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Hispaniola , class Aircraft Carrier Edit

The Hispaniola and her sister ship are the first purpose-built aircraft carriers for the Armada and while not revolutionary in any way she is designed as a first rate fleet carrier.

Hispaniola, Mexican Aircraft Carrier laid down 1927

DisplacementEdit

     23,805 t light; 24,386 t standard; 27,500 t normal; 29,991 t full load

DimensionsEdit

     Length (overall / waterline) x beam x draught (normal/deep)
     (824.50 ft / 810.00 ft) x 84.00 ft x (26.00 / 27.85 ft)
     (251.31 m / 246.89 m) x 25.60 m  x (7.92 / 8.49 m)

Air GroupEdit

     80 Aircraft (1 Wing with replacements)
           4 Squadrons Fighters
           1 Squadron Torpedo Bombers
           1 Squadron Reconnaissance

ArmamentEdit

     6 - 5.00" / 127 mm 38.0 cal guns - 59.33lbs / 26.91kg shells, 120 per gun
           Dual purpose guns in deck and hoist mounts, 1922 Model
           6 x Single mounts on side ends, majority aft
     16 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm 70.0 cal guns - 2.19lbs / 0.99kg shells, 350 per gun
           Anti-air guns in deck mounts, 1922 Model
           2 x 2 row quad mounts on sides, forward deck aft
           2 x 2 row quad mounts on sides, aft deck forward
     16 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm 58.0 cal guns - 0.27lbs / 0.12kg shells, 350 per gun
           Anti-air guns in deck mounts, 1922 Model
           2 x 2 row quad mounts on sides, forward deck centre
           2 x Single mounts on sides, aft deck centre
     Weight of broadside 395 lbs / 179 kg

ArmourEdit

     - Belts:		Width (max)	Length (avg)		Height (avg)
     Main:	4.00" / 102 mm	400.00 ft / 121.92 m	16.00 ft / 4.88 m
     Ends:	Unarmoured
     Main Belt covers 76 % of normal length
     
     - Torpedo Bulkhead - Additional damage containing bulkheads:
     2.00" / 51 mm	400.00 ft / 121.92 m	26.00 ft / 7.92 m
           Beam between torpedo bulkheads 75.00 ft / 22.86 m
     
     - Gun armour:	Face (max)	Other gunhouse (avg)	Barbette/hoist (max)
     Main:	3.00" / 76 mm	2.00" / 51 mm		2.00" / 51 mm
     
     - Armoured deck - single deck:
     For and Aft decks: 1.50" / 38 mm
     Forecastle: 1.50" / 38 mm  Quarter deck: 1.50" / 38 mm
     
     - Conning towers: Forward 6.00" / 152 mm, Aft 0.00" / 0 mm

MachineryEdit

     Oil fired boilers, steam turbines, 
     Electric motors, 4 shafts, 143,466 shp / 107,026 Kw = 32.00 kts
     Range 11,000nm at 16.00 kts
     Bunker at max displacement = 5,605 tons

ComplementEdit

     1,067 - 1,388

CostEdit

     £5.454 million / $21.817 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacementEdit

     Armament: 102 tons, 0.4 %
           - Guns: 102 tons, 0.4 %
     Armour: 3,407 tons, 12.4 %
           - Belts: 1,109 tons, 4.0 %
           - Torpedo bulkhead: 770 tons, 2.8 %
           - Armament: 90 tons, 0.3 %
           - Armour Deck: 1,321 tons, 4.8 %
           - Conning Tower: 118 tons, 0.4 %
     Machinery: 4,529 tons, 16.5 %
     Hull, fittings & equipment: 9,367 tons, 34.1 %
     Fuel, ammunition & stores: 3,695 tons, 13.4 %
     Miscellaneous weights: 6,400 tons, 23.3 %
           - Air Wing: 6,400 tons

Overall survivability and seakeeping abilityEdit

     Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
      66,500 lbs / 30,164 Kg = 1,064.0 x 5.0 " / 127 mm shells or 9.8 torpedoes
     Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.10
     Metacentric height 4.6 ft / 1.4 m
     Roll period: 16.4 seconds
     Steadiness        - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 78 %
                       - Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.05
     Seaboat quality  (Average = 1.00): 2.00

Hull form characteristicsEdit

     Hull has a flush deck,
     a straight bulbous bow and a cruiser stern
     Block coefficient (normal/deep): 0.544 / 0.554
     Length to Beam Ratio: 9.64 : 1
     'Natural speed' for length: 28.46 kts
     Power going to wave formation at top speed: 50 %
     Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 39
     Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 8.00 degrees
     Stern overhang: 10.00 ft / 3.05 m
     Freeboard (% = length of deck as a percentage of waterline length):
                                   Fore end,	 Aft end
     - Forecastle:	30.00 %,  32.00 ft / 9.75 m,  32.00 ft / 9.75 m
     - Forward deck:	40.00 %,  32.00 ft / 9.75 m,  32.00 ft / 9.75 m
     - Aft deck:	20.00 %,  32.00 ft / 9.75 m,  32.00 ft / 9.75 m
     - Quarter deck:	10.00 %,  32.00 ft / 9.75 m,  32.00 ft / 9.75 m
     - Average freeboard:		32.00 ft / 9.75 m

Ship space, strength and commentsEdit

     Space	  - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 62.5 %
                 - Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 269.8 %
     Waterplane Area: 47,222 Square feet or 4,387 Square metres
     Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 143 %
     Structure weight / hull surface area: 118 lbs/sq ft or 575 Kg/sq metre
     Hull strength (Relative):
           - Cross-sectional: 0.94
           - Longitudinal: 1.73
           - 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

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