Thanks for clearing it up, Golly
For the most part, it's finished, aside from the two cranes (indicated by the red arrow).
She will be built in Finland, with a reactor(s) shipped from Salide. For the name, I decided on Gothic, one of the main tribes that settled in Salide (alongside the Priteni, Belgae, Veneti, and Saxon, which will be names of other icebreakers).
Builder: Hietalahti shipyard (Finland), outfitted by Koden-Wickes Ltd. (Salide)
Build Date: 1991
Length: 457ft (468 to rear bumper)
Max Speed: 20kt max, 3knt in 2m ice
Propulsion: 2x Nuclear Reactors, 3x Steam Turbines powering 3x shafts, turning 3x 18ft 4-blade props (38kW total)
Ice Class: LL8
Tonnage: 19,680 tons
Endurance: 7.5 months
18 Gyrodyne Detachment
Aircraft Carried: 3 Donnelley GH-3 Gyrodyne.
I'm also looking for some ideas on what branch to have the ships in. As they are now, they are a part of the Coast Guard. However, I don't think Coast Guard is fitting, given Salide's location (away from areas requiring icebreaking). I was thinking to just have a separate entity called the Royal Salidan Arctic Commission (which would not only cover the icebreaking part, but also anything related to research and science in Arctic territories), with the ships crewed by the navy, but operating under the RSAC. Thoughts?
BTW, can anyone figure out the inspiration for the snow crawlers?
- Rio Grande
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