Since this was my first real attemt at producing a ship, I decided to begin by modifying an existing ship (Greece, SS Margarita L. by Navarchos https://i.imgsafe.org/63c3311.png
). The lore behind this AU design is that the Spanish Second Republic found itself struggling when moving troops after the long Civil War that had destroyed half the country. Because of this, the decision was made to assemble a transport fleet capable of moving both cargo and personnel while still being able to provide itself defense in the form of cannons, a couple of anti air turrets, a float plane and casemate guns. The ship would be a conventional cargo/passenger ship (Greece, SS Margarita L. by Navarchos) that would be modified up to military standards, adding radars, guns and other equipment that would make the vessel a true Armada Ship. Through this design concept, the Spanish Republic created a highly versatile and cheap battlegroup of relatively well defended ships, that would go on to become the core of the Special Missions and Support Battlegroup, capable of supporting other battlegroups while still being ablo to carry out both defensive and offensive manouvers.
Also, please bear in mind that this is my first attemt at anything in the Shipbucket community. Feedback is welcome.
P.S. Do expect more desings like this one. It was fun modifying the ship to what I thought would be a cool concept.