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Deep load

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 9:41 pm
by paul.mercer
Another quick question for you.
When a ship weighs out at a certain number of tons 'Deep Load' am I right in assuming that this included all fuel,armament,(including shells) stores etc?
If so, would the 'Treaty' limit of 35000 tons for battleships include all the above -or was it just for the basic ship, because I think I read somewhere that the later KGv's were over 40,000tons?

Re: Deep load

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 12:05 am
by Dave Saxton
Treaty limits are standard displacement not deep load or full load displacement. Standard Displacement as defined by the Washington Treaty was the ship fully stored and ammunitioned, but excluding fuels, boiler feed water, and lubricating oils.

During wartime the KGVs would have gained displacement, both as defined by standard displacement and full load, because of added equipment and stores necessary as the war proceeded.

Re: Deep load

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 8:36 am
by paul.mercer
Thanks for that Dave.

Re: Deep load

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 11:17 am
by OpanaPointer