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GASCOIGNE battleship

Gascoigne

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Gascoigne   A C de la Loire et Penhoët, St-Nazaire --- --- --- cancelled 1940

 

Displacement standard, t

35000

Displacement full, t

48000

Length, m

242.0 pp 247.9 oa

Breadth, m

33.0

Draught, m

9.63

No of shafts

4

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 6 Sural-Indret boilers

Power, h. p.

150000

Max speed, kts

30

Fuel, t

oil 6796

Endurance, nm(kts)

10000(12)

Armour, mm

main belt: 320, torpedo bulkhead: 50 - 30, main deck: 150 - 140, lower deck: 40 with 50-mm slopes, main turrets: 430 - 170, barbettes: 405, secondary turrets: 115 - 70, CT: 340

Armament

2 x 4 - 380/45 M1935, 3 x 3 - 152/55 M1936, 8 x 2 - 100/45 M1937, 4 x 4 - 37/50 M1937, 2 x 2 - 37/50 M1937, 5 x 4 - 13.2/76, 2 seaplanes, 1 catapult

Complement

1550

Ship project history: Further development of Richelieu with changed main gun turrets arrangement. The ship was ordered in 1940 but never laid down.

Ship protection: 15°inclined internal 320mm thick main belt covered area 131.5x5.96m, tapering to 170mm at lower edge. Its upper edge was connected with outside plating. Many small compartments between plating and belt were filled with special water-resistant material. Main belt was closed by 355-233mm fwd and 233mm aft bulkheads. Flat main deck laid on upper edge of main belt and had 150mm thickness over magazines and 140mm over machinery. Lower 40mm splinter deck connected with lower edge of main belt by 50mm slopes. Part of ship aft from citadel was protected by 100mm lower deck with 100mm slopes, closed by 150mm aft bulkhead of steering gear compartment, thickness of this deck over steering gear increased to 150mm. Main turrets had 430mm faces, 300mm sides and 195-170mm roofs. Barbettes had 405mm armour, but between armoured decks its thickness decreased to 80mm. Secondary turrets had 130mm faces, 70mm sides, rears and crowns; barbettes were 100mm. 7m-deep underwater protection was ended by 30mm torpedo bulkhead, its thickness increased to 40-50mm at ship ends.

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