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The Kursk class are the first Russian destroyers with their main armament in twin turrets.

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Kursk class, Russian Destroyer laid down 1924

Displacement:
1,444 t light; 1,500 t standard; 1,683 t normal; 1,822 t full load
Loading submergence 188 tons/feet

Dimensions:
377.30 ft x 32.15 ft x 12.14 ft (normal load)
115.00 m x 9.80 m x 3.70 m

Armament:
4 - 5.12" / 130 mm guns (2 Main turrets x 2 guns)
4 - 1.46" / 37 mm guns
4 - 0.50" / 13 mm AA guns
Weight of broadside 275 lbs / 125 kg
8 - 20.9" / 530 mm above water torpedoes
50 tons depth charges/mines

Armour:
Main turrets 0.98" / 25 mm, 2nd gun shields 0.98" / 25 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Direct drive, 2 shafts, 36,021 shp / 26,872 Kw = 33.00 kts
Range 3,800nm at 15.00 kts

Complement:
131 - 170

Cost:
0.618 million / $2.473 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 34 tons, 2.0 %
Armour: 27 tons, 1.6 %
Belts: 0 tons, 0.0 %, Armament: 27 tons, 1.6 %, Armour Deck: 0 tons, 0.0 %
Conning Tower: 0 tons, 0.0 %, Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
Machinery: 862 tons, 51.2 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 470 tons, 27.9 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 239 tons, 14.2 %
Miscellaneous weights: 50 tons, 3.0 %

Metacentric height 1.3

Remarks:
Caution: Hull subject to strain in open-sea
Hull space for machinery, storage & compartmentation is cramped
Room for accommodation & workspaces is cramped
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform
Good seaboat, rides out heavy weather easily

Estimated overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Relative margin of stability: 1.24
Shellfire needed to sink: 385 lbs / 174 Kg = 5.7 x 5.1 " / 130 mm shells
(Approx weight of penetrating shell hits needed to sink ship excluding critical hits)
Torpedoes needed to sink: 0.3
(Approx number of typical torpedo hits needed to sink ship)
Relative steadiness as gun platform: 71 %
(Average = 50 %)
Relative rocking effect from firing to beam: 0.61
Relative quality as seaboat: 1.21

Hull form characteristics:
Block coefficient: 0.400
Sharpness coefficient: 0.28
Hull speed coefficient 'M': 9.69
'Natural speed' for length: 19.42 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 62 %
Trim: 59
(Maximise stabilty/flotation = 0, Maximise steadiness/seakeeping = 100)

Estimated hull characteristics & strength:
Underwater volume absorbed by magazines and engineering spaces: 184.1 %
Relative accommodation and working space: 76.0 %
(Average = 100%)
Displacement factor: 62 %
(Displacement relative to loading factors)
Relative cross-sectional hull strength: 0.50
(Structure weight / hull surface area: 35 lbs / square foot or 171 Kg / square metre)
Relative longitudinal hull strength: 1.04
(for 14.44 ft / 4.40 m average freeboard, freeboard adjustment 3.83 ft)
Relative composite hull strength: 0.53


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