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The Gloire Class Armored Cruisers underwent refitting in 1913-1914.

Gloire Class Armored Cruisers, laid down 1899
     Length, 140.0 m x Beam, 20.2 m x Depth, 7.7 m
          10977 tonnes normal displacement (9933 tonnes standard)
     Main battery:       4 x 19.0-cm (2 x 2)
     Secondary battery:  8 x 16.0-cm
     QF battery:         6 x 10.0-cm
     Light battery:      6 x  1.3-cm
          Weight of broadside: 918 kg
     2 TT, 45.0 cm (submerged)
     Main belt, 15.0 cm; bow and stern, 7.0 cm
     Upper belt, 12.0 cm
     Armor deck, average 5.0 cm
     Conning tower, 20.0 cm
     Battery armor:
          Main, 18.0 cm / secondary, 10.0 cm
          QF, 5.0 cm 
     Maximum speed for 15841 indicated kw = 21.50 knots
          Approximate cruising radius, 7000 nm / 10 knots
     Typical complement: 536-697

                    Estimated cost, $4.072 million (1.018 million)
          Remarks:
     Relative extent of belt armor, 120 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 .........................    253 tonnes =   2 pct
          Armor, total .....................   2855 tonnes =  26 pct
               Belt                            1658 tonnes =  15 pct
               Deck                             696 tonnes =   6 pct
               C.T.                              84 tonnes =   1 pct
               Armament                         417 tonnes =   4 pct
          Machinery ........................   3369 tonnes =  31 pct
          Hull and fittings; equipment .....   3069 tonnes =  28 pct
          Fuel, ammunition, stores .........   1432 tonnes =  13 pct
          Miscellaneous weights ............      0 tonnes =   0 pct
                                              -----
                                              10977 tonnes = 100 pct
          Estimated metacentric height, 1.3 m
     Displacement summary:
          Light ship:              9545 tonnes
          Standard displacement:   9933 tonnes
          Normal service:         10977 tonnes
          Full load:              11768 tonnes
          Loading submergence 1792 tonnes/metre
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     Estimated overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
          Relative margin of stability: 1.30
          Shellfire needed to sink: 3300 kg = 34.7 x 19.0-cm shells
               (Approximates weight of penetrating
               shell hits needed to sink ship,
               not counting critical hits)
          Torpedoes needed to sink: 1.2
               (Approximates number of 'typical'
               torpedo hits needed to sink ship)
          Relative steadiness as gun platform, 70 percent
               (50 percent is 'average')
          Relative rocking effect from firing to beam, 0.24
          Relative quality as a seaboat: 1.30
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     Hull form characteristics:
          Block coefficient: 0.50
          Sharpness coefficient: 0.37
          Hull speed coefficient 'M' = 6.32
          'Natural speed' for length = 21.4 knots
          Power going to wave formation
               at top speed: 47 percent

     Estimated hull characteristics and strength:
          Relative underwater volume absorbed by
               magazines and engineering spaces: 120 percent
          Relative accommodation and working space: 91 percent

          Displacement factor: 94 percent
               (Displacement relative to loading factors)

          Relative cross-sectional hull strength: 0.96
               (Structure weight per square
               metre of hull surface: 507 kg)
          Relative longitudinal hull strength: 1.42
               (for 4.10 m average freeboard;
               freeboard adjustment -0.60 m)
          Relative composite hull strength: 1.00
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[Machine-readable parameters: Spring Style v. 1.2.1]
459.20 x 66.26 x 25.26; 13.45 -- Dimensions
0.50 -- Block coefficient
1899 -- Year laid down
21.50 / 7000 / 10.00; Reciprocating -- Speed / radius / cruise
 0 tons -- Miscellaneous weights
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4 x 7.48; 2; 0 -- Main battery; turrets; superfiring
   :
8 x 6.30; 0 -- Secondary battery; turrets
  Main deck battery
   :
6 x 3.94 -- Tertiary (QF/AA) battery
   :
6 x 0.51 -- Fourth (light) battery
2 / 2 / 17.72 -- TT / submerged / size
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5.91 / 2.76 / 4.72 / 0.00; 120 -- Belt armor; relative extent
1.97 / 7.87 -- Deck / CT
7.09 / 3.94 / 1.97 / 0.00 -- Battery armor

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

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