You sank my battleship . . . with twice as much explosive as a ship eight times smaller

An unclassified Navy assessment called “Cruise missile warfare” described the relationship with the amount of explosives or missile hits too the size of the ship being disabled. Ship vulnerability is related to the cube root of displacement. This means a 100,000 ton displacement aircraft carrier needs to be hit with twice as much explosive to be sunk compared to a 12,500 ton ship. Displacement (volume) relates to length. So a ship 600 feet long needs twice as much explosive to be killed than a 300 feet long ship.

A Brookings Institute study found that one large warhead would incapacitate a 300 foot long ship and an additional warhead is needed for each additional 100 feet.

Battleship (also Battleships or Sea Battle) is a guessing game for two players. It is known worldwide as a pencil and paper game which dates from World War I. It was published by various companies as a pad-and-pencil game in the 1930s, and was released as a plastic board game by Milton Bradley in 1967.

Type of ship Size
Aircraft carrier 5
Battleship 4
Submarine 3
Destroyer (or Cruiser) 3
Patrol boat (or destroyer) 2

SOURCES- wikipedia, Cruise missile warfare

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You sank my battleship . . . with twice as much explosive as a ship eight times smaller

An unclassified Navy assessment called “Cruise missile warfare” described the relationship with the amount of explosives or missile hits too the size of the ship being disabled. Ship vulnerability is related to the cube root of displacement. This means a 100,000 ton displacement aircraft carrier needs to be hit with twice as much explosive to be sunk compared to a 12,500 ton ship. Displacement (volume) relates to length. So a ship 600 feet long needs twice as much explosive to be killed than a 300 feet long ship.

A Brookings Institute study found that one large warhead would incapacitate a 300 foot long ship and an additional warhead is needed for each additional 100 feet.

Battleship (also Battleships or Sea Battle) is a guessing game for two players. It is known worldwide as a pencil and paper game which dates from World War I. It was published by various companies as a pad-and-pencil game in the 1930s, and was released as a plastic board game by Milton Bradley in 1967.

Type of ship Size
Aircraft carrier 5
Battleship 4
Submarine 3
Destroyer (or Cruiser) 3
Patrol boat (or destroyer) 2

SOURCES- wikipedia, Cruise missile warfare

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