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The Grand Duchy of Radictistan Factbook


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History of Radictistan

The exact details of Radictistan’s founding are unclear, but it is know that the area was first settled by a cadet branch of the eccentric Radicti family. Many of the place names familiar to Radictistani subjects are named after members of the first party to land on the coast of what is now the County of Eastval. According to the accounts passed down from those early explorers, they were guided by the idealistic (or some say, foolish) goal of founding a land where respect for individual rights could coexist with fervent nationalism and Third Way economics. Whether they have accomplished these lofty goals is something the Radicti, who now style themselves as the Royal Family of Radictistan, are often reluctant to answer.

The Grand Duchy of Radictistan has largely developed in isolation with few major interactions with the outside world except for the importation of arms. This pattern has changed a little in recent years with the deployment of Radictistani troops on humanitarian and public order operations to other countries suffering from recent disaster or strife.

Government of Radictistan

The Grand Duchy of Radictistan is a constitutional hereditary monarchy ruled by His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Xenocimedes Radicti. Executive power in the Grand Duchy of Radictistan is split between the Grand Duke, who possesses final say on all matters pertaining to national security and foreign affairs, and the Prime Minister, who manages the domestic operations of the country. The bicameral Parliament is comprised of the two-hundred seat House of Delegates elected by a universal franchise of the people and the forty-seat House of Peers which consist of Radictistani nobleman who inherit their seats according to the local customs. The major political parties represented in the Radictistani Parliament are the Fascist Democratic Party, led by the current Prime Minister Zahir Radicleb, and the Liberal Democratic Party, led by the Leader of His Royal Highness’ Loyal Opposition, Decebal Krat. Two smaller parties, the National Conservative Party and the Labor Party of Radictistan, round out the remainder of the Parliamentary seats. The Fascist Democrats have enjoyed a comfortable majority in both the House of Delegates and House of the Peers since Radictistan’s founding with their platform of ruthless protection of democratic values. The Liberal Democrats have made inroads in recent years, especially among younger voters, but their position in favor of increased federalism has met with controversy and cost them several seats in the last general election.

The Grand Duchy of Radictistan is divided into seven Counties, each governed by a Lord Governor appointed by the Sovereign with the consent of the County Assembly. The seven Counties are Norcustsur, Eastval, Hyarpsur, Yestingsur, Westwoodsur, Greater Nuxenstat, and Erdwoodsur. The capital city of Nuxenstat is found within the boundaries of Greater Nuxenstat.

There are two systems of local government in Radictistan. The County of Greater Nuxenstat is divided into nine Metropolitan Departments. The other six Counties are subdivided into Departments and Municipalities. The former are found in rural areas while the latter form the basis of city government.

Geography of Radictistan

The Grand Duchy of Radictistan is located on a peninsula jutting out from the main continent of Morkarea. The northern border is delineated by the fast-flowing Nor River. The northernmost quarter of the country contains the mountainous Norcust region where most of Radictistan’s mineral wealth is found. The Hartfer River flows to the east toward the sea and serves as a major transportation artery. The landmass to the south of this region is flatter. The Radicti River flows due south through a heavily forested region before veering west in order to meet up with the sea. To the east, vast plains account for the nation’s agricultural requirements, fed by the mighty Eastval River.

The Grand Duchy of Radictistan has a total land area of 1,964,453 square kilometers. The highest point is the summit of Mt. Hagan, located in the Norbargen chain, at 4,736 meters. There are no points in Radictistan below sea level.

Demographics of Radictistan

Radictistan has a population of approximately 528,440,000, which computes to a population density of 269 persons per square kilometer. The most populous of Radictistan's seven Counties is Norcustsur with a population of about 130 million. Greater Nuxenstat is the smallest with a population of a mere 17 million. Most Radictistani citizens are either native-born or early settlers; Radictistan attracts few immigrants due to its poverty.

Economy of Radictistan

The Radictistani Economy is based primarily on agriculture, mining, and manufacturing, although the service sector is rapidly growing. Heavy industry is concentrated in Norcustsur and the northern tip of Westwoodsur where the Radicti River and a dense rail network provides ready access to raw materials. Light industry is found in primarily in Westwoodsur, Erdwoodsur, and Greater Nuxenstat. The County of Eastval is Radictistan’s breadbasket. Here, the majority of the country’s grain is grown and the world-famous Eastvali cheese is produced. Hyarpsur to the south is less developed than the rest of the country. The economy is supported primarily by truck farming and scattered pockets of light industry. Fishing is another major industry, found all along the long coastline but especially prevalent along the southwestern coast.

The economy is heavily regulated by the government and many sectors are dominated by government-owned corporations under the aegis of the Royal Radictistan Holdings Corporation. The largest private employer is Radictistan Automotive Works which manufactures a variety of wheeled vehicles for both civilian and military purposes.

The Radictistani economy has experienced a moderate level of economic growth after years of stagnation. GDP per capita is approximately $5,100. A large percentage of total economic activity is informal and therefore unrecorded by the official statistics. This is especially true in the ungovernable blutstats.

The national currency is the Radin which is issued as both coins and banknotes. The Radin is further subdivided into one hundred cents. Coins are minted in denominations of 1, 5, 10, and 25 cents as well as 1 Radin. Banknotes are found in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200 Radin.


Major Agricultural Products: Dairy, Oats, Rye, Potatoes, Wheat, Barley
Major Mineral Products: Iron, Lead, Zinc, Nickel, Copper, Uranium

Transportation in Radictistan

The Grand Duchy of Radictistan has a well-developed transportation network on the ground, at sea, and in the air. Radictistan’s rail system consists of 56,362 route-kilometers of track. These rail routes are a major artery for both passenger and freight traffic. 33,852 kilometers are electrified. All rail lines are built to 1435mm gauge. Rail and station infrastructure are well maintained, but the rail network operates mostly at standard speed due to scarce funds for improvement. The fastest route is the Nuxenstat-Hartfer Main Line (NHML) on which trains run at up to 220 km/h. All rail traffic in Radictistan is operated by the state rail operator Royal Radictistan Railways which also owns the rail infrastructure.

There are 44,184 route-kilometers of motorways in the Grand Duchy of Radictistan connecting Nuxenstat with all the provincial capitals. In the densely-populated western half of the country, motorways frequently contain three or more lanes in each direction. In the predominately rural Counties of Yestingsur and Eastval, motorways usually comprise two and sometimes only one lane in each direction. The maximum speed limit on Radictistani motorways is 130 km/h.

Radictistan has two international airports. Nuxenstat Xenocimedes Radicti International Airport (NXR) serves as the main hub of Royal Radictistan Airways, the national flag carrier. NXR, located in the County of Greater Nuxenstat, is the busiest airport in Radictistan by passenger traffic. The other international airport is Norcust-Hartfer International Airport (NH) which is located on the outskirts of Hartfer, the provincial capital of the County of Norcust. Norcust-Hartfer is the second busiest airport by passenger traffic and the busiest by freight volume. It is here that the bulk of international air freight traffic is processed. In addition to the two international airports, the Grand Duchy of Radictistan is home to 337 other civil airfields of which 222 have paved runways. In addition to Royal Radictistan Airways, three other airlines operate scheduled domestic service. The main competitor to the state-owned service is Norcust Aviation based at Norcust-Hartfer. Two low-cost carriers, Blue Kestrel Airways and Eastval Airlines, round out passenger air service in the Grand Duchy of Radictistan.

The Royal Radictistani Merchant Marine consists of 394 ocean-going ships of over 1,000 gross registered tonnes owned and registered in the Grand Duchy of Radictistan. In addition to these vessels, an additional 517 vessels are Radictistani-owned and flagged in foreign nations. The main commercial ports are located at Ghorma and Baronshas on the east coast, Brightburg on the west coast, and Kalanach on the Hyarp Cape.

Communications in Radictistan

The Grand Duchy of Radictistan has an extensive telephone network operated by Royal Radictistan telecom. Most households own a landline telephone. Mobile phone service is available in most areas. Tower coverage is best in the densely-populated and prosperous western half of the country. The international calling code is +12.

About fifty percent of the Radictistani population has access to the internet at their place of residence. Telephone lines are the most common means of access with cable the second most popular. Broadband internet is not widely available outside major cities. The national top level domain is .rd and its derivatives.

The Grand Duchy of Radictistan is well covered by both terrestrial and satellite services. Cable television is also available in most areas. The predominant broadcaster is the Radictistan Broadcasting Service. Wholly-owned by the Radictistani government but largely free from editorial pressures, the RBS operates radio and television services via terrestrial broadcast as well as cable and satellite. The major private television providers are SkyRad (satellite), Worldview (satellite), and Westlink (cable). There are thousands of radio stations in Radictistan which, due to tight media ownership regulations, are almost all independent. All private providers are required to include RBS in their channel lineup.

The major newspapers are the Radictistan Times which holds a center-right editorial stance and the Nuxenstat Word which serves as a mouthpiece for left-wing politics. Second-tier papers include the far-right Radictistan Patriotic Daily and the Brightburg Times. Political parties are not legally permitted to own newspapers or any other form of media outlet.

Military of Radictistan

The Armed Forces of the Grand Duchy of Radictistan consists of the Royal Radictistan Army, the Royal Radictistan Navy, and the Royal Radictistan Air Force. The Army is the largest branch by far consisting of nealy three million personnel in twenty-five Infantry divisions, four Armoured Divisions, one independent Marine brigade, and two independent Military Police brigades, plus smaller independent units. The Royal Radictistan Navy consists of roughly 310,000 personnel divided between the Home, Northern and Forward fleets. The Royal Radictistan Air Force, the smallest service with a mere 160,000 personnel, is divided into several Commands each focused toward a particular aspect of the air warfare mission. The RRAF operates about 700 combat aircraft. The military is regulated by the Ministry of Defense while the Grand Duke serves as its ceromonial Commander-in-Chief.

The enlisted ranks of the Armed Forces are filled by two and three-year conscripts. All native-born Radictistani citizens, male and female are entered into a lottery system at age 17. Those whose numbers are picked are then called up. This system is necessary due to the small size of the Armed Forces relative to the pool of potential conscripts. Students who have been accepted to university may apply for a deferment. Conscientious Objector status is relatively easy to obtain due to the recruit surplus. Conscientious Objectors serve for two years in the Royal Labor Corps. Non-commissioned Officers are former conscripts who have volunteered to stay on past their mandatory commitment. Women are permitted to serve in all positions except for frontline infantry and special forces.

A peculiar entity of the Radictistani defense network is the paramilitary National Defense Organization. This serves as a last ditch defensive militia in the event of an invasion of the Radictistani homeland by a foreign military. The National Defense Organization is optimized for guerrilla warfare and is outfitted with only light weaponry. Senior NDO officers and enlisted men are seconded from the Royal Radictistan Army while junior officers and enlisted men are a mixture of Air Force and Naval reservists and civilian volunteers. Many in the Radictistani defense establishment hold a dim view of the NDO’s potential as a warfighting body. Its members have a reputation for spending their time drinking excessive amounts of alcohol while shooting holes in paper targets. The NDO has a secondary mission of disaster relief.

The Grand Duchy of Radictistan spends roughly a quarter of its budget on defense.

Public Order in Radictistan

Policing in the Grand Duchy of Radictistan is overseen by the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The Royal Security Police performs all national policing duties including regular patrol, border and transportation security, and investigation of serious crimes. The Royal Maritime Police is responsible for port security and undertakes patrols of Radictistan’s coastal waters as well as the Exclusive Economic Zone. Both of these national forces are well equipped with automatic weapons and aircraft.

In addition to the police forces maintained by the national government, the seven Counties maintain their own police agencies. The County of Greater Nuxenstat is served by the Nuxenstat Metropolitan Police. The other six Counties maintain “County Police.” Within those regions, Departments and Municipalities have their own police services. The Metropolitan Departments within Greater Nuxenstat do not have their own police forces. The Nuxenstat Metropolitan Police provide all police service in that area.

Police units in Radictistan are generally well equipped and highly trained. However, the high level of violence in periurban areas makes many parts of the country virtual "no-go" zones for all but the most heavily-armed police units. The Royal Security Police is often called in after County or local police have failed to control a situation. In recent years, the Communist Party of Radictistan, a communist terrorist group, has been perpetrating bomb and shooting attacks within Radictistan, mostly in the northern counties.

Police brutality is almost unheard of due to strict control and surveillance of police personnel while on duty.

Human Rights of Radictistan

Human Rights in Radictistan are generally respected by the government. The right of free speech is constitutionally protected and there is no legal offense of sedition. The rights of assembly, religion, security of correspondence, and a host of others are legally sanctioned and deeply ingrained into the national consciousness. The right to bear arms is considered sacrosanct and the purchase of military-style weapons is subsidized by the government in order to improve the defenses of the state. The suppression of constitutional rights is persecuted as Civil Treason.

The Radictistani people tend to be rather paranoid when it comes to the protection of their civil liberties. This manifests itself most ominously in the existence of the “Directorate of Constitutional Protection,” a secretive agency under the control of the Lord Chancellor responsible for the protection of constitutional rights. Few details are available to the public about the Directorate’s operations but they are rumoured to include intimidation and covert assassination.

Radictistan has capital punishment only during wartime. In order for the nation to considered to be at war, a formal declaration of war must be issued be either Radictistan or a hostile nation. The only crimes punishable by death are High Treason and Civil Treason of the First Degree. Executions are carried out by firing squad.

Culture of Radictistan

Radictistanis are commonly stereotyped as being crude and cynical. There is a certain amount of truth to that assumed repuation, borne from the underperforming economy and a government which is often ineffective at providing basic services. Radictistanis often have to make do or do without and this leaves an indelible mark on the national character.

Radictistanis tend to love their country but hate their government and its institutions. The military is practically the only public institution to arouse anything but contempt from the majority of the population. While it is generally respected, foreign visitors are often shocked by the lack of deferential treatment accorded to military personnel by civilians.

Radictistani cuisine is best described as simple but filling. Preserved meats, fish, root vegetables, and cereals are the primary elements of the national diet. "Eating out" is generally associated only with the wealthier classes. A variety of street food can be purchased in urban areas, with the level of complexity and hygience varying depending on the level of propserity in the region. Radictistanis have a reputation for being hard drinkers and local drinking establishments serve a very important role in both rural and urban social life. Beer and vodka are the preferred beverages.

Sexual mores are fairly relaxed in Radictistan. A majority of Radictistanis become sexually active prior to marriage. Prostitution and other sexually-related industries operate "above ground" and with little additional scrutiny. A number of municipalities have attempted to establish themselves as destinations for sex tourism.
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Education in Radictistan

Education in Radictistan is compulsory for twelve years, starting at age five and extending until age seventeen. Primary School lasts six years. This is followed by two years of Preparatory School which, as the name suggests, prepares students to take the Comprehensive Aptitude Assessment (CAP) at age 13. Depending on their CAP results, students are then placed in Gymnasium (for university-bound students) and Vocational School for those bound for the tradditional workforce such as manufacturing. The quality of the education provided by the public school varies from region to region. In general, Radictistani schools provide a level of education adequate for those seeking industrial jobs. Private schools do exist, their students coming primarily from the upper classes and particularly the noveau-nobility.

Radictistan has a number of prestigious universities. The University of Nuxenstat is academically rigorous as well as politically well-connected. Along with Baron's College and Weiss College, it is a top-notch liberal arts insitution. The Nuxenstat Institute of Technology and The University of Eastval cater to those seeking to master engineering and the sciences.

His Royal Highness' Government

Prime Minister: Zahir Radicleb (Fascist Democratic Party)
Minister of Defense: Field Marshal Randolph Murk, Count of Eastval, KCR, KCS
Minister of Foreign Affairs: Jyson Reed, Baron Burtnam, KCV
Minister of Internal Affairs: Hereditary Grand Duke Xenhasit Radicti
Minister of Justice: Sir Alfred Nowit, KV
Minister of Health, Education and Public Welfare: Catherine Picht, Baroness Picht
Minister of Agriculture : Mary Fischer
Minister of Commerce and Industry: Jacob Radstrong
Minister of Labor: Peter Raed
Steward of the Royal Treasury: Howard Radicti, Count of Norcust
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure: Seppo Martel
Minister of Energy: Susan Bligmann

The Composition of the House of Delegates

Speaker: Harrison Radicman

Fascist Democratic Party: 122 seats
Liberal Democratic Party: 59 seats
National Conservative Party: 10 seats
Labor Party of Radictistan: 9 seats

The Composition of the House of Peers

Speaker: Blasius Makon, Count of Yesting

Fascist Democratic Party: 24 seats
Liberal Democratic Party: 6 seats
National Conservative Party: 8 seats
Labor Party of Radictistan: 2 seats
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Flags of Radictistan (WIP)

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The Royal Radictistan Air Force Ensign

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The Radictistan Civil Ensign

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The Radictistan Naval Ensign

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The County Flag of Eastval

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The County Flag of Hyarpsur
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The Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the Grand Duchy of Radictistan

Article 1.

No law or regulation shall be made concerning the establishment of any religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedoms of speech and expression, or abridging the right of the people to assemble peaceably and to petition their government for the redress of grievances.

Article 2.

No law or regulation shall deny or infringe the right of the people to bear arms.

Article 3.

The people shall be secure in their person, property, papers, and effects against unreasonable and unwarranted search and seizure. No warrant shall be issued except upon the establishment of probable cause and upon description of the place to be searched and the persons or property to be seized. Any evidence obtained in an unlawful search is to held as inadmissible in any court of law, notwithstanding any plea on behalf of the investigating officer.

Article 4.

No person shall be held to answer for any felony, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, nor shall any person be subject to prosecution for any overt offense twice, nor shall he be compelled in any case to act as a witness against himself or be deprived of liberty or property without due process of law.

Article 5.

Private property shall not be taken for public use without just compensation. No court or arm of the government may take private property for the benefit of another individual person or entity.

Article 6.

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury from the County and district in which the crime was committed, the district having been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have all legal assistance necessary for his defense.

Article 7.

Capital punishment may not be implemented for any offense, save for the crimes of High Treason and Civil Treason of the First Degree and only for offenses occurring between a declaration of war against a hostile state, and the end of said conflict. Excessive bail shall not be required nor excessive fines imposed. No punishment of a cruel or unusual nature shall be inflicted, nor shall any act of torture be countenanced.

Article 8.

In all civil suits in which the value in question exceeds one thousand Radin, the right to a trial by jury shall be sustained.

Article 9.

The enumeration in this document of certain rights shall be not be construed to deny or disparage others which the people shall retain.

Article 10.

The right to own property being essential to a free state, no civil forfeiture shall be imposed.

Article 11.

No body of government existing under the lawful national government shall deny or infringe any right enumerated in this document.

Article 12.

No invocation of any state privilege regarding the protection of classified material may be respected by any court until after an in camera examination by the court in which the corresponding suit has been heard.

Article 13.

No law or regulation creating an implication of personal consent regarding the abrogation of an individual's legal rights shall be passed.

Article 14.

No ex post facto law, or act of civil death shall be imposed by any official entity, nor shall any secondary legislation be enacted.

Article 15.

No person shall be arrested, detained, or otherwise have their movements and communications impeded unless an arrest warrant has been issued in their name, or that an officer of the law has probable cause to believe that an arrestable offense has been committed. No a-arrested or detained person may be held for more than seventy-two hours without being indicted or having an indictment presented to a grand jury for consideration.
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Defiant, Radictistan Battleship laid down 1908 (Engine 1909)

Displacement:
25,905 t light; 27,363 t standard; 33,259 t normal; 37,975 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
635.11 ft / 626.97 ft x 83.99 ft (Bulges 94.49 ft) x 30.18 ft (normal load)
193.58 m / 191.10 m x 25.60 m (Bulges 28.80 m) x 9.20 m

Armament:
6 - 12.01" / 305 mm guns (3x2 guns), 865.70lbs / 392.67kg shells, 1908 Model
Breech loading guns in turrets (on barbettes)
on centreline ends, majority forward, all raised mounts - superfiring
4 - 12.01" / 305 mm guns (2x2 guns), 865.70lbs / 392.67kg shells, 1908 Model
Breech loading guns in turrets (on barbettes)
on side, all amidships, all raised mounts - superfiring
10 - 4.02" / 102 mm guns in single mounts, 32.38lbs / 14.69kg shells, 1908 Model
Quick firing guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
10 - 2.95" / 75.0 mm guns in single mounts, 12.87lbs / 5.84kg shells, 1908 Model
Quick firing guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
Weight of broadside 9,110 lbs / 4,132 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 150
4 - 17.7" / 450 mm submerged torpedo tubes

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 11.8" / 300 mm 407.55 ft / 124.22 m 10.99 ft / 3.35 m
Ends: 7.48" / 190 mm 219.42 ft / 66.88 m 10.99 ft / 3.35 m
Upper: 5.91" / 150 mm 407.55 ft / 124.22 m 8.01 ft / 2.44 m
Main Belt covers 100 % of normal length

- Torpedo Bulkhead and Bulges:
2.76" / 70 mm 407.55 ft / 124.22 m 29.00 ft / 8.84 m

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 9.84" / 250 mm 7.09" / 180 mm 7.09" / 180 mm
2nd: 9.84" / 250 mm 7.09" / 180 mm 7.09" / 180 mm
3rd: 0.59" / 15 mm - -

- Armour deck: 3.54" / 90 mm, Conning tower: 12.99" / 330 mm

Machinery:
Coal fired boilers, reciprocating cruising steam engines plus steam turbines,
Direct drive, 3 shafts, 52,224 ihp / 38,959 Kw = 22.98 kts
Range 8,200nm at 16.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 10,612 tons (100% coal)

Complement:
1,230 - 1,600

Cost:
£2.306 million / $9.225 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 1,139 tons, 3.4 %
Armour: 10,190 tons, 30.6 %
- Belts: 3,781 tons, 11.4 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 1,205 tons, 3.6 %
- Armament: 2,267 tons, 6.8 %
- Armour Deck: 2,647 tons, 8.0 %
- Conning Tower: 289 tons, 0.9 %
Machinery: 3,165 tons, 9.5 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 11,411 tons, 34.3 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 7,354 tons, 22.1 %
Miscellaneous weights: 0 tons, 0.0 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
54,831 lbs / 24,871 Kg = 63.3 x 12.0 " / 305 mm shells or 9.6 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.08
Metacentric height 4.5 ft / 1.4 m
Roll period: 18.8 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 85 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.85
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.70

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
Block coefficient: 0.651
Length to Beam Ratio: 6.64 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 25.04 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 48 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 50
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 10.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 3.28 ft / 1.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 27.56 ft / 8.40 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 25.92 ft / 7.90 m
- Mid (50 %): 25.92 ft / 7.90 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 25.92 ft / 7.90 m
- Stern: 22.64 ft / 6.90 m
- Average freeboard: 25.80 ft / 7.87 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 78.5 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 162.1 %
Waterplane Area: 40,377 Square feet or 3,751 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 130 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 178 lbs/sq ft or 870 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.94
- Longitudinal: 1.77
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is excellent
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform
Excellent seaboat, comfortable, can fire her guns in the heaviest weather

The first dreadnaughts built for the Royal Radictistan Navy, the Defiant-class were a little less armored than their foreign contemporaries, but were well-liked and useful ships. They received modest refits in the early 1920s which saw the introduction of new fire control equipment, although the type was never converted to oil-firing. They were placed into reserve beginning in 1937 and struck from the Navy List in 1942.


Norcustsur, Radictistan Battleship laid down 1914 (Engine 1915)

Displacement:
32,801 t light; 34,676 t standard; 40,178 t normal; 44,580 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
649.63 ft / 640.75 ft x 84.65 ft (Bulges 95.14 ft) x 35.43 ft (normal load)
198.01 m / 195.30 m x 25.80 m (Bulges 29.00 m) x 10.80 m

Armament:
6 - 13.39" / 340 mm guns (2x3 guns), 1,199.24lbs / 543.97kg shells, 1914 Model
Breech loading guns in turrets (on barbettes)
on centreline ends, evenly spread, all raised mounts
4 - 13.39" / 340 mm guns (2x2 guns), 1,199.24lbs / 543.97kg shells, 1914 Model
Breech loading guns in turrets (on barbettes)
on centreline ends, evenly spread, all raised mounts
10 - 4.02" / 102 mm guns in single mounts, 32.38lbs / 14.69kg shells, 1914 Model
Quick firing guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
6 - 2.95" / 75.0 mm guns in single mounts, 12.87lbs / 5.84kg shells, 1914 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
Weight of broadside 12,393 lbs / 5,622 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 150
4 - 17.7" / 450 mm submerged torpedo tubes

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 13.0" / 330 mm 416.50 ft / 126.95 m 11.06 ft / 3.37 m
Ends: 10.4" / 265 mm 224.25 ft / 68.35 m 11.06 ft / 3.37 m
Upper: 5.91" / 150 mm 416.50 ft / 126.95 m 8.01 ft / 2.44 m
Main Belt covers 100 % of normal length

- Torpedo Bulkhead and Bulges:
3.94" / 100 mm 416.50 ft / 126.95 m 34.02 ft / 10.37 m

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 11.6" / 295 mm 7.09" / 180 mm 7.09" / 180 mm
2nd: 11.6" / 295 mm 7.09" / 180 mm 7.09" / 180 mm
3rd: 0.59" / 15 mm - -
4th: 0.59" / 15 mm - -

- Armour deck: 3.54" / 90 mm, Conning tower: 12.99" / 330 mm

Machinery:
Coal fired boilers, steam turbines,
Electric motors, 4 shafts, 101,696 shp / 75,865 Kw = 26.53 kts
Range 8,700nm at 16.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 9,904 tons (100% coal)

Complement:
1,418 - 1,844

Cost:
£3.872 million / $15.489 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 1,549 tons, 3.9 %
Armour: 11,996 tons, 29.9 %
- Belts: 4,383 tons, 10.9 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 2,064 tons, 5.1 %
- Armament: 2,495 tons, 6.2 %
- Armour Deck: 2,726 tons, 6.8 %
- Conning Tower: 328 tons, 0.8 %
Machinery: 4,237 tons, 10.5 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 14,933 tons, 37.2 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 7,378 tons, 18.4 %
Miscellaneous weights: 85 tons, 0.2 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
56,728 lbs / 25,732 Kg = 47.3 x 13.4 " / 340 mm shells or 9.4 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.06
Metacentric height 4.4 ft / 1.3 m
Roll period: 19.1 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 52 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.91
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.24

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
Block coefficient: 0.651
Length to Beam Ratio: 6.73 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 25.31 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 55 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 42
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 10.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 3.77 ft / 1.15 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 29.00 ft / 8.84 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 27.89 ft / 8.50 m
- Mid (50 %): 27.89 ft / 8.50 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 27.89 ft / 8.50 m
- Stern: 23.62 ft / 7.20 m
- Average freeboard: 27.66 ft / 8.43 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 87.3 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 155.8 %
Waterplane Area: 41,586 Square feet or 3,864 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 122 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 215 lbs/sq ft or 1,052 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 1.00
- Longitudinal: 2.27
- Overall: 1.09
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is adequate
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
Good seaboat, rides out heavy weather easily

Nocrustsur and her sisters, Eastval, Yestingsur, Hyarpsur, represented a great achievement of Radictistani shipbuilding. A main battery of ten 34cm guns brought shame to most foreign competitors. A host of technological improvements were also instituted including central fire control and an all-turbine propulsion suite. The four ships underwent a major refit in the late 1920s.

Inexorable, Radictistan Battlecruiser laid down 1919 (Engine 1920)

Displacement:
24,978 t light; 26,426 t standard; 31,393 t normal; 35,367 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
668.24 ft / 657.48 ft x 79.72 ft (Bulges 88.58 ft) x 30.68 ft (normal load)
203.68 m / 200.40 m x 24.30 m (Bulges 27.00 m) x 9.35 m

Armament:
8 - 11.02" / 280 mm guns (4x2 guns), 669.80lbs / 303.82kg shells, 1919 Model
Breech loading guns in turrets (on barbettes)
on centreline ends, evenly spread, all raised mounts - superfiring
10 - 4.02" / 102 mm guns in single mounts, 32.38lbs / 14.69kg shells, 1919 Model
Quick firing guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
8 - 2.95" / 75.0 mm guns in single mounts, 12.87lbs / 5.84kg shells, 1919 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, all amidships, all raised mounts - superfiring
Weight of broadside 5,785 lbs / 2,624 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 250
4 - 21.0" / 533 mm submerged torpedo tubes

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 8.66" / 220 mm 427.36 ft / 130.26 m 10.73 ft / 3.27 m
Ends: 7.87" / 200 mm 230.09 ft / 70.13 m 10.73 ft / 3.27 m
Upper: 5.91" / 150 mm 427.36 ft / 130.26 m 8.01 ft / 2.44 m
Main Belt covers 100 % of normal length

- Torpedo Bulkhead and Bulges:
3.94" / 100 mm 427.36 ft / 130.26 m 29.10 ft / 8.87 m

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 9.25" / 235 mm 7.09" / 180 mm 5.51" / 140 mm
2nd: 1.18" / 30 mm - -
3rd: 0.59" / 15 mm - -

- Armour deck: 3.54" / 90 mm, Conning tower: 9.45" / 240 mm

Machinery:
Coal fired boilers, steam turbines,
Electric motors, 4 shafts, 128,699 shp / 96,010 Kw = 29.46 kts
Range 11,000nm at 16.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 8,941 tons (100% coal)

Complement:
1,178 - 1,532

Cost:
£4.745 million / $18.979 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 723 tons, 2.3 %
Armour: 9,103 tons, 29.0 %
- Belts: 3,272 tons, 10.4 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 1,812 tons, 5.8 %
- Armament: 1,268 tons, 4.0 %
- Armour Deck: 2,548 tons, 8.1 %
- Conning Tower: 203 tons, 0.6 %
Machinery: 4,950 tons, 15.8 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 10,102 tons, 32.2 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 6,415 tons, 20.4 %
Miscellaneous weights: 100 tons, 0.3 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
39,780 lbs / 18,044 Kg = 59.4 x 11.0 " / 280 mm shells or 6.5 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.16
Metacentric height 4.7 ft / 1.4 m
Roll period: 17.1 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 52 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.38
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 0.93

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has rise forward of midbreak
Block coefficient: 0.615
Length to Beam Ratio: 7.42 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 25.64 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 57 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 56
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 16.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 2.62 ft / 0.80 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 28.38 ft / 8.65 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 25.92 ft / 7.90 m
- Mid (44 %): 25.92 ft / 7.90 m (17.22 ft / 5.25 m aft of break)
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 17.22 ft / 5.25 m
- Stern: 17.22 ft / 5.25 m
- Average freeboard: 21.25 ft / 6.48 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 97.9 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 128.5 %
Waterplane Area: 38,877 Square feet or 3,612 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 126 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 165 lbs/sq ft or 807 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 1.08
- Longitudinal: 1.35
- Overall: 1.11
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is adequate
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
Poor seaboat, wet and uncomfortable, reduced performance in heavy weather

Inexorable (comm. 1922) and Resurgent (comm. 1923) formed the entirety of the Radictistani battlecruiser force. They were intended to hunt enemy commerce raiders and were later used to escort carrier groups. Both ships received refits beginning in 1929 where they received new oil-fired boilers, improved turbines, and increased anti-aircraft armament.

Dzochevsky, Radictistan Armored Cruiser laid down 1921

Displacement:
6,768 t light; 7,077 t standard; 7,491 t normal; 7,822 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
495.14 ft / 485.56 ft x 58.07 ft x 15.42 ft (normal load)
150.92 m / 148.00 m x 17.70 m x 4.70 m

Armament:
6 - 8.27" / 210 mm guns (3x2 guns), 282.57lbs / 128.17kg shells, 1921 Model
Breech loading guns in Coles/Ericsson turrets
on centreline ends, majority forward, all raised mounts
6 - 4.02" / 102 mm guns in single mounts, 32.38lbs / 14.69kg shells, 1921 Model
Quick firing guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
6 - 2.95" / 75.0 mm guns in single mounts, 12.87lbs / 5.84kg shells, 1921 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread, all raised mounts
Weight of broadside 1,967 lbs / 892 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 140
4 - 21.0" / 533 mm submerged torpedo tubes

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 2.36" / 60 mm 457.68 ft / 139.50 m 9.15 ft / 2.79 m
Ends: 2.36" / 60 mm 27.85 ft / 8.49 m 9.15 ft / 2.79 m
Upper: 1.18" / 30 mm 457.68 ft / 139.50 m 8.01 ft / 2.44 m
Main Belt covers 145 % of normal length

- Torpedo Bulkhead:
1.97" / 50 mm 457.68 ft / 139.50 m 14.57 ft / 4.44 m

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 1.77" / 45 mm 0.79" / 20 mm -
2nd: 0.39" / 10 mm - -
3rd: 0.39" / 10 mm - -

- Conning tower: 3.54" / 90 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 4 shafts, 41,942 shp / 31,289 Kw = 27.02 kts
Range 5,400nm at 12.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 745 tons

Complement:
402 - 523

Cost:
£1.643 million / $6.574 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 246 tons, 3.3 %
Armour: 1,422 tons, 19.0 %
- Belts: 586 tons, 7.8 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 486 tons, 6.5 %
- Armament: 321 tons, 4.3 %
- Armour Deck: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Conning Tower: 29 tons, 0.4 %
Machinery: 1,444 tons, 19.3 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 3,576 tons, 47.7 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 723 tons, 9.6 %
Miscellaneous weights: 80 tons, 1.1 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
11,415 lbs / 5,178 Kg = 40.4 x 8.3 " / 210 mm shells or 1.9 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.14
Metacentric height 2.9 ft / 0.9 m
Roll period: 14.4 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 52 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.78
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.27

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
Block coefficient: 0.603
Length to Beam Ratio: 8.36 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 22.04 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 57 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 41
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 18.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 1.97 ft / 0.60 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 23.43 ft / 7.14 m
- Forecastle (3 %): 21.65 ft / 6.60 m
- Mid (50 %): 21.65 ft / 6.60 m
- Quarterdeck (3 %): 21.65 ft / 6.60 m
- Stern: 21.65 ft / 6.60 m
- Average freeboard: 21.67 ft / 6.61 m
Ship tends to be wet forward

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 145.0 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 212.2 %
Waterplane Area: 20,681 Square feet or 1,921 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 118 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 108 lbs/sq ft or 529 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.93
- Longitudinal: 2.02
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is cramped
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
Good seaboat, rides out heavy weather easily

Three Minister-class armored cruisers were the last to be designated as "armored cruisers." From then on, two types of cruisers would be built for the RRN, heavy and light. Three were commissioned by 1925 and they served until 1942.


Valor, Radictistan Armored Cruiser laid down 1914 (Refit 1921-1924)

Displacement:
5,733 t light; 5,997 t standard; 6,800 t normal; 7,443 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
474.35 ft / 467.19 ft x 54.79 ft x 15.42 ft (normal load)
144.58 m / 142.40 m x 16.70 m x 4.70 m

Armament:
4 - 8.27" / 210 mm guns (2x2 guns), 282.57lbs / 128.17kg shells, 1914 Model
Breech loading guns in Coles/Ericsson turrets
on centreline ends, evenly spread, all raised mounts
4 - 4.02" / 102 mm guns in single mounts, 32.38lbs / 14.69kg shells, 1914 Model
Quick firing guns in casemate mounts
on side, all amidships
4 guns in hull casemates - Limited use in heavy seas
4 - 2.95" / 75.0 mm guns in single mounts, 12.87lbs / 5.84kg shells, 1914 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side ends, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 1,311 lbs / 595 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 170
4 - 17.7" / 450 mm submerged torpedo tubes

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 1.77" / 45 mm 462.43 ft / 140.95 m 8.89 ft / 2.71 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Upper: 1.18" / 30 mm 462.43 ft / 140.95 m 8.01 ft / 2.44 m
Main Belt covers 152 % of normal length

- Torpedo Bulkhead:
1.18" / 30 mm 462.43 ft / 140.95 m 14.57 ft / 4.44 m

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 1.77" / 45 mm 0.79" / 20 mm -
2nd: 0.79" / 20 mm - -
3rd: 0.39" / 10 mm - -

- Conning tower: 1.77" / 45 mm

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Electric motors, 4 shafts, 35,707 shp / 26,637 Kw = 26.28 kts
Range 9,300nm at 12.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 1,445 tons

Complement:
373 - 486

Cost:
£0.676 million / $2.703 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 164 tons, 2.4 %
Armour: 977 tons, 14.4 %
- Belts: 452 tons, 6.7 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 294 tons, 4.3 %
- Armament: 217 tons, 3.2 %
- Armour Deck: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Conning Tower: 14 tons, 0.2 %
Machinery: 1,375 tons, 20.2 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 3,216 tons, 47.3 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 1,067 tons, 15.7 %
Miscellaneous weights: 0 tons, 0.0 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
11,601 lbs / 5,262 Kg = 41.1 x 8.3 " / 210 mm shells or 1.9 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.29
Metacentric height 3.2 ft / 1.0 m
Roll period: 12.9 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 41 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.52
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.26

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
Block coefficient: 0.603
Length to Beam Ratio: 8.53 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 21.61 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 56 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 27
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 15.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0.98 ft / 0.30 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 23.03 ft / 7.02 m
- Forecastle (1 %): 21.65 ft / 6.60 m
- Mid (50 %): 21.65 ft / 6.60 m
- Quarterdeck (1 %): 21.65 ft / 6.60 m
- Stern: 21.65 ft / 6.60 m
- Average freeboard: 21.66 ft / 6.60 m
Ship tends to be wet forward

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 141.9 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 207.6 %
Waterplane Area: 18,774 Square feet or 1,744 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 135 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 102 lbs/sq ft or 499 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.97
- Longitudinal: 2.53
- Overall: 1.07
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is cramped
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
Good seaboat, rides out heavy weather easily

Five Valor-class armored cruisers entered service between 1916 and 1919. They were less than stellar vessels due to their and the excessive recoil of the guns. None the less they served for many years. All received thorough modernizations in the early 1920s. Four were retired in 1932/33. A fifth, Steadfast, was kept as a training vessel and later as a gunnery target before being expended in 1943.

Hidelga, Radictistan Armored Cruiser laid down 1908

Displacement:
4,997 t light; 5,177 t standard; 6,082 t normal; 6,805 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
463.42 ft / 456.69 ft x 54.79 ft x 14.11 ft (normal load)
141.25 m / 139.20 m x 16.70 m x 4.30 m

Armament:
2 - 8.27" / 210 mm guns in single mounts, 282.57lbs / 128.17kg shells, 1908 Model
Breech loading guns in Coles/Ericsson turrets
on centreline ends, evenly spread, all raised mounts
8 - 2.95" / 75.0 mm guns in single mounts, 12.87lbs / 5.84kg shells, 1908 Model
Quick firing guns in deck mounts
on side, all amidships, all raised mounts - superfiring
Weight of broadside 668 lbs / 303 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 150
4 - 17.7" / 450 mm submerged torpedo tubes

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 1.77" / 45 mm 428.44 ft / 130.59 m 8.89 ft / 2.71 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Upper: 1.18" / 30 mm 428.44 ft / 130.59 m 8.01 ft / 2.44 m
Main Belt covers 144 % of normal length

- Torpedo Bulkhead:
1.18" / 30 mm 428.44 ft / 130.59 m 13.32 ft / 4.06 m

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 1.77" / 45 mm 0.79" / 20 mm -
2nd: 0.79" / 20 mm - -

- Conning tower: 1.77" / 45 mm

Machinery:
Coal fired boilers, steam turbines,
Direct drive, 4 shafts, 25,365 shp / 18,922 Kw = 24.45 kts
Range 6,000nm at 12.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 1,628 tons (100% coal)

Complement:
343 - 447

Cost:
£0.442 million / $1.769 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 84 tons, 1.4 %
Armour: 823 tons, 13.5 %
- Belts: 429 tons, 7.1 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 249 tons, 4.1 %
- Armament: 131 tons, 2.2 %
- Armour Deck: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Conning Tower: 13 tons, 0.2 %
Machinery: 1,409 tons, 23.2 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 2,682 tons, 44.1 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 1,085 tons, 17.8 %
Miscellaneous weights: 0 tons, 0.0 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
10,456 lbs / 4,743 Kg = 37.0 x 8.3 " / 210 mm shells or 1.8 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.21
Metacentric height 2.9 ft / 0.9 m
Roll period: 13.6 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 93 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.43
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.85

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
Block coefficient: 0.603
Length to Beam Ratio: 8.34 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 21.37 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 53 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 50
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 14.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0.98 ft / 0.30 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 23.03 ft / 7.02 m
- Forecastle (3 %): 21.65 ft / 6.60 m
- Mid (90 %): 21.65 ft / 6.60 m
- Quarterdeck (3 %): 21.65 ft / 6.60 m
- Stern: 21.65 ft / 6.60 m
- Average freeboard: 21.67 ft / 6.61 m
Ship tends to be wet forward

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 144.3 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 220.7 %
Waterplane Area: 18,352 Square feet or 1,705 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 141 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 89 lbs/sq ft or 432 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.96
- Longitudinal: 2.48
- Overall: 1.06
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is cramped
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform
Excellent seaboat, comfortable, can fire her guns in the heaviest weather

The three Duchess-class armored cruisers were fast for their time although lightly armored with less than two inches on the sides and no end armor. They were good ships and served until the late 1920s.

Trebuchet, Radictistan Destroyer laid down 1920

Displacement:
1,196 t light; 1,236 t standard; 1,418 t normal; 1,564 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
303.94 ft / 296.26 ft x 36.42 ft x 10.83 ft (normal load)
92.64 m / 90.30 m x 11.10 m x 3.30 m

Armament:
4 - 4.02" / 102 mm guns in single mounts, 32.38lbs / 14.69kg shells, 1920 Model
Quick firing guns in deck mounts
on centreline ends, evenly spread, all raised mounts - superfiring
2 - 1.85" / 47.0 mm guns in single mounts, 3.17lbs / 1.44kg shells, 1920 Model
Quick firing guns in deck mounts
on side, all amidships, all raised mounts - superfiring
Weight of broadside 136 lbs / 62 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 150
6 - 17.7" / 450 mm above water torpedoes

Armour:
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 0.39" / 10 mm - -

Machinery:
Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
Geared drive, 2 shafts, 27,386 shp / 20,430 Kw = 30.20 kts
Range 4,000nm at 15.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 327 tons

Complement:
115 - 150

Cost:
£0.376 million / $1.503 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 17 tons, 1.2 %
Armour: 3 tons, 0.2 %
- Belts: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 3 tons, 0.2 %
- Armour Deck: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Conning Tower: 0 tons, 0.0 %
Machinery: 734 tons, 51.8 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 442 tons, 31.1 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 222 tons, 15.6 %
Miscellaneous weights: 0 tons, 0.0 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
555 lbs / 252 Kg = 17.1 x 4.0 " / 102 mm shells or 0.3 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.61
Metacentric height 2.4 ft / 0.7 m
Roll period: 9.8 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 49 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.09
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 0.95

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has rise forward of midbreak
Block coefficient: 0.425
Length to Beam Ratio: 8.14 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 17.21 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 69 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 50
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 18.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 1.31 ft / 0.40 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 19.59 ft / 5.97 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 18.60 ft / 5.67 m
- Mid (40 %): 18.60 ft / 5.67 m (12.04 ft / 3.67 m aft of break)
- Quarterdeck (10 %): 12.04 ft / 3.67 m
- Stern: 11.48 ft / 3.50 m
- Average freeboard: 14.72 ft / 4.49 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 176.4 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 113.1 %
Waterplane Area: 6,750 Square feet or 627 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 69 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 36 lbs/sq ft or 177 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.57
- Longitudinal: 2.44
- Overall: 0.66
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is cramped
Room for accommodation and workspaces is adequate
Poor seaboat, wet and uncomfortable, reduced performance in heavy weather

Thirty-one Weapon-class destroyers were completed between 1921 and 1926, making them the most numerous destroyer class in Radictistani service. They were the last destroyers to mount the 102mm QF gun as its primary gun armament. It was also the last to mount only six torpedo tubes instead of the eight which would become standard with the Town-class. All Weapon-class ships were disposed of by 1941 except for three which were converted into light seaplane tenders.


Jaeger, Radictistan Destroyer laid down 1917

Displacement:
1,108 t light; 1,148 t standard; 1,398 t normal; 1,598 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
297.21 ft / 291.99 ft x 36.42 ft x 10.83 ft (normal load)
90.59 m / 89.00 m x 11.10 m x 3.30 m

Armament:
4 - 4.02" / 102 mm guns in single mounts, 32.38lbs / 14.69kg shells, 1917 Model
Quick firing guns in deck mounts
on centreline ends, evenly spread, all raised mounts - superfiring
2 - 1.85" / 47.0 mm guns in single mounts, 3.17lbs / 1.44kg shells, 1917 Model
Breech loading guns in deck mounts
on side, all amidships, all raised mounts - superfiring
Weight of broadside 136 lbs / 62 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 150
6 - 17.7" / 450 mm above water torpedoes

Machinery:
Coal fired boilers, steam turbines,
Direct drive, 2 shafts, 20,566 shp / 15,342 Kw = 28.24 kts
Range 3,600nm at 15.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 450 tons (100% coal)

Complement:
113 - 148

Cost:
£0.273 million / $1.091 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 17 tons, 1.2 %
Machinery: 693 tons, 49.6 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 398 tons, 28.5 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 290 tons, 20.7 %
Miscellaneous weights: 0 tons, 0.0 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
578 lbs / 262 Kg = 17.8 x 4.0 " / 102 mm shells or 0.3 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.69
Metacentric height 2.6 ft / 0.8 m
Roll period: 9.5 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 58 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.09
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.16

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has rise forward of midbreak
Block coefficient: 0.425
Length to Beam Ratio: 8.02 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 17.09 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 67 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 50
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 15.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0.00 ft / 0.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 19.46 ft / 5.93 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 18.47 ft / 5.63 m
- Mid (40 %): 18.47 ft / 5.63 m (11.81 ft / 3.60 m aft of break)
- Quarterdeck (10 %): 11.81 ft / 3.60 m
- Stern: 11.32 ft / 3.45 m
- Average freeboard: 14.53 ft / 4.43 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 169.4 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 111.2 %
Waterplane Area: 6,653 Square feet or 618 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 78 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 33 lbs/sq ft or 163 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.55
- Longitudinal: 2.23
- Overall: 0.64
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is cramped
Room for accommodation and workspaces is adequate

The six Captain-class destroyers were a precursor to the Weapon-class, differing only in having coal-fired boilers. The great weight of the coal precluded the heavy machinery needed to make 30kts, so the Captain-class were a bit slow for their size. All six were transferred to the Royal Maritime Police in 1928 after which they had most of their heavy armament removed and their boilers converted to oil-firing. There there performed yeoman service against smuggling and illegal fishing until 1939 when they were decommissioned in favor of newer, purpose-built craft.


Chieftain, Radictistan Destroyer laid down 1912

Displacement:
823 t light; 845 t standard; 925 t normal; 989 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
266.89 ft / 262.47 ft x 30.51 ft x 9.51 ft (normal load)
81.35 m / 80.00 m x 9.30 m x 2.90 m

Armament:
3 - 2.95" / 75.0 mm guns in single mounts, 12.87lbs / 5.84kg shells, 1912 Model
Quick firing guns in deck mounts
on centreline ends, majority aft, all raised mounts - superfiring
Weight of broadside 39 lbs / 18 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 150
6 - 17.7" / 450 mm above water torpedoes

Machinery:
Coal fired boilers, steam turbines,
Direct drive, 2 shafts, 16,306 shp / 12,164 Kw = 28.12 kts
Range 2,000nm at 12.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 144 tons (100% coal)

Complement:
83 - 109

Cost:
£0.102 million / $0.406 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 5 tons, 0.5 %
Machinery: 491 tons, 53.0 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 328 tons, 35.4 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 102 tons, 11.0 %
Miscellaneous weights: 0 tons, 0.0 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
388 lbs / 176 Kg = 30.1 x 3.0 " / 75 mm shells or 0.3 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.33
Metacentric height 1.4 ft / 0.4 m
Roll period: 10.8 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 79 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.09
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.58

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
Block coefficient: 0.425
Length to Beam Ratio: 8.60 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 16.20 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 68 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 50
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 15.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0.00 ft / 0.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 16.50 ft / 5.03 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 16.08 ft / 4.90 m
- Mid (50 %): 16.08 ft / 4.90 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 16.08 ft / 4.90 m
- Stern: 14.60 ft / 4.45 m
- Average freeboard: 16.00 ft / 4.88 m
Ship tends to be wet forward

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 175.3 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 116.9 %
Waterplane Area: 5,010 Square feet or 465 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 63 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 28 lbs/sq ft or 139 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.51
- Longitudinal: 5.23
- Overall: 0.64
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is cramped
Room for accommodation and workspaces is adequate
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform
Excellent seaboat, comfortable, can fire her guns in the heaviest weather

The C-class destroyers were the last of the "flush-deckers" with a constant freeboard from bow to stern. They were excellent seaboats despite this characteristic. They were lightly armed gunwise with only three twelve-pounder guns as they were not intended for independent action and would engage only small torpedo boats. All were paid off by 1925 as newer, better destroyer designs became available. Eight were built.


Pelican, Radictistan Seaplane Tender laid down 1907 (Engine 1908)

Displacement:
6,409 t light; 6,575 t standard; 7,886 t normal; 8,935 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
395.24 ft / 392.39 ft x 56.76 ft x 15.75 ft (normal load)
120.47 m / 119.60 m x 17.30 m x 4.80 m

Armament:
2 - 4.02" / 102 mm guns in single mounts, 32.38lbs / 14.69kg shells, 1919 Model
Breech loading guns in deck mounts
on centreline ends, evenly spread, all raised mounts
2 - 2.95" / 75.0 mm guns in single mounts, 12.87lbs / 5.84kg shells, 1919 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts
on side, all amidships, all raised mounts - superfiring
Weight of broadside 91 lbs / 41 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 150

Machinery:
Coal fired boilers, complex reciprocating steam engines,
Direct drive, 3 shafts, 8,720 ihp / 6,505 Kw = 17.24 kts
Range 7,900nm at 12.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 2,360 tons (100% coal)

Complement:
417 - 543

Cost:
£0.345 million / $1.379 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 11 tons, 0.1 %
Machinery: 793 tons, 10.1 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 2,305 tons, 29.2 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 1,477 tons, 18.7 %
Miscellaneous weights: 3,300 tons, 41.8 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
12,671 lbs / 5,747 Kg = 391.3 x 4.0 " / 102 mm shells or 1.8 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.10
Metacentric height 2.6 ft / 0.8 m
Roll period: 14.8 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 66 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.02
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 2.00

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
Block coefficient: 0.787
Length to Beam Ratio: 6.91 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 19.81 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 45 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 33
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 0.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 2.85 ft / 0.87 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 21.78 ft / 6.64 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 20.67 ft / 6.30 m
- Mid (50 %): 20.67 ft / 6.30 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 20.67 ft / 6.30 m
- Stern: 20.67 ft / 6.30 m
- Average freeboard: 20.76 ft / 6.33 m
Ship tends to be wet forward

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 79.8 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 181.8 %
Waterplane Area: 19,252 Square feet or 1,789 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 158 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 79 lbs/sq ft or 387 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 1.03
- Longitudinal: 2.39
- Overall: 1.12
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is excellent
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
Excellent seaboat, comfortable, can fire her guns in the heaviest weather

Originally constructed as the tramp freighter City of Yesting, this ship was converted into Radictistan's first seaplane tender in 1919 and rechristened Pelican. She had facilities to carry seven floatplanes and could replenish larger, long-ranged aircraft if needed. She was a well-loved ship and remained in service until 1944 when the rigors of age finally caught up to her.


Guardian, Radictistan Revenue Cutter laid down 1918

Displacement:
1,105 t light; 1,139 t standard; 1,534 t normal; 1,850 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
240.40 ft / 233.92 ft x 37.73 ft x 11.81 ft (normal load)
73.27 m / 71.30 m x 11.50 m x 3.60 m

Armament:
1 - 4.02" / 102 mm guns in single mounts, 32.38lbs / 14.69kg shells, 1918 Model
Quick firing gun in deck mount
on centreline forward, 1 raised gun
4 - 0.30" / 7.6 mm guns in single mounts, 0.01lbs / 0.00kg shells, 1918 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side, all amidships, all raised mounts - superfiring
Weight of broadside 32 lbs / 15 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 150

Armour:
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 0.39" / 10 mm - -

Machinery:
Coal fired boilers, complex reciprocating steam engines,
Geared drive, 1 shaft, 6,367 ihp / 4,750 Kw = 20.05 kts
Range 7,500nm at 12.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 712 tons (100% coal)

Complement:
122 - 159

Cost:
£0.200 million / $0.800 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 4 tons, 0.3 %
Armour: 1 tons, 0.1 %
- Belts: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 1 tons, 0.1 %
- Armour Deck: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Conning Tower: 0 tons, 0.0 %
Machinery: 413 tons, 27.0 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 637 tons, 41.5 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 429 tons, 28.0 %
Miscellaneous weights: 50 tons, 3.3 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
2,549 lbs / 1,156 Kg = 78.7 x 4.0 " / 102 mm shells or 0.8 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.34
Metacentric height 2.0 ft / 0.6 m
Roll period: 11.3 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 83 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.03
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.66

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has low quarterdeck
Block coefficient: 0.515
Length to Beam Ratio: 6.20 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 15.29 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 62 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 50
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 15.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 1.97 ft / 0.60 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 16.83 ft / 5.13 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 15.75 ft / 4.80 m
- Mid (50 %): 15.75 ft / 4.80 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 9.51 ft / 2.90 m (15.75 ft / 4.80 m before break)
- Stern: 9.51 ft / 2.90 m
- Average freeboard: 14.90 ft / 4.54 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 93.6 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 141.3 %
Waterplane Area: 5,746 Square feet or 534 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 169 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 61 lbs/sq ft or 300 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 1.08
- Longitudinal: 5.59
- Overall: 1.27
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is adequate
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform
Excellent seaboat, comfortable, can fire her guns in the heaviest weather

First commissioned in 1919, the Guardian-class revenue cutters formed the backbone of the Royal Maritime Police until the early 1930s. Extremely seaworthy and stable, they were well-liked and effective ships. Twenty-five were completed up to 1925. They were later supplemented by modified Captain-class frigates, which provided the high speed necessary for pursuit of small motor craft.


Conductor, Radictistan Revenue Cutter laid down 1906

Displacement:
915 t light; 940 t standard; 1,146 t normal; 1,311 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
212.89 ft / 207.35 ft x 35.43 ft x 10.50 ft (normal load)
64.89 m / 63.20 m x 10.80 m x 3.20 m

Armament:
2 - 2.95" / 75.0 mm guns in single mounts, 12.87lbs / 5.84kg shells, 1906 Model
Quick firing guns in deck mounts
on centreline ends, evenly spread, all raised mounts
2 - 0.30" / 7.6 mm guns in single mounts, 0.01lbs / 0.01kg shells, 1906 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side, all amidships, all raised mounts - superfiring
Weight of broadside 26 lbs / 12 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 150

Armour:
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 0.39" / 10 mm - -

Machinery:
Coal fired boilers, complex reciprocating steam engines,
Direct drive, 1 shaft, 3,324 ihp / 2,480 Kw = 17.60 kts
Range 3,800nm at 12.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 370 tons (100% coal)

Complement:
98 - 128

Cost:
£0.101 million / $0.405 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 3 tons, 0.3 %
Armour: 1 tons, 0.1 %
- Belts: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 1 tons, 0.1 %
- Armour Deck: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Conning Tower: 0 tons, 0.0 %
Machinery: 475 tons, 41.4 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 396 tons, 34.6 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 231 tons, 20.1 %
Miscellaneous weights: 40 tons, 3.5 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
993 lbs / 451 Kg = 77.2 x 3.0 " / 75 mm shells or 0.4 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.43
Metacentric height 2.0 ft / 0.6 m
Roll period: 10.6 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 100 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.04
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 2.00

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has low quarterdeck
Block coefficient: 0.520
Length to Beam Ratio: 5.85 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 14.40 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 59 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 50
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 13.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 1.80 ft / 0.55 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 16.17 ft / 4.93 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 15.42 ft / 4.70 m
- Mid (50 %): 15.42 ft / 4.70 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 8.86 ft / 2.70 m (15.42 ft / 4.70 m before break)
- Stern: 8.86 ft / 2.70 m
- Average freeboard: 14.50 ft / 4.42 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 140.2 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 144.2 %
Waterplane Area: 4,810 Square feet or 447 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 113 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 45 lbs/sq ft or 220 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.85
- Longitudinal: 5.45
- Overall: 1.03
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is cramped
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform
Excellent seaboat, comfortable, can fire her guns in the heaviest weather

Nineteen Conductor-class revenue cutters were commissioned between 1907 and 1912. The last were withdrawn in 1932, some later finding their way into civilian usage.
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Postby Radictistan » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:02 am

Tropes for Radictistan

Royals Who Actually Do Something: Both of the Grand Duke's sons are members of the current cabinet. The current heir to the throw, Xenhasit Radicti is Minister of Internal Affairs and his brother Howard Radicti is the Steward of the Royal Treasury.
Nepotism: See above.
StateSec: The Directorate of Constitutional Protection is sometimes seen as an example of this. Your Mileage May Vary.
Knight Templar: See above.
It's Raining Men: The Royal Radictistan Army has two large parachute-trained formations: 2 Naval Brigade and 36th Airborne Division.
Conscription
Mary Sue Topia: Averted. Radictistan is a pretty nasty place to live if you're not at least middle class.
Wrong Side Of The Tracks: Shantytowns exist around most major cities. Life there is nasty, brutish, and (relatively) short.
Strawman News Media: Type 3. Many publications show signs of this, but the best example is the Radictistan Patriotic Daily. a far right-wing newspaper serving mainly as a mouthpiece for the leader of the National Conservative Party, Lord Rialden.
Hauled Before A Senate Sub Committee: This has been know to happen to high-level members of the Royal Family, particularly those who hold important government posts.
Action Girl: These can be found due to the sex-blind nature of Radictistan's conscription policy. They are particularly prevalent in the Navy and Air Defense units.
Black Market: Flourishing.
Family Business: The Royal Family owns a good proportion of the outstanding stock of Radictistan Automotive Works.
Author Appeal: Automatic weaponry in the hands of common citizens and a unitary state.
RedShirt Army: The National Defense Organization, a paramilitary reserve force comprised of old men, naval reservists, and army rejects, most of whom are drunk.
Home Guard: The National Defense Organization.
Big Fancy House: The Royal Family has a few of these as do some members of the nobility.
Egopolis: An airport instead of a city: Nuxenstat Xenocimedes Radicti International Airport.
Overlord Jr: More leftist types often see HRH the Hereditary Grand Duke as one of these.
Spy Ship: They exist. That is all.
Nonindicative Name: Despite its name, the Fascist Democratic Party has a quite reasonable center-right platform.
Gentleman Adventurer: Radictistan was founded by a group of these. It's a long story.
Aborted Arc: Many. I'm really bad at choosing RPs with OPs who maintain interest.
Break Out the Museum Piece: May happen some day as the Royal Radictistan Air Force has kept some of its older aircraft in storage past the termination of their active service.
Red Light District: Usually the Liberal version but some Pitiful. Found in every major city.
Where the Hell is Springfield: Along with most other NS nations.
Leave Behind a Pistol: This has been rumored to happen within Radictistani security agencies.
Principles Zealot: This best describes the Radictistani attitude toward civil rights. They (most of them) would rather watch their country burn than compromises the principles on which it was founded. This is Author Appeal: At its finest.
Public Execution: Sort of. DCI "superjudicial executions" often occur in public in order to have a detterent effect.
Rogue Juror: Very common as the process of voir dire is a joke and it's legally impossible to remove a juror once the trial has started.
Police are Useless: This is somewhat intentional. You can't let the pigs get uppity.
Royalties Heir: Extremely rare due to short copyright durations.
Wish Fulfillment
That One Level: The Wussrhas blutstat. The police never patrol in that area unless they're at at least platoon strength, with armored vehicles and air support.
People's Republic of Tyrrany: We consider most ostensibly democratic countries to be an example of this.
Inner City School: Inverted in Radictistan for two reasons: 1) The poor people all live on the outskirts of town rather than in the middle. 2) The hoodlums don't go to school.
Where the Hell is Springfield?:
Right Hand Versus Left Hand: Played completely straight with the security apparatus. This is completely intentional on the part of the government.
Conspicuously Public Assassination: DCP again.
Smoky Gentlemen's Club: On the decline, but there are still some around.
Dacha: What every Upper Middle Class family wants.
Draft Dodging: Not terribly common, as the Radictistani military is rather easy-going as militaries go. However it is extremely easy if you try it. There simply aren't enough billets for everyone who comes of age every year.
Eagle Squadron: There was an RP onc with a Radictistani eagle squadron of sorts, although it was an infantry unit.
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