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VASILEFS KONSTANTINOS battleship

Vasilefs Konstantinos

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Βασιλεύς Κωνσταντίνος <Vasilefs Konstantinos>   A C de la Loire et Penhoët, St-Nazaire, France 12/6/1914 --- --- suspended 8/1914

 

Displacement normal, t

23230

Displacement full, t

25000

Length, m

164.9 wl 166.0 oa

Breadth, m

26.9

Draught, m

9.80 full load

No of shafts

4

Machinery

Parsons steam turbines, 24 Guyot du Temple boilers

Power, h. p.

29000

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

coal 2680 + oil 300

Endurance, nm(kts)

4700(10)

Armour, mm

belt: 250 - 160, upper belt: 160, main turrets: 400 - 250, barbettes: 270 - 248, casemates: 160, main deck: 45 with 70-mm slopes, upper deck: 40, forecastle deck: 40, CT: 300 sides 270 roof

Armament

5 x 2 - 340/45 M1912, 22 x 1 - 139/55 M1910, 12 x 1 - 76/51 Hotchkiss, 4 x 1 - 47/50 M1902, 4 - 450 TT (24) (beam, sub), 30 mines

Complement

1124 - 1133

Ship project history: A 23500t battleship was ordered from A C de la Loire et Penhoët in April 1914 and was to be similar to the French Provence class except an additional 12-76mm guns. Work on her began on 12 June 1914 but stopped at the beginning of August and never resumed. Contract dispute settled in 1925.

Ship protection: Complete main belt had height 4.05m (2.35m above water), its thickness was 250mm at 99m length amidships (tapering to 220mm at upper and to 100mm at lower edges) and 160mm at ship ends (tapering respectively to 140 and 80mm). Upper 160mm belt covered the part between turret No1 and aft casemate. 60m long forecastle casemate had also 160mm protection. Main deck had 45mm thickness at flat part and connected with lower edge of main belt by 70mm slopes. Flat 40mm upper deck laid on the top of main belt. There was 40mm forecastle deck. Main turrets had 152mm sides and 72mm crowns, turrets No1 and No5 had 340mm faces, turrets No2 and 4 had 250mm and turret No3 400mm. Barbettes of turrets No1 and 5 had 248mm protection and No 2, 3 and 4 270mm. Longitudinal torpedo bulkhead had only 8mm thickness.

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