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Minsk class is very fast and carries a new 65cm torpedo with exceptionally high speed and long range.

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Torpedo specifications are as follows:

Diameter - 65cm
Length - 9m
Mass - approx. 2900 kg
Warhead - 285 kg

Minsk class, Russian Torpedo Cruisers laid down 1928

Displacement:
2,502 t light; 2,588 t standard; 3,088 t normal; 3,487 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
512.70 ft / 492.13 ft x 41.83 ft x 13.12 ft (normal load)
156.27 m / 150.00 m x 12.75 m x 4.00 m

Armament:
6 - 5.12" / 130 mm guns (2x3 guns), 67.03lbs / 30.40kg shells, 1928 Model
Breech loading guns in deck mounts with hoists
on centreline, all forward, 1 raised mount - superfiring
4 - 1.46" / 37.0 mm guns (1x4 guns), 1.55lbs / 0.70kg shells, 1928 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in a deck mount with hoist
on centreline aft
8 - 1.46" / 37.0 mm guns (4x2 guns), 1.55lbs / 0.70kg shells, 1928 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 421 lbs / 191 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 100
12 - 25.6" / 650 mm above water torpedoes in four triple mounts

Armour:
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.20" / 5 mm 0.79" / 20 mm
2nd: 0.98" / 25 mm - -
3rd: 0.98" / 25 mm - -

- Conning tower: 1.18" / 30 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 2 shafts, 56,893 shp / 42,442 Kw = 36.00 kts
Range 8,040nm at 15.00 kts (Bunkerage = 900 tons)

Complement:
206 - 269

Cost:
1.362 million / $5.449 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 53 tons, 1.7 %
Armour: 16 tons, 0.5 %
- Belts: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 11 tons, 0.4 %
- Armour Deck: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Conning Tower: 5 tons, 0.2 %
Machinery: 1,607 tons, 52.1 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 826 tons, 26.7 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 586 tons, 19.0 %
Miscellaneous weights: 0 tons, 0.0 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
753 lbs / 342 Kg = 11.2 x 5.1 " / 130 mm shells or 0.4 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.38
Metacentric height 2.4 ft / 0.7 m
Roll period: 11.4 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.31
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.00

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has rise forward of midbreak
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.400
Length to Beam Ratio: 11.76 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 25.33 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 60 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 70
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 30.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 6.56 ft / 2.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 24.28 ft / 7.40 m
- Forecastle (25 %): 19.03 ft / 5.80 m
- Mid (40 %): 19.03 ft / 5.80 m (11.48 ft / 3.50 m aft of break)
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 11.48 ft / 3.50 m
- Stern: 11.48 ft / 3.50 m
- Average freeboard: 15.03 ft / 4.58 m
Ship tends to be wet forward

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 180.7 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 65.6 %
Waterplane Area: 13,151 Square feet or 1,222 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 78 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 38 lbs/sq ft or 187 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.50
- Longitudinal: 0.76
- Overall: 0.52
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is cramped
Room for accommodation and workspaces is cramped
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform


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