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Tyrannian Royal Navy.

King Howard-class Battlecruiser.

Length Overall: 190 meters.
Beam: 22 meters.
Draught: 9.3 meters.
Displacement: 14,360 tonnes standard load; 15,300 tonnes normal combat load; 16,380 tonnes full load; 17,260 tonnes maximum load.
Complement: 400 including officers.
Cruising Speed: In excess of 20 knots.
Maximum/flank Speed: In excess of 30 knots.
Main Armaments:
155-mm/62 Advanced Naval Gun Systems (2 x 1).
4 x 64-cell Strike-Length Mk.45 Vertical Launching Systems (Arrowhead SAM, SeaCeptor SAM, FireShadow AShM, Bloodhound VL-ASROC, Astra IPAM).
12 x 30mm automated ship-protection systems (6 x 2).
4 x "Defender" 30mm Close-In weapon systems.
4 x Mk.4 RAM PDMS.
9 x SVTT (3 x 3).
Various remote and manually operated general purpose machine guns and mini-guns fitted around the ship deck.
Electronic Warfare:
ECM/ECCM Suites.
Torpedo Detection Localisation and Neutralization system (hard-kill).
Bow and Stern Mounted Arrays.
6 x 12-cell Launchers (centroid, dump and active seduction, distraction chaff, IR, RF decoy rounds, ATD, AOD rounds.)
Sensors and processing systems:
- Advanced Active Phased Array Multifunction Radar System.
- 3D Long-range Air Surveillance Radar System.
- Low Probability of Intercept Surface search/navigation Radar.
Ships in class: HMS Princess Amelia, HMS Princess Lana, HMS Prince Henrik, HMS King Howard.

Warden-class Guided-Missile Defense Cruiser.

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Length Overall: 178 meters.
Displacement: 15,630 tonnes standard load; 18,430 tonnes normal combat load; 20,545 tonnes full load; 22,560 tonnes maximum load.
Crew: 230 including officers.
Cruising Speed: In excess of 20 knots.
Maximum/flank Speed: In excess of 35 knots.
Main Armaments:
1 x 127mm/64 Lightweight Dual-Purpose Naval Guns.
Full Strike-Length Mk.40 (D-PAAM) Vertical Launching Systems.
- Twelve 8-cell VLS Module Blocks, "Asterion" family of surface-to-air missiles.
- Four 8-cell VLS Module Blocks, "SeaArcher" quad-packed surface-to-air missiles.
- Eight 4-cell VLS Module Blocks, Long-range anti-ship Hypersonic Standoff Missiles.
Secondary Systems:
Optional quad launchers for up to sixteen AShMs or anti-submarine missiles.
8 x twin 30mm automated ship-protection systems.
4 x "Defender" 30mm Close-In weapon systems.
4 x Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Guided Missile Systems.
2 x 12.75-inch (324 mm) triple torpedo tubes for lightweight torpedoes.
Various remote and manually operated general purpose machine guns and mini-guns fitted around the ship deck.
Electronic Warfare:
Sensors and processing systems:
Ships in class:

Type D Guided-Missile Destroyer - Dauntless-class 2014 (Group 5A).

Length: 155.4 meters.
Beam: 20 meters.
Draught: 6 meters.
Displacement: 9,200 tonnes (Group 5A) - 9,800 tonnes (Group 5B).
Complement: 190 including officers, accommodation for up to 235.
Propulsion: Integrated electric propulsion, 2 x H21-W30 gas turbines, 53.2 MW (71,342 shp) each, 2 x WR15 diesel-electric hybrid generators, 4 MW (5,364 shp) each and 2 x electric motors, 25 MW (33,525 shp) each.
Cruising Speed: In excess of 25 knots.
Maximum/flank Speed: In excess of 35 knots.
Boats & landing craft carried: Provision for up to two rigid-hulled inflatable boats.
Main Armaments (missiles):
1 x 64-cell Strike-Length Mk.45 Vertical Launching Systems. (Arrowhead SAM, SeaCeptor SAM, FireShadow AShM, Bloodhound VL-ASROC, Astra IPAM).
1 x 48-cell Strike-Length Mk.45 Vertical Launching Systems. (Arrowhead SAM, SeaCeptor SAM, FireShadow AShM, Bloodhound VL-ASROC, Lightning IPAM).
Secondary Systems:
1 x 127-mm/64 Lightweight Dual-Purpose Naval Gun.
2 x quad launchers for up to eight joint sea/land attack fire-and-forget missiles.
2 x "Defender" 30mm Close-In weapon systems - replaced with two directed-energy weapons (Group 5B).
2 x twin 30mm automated ship-protection systems.
2 x 12.75-inch (324 mm) triple torpedo tubes for lightweight torpedoes.
4 x 12.7mm heavy machine guns.
6 x 7.62mm general purpose machine guns.
2 x mini-gun stations.
Sensors and processing systems:
- Long-range Multi-function AESA radar (Type 1040).
- 3-D Long-Range Early Warning Radar (Type 1045).
- Integrated Bridge and Navigation System.
- 2 x AHRS, Electro-Optical Gun Control System (EOGCS).
- Bow-mounted medium-frequency sonar.
- Mod.4 SCOT-3 Satellite Communications Data-link.
Electronic Warfare: ECM/ECCM Suite, SSEE, Surface Ship Torpedo Defense system (soft-kill).
2 x 12-cell Launchers (centroid, dump and active seduction, distraction chaff, IR, RF decoy rounds, ATD, AOD rounds.)
Aircraft Carried: Up to two medium-sized multi-purpose military helicopters armed with anti-submarine torpedoes, or air-to-surface missiles.

Formidable-class Destroyer.

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Length Overall: 164 meters.
Displacement: 7,000 tonnes.
Complement: 200 including officers.
Propulsion: Intergrated electric propulsion, 2 x gas turbines, 53.2 MW (71,342 shp) each, 2 x WR15 diesel-electric hybrid generators, 4 MW (5,364 shp) each and 2 x electric motors, 25 MW (33,525 shp) each.
Cruising Speed: In excess of 28 knots.
Maximum/flank Speed: In excess of 38 knots.
Boats & landing craft carried: None.
Main Armaments:
1 x 127mm/64 Lightweight Dual-Purpose Naval Gun.
2 x "Defender" 30mm Close-In weapon systems.
2 x twin 30mm automated ship-protection system.
12 x 8-cell Mk.45 Strike-Length Vertical Launching System blocks, 96 cells total, for a mission determined combination of quad-packed "Sky Archer" surface-to-air missiles, joint anti-ship & land attack supersonic cruise missiles and vertically launched anti-submarine missiles.
4 x quad launchers for up to sixteen joint sea/land attack fire-and-forget missiles.
4 x remote operated 12.7mm heavy machine guns.
6 x remote operated 7.62mm general purpose machine guns.
2 x mini-gun stations.
Sensors and processing systems:
Electronic Warfare:
Aircraft Carried: Up to two medium-sized multi-purpose military helicopters armed with anti-submarine torpedoes, or air-to-surface missiles.

Swift-class Multi-Function Warship.

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Length Overall: 117.30 meters.
Displacement: 3,200 tonnes.
Complement: 71, accommodation for up to 105.
Propulsion: Twin shaft diesel propulsion.
Cruising Speed: In excess of 18 knots.
Maximum/flank Speed: In excess of 25 knots.
Boats & landing craft carried: Two davit launched RHIBs plus one optional stern ramp launched RHIB. Provision for the deployment of rotary UAVs or USVs.
Main Armaments: Expandable and scalable infrastructure allowing for a wide range of capabilities to meet mission profiles from humanitarian disaster relief and maritime security to anti-surface warfare, air defense escort, mine countermeasures and UXV operations.
Sensors and processing equipment:
Electronic Warfare:
Aircraft Carried: One medium-sized multi-purpose helicopter armed with anti-submarine torpedoes, or anti-ship missiles

Daring-class General-Purpose Frigate.

Length Overall: 148 meters.
Beam: 17 meters.
Draught: 5.6 meters.
Displacement: 5,600 tonnes.
Complement: 130, including aircrew.
Propulsion: Combined diesel-electric and gas, 1 x 34 MW gas turbine, 2 x 2.5 MW electric motors, 4 x high speed diesel generators.
Cruising Speed: In excess of 22 knots.
Maximum/flank Speed: In excess of 33 knots
Boats & landing craft carried: None.
Main Armaments:
1 x 127-mm/64 Lightweight Dual-Purpose Naval Gun.
2 x twin 30mm automated ship-protection systems.
2 x "Defender" 30mm Close-In weapon system.
2 x quad launchers for up to eight joint sea/land attack fire-and-forget missiles.
1 x 48-cell Strike-Length Mk.45 Vertical Launching Systems (Arrowhead SAM, SeaCeptor SAM, FireShadow AShM, Bloodhound VL-ASROC, Astra IPAM).
2 x 12.75-inch triple (324mm) torpedo tubes for lightweight torpedoes.
4 x 7.62mm general purpose machine guns.
2 x 12.7mm heavy machine guns.
2 x mini-guns.
Sensors and processing systems:
- Long-range Multi-function AESA Radar (MFR).
- Multibeam Acquisition Tracking Radar.
- Navigation and Situational Awareness Radar (Type 2115).
- Low Probability of Intercept Surface Search Radar (Type 2040).
- Long-range Infra-Red Surveillance and Tracking System (IRST).
- Mk.IIXA Mode 6 IFF.
- Mk.IX Bow-mounted Sonar.
- Mod.4 SCOT-3 Satellite Communications Data-link.
Electronic Warfare: ECM/ECCM Systems, Surface Ship Torpedo Defense system (soft-kill).
2 x 6-cell Launchers (centroid, dump and active seduction, distraction chaff, IR, RF decoy rounds, ATD, AOD rounds.)
Aircraft Carried: Room for up to two medium-sized multi-purpose helicopters armed with anti-submarine torpedoes, or anti-ship missiles.

Audacious-class Aircraft Carrier.

Length Overall: 280 meters.
Displacement: 65,000 tonnes standard; 70,340 tonnes normal; 75,800 tonnes full load.
Complement: 679 crew, 250 embarked Royal Marine force, capacity for up to 1,600 personal.
Propulsion: Integrated Full Electric Propulsion, 2 x RMT-35 36 MW (48,000 hp) gas turbines, 4 x diesel-electric hybrid (2x 9 MW (12,000 hp), 2 x 11 MW (15,000 hp), and 4 x 40MW Advanced Induction Motors.
Cruising Speed: In excess of 22 knots.
Maximum/flank Speed: In excess of 30 knots.
Main Armament:
Up to 3 x "Defender" 30mm Close-In weapon systems.
2 x Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Guided Missile Systems.
6 x remote operated 12.7mm heavy machine guns.
6 x remote operated 7.62mm general purpose machine guns.
4 x mini-gun stations.
Sensors and processing systems: IAN/SPA-3-D Long-Range Early Warning Radar, ID/SS-FA25 High-resolution Multi-purpose Surface Search & Fire Control Radar, DLA/SIS-AT Air-traffic control Suite, satellite communications data-links.
Electronic Warfare: ECM/ECCM Systems, Surface Ship Torpedo Defense system (hard-kill).
4 x 12-cell Launchers (centroid, dump and active seduction, distraction chaff, IR, RF decoy rounds, ATD, AOD rounds.)
Aircraft Carrying Capacity: Tailored air group of up to 42 aircraft, 50 max.

Dependance-class Off-shore Helicopter Carrier.

Length Overall: 135 meters.
Displacement: 12,350 tonnes standard; 15,760 tonnes normal; 18,325 tonnes full load.
Complement: 100 including officers and aircrew.
Propulsion: CODAG, 2 x HE/IME LM21500DC gas turbines, 1 x DBI-V25 Diesel Engine.
Cruising Speed: In excess of 20 knots.
Maximum/flank Speed: In excess of 27 knots.
Maim Armament:
1 x 76mm Lightweight Dual-Purpose Naval Gun.
2 x Defensive-length 16-cell Vertical Launching Systems carrying short/medium range surface-to-air missiles, and optional joint sea/land attack fire-and-forget missiles.
2 x Triple 324mm Surface Vessel Torpedo Tubes.
2 x Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Guided Missile Systems.
2 x 35mm automated ship-protection systems.
4 x remote operated 12.7mm heavy machine guns.
6 x remote operated 7.62mm general purpose machine guns.
Sensors and processing systems: Low Probability of Intercept Surface Search Radar (Type 2245), Navigational Radar (Type 1535), Bow-mounted and towed sonar arrays, satellite communications data-links.
Electronic Warfare: ECM/ECCM Systems, Surface Ship Torpedo Defense system (hard-kill).
4 x 6-cell Launchers (centroid, dump and active seduction, distraction chaff, IR, RF decoy rounds, ATD, AOD rounds.)
Aircraft Carrying Capacity: Up to 8-14 medium-sized helicopters armed with; anti-ship missiles or anti-submarine torpedoes, or up to eight VTOL aircraft.

Asterion-class Strategic Ballistic Missile Submarine.

Length Overall: 150 meters.
Displacement: 17,800 tonnes, surfaced, and 18,000 tonnes, submerged.
Complement: 105.
Propulsion: 1 x long-life pressurized water reactor, 2 x GEC turbines; 27,500 shp (20.5 MW), 2 x auxiliary retractable propulsion motors, 2 x turbo generators and 2 x diesel-electric hybrid alternators.
Speed: 24 knots (surfaced), 33 knots (submerged).
Main Armaments:
4 x 21-inch torpedo tubes for heavyweight torpedoes with the capability to fire joint anti-ship & land-attack supersonic cruise missiles, and for the deployment of naval mines.
16 x ballistic missile tubes for either High Speed Global Strike Missiles or submarine-launched ballistic missiles, 8-12 thermonuclear MIRV per missile.
Sensors and processing systems: Advanced Passive/Active Sonar Composite Suite, Echo-sounder, Successor IFF, Radar Navigation System, ES-XI.10-4400 Target Acquisition System, Search and attack optronic periscopes, ALPHA DII ES.15-7600 combat management system.
Electronic Warfare: Electronic Support Measures Suite, SSE Mk13 launchers for the deployment of torpedo decoys.

Vanguard-class Attack Submarine.

Length Overall: 97 meters.
Displacement: 7,185 tonnes, surfaced and 7,468 tonnes, submerged.
Complement: 98, accommodation for up to 109.
Propulsion: 1 x long-life pressurized water reactor, 90kW Hydrogen-Oxygen PEM Fuel Cells, 1 x Single-Shaft Skewback Propeller, 1 x emergency drive motor, and 1 x auxiliary retractable propeller.
Speed: 28 knots (surfaced), 38 knots (submerged).
Main Armaments:
6 x 21-inch torpedo tubes for heavyweight torpedoes, with the capability to fire joint anti-ship & land-attack supersonic cruise missiles, short-range surface-to-air missiles and for the deployment of naval mines.
Sensors and processing systems: Combat management system, two non-hull-penetrating attack/observation optronic masts, Long-range Navigation and Surface-Air Search Radar System, Hydro-acoustic array, high-precision echo-sounder.
Electronic Warfare: EDD ES.10-5600 Electronic Support Measures system, communications-band electronic support measures system, torpedo decoy system.

Portland-class Amphibious Transport Dock.

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Wave-class Multi-function Support Ship.

Length Overall: 205 meters.
Displacement: 27,800 tonnes.
Complement: 150 crew (+150).
Propulsion: 4 x Diesel-electric generators 5.5 MW, 1 x Diesel generator 2.8 MW, 2 x FPP propellers, 2 x Bow thrusters, 1.25 MW, 1 x Stern thruster.
Cruising Speed: In excess of 22 knots.
Maximum/flank Speed: In excess of 26 knots.
Armament:
2 x "Defender" 30mm Close-In weapon systems.
2 x 35mm automated ship-protection systems.
4 x remote operated 7.62mm general purpose machine guns.
2 x remote operated 12.7mm heavy machine guns.
Boats and landing craft: Two landing craft vehicle personnel, Two RHIB and landing beach for landing craft utility.
Aircraft carried: Up to six medium-lift helicopters with blades folded or two tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopters with blades spread.
Electronic Warfare: UAT Electronic Support Measure System.
2 x 12-cell Launchers (centroid, dump and active seduction, distraction chaff, IR, RF decoy rounds, ATD, AOD rounds.)
Sensors and processing systems: Sea-master D015B-400 SMILE Air Warning and Surveillance Radar, Sea-watcher D018D-100 Surface Detection Radar, electro-optical surveillance system.

Fort Victoria-class Combat Support Ship.

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Astral-class Logistic Support Vessel.

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