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"H" class

   All values as planned

 

Nationality:

Germany

Type: BB
Class: "H" - six planned
Builder: see notes
Completed: --
Displacement: 55,453 tons

Dimensions: (in feet and inches)

911' 5" x 122' x 33' 6"
Armor:
PLACEMENT THICKNESS
Belt: 7" - 11.75"
Deck: 2" - 3.25"
Armored Deck: 4" - 4.75"
Torpedo bulkheads: 1.75"
Armored bulkheads: 8.75"
Turrets: 5" - 15.25"
Secondary turrets: 1.5" - 4"
CT: 15.25"
Machinery: 3 shafts, 12 MAN double-acting 2-stroke 9-cyl. diesels; 165,000bhp.  Diesel fuel:  8,700 tons.  Range:  19,200nm at 19 knots; 7,000nm at 28 knots.
Speed: 30 knots
Armament:
NUMBER SIZE MOUNTS
8 16" / 47 cal. 4x2
12 5.9" / 55 cal. 6x2
16 4.1" / 65 cal. 8x2
16 37mm 8x2
24 20mm 6x4
6 21" TT submerged
4 aircraft
Compliment: 2,600

 

 

Ships in class:  Ships never named, only had letter designations:  "H", "J", "K", "L", "M" and "N"

 

 

Notes:  These ships were to be "the heart" of Adolph Hitler's "Z-Plan" Navy.  Not only would these huge battleships have provided tough opposition for their counterparts in the Royal Navy, but they would have also served as a core of a "fleet in being" and as such, been of use as a political instrument.  They were designed on the same general principles as the BISMARCK class, but larger in nearly every respect.  Two ships ("H", at Blohm and Voss, Hamburg; and "J", at A G Weser, Bremen) were actually laid down (on 15 July and 15 August 1939, respectively); work was suspended on 10 October 1939.  What little that had been completed was later scrapped on their slips to provide materials and manpower for the submarine building program.  Seven of the main battery guns were completed; three formed the Battreie Lindemann at Cape Blanc Nez, and four were installed in concrete bunkers at Trondesnes, securing the Vestfjord leading to Narvik.  The overall projected building time for each ship was four-and-a-half years.

 

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