aircraft - 4 Seaplanes, 2 Cranes
     Maximum speed for 6422 shaft kw = 20.00 knots
          Approximate cruising radius, 5000 nm / 12 knots
     Typical complement: 47-61

                    Estimated cost, $1.253 million (313,000)
          Remarks:
     Ship has slow, easy roll; a good, steady gun platform.
     Excellent seaboat; comfortable and able to fight her guns
     in the heaviest weather.
     Magazines and engineering spaces are roomy, with superior
     watertight subdivision.

          Distribution of weights:
                                                       Percent
                                                       normal
                                                    displacement:
          Armament .........................     65 tonnes =   2 pct
          Armor, total .....................    538 tonnes =  15 pct
               Deck                             524 tonnes =  14 pct
               Armament                          13 tonnes =   0 pct
          Machinery ........................    359 tonnes =  10 pct
          Hull and fittings; equipment .....   2091 tonnes =  57 pct
          Fuel, ammunition, stores .........    514 tonnes =  14 pct
          Miscellaneous weights ............    100 tonnes =   3 pct
                                              -----
                                               3667 tonnes = 100 pct
          Estimated metacentric height, 0.6 m
     Displacement summary:
          Light ship:              3153 tonnes
          Standard displacement:   3270 tonnes
          Normal service:          3667 tonnes
          Full load:               3969 tonnes
          Loading submergence 888 tonnes/metre
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     Estimated overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
          Relative margin of stability: 1.19
          Shellfire needed to sink: 3611 kg = 118.5 x 13.0-cm shells
               (Approximates weight of penetrating
               shell hits needed to sink ship,
               not counting critical hits)
          Torpedoes needed to sink: 2.3
               (Approximates number of 'typical'
               torpedo hits needed to sink ship)
          Relative steadiness as gun platform, 70 percent
               (50 percent is 'average')
          Relative rocking effect from firing to beam, 0.17
          Relative quality as a seaboat: 1.63
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     Hull form characteristics:
          Block coefficient: 0.47
          Sharpness coefficient: 0.34
          Hull speed coefficient 'M' = 7.19
          'Natural speed' for length = 19.0 knots
          Power going to wave formation
               at top speed: 45 percent

     Estimated hull characteristics and strength:
          Relative underwater volume absorbed by
               magazines and engineering spaces: 50 percent
          Relative accommodation and working space: 100 percent

          Displacement factor: 195 percent
               (Displacement relative to loading factors)

          Relative cross-sectional hull strength: 1.78
               (Structure weight per square
               metre of hull surface: 619 kg)
          Relative longitudinal hull strength: 3.37
               (for 4.00 m average freeboard;
               freeboard adjustment +0.22 m)
          Relative composite hull strength: 1.90
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[Machine-readable parameters: Spring Style v. 1.2.1]
362.77 x 43.30 x 17.38; 13.12 -- Dimensions
0.47 -- Block coefficient
1915 -- Year laid down
20.00 / 5000 / 12.00; Turbine, coal fired -- Speed / radius / cruise
100 tons -- Miscellaneous weights
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7 x 5.12; 0 -- Main battery; turrets
  Central positioning of guns
  Gun-shields
   :
0 -- No secondary battery
4 x 2.99 -- Tertiary (QF/AA) battery
   :
2 x 0.28 -- Fourth (light) battery
0 -- No torpedo armament
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0.00 -- No belt armor
2.99 / 0.00 -- Deck / CT
1.18 / 0.00 / 0.00 / 0.00 -- Battery armor

     (Note: For portability, values are stored in Anglo-American units)

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