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The Makarovs are a new category, the Fast Armored Cruiser, and count as capital ship tonnage. They replace the two remaining Gangut class battleships and 2 of the Imperitritsa Maria class battleships when they are completed in 1935. Their names are:

Admiral Makarov
Gromoboi
Bayan
Rossia

Adm Makarov class, Russian Armored Cruiser laid down 1933

Displacement:
17,993 t light; 18,959 t standard; 24,183 t normal; 28,363 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
761.37 ft / 751.48 ft x 65.62 ft (Bulges 78.74 ft) x 28.61 ft (normal load)
232.06 m / 229.05 m x 20.00 m (Bulges 24.00 m) x 8.72 m

Armament:
9 - 9.21" / 234 mm guns (3x3 guns), 440.92lbs / 200.00kg shells, 1933 Model
Breech loading guns in turrets (on barbettes)
on centreline, evenly spread
Aft Main mounts separated by engine room
3 - 9.21" / 234 mm guns (1x3 guns), 440.92lbs / 200.00kg shells, 1933 Model
Breech loading guns in a turret (on a barbette)
on centreline aft
6 - 5.12" / 130 mm guns (2x3 guns), 79.37lbs / 36.00kg shells, 1933 Model
Breech loading guns in deck mounts with hoists
on centreline ends, evenly spread, all raised mounts
12 - 5.12" / 130 mm guns (4x3 guns), 79.37lbs / 36.00kg shells, 1933 Model
Dual purpose guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread
32 - 1.46" / 37.0 mm guns (8 mounts), 1.55lbs / 0.70kg shells, 1933 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts with hoists
on side, evenly spread, 6 raised guns
Weight of broadside 6,769 lbs / 3,071 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 120

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 7.09" / 180 mm 461.61 ft / 140.70 m 9.84 ft / 3.00 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 95 % of normal length

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 7.87" / 200 mm 2.76" / 70 mm 5.91" / 150 mm
2nd: 7.87" / 200 mm 2.76" / 70 mm 5.91" / 150 mm
3rd: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.20" / 5 mm -
4th: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.20" / 5 mm -
5th: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.20" / 5 mm -

- Armour deck: 3.03" / 77 mm, Conning tower: 5.91" / 150 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Electric motors, 3 shafts, 142,853 shp / 106,568 Kw = 33.70 kts
Range 5,040nm at 30.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 9,404 tons

Complement:
969 - 1,260

Cost:
8.684 million / $34.736 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 743 tons, 3.1 %
Armour: 4,198 tons, 17.4 %
- Belts: 1,335 tons, 5.5 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 841 tons, 3.5 %
- Armour Deck: 1,916 tons, 7.9 %
- Conning Tower: 106 tons, 0.4 %
Machinery: 4,162 tons, 17.2 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 8,750 tons, 36.2 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 6,190 tons, 25.6 %
Miscellaneous weights: 140 tons, 0.6 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
29,132 lbs / 13,214 Kg = 74.5 x 9.2 " / 234 mm shells or 2.8 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.19
Metacentric height 3.7 ft / 1.1 m
Roll period: 17.3 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.58
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.20

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has rise forward of midbreak
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.500
Length to Beam Ratio: 9.54 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 31.40 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 54 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 58
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 15.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0.00 ft / 0.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 36.91 ft / 11.25 m
- Forecastle (30 %): 26.90 ft / 8.20 m
- Mid (45 %): 26.90 ft / 8.20 m (16.90 ft / 5.15 m aft of break)
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 16.90 ft / 5.15 m
- Stern: 17.72 ft / 5.40 m
- Average freeboard: 22.66 ft / 6.91 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 80.7 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 131.8 %
Waterplane Area: 34,165 Square feet or 3,174 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 130 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 145 lbs/sq ft or 706 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.96
- Longitudinal: 1.33
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is excellent
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform
Good seaboat, rides out heavy weather easily

Semiautomatic twin HA 130mm DP mounts simmed as triples

2 Seaplanes, 1 Catapult
Air search Radar - 20 tons
Surface Search Radar - 20 tons

40 tons available for future growth

Range 17,670nm at 18.00 kts
Range 12,410nm at 21.00 kts
Range 8,990nm at 24.00 kts
Range 6,670nm at 27.00 kts
Range 5,040nm at 30.00 kts


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