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Eagle, Cascadian Aircraft Carrier laid down 1925

  • CRS Eagle


Displacement:
    12,395 t light; 12,933 t standard; 14,665 t normal; 16,051 t full load

Dimensions: Length (overall / waterline) x beam x draught (normal/deep)
    (680.00 ft / 670.00 ft) x 72.00 ft x (19.00 / 20.43 ft)
    (207.26 m / 204.22 m) x 21.95 m  x (5.79 / 6.23 m)

Armament:
      8 - 5.00" / 127 mm 43.0 cal guns - 61.05lbs / 27.69kg shells, 750 per gun
      Dual purpose guns in deck mounts, 1925 Model
      8 x Single mounts on side ends, evenly spread
      20 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm 40.0 cal guns - 1.87lbs / 0.85kg shells, 2,000 per gun
      Anti-air guns in deck mounts, 1925 Model
      10 x Twin mounts on sides, evenly spread
      Weight of broadside 526 lbs / 239 kg

Armour:
   - Belts:        Width (max)    Length (avg)        Height (avg)
    Main:    2.00" / 51 mm    400.00 ft / 121.92 m    15.00 ft / 4.57 m
    Ends:    Unarmoured
      Main Belt covers 92 % of normal length

   - Torpedo Bulkhead - Strengthened structural bulkheads:
        2.00" / 51 mm    400.00 ft / 121.92 m    18.00 ft / 5.49 m
    Beam between torpedo bulkheads 62.00 ft / 18.90 m

   - Gun armour:    Face (max)    Other gunhouse (avg)    Barbette/hoist (max)
    Main:    2.00" / 51 mm          -                  -
    2nd:    2.00" / 51 mm          -                  -

   - Armoured deck - single deck:
    For and Aft decks: 1.00" / 25 mm
    Forecastle: 0.00" / 0 mm  Quarter deck: 1.00" / 25 mm

Machinery:
    Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
    Electric cruising motors plus geared drives, 2 shafts, 54,800 shp / 40,881 Kw = 27.02 kts
    Range 10,000nm at 15.00 kts
    Bunker at max displacement = 3,118 tons

Complement:
    666 - 866

Cost:
    £2.315 million / $9.258 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
    Armament: 94 tons, 0.6 %
       - Guns: 94 tons, 0.6 %
    Armour: 1,671 tons, 11.4 %
       - Belts: 505 tons, 3.4 %
       - Torpedo bulkhead: 533 tons, 3.6 %
       - Armament: 56 tons, 0.4 %
       - Armour Deck: 578 tons, 3.9 %
    Machinery: 1,779 tons, 12.1 %
    Hull, fittings & equipment: 4,310 tons, 29.4 %
    Fuel, ammunition & stores: 2,270 tons, 15.5 %
    Miscellaneous weights: 4,540 tons, 31.0 %
       - On freeboard deck: 4,540 tons

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
    Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
      44,676 lbs / 20,265 Kg = 714.8 x 5.0 " / 127 mm shells or 8.9 torpedoes
    Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.08
    Metacentric height 3.5 ft / 1.1 m
    Roll period: 16.1 seconds
    Steadiness    - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 92 %
            - Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.06
    Seaboat quality  (Average = 1.00): 1.85

Hull form characteristics:
    Hull has a flush deck,
      a normal bow and a cruiser stern
    Block coefficient (normal/deep): 0.560 / 0.570
    Length to Beam Ratio: 9.31 : 1
    'Natural speed' for length: 25.88 kts
    Power going to wave formation at top speed: 46 %
    Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 50
    Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 0.00 degrees
    Stern overhang: 10.00 ft / 3.05 m
    Freeboard (% = length of deck as a percentage of waterline length):
                Fore end,     Aft end
       - Forecastle:    20.00 %,  24.00 ft / 7.32 m,  24.00 ft / 7.32 m
       - Forward deck:    30.00 %,  24.00 ft / 7.32 m,  24.00 ft / 7.32 m
       - Aft deck:    35.00 %,  24.00 ft / 7.32 m,  24.00 ft / 7.32 m
       - Quarter deck:    15.00 %,  24.00 ft / 7.32 m,  24.00 ft / 7.32 m
       - Average freeboard:        24.00 ft / 7.32 m
    Ship tends to be wet forward

Ship space, strength and comments:
    Space    - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 51.1 %
        - Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 233.3 %
    Waterplane Area: 33,983 Square feet or 3,157 Square metres
    Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 147 %
    Structure weight / hull surface area: 96 lbs/sq ft or 468 Kg/sq metre
    Hull strength (Relative):
        - Cross-sectional: 0.98
        - Longitudinal: 1.17
        - Overall: 1.00
    Excellent machinery, storage, compartmentation space
    Excellent accommodation and workspace room
    Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform
    Excellent seaboat, comfortable, can fire her guns in the heaviest weather

Air Wing: 50-64 aircraft

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