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España was a Spanish dreadnought battleship, the lead ship of her class. She had two sister ships, Alfonso XIII and Jaime I. España was built by the SECN shipyard; she was laid down in December 1909, launched in February 1912, and completed in October 1913. She was armed with a main battery of eight 305 mm (12.0 in) guns and had a top speed of 19.5 knots (36.1 km/h; 22.4 mph) España served in the 1st Squadron after her commissioning, along with her two sisters. Spain remained neutral during World War I, so the Spanish fleet did not see action during the conflict. España provided gunfire support during the Rif War in the early 1920s. During these operations, she ran aground off Cape Tres Forcas, Morocco in August 1923. The Navy was unable to raise the ship, and severe storms destroyed the wreck in 1924, which led the Navy to abandon her.

 

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España was 132.6 m (435 ft) long at the waterline and 140 m (460 ft) long overall. She had a beam of 24 m (79 ft) and a draft of 7.8 m (26 ft); her freeboard was 15 ft (4.6 m) amidships. Her propulsion system consisted of four-shaft Parsons steam turbines and twelve Yarrow boilers. The engines were rated at 15,500 shaft horsepower (11,600 kW) and produced a top speed of 19.5 knots (36.1 km/h; 22.4 mph). España had a cruising radius of 5,000 nautical miles (9,300 km; 5,800 mi) at a speed of 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph). Her crew consisted of 854 officers and enlisted men.

España was armed with a main battery of eight 305 mm (12.0 in) /50 guns, mounted in four twin gun turrets. One turret was placed forward, two were positioned en echelonamidships, and the fourth was aft of the superstructure. This mounting scheme was chosen in preference to superimposed turrets, as was done in the South Carolinas, to save weight and cost. Her secondary battery consisted of twenty 102 mm (4.0 in) guns mounted in casemates along the length of the hull. They were too close to the waterline, however, which made them unusable in heavy seas. She was also armed with four 3-pounder guns and two machine guns. Her armored belt was 203 mm (8.0 in) thick amidships; the main battery turrets were protected with the same amount of armor plate. The conning tower had 254 mm (10.0 in) thick sides. Her armored deck was 38 mm (1.5 in) thick.

 

Tier III Premium Battleship España

 

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SURVIVABILITY

 

Hitpoints: 39000

 

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ARTILLERY

 

8 × 305 mm (12 in)/50 cal guns


Reload TIme: 30.0 s

 

180 Turn Time: 60.0 s

 

Maximum Dispersion: 210 m

 

Maximum HE Shell Damage: 5300

 

Chance Of HE Shells Causing A Fire On Target: 32.0 %

 

HE Shell Armor Penetration Capacity: 76 mm

 

Maximum AP Shell Damage: 8200

 

Main Battery Firing Range: 16.0 km

 

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SECONDARY ARMAMENT

 

20 × 102 mm (4 in) guns

 

4 × 3-pounderguns

 

Reload Time: 8.0 s

 

Maximum HE Shell Damage: 1400

 

Chance Of  HE Shells Causing A Fire On Target: 6.0 km

 

HE Shell Armor Penetration Capacity: 16 mm

 

Firing Range: 3.0 km

 

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AA DEFENCE

 

2 × machine guns


AA Reinforcement: 25 %

 

Sector Reinforcement time: 12 s

 

Sector Reinforcement shift time: 12 s

 

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MANEUVERABILITY

 

Maximum Speed: 19.5 knots

 

Turning Circle Radius: 560 m

 

Rudder Shift Time: 11.8 s

 

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CONCEALMENT

 

Detectability Range By Sea: 13.4 km

 

Detectability Range By Air: 6.9 km

 

Assured Detectability Range: 2.0 km

 

Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke: 10.5 km

 

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ARMOR LAYOUT

 

Belt armor: 203 mm (8 in)

 

Deck: 38 mm (1 in)

 

Turrets: 203 mm

 

Conning tower: 254 mm (10 in)

 

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AMMUNITION & CONSUMABLES

 

Damage Control Party

Action Time 15s

Reload Time For I 120 s

Reload Time For II 80 s

 

Repair Party

HP Per Second +190 

Action Time 28 s

Reload Time For I 120 s

Reload Time For II 80 s

 

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