NationStates Jolt Archive

Information Leak - "Super Battleship"

18-03-2004, 19:40
**wired to all major news agencies**

"We are outside Navarre Naval Shipyard, where it is rumored that a large Battleship is being constructed. Navarre Naval Shipyard, a division of Doujinshi Corporation, supposedly has been contracted out by Doujin's Navy to construct a massive super battleship to be the Doujin's Flagship, and also effectively the largest military vessel in the world.

The Doujin Class

Like the other Doujin Navy vessels that are trimarans, the Doujin is very seaworthy and is a very steady gun platform. Even though many might consider that it would be hard to come up with an armor scheme that would give these three hulled ships a high level of protection, the Doujin class is very well armored and having three floating bodies makes the vessel harder to sink. In addition, the three hull design allows for a wider space for weapons, systems, and other vehicles than would be possible on a single hull design of about the same displacement.

The ship carries its powerful engines high in the primary hull which reduces the noise in the water greatly. While the ship is not as fast as was first thought and not as fast as the Trimaran destroyers or frigates, it is the fastest ship of its size ever constructed and on trial runs these huge ships have all exceeded 30 knots.

Like most of the Doujin Navy's larger ships, the Doujin Class has a sensor suite that is an improved version of the APAR 12 three-dimensional radar. This Phased Array radar system is more compact than the Aegis system used by most the modern world, and has greater tracking capabilities and range. The ship also has both a hull sonar system and a towed array sonar system.

The designers constructed the Doujin Class battleship using Radar Absorbent Materials extensively in the design. As a result, the Doujin Class is hard to detect. The Doujin also carries a powerful ECM system.

Model Type: BB-582 Class Battleship ( Doujin Class )
Crew: 7,250 (5,800 crewmen; 450 officers; 1000 military troops)
Speed: 32 knots
Range: Unlimited due to the Pebblebed nuclear reactor engines. Ship carriers six months of supplies and consumables on board.

Statistical Data:
Length: 981 meters (3266.7 feet)
Width: 350 meters (1166.55 feet)
Draft: 98 feet Empty, 108 Feet Full
Empty: 1,100,000 tons
Fully Loaded: 1,300,000 tons
Cargo: 8,000 tons of nonessential equipment and supplies. Each enlisted crew member has a small locker for personal items and uniforms. Ships officers have more space for personal items. Most ship's spaces are taken up by extra ammo, armor, troops, weapons, and engines.
Builders: Navarre Navy Shipyards (Division of Doujinshi Corporation, located in The Freethinkers)
Price: Not for sale.

Weapon Systems:
20 30" Electro-Thermal Naval Guns
12 8" Electro-Thermal Naval Guns
24 20mm/76 CIWS AA/Missile
4x 660mm Torpedo Tubes (for Mk 48 ADCAP torps, 60 to be carried)
10x 7.62mm GPMGs
48 Egap Anti-Ship Missiles

The Doujin Class is capable of carrying up to 160 aircraft on her two full-length flight decks.

Craft on the Doujin: List still being compiled.


APAR 12 Type B:
An incredibly advanced radar and computer system first developed for the Mackensen Class, it far surpasses the Aegis system on most other naval vessels. Powerful and flexible radar system that is comprised of four panels that each emit radar waves. If allowed by the horizon, the system can track out to 800 miles (1280 km) and can simultaneously track and identify up to 1392 targets at one time. The system controls missile launched from the long range missile launchers and the system track and guide each individual missile to a individual target for up to 476 targets. If a target is eliminated, missiles are automatically guided to a new target. The system can also control missiles launched from other linked vessels as well and can also act as fire control for gun mounts.

Advanced Hull Sonar:
Mounted under the bow of the ship. Range of 25 miles (21.7 nm / 40.2 km). This hull sonar system has both a passive and active system built in. Sonar system can track up to 48 targets at one time.

Advanced Towed Array Sonar System:
The system is basically a long and very sensitive sonar system carried behind the ship on a long cable. Range of 100 miles (86.9 nm / 160.9 km). This towed array sonar system has both a passive and active system built in. Sonar system can track up to 81 targets at one time.

Sonar Masking System:
The hull is designed to minimize noise from the hull and uses water bubbles to form a barrier against sonar as well.

Combination Radar Detectors and Active Jamming System:
Combination of radar detection systems (ESM) and an active jamming system. The system can detect another radar system at 125% of the range of the transmitting radar.

Command and Control Capabilities:
The Doujin Class Battleship was originally designed for Admiral Miller, Admiral in Chief of Doujin's Navy as his personal ship. The Flagship of the Doujin Navy, it's command and control facilities are extensive. It can track all Doujin Naval movements, and is directly connected with the GDnet Sattelite to provide real-time tracking of all Doujin ships. It is tied in with the defense systems along the Doujin coastline, and can effectively keep track of all enemy movements within sensor range of any Doujin vessel or defensive position. The Doujin Class battleship has more proccessing power than any other Battleship.

[reporter]Now, the Doujin Class with her large size would not be able to dock anywhere but Doujin's main shipyard and seaport, Xendi. Located in the middle of the Doujin Sea, Xendi Shipyard's draft limit is 240 ft. Xendi is 20 km wide and nearly 55 km long. Supported by 60' round steel reinforced concrete pillars, Xendi is more than capable of taking the stress, pressure of the water, and weight of various vessels being produced in drydock.

[ooc: picture coming eventually; Changed the name to attract more people.. come on guys I want opinions]
18-03-2004, 19:48
"Good evening, and Hello. Tonight I have with me chief of maritime design, and ex-navy Master Chief of Scandavian State's Navy."

"Hello Martha, I am glad to be here with you tonight."

"We are glad to have you here with us too. So tell me, this rumored "Super Battleship", how much damage do you think it could do?"

"Well, let's say that this battleship would broadside fire all 20 of it's 30" guns.. we are talking about 3,600 tons of shells.. that is the equiivalant of a tactical nuclear warhead being detonated. For a 30" gun it would be firing an 18 ton shell, and each shell would be capable of leveling a city block.. 20 of them at once.. well like I said, you have the equivalant of a tactical nuke."

"Wow, amazing.. what about range?"

"Well, a 30" gun can fire well over 100 km. If this battleship exists, or is being produced, it would out range any battleship out there today. Not to mention outgun, there isn't really a battleship that can come to mind that can stand up over one impact.. well no, there is one.. developed by Doujinshi Corporation as well. The Leviathon ( Class. That could take a few of 'em, but like I said.. nothing would be able to last to long. It would rip an Iowa Class battleship to shreds."

"Thank you, Will. That is all the time we have for right now. We will be right back after this small break."


"Will, are you serious? A tactical nuke?"

"Yes Martha, I am quite serious. And I don't doubt Doujinshi Corporation has the ability to make this baby either."

"Amazing, well.. good to have you on our show tonight. Hope to have you on again sometime."

"I'd like that Martha, thanks for having me on."

The two shake hands and Will heads out of the building.
Swordmasters of Ginaz
18-03-2004, 19:59
18-03-2004, 20:03
Public Broadcast, aboard the DN Behemoth

"Good evening, ladies and gentleman. I called this press conference over the rumor of a "Super Battleship" in development, which has seemingly spread like a wildfire over the world. Such a battleship does not exist, and if it does we sure wish we knew who owns it. Navarre Naval Shipyards and Xendi Shipyards both have been inspected and have not come up with any trace of a "Super Battleship". We ourselves did design at one point something similar, but we made no plans to construct it, much less use it in day-to-day naval activities.

The employee at Navarre Naval Shipyards has since been laid off, for spreading lies to gain a profit. Dock 2 at Navarre Shipyards is being converted to a scrap metal holding warehouse, and he was using it's closure to spread a media frenzy over some non-existant battleship.

Any questions? Yes, you. Marcus, good to see you. Your question?"

"Last night, Martha Steward invited Will Reiker from Scandavian State's Navy onto her show. He claimed that if such a battleship were built, a salvo from all her guns would equal the damage of a tactical nuke. Is this true?"

"Ehrm, yes. 20 30" Electro-Thermal Naval Guns impacting on, say, a Mackensen Class at say 80 kilometers away would most definatly equal the damage of a tactical nuke, if not do more. Just giving you an example there, it would be the same damage most likely at larger ranges.. as I am not totally sure as the range of a 30" Electro-Thermal naval gun.

Any other questions?"

Many reporters raise their hands.

"Guess not, thank you for your time and have a good night."

Admiral Miller steps away from the podium and walks away.

"Admiral, you think that will get them off our backs?"

"I'm not sure, there reporters."

Both the Admiral and his assistant began laughing.

(brought it over here from I.I.)