Calculating Warship Hull Weights
References: This is based off a formula that I found in the article “The Design of Fast Ocean Steamers” by EW DeRusset contained within the November 1908 edition of Cassier's Magazine; with suitable modifications.
Hull Weight (Long Tons) = ( (LengthWaterline * Beam * Depth) x BC ) / WC
BC: Block Coefficient
WC: Weight Coefficient
Acceptable Weight Coefficients are:
Destroyer Hulls: 214
Notes: Very accurate across a spectrum from DD-1 to DL-2 from data in Norman Friedman's US Destroyers: An Illustrated Design History.
Destroyer Fittings: 1300
Notes: Not that accurate, really more of a baseline to get you into the rough ballpark, with wide variations observed from data in Norman Friedman's US Destroyers: An Illustrated Design History.