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The Jules Michelet will be replaced as new construction permits.

Michelet Class Armored Cruiser, laid down 1904
     Length, 146.4 m x Beam, 21.4 m x Depth, 8.4 m
          14063 tonnes normal displacement (12194 tonnes standard)
     Main battery:       4 x 19.0-cm (2 x 2)
     Secondary battery: 12 x 16.0-cm
     QF battery:        20 x  4.7-cm
     Light battery:      4 x  1.3-cm
          Weight of broadside: 1091 kg
     2 TT, 46.0 cm (submerged)
     Main belt, 15.0 cm; bow and stern, 12.0 cm
     Upper belt, 8.0 cm
     Torpedo bulkhead, 6.0 cm
     Armor deck, average 6.0 cm
     Conning tower, 20.0 cm
     Battery armor:
          Main, 20.0 cm / secondary, 16.5 cm
          QF, 6.0 cm 
     Maximum speed for 23916 shaft kw = 23.00 knots
          Approximate cruising radius, 6000 nm / 12 knots
     Typical complement: 646-839

                    Estimated cost, $4.443 million (1.111 million)
          Remarks:
     Relative extent of belt armor, 130 percent of 'typical' coverage.
     Ship has slow, easy roll; a good, steady gun platform.
     Good seaboat; rides out heavy weather easily.
     Magazines and engineering spaces are cramped, with poor
     watertight subdivision.
     Main deck secondary guns subject to being washed down
     in a seaway.

          Distribution of weights:
                                                       Percent
                                                       normal
                                                    displacement:
          Armament .........................    300 tonnes =   2 pct
          Armor, total .....................   4352 tonnes =  31 pct
               Belt                            1853 tonnes =  13 pct
               Torpedo bulkhead                 752 tonnes =   5 pct
               Deck                             963 tonnes =   7 pct
               C.T.                              99 tonnes =   1 pct
               Armament                         685 tonnes =   5 pct
          Machinery ........................   3205 tonnes =  23 pct
          Hull and fittings; equipment .....   3856 tonnes =  27 pct
          Fuel, ammunition, stores .........   2349 tonnes =  17 pct
          Miscellaneous weights ............      0 tonnes =   0 pct
                                              -----
                                              14063 tonnes = 100 pct
          Estimated metacentric height, 1.4 m
     Displacement summary:
          Light ship:             11713 tonnes
          Standard displacement:  12194 tonnes
          Normal service:         14063 tonnes
          Full load:              15501 tonnes
          Loading submergence 2064 tonnes/metre
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     Estimated overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
          Relative margin of stability: 1.28
          Shellfire needed to sink: 3758 kg = 39.5 x 19.0-cm shells
               (Approximates weight of penetrating
               shell hits needed to sink ship,
               not counting critical hits)
          Torpedoes needed to sink: 1.4
               (Approximates number of 'typical'
               torpedo hits needed to sink ship)
          Relative steadiness as gun platform, 71 percent
               (50 percent is 'average')
          Relative rocking effect from firing to beam, 0.28
          Relative quality as a seaboat: 1.29
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     Hull form characteristics:
          Block coefficient: 0.53
          Sharpness coefficient: 0.39
          Hull speed coefficient 'M' = 6.08
          'Natural speed' for length = 21.9 knots
          Power going to wave formation
               at top speed: 51 percent

     Estimated hull characteristics and strength:
          Relative underwater volume absorbed by
               magazines and engineering spaces: 130 percent
          Relative accommodation and working space: 109 percent

          Displacement factor: 107 percent
               (Displacement relative to loading factors)

          Relative cross-sectional hull strength: 0.95
               (Structure weight per square
               metre of hull surface: 540 kg)
          Relative longitudinal hull strength: 1.62
               (for 5.10 m average freeboard;
               freeboard adjustment +0.16 m)
          Relative composite hull strength: 1.01
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[Machine-readable parameters: Spring Style v. 1.2.1]
480.19 x 70.19 x 27.55; 16.73 -- Dimensions
0.53 -- Block coefficient
1904 -- Year laid down
23.00 / 6000 / 12.00; Turbine, coal fired -- Speed / radius / cruise
 0 tons -- Miscellaneous weights
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4 x 7.48; 2; 0 -- Main battery; turrets; superfiring
   :
12 x 6.30; 0 -- Secondary battery; turrets
  Main deck battery
   :
20 x 1.85 -- Tertiary (QF/AA) battery
   :
4 x 0.51 -- Fourth (light) battery
2 / 2 / 18.11 -- TT / submerged / size
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5.91 / 4.72 / 3.15 / 2.36; 130 -- Belt armor; relative extent
2.36 / 7.87 -- Deck / CT
7.87 / 6.50 / 2.36 / 0.00 -- Battery armor

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

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