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The Provence class were French "Super-Dreadnoughts", equivalent to the British King George V class.

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Provence Class Battleship, laid down 1912
     Length, 167.0 m x Beam, 28.3 m x Depth, 8.7 m
          24458 tonnes normal displacement (23407 tonnes standard)
     Main battery:      10 x 34.0-cm (5 x 2; 2 superfiring)
     Secondary battery: 22 x 14.0-cm
     QF battery:         7 x 10.0-cm
     Light battery:      6 x  4.5-cm
          Weight of broadside: 6393 kg
     4 TT, 45.0 cm (submerged)
     Main belt, 27.0 cm; bow and stern, 18.0 cm
     Torpedo bulkhead, 6.0 cm
     Armor deck, average 5.8 cm
     Conning tower, 31.5 cm
     Battery armor:
          Main, 40.0 cm / secondary, 10.0 cm
          QF, 2.5 cm shields 
     Maximum speed for 19569 shaft kw = 20.00 knots
          Approximate cruising radius, 5500 nm / 10 knots
     Typical complement: 978-1271

                    Estimated cost, $9.596 million (2.399 million)
          Remarks:
     Relative extent of belt armor, 94 percent of 'typical' coverage.
     Main deck secondary guns subject to being washed down
     in a seaway.

          Distribution of weights:
                                                       Percent
                                                       normal
                                                    displacement:
          Armament .........................   1758 tonnes =   7 pct
          Armor, total .....................   9147 tonnes =  37 pct
               Belt                            2346 tonnes =  10 pct
               Torpedo bulkhead                 888 tonnes =   4 pct
               Deck                            1508 tonnes =   6 pct
               C.T.                             226 tonnes =   1 pct
               Armament                        4179 tonnes =  17 pct
          Machinery ........................   1150 tonnes =   5 pct
          Hull and fittings; equipment .....   9665 tonnes =  40 pct
          Fuel, ammunition, stores .........   2713 tonnes =  11 pct
          Miscellaneous weights ............     25 tonnes =   0 pct
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                                              24458 tonnes = 100 pct
          Estimated metacentric height, 1.4 m
     Displacement summary:
          Light ship:             21745 tonnes
          Standard displacement:  23407 tonnes
          Normal service:         24458 tonnes
          Full load:              25202 tonnes
          Loading submergence 3346 tonnes/metre
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     Estimated overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
          Relative margin of stability: 1.01
          Shellfire needed to sink: 9899 kg = 18.2 x 34.0-cm shells
               (Approximates weight of penetrating
               shell hits needed to sink ship,
               not counting critical hits)
          Torpedoes needed to sink: 3.6
               (Approximates number of 'typical'
               torpedo hits needed to sink ship)
          Relative steadiness as gun platform, 52 percent
               (50 percent is 'average')
          Relative rocking effect from firing to beam, 0.60
          Relative quality as a seaboat: 1.12
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     Hull form characteristics:
          Block coefficient: 0.59
          Sharpness coefficient: 0.43
          Hull speed coefficient 'M' = 5.77
          'Natural speed' for length = 23.4 knots
          Power going to wave formation
               at top speed: 44 percent

     Estimated hull characteristics and strength:
          Relative underwater volume absorbed by
               magazines and engineering spaces: 93 percent
          Relative accommodation and working space: 109 percent

          Displacement factor: 96 percent
               (Displacement relative to loading factors)

          Relative cross-sectional hull strength: 0.99
               (Structure weight per square
               metre of hull surface: 969 kg)
          Relative longitudinal hull strength: 1.37
               (for 4.80 m average freeboard;
               freeboard adjustment -0.72 m)
          Relative composite hull strength: 1.03
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[Machine-readable parameters: Spring Style v. 1.2.1]
547.76 x 92.82 x 28.54; 15.74 -- Dimensions
0.59 -- Block coefficient
1912 -- Year laid down
20.00 / 5500 / 10.00; Turbine, coal fired -- Speed / radius / cruise
25 tons -- Miscellaneous weights
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10 x 13.39; 5; 2 -- Main battery; turrets; superfiring
   :
22 x 5.51; 0 -- Secondary battery; turrets
  Main deck battery
   :
7 x 3.94 -- Tertiary (QF/AA) battery
  Gun-shields
   :
6 x 1.77 -- Fourth (light) battery
4 / 4 / 17.72 -- TT / submerged / size
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10.63 / 7.09 / 0.00 / 2.36; 94 -- Belt armor; relative extent
2.28 / 12.40 -- Deck / CT
15.75 / 3.94 / 0.98 / 0.00 -- Battery armor

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

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