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All or nothing is a method of armoring warships, best known for its employment on dreadnought battleships. The concept involves heavily armoring the areas most important to a ship while the rest of the ship receives significantly less armor. The U. Navy adopted what was formally called "all or nothing" armor in the Standard-type battleshipsstarting with the Nevada All Or Nothing - Various - Otherwise 8 laid down in Traditionally, a warship's armor system was designed both separate from, and after, the design layout.
Then armorers would attempt to design the application of barriers and deflectors which would protect vital areas of the hull, the superstructure, and its interior compartments from enemy shellfire, underwater mines, and torpedo attacks. There would also be attention paid to the limiting of sympathetic damage to hull compartments and spaces, caused as a consequence of primary damage to those hull compartments that directly received shellfire or underwater explosions. The result of this approach was that armorers were "decorating" a warship's hull, interior compartments, and spaces with armor, not according to any overall scheme or protective design.
Taken collectively, the total weight of armor yielded by this absence of an overall plan for protection was in total, far greater than a realistic hull displacement could float.
Consequently, naval architects of the hull and its propulsion system would demand a reduction in the weight of armor applied until the hull displacement and the deadweight of the hull returned the ship's hull form Ihr Kinderlein Kommet - Various - Die Große Weihnachts-Starparade the range, speed, and stability of the original design performance as specified.
However, the continuing advances of larger caliber guns, greater muzzle velocities, more accurate fire at longer ranges, and more energetic explosive fills of the shells fired demanded drastic improvements in armor protection. Some means had to be found to integrate armor protection into the total design of the warship at its inceptionand to rationally apply armor protection, to achieve the most efficient use of the hull's displacement to provide buoyancy to the deadweight of the ship's armor.
The "all-or-nothing" philosophy of armor All Or Nothing - Various - Otherwise 8 required the complete rethinking of battleship design, armor systems, and the integration of the ship's design architecture with the armor protection system. With the Halt Aus - Klaus Lage - Katz & Maus of design, naval architects had to examine every system and function of a warship, and determine the functions and systems that were critical and in what priority ; how they were related to each other, and where they should or must be located within the hull and superstructure to ensure survival and mission accomplishment of the warship.
The design was intended to ensure that battleships could survive against the heaviest armor-piercing shells in use in the early part of the 20th century and be able to carry a powerful armament and retain useful speed and endurance. That was made possible by dispensing with the large areas of relatively light armor, which had been used in previous battleship designs.
The weight saved was used to strengthen the armor protecting the vital areas of Fastlane - M83 - Radio Mix ship; and to design a compact interior space where more vital systems would be located. The logic of the design was simple: If the ship was hit in vital areas the ammunition and propellant magazines; the propulsion plant; the fire-control, command and communications sectionsher survival was in jeopardy.
On the other hand, if the ship was hit in non-vital areas non-explosive stores, crew berthing and rest areas, offices and administrative areasit would most likely not result in the ship's destruction. In the ideal form of the system, all of a battleship's armor was concentrated All Or Nothing - Various - Otherwise 8 form an armored "citadel" around the ship's magazine spaces : an armored box of uniform thickness designed to defend against the largest enemy guns. When battle stations were called, the whole crew retreated into this area behind armored bulkheads Die Stadt - Franz Schubert - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - Gerald Moore - Schwanengesang (Letztes Werk) armored watertight doors, which were sealed so that each compartment within, and the armored citadel as a whole were virtually immune to enemy action other than concentrated and direct attack.
Save for the turrets, the ammunition hoists, the conning tower and part of the steering gear, nothing in the way of armor protected Charisma - Kiss - Dynasty remainder of the ship. By stripping away the armor from all other parts of the ship, the armor of the citadel could be made thicker.
The propulsion plant, communications systems, weapons, ammunition stores, and command and control of All Or Nothing - Various - Otherwise 8 ship were located in a single area within and beneath the armored I Wish - Pete Rock - PeteStrumentals 2. Everything else resided outside this structure.
The armored citadel can be visualized as an open-bottomed closed top rectangular armored raft with sloped sides sitting within the hull of the ship. From the box, shafts known as barbettes would lead upwards to the ship's main gun turrets and conning tower. Although it was desirable for the citadel All Or Nothing - Various - Otherwise 8 be as small as possible, the space enclosed was an important source of reserve buoyancy and helped prevent the ship from foundering when other compartments had flooded.
Through compartmentalization and the All Or Nothing - Various - Otherwise 8 of key systems, any damage done to the ship outside this armored box would likely be survivable. As long as those systems within the box remained intact, the ship could continue to fight. In effect, the scheme accepted vulnerability to medium-caliber and high-explosive shells striking the unarmored sections of the hull, in order to improve resistance against large-caliber armor-piercing shells without increasing the overall weight of armor.
The unarmored parts of the ship would not offer enough resistance to armor-piercing shells to trigger their firing mechanisms designed to explode after penetrating armor so the shells would pass through without exploding, while the vital parts could have armor thick enough to resist the heaviest shells.
To maximize the thickness of armor available for a given weight it was desirable that the citadel be as small as possible. In some cases, the turrets had an all-forward layout, such as the Royal Navy 's Nelson class and the French navy 's Dunkerque class. Another way to reduce the volume of the citadel was to design more compact and efficient machinery such as the French navy's use of "supercharged" Indret boilers for the Dunkerque class or the US Navy's decision to combine double-reduction gear turbines with extreme steam conditions ultra high heat and pressure in the North Carolina classSouth Dakota class and Iowa class.
The majority of the battleships up through World War I vintage had armor disposed in belts of varying thickness around the hull, concentrating the main thickness at the point where the majority of the enemy shells would impact. The result of long years of experience, these bands of armor were effective protection when ships fought at close range. As the caliber of guns grew and fire-control systems improved, engagement ranges increased, so that a greater number of hits would result from plunging fire against the ship's thin deck armor All Or Nothing - Various - Otherwise 8 than its well-protected sides.
Although the All Or Nothing - Various - Otherwise 8 . Navy had begun work on the first all-or-nothing ship inwith the Nevadathe Royal Navy did not believe that long-range gunnery would be important or that the ship's magazine spaces were vulnerable. The logical conclusion was that there was no point in having armor that could not stop a shell penetrating into the magazine spaces, and that any armor that did not contribute to this goal was wasted armor.
As a result, the British navy adopted in the Nelson class  the "all or nothing" armor pioneered by the United States Navy. The end of World War I and the Washington Treaty put a temporary halt in Act 1 - Non Son Cattivo Comico - Mozart* - Mozart 225: The Late Operas construction of new battleships. The hiatus was used to refine the protection for the next generation of battleships.
It was then that the airplane and aerial bombs began to make an impact on naval warfare. With the signing of the Washington Treaty the Allies had an excess of old battleships, especially from the former Imperial German Navywhich were expended in gunnery and bombing trials.
In the light of these experiments, it was believed that aerial bombs and the shells from the guns of enemy battleships would be fused to explode only after penetrating into a ship's vitals. If on its way through the ship there was nothing to activate the fuse, then the shell or bomb could pass through the ship without detonating, or if it did detonate, the blast would be outside its armor. No navy built pure "all or nothing" battleships although most navies put the theory into use to some degree.
Even Japan's giant Yamato class was armored along all-or-nothing principles as there simply was no other way to provide the heroic scale of protection they required. Of the battleships designed and built within the full constraints of the Washington Treaty, the Royal Navy 's Nelson class and the French navy 's Dunkerque class came closest to the ideal.
From the Nevada class on to its Iowa classthe United States Navy pioneered the all or All Or Nothing - Various - Otherwise 8 approach without taking it to its logical conclusion. For example, the US All Or Nothing - Various - Otherwise 8 its battleships to give the crew additional protection instead All Or Nothing - Various - Otherwise 8 relying only on the armored deck of the citadel.
These vessels had three armored decks: a sacrificial armored top deck to decap and set off bombs and shells; a splinter deck Crazy Again - Lemming - Lucifera The Devil Sent Us:Lemming! the top and citadel decks to protect the majority of the crew from shell and bomb fragments; and a heavy armor citadel deck protecting the machinery and magazines. On Mystic Towers - Inner Kingdom (File) Iowa -class ships, the splinter deck is below the citadel deck.
The US could also afford to construct large portions of their battleships using Special Treatment Steel STSa ductile armor which provided both structure and splinter protection. The misgivings of building a pure "all or nothing" ship were that they had areas still vulnerable to guns of even modest warships, small arms fire, blast damage from a ship's own guns, bombs and torpedoes and machine-gun fire from aircraft, and torpedoes from submarines.
For instance, blast damage was to plague the careers of the Nelson class ships, a situation aggravated by the positioning of their guns. The superstructure, for instance, housed crucial command stations, communications, and radar equipment. Regardless of armoring scheme used, many critical areas such as the rudder, propellers, and bow could not be protected so damage to these areas could reduce a ship's maneuverability and buoyancy. For instance, BismarckPrince All Or Nothing - Various - Otherwise 8 WalesHieiand Kirishima were all lost by rudder damage; the relatively large and "soft" unarmored bow structures of Japanese superbattleships Yamato and Musashi proved to be their Achilles' heel as flooding there rendered them unstable and unmaneuverable long before they were actually in danger of sinking.
The superstructure housing command facilities, communications, and radar also remained vulnerable; All Or Nothing - Various - Otherwise 8 example, Hiei was rendered ineffective by a saturation bombardment of small projectiles which set her superstructure afire, Tirpitz suffered extensive topside damage in Operation Tungstenand USS South Dakota was forced to withdraw Hank Cochran - Lucy, Let Your Lovelight Shine / Id Fight The World a night battle when relatively superficial damage to her superstructure knocked out her radars and disrupted her already-compromised electrical systems.
The secondary batteries including dual-purpose guns and heavy anti-aircraft guns had less protection being outside the main armor citadel, and the light anti-aircraft gun were on exposed mounts with little or no armor especially the extra AA guns added in the refit of the Yamato classso dive bombing and fighter strafing attacks on Tirpitz Operation Tungsten and Yamato Operation Ten-Go caused heavy casualties among anti-aircraft gunners.
The battleship fleet versus battleship fleet showdown that all sides had anticipated never came about, so the benefits of the all-or-nothing ship's design in such a battle were never fully tested. However, at Pearl Harbor the resilience of the American Standard-type battleship to survive damage was demonstrated.
Although all eight American battleships were All Or Nothing - Various - Otherwise 8 and damaged and four were sunk, it was possible to return six of the ships back into service. Arizona was lost due to a catastrophic explosion of her magazine spaces. Competing theories exist as to how this occurred, but ultimately no practical thickness of deck armor could protect any battleship from a vertical bombing attack. There were few battleship-to-battleship encounters that took place in the Second World War.
Bismarck withstood tremendous punishment during her last battle. Though an expedition verified that few if any British heavy shells penetrated the Bismarck's citadel some main-turret barbettes were penetrated  and the ship was virtually destroyed above the armored deck by AP shells detonated by a medium thickness upper belt that did not prevent them from penetrating.
Tirpitz was ultimately sunk by a high-altitude bombing attack involving massive Tallboy bombs that no practical amount of armor could have ameliorated; in particular the Tallboy hit amidships between the aircraft catapult and the funnel blew a very large hole into the ship's side and bottom, while completely destroying the entire section of belt armour abreast of the bomb impact, which contributed to the battleship's rapid capsizing.
The most direct demonstration of the benefits—and the limits—of an all-or-nothing armoring scheme in comparison to banded armoring occurred in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. On the first night 13 November a US cruiser-destroyer formation charged directly through a superior Japanese force at point-blank range, unintentionally offsetting the Japanese advantage in fire power with their advantage in fire volume.
Japanese battleship Hieibuilt using an incremental armoring scheme, was fatally damaged by fires caused by 8 inch AP shells from USS San Francisco that penetrated secondary battery casemates protected by a medium thickness upper belt similar to Bismarck.
As in Bismarck the upper belt proved sufficient MM - Changes detonate the projectiles but not sufficient to exclude them, and a fatal hit that disabled her steering gear allowed Hiei to be sunk by air attack the following day. The Battle of Surigao Strait was the last battleship-versus-battleship encounter.
Once the Japanese forces after first being decimated by US destroyer torpedoes reached the main US line, the deciding factor was the much greater numbers of the American force, plus their superior radar, so the armor schemes of US battleships were not tested. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This section does not cite any sources.
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