To me that limit looks like exactly as much as 2 light BBs since they cost 14,000 ton apiece...She'll be a year or so later, so might learn a few lessons, but is primarily a big sister.
At 28,000 tons (the Australian limit), she must be seen to be different to her '23,000-ton' relatives, so there will be some obvious changes in addition to more subtle improvements.
As MarcH says, she could be up to 31,000 tons, but they will take the opportunity to make the design rather less stretched at the start, so she'll be closer to 28,000.
Surely HMS Invisible has to be a submarine 'battlecruiser'. British equivalent of Surcouf or an I-400?Even better than HMS Incognito would be the ultimate battleship: HMS Invisible. You can't be sunk by enemy aircraft, submarines or warships if you can't be seen. Although Mines and accidental rammings are still the ultimate enemies.
Not sure if you're aware, but that one's a real idea of Fisher's - although very much in the realm of idle speculation.Surely HMS Invisible has to be a submarine 'battlecruiser'.
M-class submarine.British equivalent of Surcouf or an I-400?
I know about the M-class but it's a bit small for a "battlecruiser", and X1 which was nearer the size and general absurdity you'd look for had 'only' 5.25" guns. I'm sure Fisher thought bigger.Not sure if you're aware, but that one's a real idea of Fisher's - although very much in the realm of idle speculation.
Still can't get over this. Well played. *tips hat*Britannia Waives the Rules