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The Vesuvius Class Ammunition Ship keeps the guns of the French and Russian Fleets supplied.  They can be identified by the respectful distance other units tend to keep...

Ammunition Ship, laid down 1912
     Length, 90.0 m x Beam, 17.0 m x Depth, 5.0 m
          5399 tonnes normal displacement (4794 tonnes standard)
     Main battery:       2 x  0.7-cm
          Weight of broadside: 0 kg
     Hull unarmored
     Cargo - 3,00 tons - 3590 GRT
     Maximum speed for 4189 shaft kw = 16.00 knots
          Approximate cruising radius, 8000 nm / 10 knots
     Typical complement: 315-409

                    Estimated cost, $794,000 (198,000)
          Remarks:
     Excellent seaboat; comfortable and able to fight her guns
     in the heaviest weather.
     Magazines and engineering spaces are roomy, with superior
     watertight subdivision.

          Distribution of weights:
                                                       Percent
                                                       normal
                                                    displacement:
          Machinery ........................    246 tonnes =   5 pct
          Hull and fittings; equipment .....   1340 tonnes =  25 pct
          Fuel, ammunition, stores .........    713 tonnes =  13 pct
          Miscellaneous weights ............   3100 tonnes =  57 pct
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                                               5399 tonnes = 100 pct
          Estimated metacentric height, 0.7 m
     Displacement summary:
          Light ship:              4686 tonnes
          Standard displacement:   4794 tonnes
          Normal service:          5399 tonnes
          Full load:               5861 tonnes
          Loading submergence 1215 tonnes/metre
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     Estimated overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
          Relative margin of stability: 1.04
          Shellfire needed to sink: 3057 kg = 642540.3 x 0.7-cm shells
               (Approximates weight of penetrating
               shell hits needed to sink ship,
               not counting critical hits)
          Torpedoes needed to sink: 1.5
               (Approximates number of 'typical'
               torpedo hits needed to sink ship)
          Relative steadiness as gun platform, 47 percent
               (50 percent is 'average')
          Relative rocking effect from firing to beam, 0.00
          Relative quality as a seaboat: 1.50
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     Hull form characteristics:
          Block coefficient: 0.70
          Sharpness coefficient: 0.48
          Hull speed coefficient 'M' = 5.14
          'Natural speed' for length = 17.2 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: 78 percent
          Relative accommodation and working space: 103 percent

          Displacement factor: 150 percent
               (Displacement relative to loading factors)

          Relative cross-sectional hull strength: 1.09
               (Structure weight per square
               metre of hull surface: 364 kg)
          Relative longitudinal hull strength: 2.11
               (for 4.00 m average freeboard;
               freeboard adjustment -0.08 m)
          Relative composite hull strength: 1.16
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[Machine-readable parameters: Spring Style v. 1.2.1]
295.20 x 55.76 x 16.40; 13.12 -- Dimensions
0.70 -- Block coefficient
1912 -- Year laid down
16.00 / 8000 / 10.00; Turbine, coal fired -- Speed / radius / cruise
3100 tons -- Miscellaneous weights
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2 x 0.28; 0 -- Main battery; turrets
  Central positioning of guns
   :
0 -- No secondary battery
0 -- No tertiary (QF/AA) battery
0 -- No fourth (light) battery
0 -- No torpedo armament
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0.00 -- No belt armor
0.00 / 0.00 -- Deck / CT
0.00 -- No battery armor

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

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