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'''Fort Rinn''' ([[Stoldish]]: '''''Festungrinn'''''), also known as the "concrete cruiser" (Stoldish: ''"Betonkreuzer"''), is a [[Stachelortan Navy]] fortified [[:Category:Islands|island]] at the entrance to the [[Rinn Bay]] from the [[Settant Sea]]. It was built on the island of Vikgin which was cleared and leveled for the fortress after the [[Tandem Wars]] to provide for coastal defense of [[:Category:Seas|sea]] approaches to [[Seetor]], the [[:Category:Capital Cities|capital]] of [[Stachelort]]. Made of reinforced concrete, the fortress measures 106.7 m (350 ft) long by 43.9 m (144 ft) and rises 12 m (39.4 ft) above the surface of the bay. The fire control tower rises another 18 m (59 ft) for a total height of 30 m (98.4 ft). Main armament for the warship-shaped sea fort are twin 35.6 cm (14 in) guns in two turrets. Twin 15.2 cm (6 in) guns are mounted in two casemates, one on either side of the fortress long walls.
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'''Fort Rinn''' ([[Stoldish]]: '''''Festungrinn'''''), also known as the "concrete cruiser" (Stoldish: ''"Betonkreuzer"''), is a [[Stachelortan Navy]] [[:Category:Fortifications|fortified]] [[:Category:Islands|island]] at the entrance to the [[Rinn Bay]] from the [[Settant Sea]]. It was built on the island of Vikgin which was cleared and leveled for the [[:Fortifications|fortress]] after the [[Tandem Wars]] to provide for coastal defense of [[:Category:Seas|sea]] approaches to [[Seetor]], the [[:Category:Capital Cities|capital]] of [[Stachelort]]. Made of reinforced concrete, the fortress measures 106.7 m (350 ft) long by 43.9 m (144 ft) and rises 12 m (39.4 ft) above the surface of the [[:Category:Bays|bay]]. The fire control tower rises another 18 m (59 ft) for a total height of 30 m (98.4 ft). Main [[:Category:Weaponry|armament]] for the [[:Category:Ships|warship]]-shaped sea [[:Category:Fortifications|fort]] are twin 35.6 cm (14 in) [[:Category:Weaponry|guns]] in two turrets. Twin 15.2 cm (6 in) guns are mounted in two casemates, one on either side of the fortress long walls.
=Design and construction=
=Design and construction=
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Planning for improving coastal defenses began during the Tandem Wars. The idea of building a fortification on Vikgin to protect the approaches to [[Seetor]] began gaining support during the 7490s. Since the barren, rocky island had not been considered suitable previously, the decision was taken to level the island and build a fortification of reinforced concrete. The original plan called for standard coastal artillery guns within the fort. The location at the juncture of the bay with the Settant Sea convinced planners to place the guns in turrets similar to the warships the fort was designed to face. The advent of airships and the [[Pan-Anarian War#Assault on Porto Imperiale|aerial bombardment]] of [[Porto Imperiale]] during the [[Pan-Anarian War]] convinced planners to mount the main guns in turrets. The original plan for 30.5 cm (12 in) guns was also changed to the installed 35.6 cm guns and 7.6 cm (3 in) deck guns were added for anti-aerial defense.
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Planning for improving coastal defenses began during the Tandem Wars. The idea of building a [[:Category:Fortifications|fortification]] on Vikgin to protect the approaches to [[Seetor]] began gaining support during the 7490s. Since the barren, rocky island had not been considered suitable previously, the decision was taken to level the island and build a fortification of reinforced concrete. The original plan called for standard coastal [[Weaponry of the Stachelortan military#Artillery|artillery]] guns within the fort. The location at the juncture of the bay with the Settant Sea convinced planners to place the guns in turrets similar to the warships the fort was designed to face. The advent of [[:Category:Airships|airships]] and the [[Pan-Anarian War#Assault on Porto Imperiale|aerial bombardment]] of [[Porto Imperiale]] during the [[Pan-Anarian War]] convinced planners to mount the main guns in turrets. The original plan for 30.5 cm (12 in) guns was also changed to the installed 35.6 cm guns and 7.6 cm (3 in) deck guns were added for anti-[[:Category:Air forces|aerial]] defense.
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The walls of Fort Rinn range from 7.5 to 11 m (25 to 36 ft) thick. Overhead protection is 6.1 m (20 ft) thick. The steel-reinforced concrete makes the fort virtually impregnable against enemy naval attack or aerial bombardment. Construction took just over five years from the leveling of Vikgen to Fort Rinn becoming operational in 7499. The [[Pan-Anarian War#Assault on Porto Imperiale|fall of Porto Imperiale]] had encouraged builders to quickly complete the fort. Ammunition magazines, plotting rooms, power generators, and living quarters lie on the four levels within the concrete shell of the fort. The deck mounts the fire control tower, searchlights, and guns for aerial defense. The fort cost approximately [[Standard#Stachelortan standard|$]]4,198,000 to build in 7505 [[Standard#Stachelortan standard|standards]], which is roughly $53,750,000 in 7585 standards, making Fort Rinn a good value in Stachelort's modern defense plans.
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The walls of Fort Rinn range from 7.5 to 11 m (25 to 36 ft) thick. Overhead protection is 6.1 m (20 ft) thick. The steel-reinforced concrete makes the fort virtually impregnable against enemy [[:Category:Navies|naval]] attack or aerial bombardment. Construction took just over five years from the leveling of Vikgen to Fort Rinn becoming operational in 7499. The [[Pan-Anarian War#Assault on Porto Imperiale|fall of Porto Imperiale]] had encouraged builders to quickly complete the fort. Ammunition magazines, plotting rooms, power generators, and living quarters lie on the four levels within the concrete shell of the fort. The deck mounts the fire control tower, searchlights, and guns for aerial defense. The fort cost approximately [[Standard#Stachelortan standard|$]]4,198,000 to build in 7505 [[Standard#Stachelortan standard|standards]], which is roughly $53,750,000 in 7585 standards, making Fort Rinn a good value in Stachelort's modern defense plans.
Fort Rinn's usual compliment is 240 officers and men.
Fort Rinn's usual compliment is 240 officers and men.
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=Armament=
=Armament=
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Main guns for the fort are twin K-94 35.6 cm guns developed by [[Kronewerke|Krone Waffenfabrik]] which can range to 17,600 m (19,200 yds) at 15 degree elevation. The guns can depress to 0.09 degrees. They fire 750 kg (1,660 lb) shells with propellant in a separate-loading bag powder charge. The forward turret can traverse 230 degrees while the superelevated rear turret can traverse a full 360 degrees due to being 2.7 m (9 ft) higher than the forward turret.
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Main [[Weaponry of the Stachelortan military#Artillery|guns]] for the fort are twin K-94 35.6 cm guns developed by [[Kronewerke|Krone Waffenfabrik]] which can range to 17,600 m (19,200 yds) at 15 degree elevation. The guns can depress to 0.09 degrees. They fire 750 kg (1,660 lb) shells with propellant in a separate-loading bag powder charge. The forward turret can traverse 230 degrees while the superelevated rear turret can traverse a full 360 degrees due to being 2.7 m (9 ft) higher than the forward turret.
Two pairs of 15.2 cm guns in armored casemates on either side of the fort's long walls provide secondary armament. The guns fire 49 kg (108 lb) projectiles out to 17,000 m (16,000 yd). The guns can traverse 170 degrees and can elevate to 20 degrees. There are also two 7.6 cm (3 in) guns on spider mounts on the deck that can reach a ceiling of 7,864 m (25,800 ft) for anti-aerial defense.
Two pairs of 15.2 cm guns in armored casemates on either side of the fort's long walls provide secondary armament. The guns fire 49 kg (108 lb) projectiles out to 17,000 m (16,000 yd). The guns can traverse 170 degrees and can elevate to 20 degrees. There are also two 7.6 cm (3 in) guns on spider mounts on the deck that can reach a ceiling of 7,864 m (25,800 ft) for anti-aerial defense.
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Latest revision as of 16:52, 1 August 2020

Fort Rinn
Festungrinn
Fort Rinn
Aerial view of Fort Rinn in Rinn Bay
Location
City Seetor
Region Brücht
Country Stachelort
General Information
Built 7494-7499
Area
Owner Stachelortan Navy
Current condition Operational
Demolished

Fort Rinn (Stoldish: Festungrinn), also known as the "concrete cruiser" (Stoldish: "Betonkreuzer"), is a Stachelortan Navy fortified island at the entrance to the Rinn Bay from the Settant Sea. It was built on the island of Vikgin which was cleared and leveled for the fortress after the Tandem Wars to provide for coastal defense of sea approaches to Seetor, the capital of Stachelort. Made of reinforced concrete, the fortress measures 106.7 m (350 ft) long by 43.9 m (144 ft) and rises 12 m (39.4 ft) above the surface of the bay. The fire control tower rises another 18 m (59 ft) for a total height of 30 m (98.4 ft). Main armament for the warship-shaped sea fort are twin 35.6 cm (14 in) guns in two turrets. Twin 15.2 cm (6 in) guns are mounted in two casemates, one on either side of the fortress long walls.

Design and construction

Planning for improving coastal defenses began during the Tandem Wars. The idea of building a fortification on Vikgin to protect the approaches to Seetor began gaining support during the 7490s. Since the barren, rocky island had not been considered suitable previously, the decision was taken to level the island and build a fortification of reinforced concrete. The original plan called for standard coastal artillery guns within the fort. The location at the juncture of the bay with the Settant Sea convinced planners to place the guns in turrets similar to the warships the fort was designed to face. The advent of airships and the aerial bombardment of Porto Imperiale during the Pan-Anarian War convinced planners to mount the main guns in turrets. The original plan for 30.5 cm (12 in) guns was also changed to the installed 35.6 cm guns and 7.6 cm (3 in) deck guns were added for anti-aerial defense.

The walls of Fort Rinn range from 7.5 to 11 m (25 to 36 ft) thick. Overhead protection is 6.1 m (20 ft) thick. The steel-reinforced concrete makes the fort virtually impregnable against enemy naval attack or aerial bombardment. Construction took just over five years from the leveling of Vikgen to Fort Rinn becoming operational in 7499. The fall of Porto Imperiale had encouraged builders to quickly complete the fort. Ammunition magazines, plotting rooms, power generators, and living quarters lie on the four levels within the concrete shell of the fort. The deck mounts the fire control tower, searchlights, and guns for aerial defense. The fort cost approximately $4,198,000 to build in 7505 standards, which is roughly $53,750,000 in 7585 standards, making Fort Rinn a good value in Stachelort's modern defense plans.

Fort Rinn's usual compliment is 240 officers and men.

Armament

Main guns for the fort are twin K-94 35.6 cm guns developed by Krone Waffenfabrik which can range to 17,600 m (19,200 yds) at 15 degree elevation. The guns can depress to 0.09 degrees. They fire 750 kg (1,660 lb) shells with propellant in a separate-loading bag powder charge. The forward turret can traverse 230 degrees while the superelevated rear turret can traverse a full 360 degrees due to being 2.7 m (9 ft) higher than the forward turret.

Two pairs of 15.2 cm guns in armored casemates on either side of the fort's long walls provide secondary armament. The guns fire 49 kg (108 lb) projectiles out to 17,000 m (16,000 yd). The guns can traverse 170 degrees and can elevate to 20 degrees. There are also two 7.6 cm (3 in) guns on spider mounts on the deck that can reach a ceiling of 7,864 m (25,800 ft) for anti-aerial defense.

Küstenkanone 35.6 cm K-94
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Type Coastal artillery
Origin  Brücht
Specifications
Weight 63,160 kg (139,240 lbs)
Length 14.7 m (48 ft 2.5 in)"
Barrel length 14.0 m (45 ft 11 in)

Cartridge
Action
Muzzle velocity
Effective range
Feed
Rate of fire
Sights
Shell 750 kg (1,660 lb)
Caliber 35.6 cm (14 in)
Breech Interrupted screw
Carriage Disappearing mount
Elevation -0.09° to +15°
Traverse 270° or 360°
Muzzle velocity 680 m/s (2,200 ft/s)
Maximum range 17,600 m (19,200 yds)
Production history
Manufacturer Krone Waffenfabrik Be
Years produced 7494-7504
Number produced
Variants
Service history
In service 7494-present
Used by Duchy of Stachelort
Stachelort
Wars Pan-Anarian War
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