New ships – Closed test 12.4

A branch of Spanish cruisers has been added to the game for testing, as well as Dutch cruiser Van Speijk, German cruiser Schill, and Pan-Asian destroyer Lüshun.

 

For the upcoming closed testing session, a branch of Spanish cruisers will be added to the game.

Ships of this branch rely on main battery guns with good firing range. They are also armed with torpedoes, which have short range. The ships have good concealment but mediocre maneuverability. 

Starting from Tier VII, the ships gain access to the “Burst Fire” alternative fire mode, which additionally increases AP shell penetration and damage. Main battery guns have flat ballistics, but low damage per minute. The ships also have high speed. 

The new ships have a good choice of consumables:

Hydroacoustic Search starting from Tier IV and the option to instead equip Defensive AA Fire in the same slot starting from Tier VI.
Repair party and Fighter or Spotting aircraft in one slot starting from Tier VII

Spanish cruiser Jupiter, Tier I

In the 1930s, Spain began building a new class of minelayers, all named after Roman gods. Jupiter-class ships were also to serve as gunboats, for which they received effective gunnery. While still under construction, the lead ship of the Jupiter-class was captured by the Nationalists during the Spanish Civil War. After commissioning, the ship participated in the blockade of the Republican coast in the Bay of Biscay by intercepting transports and setting up minefields – the same minefields that caused the sinking of Nationalist battleship España in April 1937.

Spanish cruiser Méndez Núñez, Tier II

The ships Blas de Lezo and Méndez Núñez, based on the British C-class cruisers, were laid down in 1917. Since the first ship of the class couldn’t be completed in time for the 100th birthday of its intended namesake Admiral Méndez Núñez in 1924, the names were switched around and Méndez Núñez became the name of the second ship of the class. With the outbreak of the civil war, the crew of the cruiser Méndez Núñez remained on the side of the Republicans. During the war, the cruiser escorted merchant ships and took part in the battle at Cape Palos. In 1938, Méndez Núñez was damaged by Nationalist bombers.

Spanish cruiser Navarra, Tier III

Named after the wife of the reigning king of Spain at the time, Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, this ship was laid down in March 1915. The project was based on British cruiser Birmingham. In 1923–26 the ship took part in the Rif War, in 1928–29 she underwent a major overhaul, and in 1930 she was transferred to the naval school in Cadiz. With the proclamation of the Second Spanish Republic, the cruiser was renamed República. With the outbreak of the civil war, the ship went over to the side of the Nationalists and in 1937 changed its name again, this time to Navarra.

Spanish cruiser Almirante Cervera, Tier IV

In 1922, together with the British company Armstrong, a project was created for new cruisers for the Spanish fleet. The project was based on British E-class cruisers and took into account the experience of World War I. The Spanish cruisers differed from their prototype in the location of the power plant. At the beginning of the civil war, a fight took place on the cruiser Almirante Cervera: Republican loyalists tried to take the ship out of port, but were defeated by Nationalist officers. The cruiser took part in the blockade of the coast, supported the advance of the troops with fire, escorted convoys, and participated in the battle of Cape Palos.

Spanish cruiser Galicia, Tier V

The cruiser Príncipe Alfonso was renamed Libertad with the formation of the republic. With the outbreak of the civil war, the ship remained on the side of the Republic, although it was commanded by a cousin of Francisco Franco. At Cape Tenes, Libertad scored several hits on the Nationalist heavy cruiser Baleares, and at Cape Palos she engaged both enemy heavy cruisers. The ship was later damaged by several Italian air raids. When Libertad fell into the hands of the Francoist government, it received the name Galicia.

Spanish cruiser Baleares, Tier VI

In 1926, Spain ordered two modern “Washington Treaty” cruisers. Vickers-Armstrong created a project based on the County-class cruisers with increased air defense and armor. The cruisers were named Canarias and Baleares after the major Spanish archipelagos. The construction was delayed, but the Nationalists who seized the shipyards forced the completion of the cruisers. Baleares participated in the attack on Malaga, in the hunt for transports, raids on coastal fortifications, and the bombardment of cities. The cruiser was sunk by Republican destroyers at the Battle of Cape Palos.

Spanish cruiser Asturias, Tier VII

Ties between the government of fascist Italy and the Francoist regime strengthened after the latter claimed victory in the Spanish Civil War. These connections were also manifested in the field of naval construction: Spain planned to familiarize itself with the latest achievements in Italian shipbuilding in order to strengthen its fleet. The Italian company Ansaldo developed three projects for a heavy cruiser for Spain, which differed from each other in the composition of their armament. One of the options included an armament composed of four 203 mm twin-gun mounts.

Spanish cruiser Cataluña, Tier VIII

After the victory of the Nationalists in the civil war, ties between Spain and fascist Italy grew stronger. Suffering from an insufficient number of modern ships of all classes, Spain planned to familiarize itself with the latest achievements in Italian shipbuilding in order to strengthen its fleet. The Italian company Ansaldo developed three projects for a heavy cruiser for Spain, which differed from each other in the composition of their armament. Another one of the projects included an armament composed of three 203 mm triple-gun mounts.

Spanish cruiser Andalucía, Tier IX

In parallel with the work on the construction and repair of ships for the fleet, Francoist Spain was developing new ships. In 1938, five destroyer projects and several cruiser projects with a displacement of 7,920 to 19,000 tons were planned out. The largest was project 138 – “a cruiser with a speed of 36 knots” with different options for the main battery. The option of building a cruiser using the turrets from the battleship España was considered. The most common variant is the three triple-gun turrets with guns ranging in caliber from 203 to 254 mm.

Spanish cruiser Castilla, Tier X

Simultaneously with their own development of heavy cruisers, Spanish engineers were in close contact with their Italian colleagues and adopted from them the latest achievements in the field of armor and armament of ships. The knowledge gained could well result in a project created on the basis of a synthesis of Italian and Spanish naval thought – the projects of the Ansaldo cruisers and the project of the “super-Washington” cruiser from the Ferrol shipyard.

 
 Ship’s stats

Spanish cruiser Jupiter, Tier I

Hit points – 7400. Plating – 6 mm. Fires duration: 30 s.

Main battery – 4×1 120 mm. Firing range – 9.1 km.

Maximum HE shell damage – 850. HE shell armor penetration – 20 mm. Chance to cause fire – 5%. HE initial velocity – 808 m/s.

Reload time – 4.5 s. 180 degree turn time – 18.0 s. Maximum dispersion – 83 m. Sigma – 2.00.

AA defense: 3×1 20.0 mm., 2×1 76.2 mm.

AA defense short-range: continuous damage per second – 32, hit probability – 85 %, action zone – 2.0 km;

AA defense mid-range: continuous damage per second – 11, hit probability – 90 %, action zone – 3.0 km;

Maximum speed – 18.5 kt. Turning circle radius – 340 m. Rudder shift time – 3.7 s. Surface detectability – 7.3 km. Air detectability – 5.1 km. Detectability after firing main guns in smoke  – 2.7 km.

Available consumables:

1 slot – Damage Control Party (Duration time 5 s; Reload time 25 s; Equipment is unlimited)

All stats are listed without crew and upgrade modifiers but with best available modules. The stats are subject to change during the testing.

Spanish cruiser Méndez Núñez, Tier II

Hit points – 20800. Plating – 6 mm. Fires duration: 30 s.

Main battery – 8×1 120 mm. Firing range – 11.8 km.

Maximum HE shell damage – 1700. HE shell armor penetration – 20 mm. Chance to cause fire – 8%. HE initial velocity – 808 m/s.

Maximum AP shell damage – 2050. AP initial velocity – 808 m/s.

Reload time – 10.0 s. 180 degree turn time – 18.0 s. Maximum dispersion – 115 m. Sigma – 2.00.

Torpedo tubes – 2×3 533 mm.

Maximum damage – 10433. Range – 4.0 km. Speed – 58 kt. Reload time – 72 s. Launcher 180 degree turn time – 7.2 s. Torpedo detectability – 1.1 km.

AA defense: 5×2 37.0 mm., 2×4 20.0 mm., 8×1 120.0 mm.

AA defense short-range: continuous damage per second – 39, hit probability – 85 %, action zone – 2.0 km;

AA defense mid-range: continuous damage per second – 25, hit probability – 90 %, action zone – 3.5 km;

AA defense long-range: continuous damage per second – 98, hit probability – 90 %, action zone – 5.2 km;

Number of explosions in a salvo – 1, damage within an explosion – 980, action zone 3.5 – 5.2 km.

Maximum speed – 29.0 kt. Turning circle radius – 530 m. Rudder shift time – 6.0 s. Surface detectability – 8.4 km. Air detectability – 5.8 km. Detectability after firing main guns in smoke  – 3.2 km.

Available consumables:

1 slot – Damage Control Party 

All stats are listed without crew and upgrade modifiers but with best available modules. The stats are subject to change during the testing.

Spanish cruiser Navarra, Tier III

Hit points – 21200. Plating – 6 mm. Fires duration: 30 s.

Main battery – 6×1 152 mm. Firing range – 12.1 km.

Maximum HE shell damage – 2200. HE shell armor penetration – 25 mm. Chance to cause fire – 8%. HE initial velocity – 900 m/s.

Maximum AP shell damage – 2900. AP initial velocity – 900 m/s.

Reload time – 10.0 s. 180 degree turn time – 18.0 s. Maximum dispersion – 117 m. Sigma – 2.00.

Secondary Armament:

4×1 88.0 mm, range  – 3.2 km.

Maximum HE shell damage – 1000. Chance to cause fire – 4%. HE initial velocity – 890 m/s

AA defense: 4×4 20.0 mm., 4×1 88.0 mm.

AA defense short-range: continuous damage per second – 102, hit probability – 85 %, action zone – 2.0 km;

AA defense long-range: continuous damage per second – 18, hit probability – 90 %, action zone – 4.6 km;

Number of explosions in a salvo – 1, damage within an explosion – 700, action zone 3.5 – 4.6 km.

Maximum speed – 25.0 kt. Turning circle radius – 510 m. Rudder shift time – 6.3 s. Surface detectability – 9.6 km. Air detectability – 5.1 km. Detectability after firing main guns in smoke  – 4.4 km.

Available consumables:

1 slot – Damage Control Party 

All stats are listed without crew and upgrade modifiers but with best available modules. The stats are subject to change during the testing.

Spanish cruiser Almirante Cervera, Tier IV

Hit points – 26500. Plating – 13 mm. Fires duration: 30 s.

Main battery – 3×2 2×1 152 mm. Firing range – 14.0 km.

Maximum HE shell damage – 2200. HE shell armor penetration – 25 mm. Chance to cause fire – 8%. HE initial velocity – 900 m/s.

Maximum AP shell damage – 2900. AP initial velocity – 900 m/s.

Reload time – 12.0 s. 180 degree turn time – 18.0 s. Maximum dispersion – 130 m. Sigma – 2.00.

Torpedo tubes – 4×3 533 mm.

Maximum damage – 11967. Range – 6.0 km. Speed – 59 kt. Reload time – 72 s. Launcher 180 degree turn time – 7.2 s. Torpedo detectability – 1.2 km.

Secondary Armament:

4×1 105.0 mm, range  – 4.0 km.

Maximum HE shell damage – 1200. Chance to cause fire – 5%. HE initial velocity – 780 m/s

AA defense: 4×1 20.0 mm., 4×2 37.0 mm., 4×1 105.0 mm.

AA defense short-range: continuous damage per second – 46, hit probability – 85 %, action zone – 2.0 km;

AA defense mid-range: continuous damage per second – 25, hit probability – 90 %, action zone – 3.5 km;

AA defense long-range: continuous damage per second – 28, hit probability – 90 %, action zone – 5.2 km;

Number of explosions in a salvo – 1, damage within an explosion – 910, action zone 3.5 – 5.2 km.

Maximum speed – 33.0 kt. Turning circle radius – 680 m. Rudder shift time – 7.7 s. Surface detectability – 10.2 km. Air detectability – 5.8 km. Detectability after firing main guns in smoke  – 4.7 km.

Available consumables:

1 slot – Damage Control Party 

2 slot – Hydroacoustic Search 

All stats are listed without crew and upgrade modifiers but with best available modules. The stats are subject to change during the testing.

Spanish cruiser Galicia, Tier V

Hit points – 27800. Plating – 13 mm. Fires duration: 30 s.

Torpedo protection – 4 %.

Main battery – 4×2 152 mm. Firing range – 15.0 km.

Maximum HE shell damage – 2200. HE shell armor penetration – 25 mm. Chance to cause fire – 8%. HE initial velocity – 900 m/s.

Maximum AP shell damage – 2900. AP initial velocity – 900 m/s.

Reload time – 11.0 s. 180 degree turn time – 18.0 s. Maximum dispersion – 137 m. Sigma – 2.00.

Airstrike (DC):

Reload time – 30.0 s. Available flights – 1. Number of Aircraft in Attacking Flight – 1. Maximum range – 6.0 km. Number of Bombs in Payload – 1. Maximum bomb damage – 3400.0.

Torpedo tubes – 2×3 533 mm.

Maximum damage – 11967. Range – 6.0 km. Speed – 59 kt. Reload time – 88 s. Launcher 180 degree turn time – 7.2 s. Torpedo detectability – 1.2 km.

AA defense: 5×4 20.0 mm., 8×2 37.0 mm.

AA defense short-range: continuous damage per second – 102, hit probability – 85 %, action zone – 2.0 km;

AA defense mid-range: continuous damage per second – 46, hit probability – 90 %, action zone – 3.5 km;

Maximum speed – 33.0 kt. Turning circle radius – 680 m. Rudder shift time – 8.0 s. Surface detectability – 9.9 km. Air detectability – 5.4 km. Detectability after firing main guns in smoke  – 4.6 km.

Available consumables:

1 slot – Damage Control Party 

2 slot – Hydroacoustic Search 

All stats are listed without crew and upgrade modifiers but with best available modules. The stats are subject to change during the testing.

Spanish cruiser Baleares, Tier VI
 

Hit points – 35100. Plating – 16 mm. Fires duration: 30 s.

Torpedo protection – 10 %.

Main battery – 4×2 203 mm. Firing range – 14.2 km.

Maximum HE shell damage – 2850. HE shell armor penetration – 34 mm. Chance to cause fire – 15%. HE initial velocity – 855 m/s.

Maximum AP shell damage – 4550. AP initial velocity – 855 m/s.

Reload time – 13.0 s. 180 degree turn time – 22.5 s. Maximum dispersion – 131 m. Sigma – 2.00.

Airstrike (DC):

Reload time – 30.0 s. Available flights – 1. Number of Aircraft in Attacking Flight – 1. Maximum range – 6.0 km. Number of Bombs in Payload – 1. Maximum bomb damage – 3400.0.

Torpedo tubes – 4×3 533 mm.

Maximum damage – 15733. Range – 7.0 km. Speed – 59 kt. Reload time – 80 s. Launcher 180 degree turn time – 15.0 s. Torpedo detectability – 1.2 km.

Secondary Armament:

4×1 88.0 mm, range  – 5.0 km.

Maximum HE shell damage – 1000. Chance to cause fire – 4%. HE initial velocity – 890 m/s

8×1 120.0 mm, range  – 5.0 km.

Maximum HE shell damage – 1700. Chance to cause fire – 8%. HE initial velocity – 808 m/s

AA defense: 8×1 20.0 mm., 4×1 88.0 mm., 8×1 120.0 mm.

AA defense short-range: continuous damage per second – 67, hit probability – 85 %, action zone – 2.0 km;

AA defense long-range: continuous damage per second – 95, hit probability – 90 %, action zone – 5.2 km;

Number of explosions in a salvo – 3, damage within an explosion – 1050, action zone 3.5 – 5.2 km.

Maximum speed – 33.0 kt. Turning circle radius – 740 m. Rudder shift time – 9.6 s. Surface detectability – 11.7 km. Air detectability – 6.6 km. Detectability after firing main guns in smoke  – 6.8 km.

Available consumables:

1 slot – Damage Control Party

2 slot – Hydroacoustic Search/Defensive AA Fire 

All stats are listed without crew and upgrade modifiers but with best available modules. The stats are subject to change during the testing.

Spanish cruiser Asturias, tier VII

Hit points – 39600. Plating – 16 mm. Fires duration: 30 s.

Torpedo protection – 4 %.

Main battery – 4×2 203 mm. Firing range – 15.7 km.

Maximum HE shell damage – 2850. HE shell armor penetration – 34 mm. Chance to cause fire – 15%. HE initial velocity – 900 m/s.

Maximum AP shell damage – 4800. AP initial velocity – 900 m/s.

Reload time – 12.0 s. 180 degree turn time – 25.7 s. Maximum dispersion – 142 m. Sigma – 2.00.

Burst series:

Reload time – 45.0 s. Burst interval – 1.2 с. Shots in the series 2. AP shells damage bonus – 15%. AP shells penetration capacity bonus – 100%.

Airstrike (DC):

Reload time – 30.0 s. Available flights – 2. Number of Aircraft in Attacking Flight – 1. Maximum range – 6.0 km. Number of Bombs in Payload – 1. Maximum bomb damage – 3400.0.

Torpedo tubes – 2×4 533 mm.

Maximum damage – 15867. Range – 8.0 km. Speed – 61 kt. Reload time – 106 s. Launcher 180 degree turn time – 7.2 s. Torpedo detectability – 1.3 km.

Secondary Armament:

4×2 105.0 mm, range  – 5.6 km.

Maximum HE shell damage – 1200. Chance to cause fire – 5%. HE initial velocity – 900 m/s

AA defense: 12×1 20.0 mm., 8×2 37.0 mm., 4×2 105.0 mm.

AA defense short-range: continuous damage per second – 91, hit probability – 85 %, action zone – 2.0 km;

AA defense mid-range: continuous damage per second – 35, hit probability – 90 %, action zone – 3.5 km;

AA defense long-range: continuous damage per second – 102, hit probability – 90 %, action zone – 5.2 km;

Number of explosions in a salvo – 4, damage within an explosion – 1330, action zone 3.5 – 5.2 km.

Maximum speed – 35.0 kt. Turning circle radius – 860 m. Rudder shift time – 10.2 s. Surface detectability – 13.8 km. Air detectability – 8.9 km. Detectability after firing main guns in smoke  – 8.5 km.

Available consumables:

1 slot – Damage Control Party 

2 slot – Repair Party 

3 slot – Hydroacoustic Search/Defensive AA Fire 

4 slot – Fighter/Spotting Aircraft (Duration time 100 s; Main battery firing range +20.0%; Reload time 240 s; Charges 4)

All stats are listed without crew and upgrade modifiers but with best available modules. The stats are subject to change during the testing.

Spanish cruiser Cataluña, Tier VIII
 

Hit points – 40800. Plating – 25 mm. Fires duration: 30 s.

Torpedo protection – 7 %.

Main battery – 3×3 203 mm. Firing range – 16.5 km.

Maximum HE shell damage – 2850. HE shell armor penetration – 34 mm. Chance to cause fire – 15%. HE initial velocity – 900 m/s.

Maximum AP shell damage – 4800. AP initial velocity – 900 m/s.

Reload time – 11.0 s. 180 degree turn time – 25.7 s. Maximum dispersion – 147 m. Sigma – 2.00.

Burst series:

Reload time – 40.0 s. Burst interval – 1.2 с. Shots in the series 2. AP shells damage bonus – 15%. AP shells penetration capacity bonus – 100%.

Airstrike (DC):

Reload time – 30.0 s. Available flights – 2. Number of Aircraft in Attacking Flight – 1. Maximum range – 7.0 km. Number of Bombs in Payload – 2. Maximum bomb damage – 4200.0.

Torpedo tubes – 2×4 533 mm.

Maximum damage – 15867. Range – 8.0 km. Speed – 61 kt. Reload time – 106 s. Launcher 180 degree turn time – 7.2 s. Torpedo detectability – 1.3 km.

Secondary Armament:

6×2 128.0 mm, range  – 6.6 km.

Maximum HE shell damage – 1500. Chance to cause fire – 5%. HE initial velocity – 900 m/s

AA defense: 6×2 128.0 mm., 10×2 20.0 mm., 6×2 37.0 mm.

AA defense short-range: continuous damage per second – 77, hit probability – 85 %, action zone – 2.0 km;

AA defense mid-range: continuous damage per second – 133, hit probability – 90 %, action zone – 3.5 km;

AA defense long-range: continuous damage per second – 98, hit probability – 90 %, action zone – 6.0 km;

Number of explosions in a salvo – 5, damage within an explosion – 1470, action zone 3.5 – 6.0 km.

Maximum speed – 37.0 kt. Turning circle radius – 850 m. Rudder shift time – 10.3 s. Surface detectability – 13.8 km. Air detectability – 8.9 km. Detectability after firing main guns in smoke  – 8.5 km.

Available consumables:

1 slot – Damage Control Party 

2 slot – Repair Party 

3 slot – Hydroacoustic Search/Defensive AA Fire 

4 slot – Fighter/Spotting Aircraft

All stats are listed without crew and upgrade modifiers but with best available modules. The stats are subject to change during the testing.

Spanish cruiser Andalucía, Tier IX

Hit points – 48300. Plating – 25 mm. Fires duration: 30 s.

Torpedo protection – 16 %.

Main battery – 3×3 234 mm. Firing range – 17.1 km.

Maximum HE shell damage – 3350. HE shell armor penetration – 39 mm. Chance to cause fire – 21%. HE initial velocity – 841 m/s.

Maximum AP shell damage – 5750. AP initial velocity – 841 m/s.

Reload time – 14.0 s. 180 degree turn time – 18.0 s. Maximum dispersion – 151 m. Sigma – 2.05.

Burst series:

Reload time – 35.0 s. Burst interval – 1.2 с. Shots in the series 2. AP shells damage bonus – 20%. AP shells penetration capacity bonus – 100%.

Airstrike (DC):

Reload time – 30.0 s. Available flights – 2. Number of Aircraft in Attacking Flight – 1. Maximum range – 7.0 km. Number of Bombs in Payload – 2. Maximum bomb damage – 4200.0.

Torpedo tubes – 2×4 533 mm.

Maximum damage – 16633. Range – 8.0 km. Speed – 62 kt. Reload time – 106 s. Launcher 180 degree turn time – 7.2 s. Torpedo detectability – 1.3 km.

Secondary Armament:

6×2 128.0 mm, range  – 7.0 km.

Maximum HE shell damage – 1500. Chance to cause fire – 5%. HE initial velocity – 900 m/s

AA defense: 6×2 128.0 mm., 6×4 37.0 mm., 16×2 20.0 mm., 6×2 37.0 mm.

AA defense short-range: continuous damage per second – 112, hit probability – 85 %, action zone – 2.0 km;

AA defense mid-range: continuous damage per second – 319, hit probability – 90 %, action zone – 3.5 km;

AA defense long-range: continuous damage per second – 91, hit probability – 90 %, action zone – 6.0 km;

Number of explosions in a salvo – 5, damage within an explosion – 1540, action zone 3.5 – 6.0 km.

Maximum speed – 36.0 kt. Turning circle radius – 800 m. Rudder shift time – 11.3 s. Surface detectability – 13.8 km. Air detectability – 8.9 km. Detectability after firing main guns in smoke  – 9.2 km.

Available consumables:

1 slot – Damage Control Party

2 slot – Repair Party 

3 slot – Hydroacoustic Search/Defensive AA Fire 

4 slot – Fighter/Spotting Aircraft 

All stats are listed without crew and upgrade modifiers but with best available modules. The stats are subject to change during the testing.

Spanish cruiser Castilla, Tier X
 

Hit points – 51000. Plating – 25 mm. Fires duration: 30 s.

Torpedo protection – 19 %.

Main battery – 3×3 254 mm. Firing range – 17.1 km.

Maximum HE shell damage – 3450. HE shell armor penetration – 42 mm. Chance to cause fire – 16%. HE initial velocity – 954 m/s.

Maximum AP shell damage – 6150. AP initial velocity – 945 m/s.

Reload time – 13.0 s. 180 degree turn time – 25.7 s. Maximum dispersion – 151 m. Sigma – 2.05.

Burst series:

Reload time – 30.0 s. Burst interval – 1.2 с. Shots in the series 2. AP shells damage bonus – 20%. AP shells penetration capacity bonus – 100%.

Airstrike (DC):

Reload time – 30.0 s. Available flights – 2. Number of Aircraft in Attacking Flight – 1. Maximum range – 8.0 km. Number of Bombs in Payload – 2. Maximum bomb damage – 4900.0.

Torpedo tubes – 2×5 533 mm.

Maximum damage – 16633. Range – 8.0 km. Speed – 62 kt. Reload time – 106 s. Launcher 180 degree turn time – 7.2 s. Torpedo detectability – 1.3 km.

Secondary Armament:

8×2 128.0 mm, range  – 7.3 km.

Maximum HE shell damage – 1500. Chance to cause fire – 5%. HE initial velocity – 900 m/s

AA defense: 8×2 128.0 mm., 12×4 37.0 mm., 8×6 20.0 mm.

AA defense short-range: continuous damage per second – 102, hit probability – 85 %, action zone – 2.0 km;

AA defense mid-range: continuous damage per second – 385, hit probability – 90 %, action zone – 3.5 km;

AA defense long-range: continuous damage per second – 116, hit probability – 90 %, action zone – 6.0 km;

Number of explosions in a salvo – 6, damage within an explosion – 1610, action zone 3.5 – 6.0 km.

Maximum speed – 37.0 kt. Turning circle radius – 820 m. Rudder shift time – 11.5 s. Surface detectability – 13.6 km. Air detectability – 8.7 km. Detectability after firing main guns in smoke  – 9.5 km.

Available consumables:

1 slot – Damage Control Party

2 slot – Repair Party 

3 slot – Hydroacoustic Search/Defensive AA Fire 

4 slot – Fighter/Spotting Aircraft 

All stats are listed without crew and upgrade modifiers but with best available modules. The stats are subject to change during the testing.

 
 Ship naming reason

By the 1930s, one of three options had traditionally been used for the naming of the cruisers of the Spanish Navy. The first, in honor of famous commanders who distinguished themselves on the battlefield, such as Méndez Núñez or Almirante Cervera. The second, in honor of the royal family, like Reina Victoria Eugenia and Príncipe Alfonso. But in 1931, Spain became a Republic and these ships were renamed, República and Libertad, respectively. However, their naming adventures did not end there: the first landed in hands of the Nationalists in 1936, the second in 1939. Since Franco had no immediate intention to restore the monarchy, naming ships after members of the royal family was scrapped.

Therefore, a third option was used – historical regions of Spain. Such names in 1936 were already received by the new cruisers Canarias and Baleares – for the Canary and Balearic Islands. República became Navarra, and Libertad became Galicia: the province of Navarre supported Franco in the civil war, and he himself was from Galicia. However, such names had a long tradition: from 1903 to 1929, the cruiser Cataluña (“Catalonia”) served in the Spanish fleet, and at the end of the 19th century, Aragón (“Aragon”) and Castilla (“Castile”) served and sank at the battle of Manila with the United States Navy in 1898. We decided to follow the same rule, adding to this series the names of the coastal regions of Asturias and Andalucía (Andalusia). German cruiser Schill, Tier VIII

German cruiser Schill, Tier VIII

In the late 1930s The leadership of the German navy developed a project for a naval blockade of Great Britain using its raiding forces. The main striking force in this regard was to be 12 P-class ships, created on the basis of the development of the Deutschland-class pocket battleship. In 1939, contracts were signed with shipyards for the construction of these ships, but the order was subsequently canceled in favor of the O-class battlecruiser. In the original documentation, this type of ship is indicated as Handelszerstörer – “raider”.

The cruiser is armed with six 283mm main battery guns with good accuracy and flat ballistics, but low damage per minute. Her AP shells deal high damage. Her HE shells have good armor penetration, but they deal low damage. The ship has good HP pool and armor and a well-protected citadel, but bad concealment.

The consumables are represented by “trademark” German Hydroacoustic search, Defensive AA Fire, and Fighter on different slots. 

 
 Ship’s stats

German cruiser Schill, Tier VIII

Hit points – 56800. Plating – 27 mm. Fires duration: 30 s.

Torpedo protection – 13 %.

Main battery – 2×3 283 mm. Firing range – 17.3 km.

Maximum HE shell damage – 3200. HE shell armor penetration – 71 mm. Chance to cause fire – 20%. HE initial velocity – 910 m/s.

Maximum AP shell damage – 8400. AP initial velocity – 910 m/s.

Reload time – 16.5 s. 180 degree turn time – 25.0 s. Maximum dispersion – 152 m. Sigma – 2.00.

Airstrike (DC):

Reload time – 30.0 s. Available flights – 2. Number of Aircraft in Attacking Flight – 1. Maximum range – 7.0 km. Number of Bombs in Payload – 2. Maximum bomb damage – 4200.0.

Torpedo tubes – 2×4 533 mm.

Maximum damage – 13700. Range – 6.0 km. Speed – 64 kt. Reload time – 90 s. Launcher 180 degree turn time – 7.2 s. Torpedo detectability – 1.3 km.

Secondary Armament:

6×2 105.0 mm, range  – 7.6 km.

Maximum HE shell damage – 1200. Chance to cause fire – 5%. HE initial velocity – 900 m/s

2×3 150.0 mm, range  – 7.6 km.

Maximum HE shell damage – 1700. Chance to cause fire – 8%. HE initial velocity – 875 m/s

AA defense: 10×2 20.0 mm., 8×4 20.0 mm., 4×2 37.0 mm., 6×2 105.0 mm.

AA defense short-range: continuous damage per second – 207, hit probability – 85 %, action zone – 2.0 km;

AA defense mid-range: continuous damage per second – 21, hit probability – 90 %, action zone – 3.5 km;

AA defense long-range: continuous damage per second – 133, hit probability – 90 %, action zone – 5.2 km;

Number of explosions in a salvo – 6, damage within an explosion – 1400, action zone 3.5 – 5.2 km.

Maximum speed – 32.5 kt. Turning circle radius – 760 m. Rudder shift time – 12.4 s. Surface detectability – 14.5 km. Air detectability – 8.2 km. Detectability after firing main guns in smoke  – 11.0 km.

Available consumables:

1 slot – Damage Control Party 

2 slot – Hydroacoustic Search (Duration time 120 s; Torpedo detection range 4.0 km; Ship detection range 6.0 km; Reload time 120 s; Charges 3)

3 slot – Defensive AA Fire 

4 slot – Fighter 

All stats are listed without crew and upgrade modifiers. The stats are subject to change during the testing.

 
 Ship naming reason

In the documents of the Main Directorate of Shipbuilding of the Kriegsmarine, this project was called Handelszerstörer – raider. Literally, the name can be translated as “destroyer of trade”, which exhaustively explains the combat mission of the ship. It was the final version in a series of draft designs for the P-class cruiser developed in 1938-1939. Twelve of these ships were ordered for the Kriegsmarine under Plan Z to create a fleet for a war with Great Britain, but in July 1939 the plan was changed and the cruisers were not laid down.

Already by the appearance and the main battery guns of the ship, it can be determined that the project was a direct development of the famous “pocket battleships” of the Deutschland class. Then it is logical to assume continuity in the name. This means that it could be in honor of either another German naval commander of the First World War, such as Scheer and Spee, or one of the famous Prussian figures of the era of the Napoleonic Wars, like Lützow. We decided to follow the latter option – the heavy cruiser carries on the name of Ferdinand von Schill (1773-1809), a German national hero, who raised an uprising against the French in 1809, which became the prologue of the War of Liberation of 1813.

Dutch cruiser Van Speijk, Tier IX

In 1938, against the backdrop of international tensions, the Dutch Ministry of Defense decided to strengthen the fleet. In 1939, projects were readied, mostly similar to the German Scharnhorst. In order to save money, it was decided to reduce the size of the ship: the government was inclined towards the option of a 16,000-ton cruiser with a speed of 33 knots and a main battery with a caliber of 240 or 280 mm. But in order to provide sufficient armor, it had to be reduced to a smaller caliber – 203 mm. If the project had been further developed, at the end of World War II, the ship could have received enhanced air defense.

The cruiser is armed with nine 203mm main battery guns which deal good damage per minute and an Airstrike (HE bombs) which has good range. The ship has a well-protected citadel and good concealment. However, her guns have a short firing range and her Airstrike has a long cooldown and a low number of charges.

The consumables are represented by Hydroacoustic Search, Defensive AA Fire and Repair Party with short cooldown in different slots.

Detailed stats of the ship will be shared at a later date.

 
 Ship naming reason

In the 20th century, the Dutch Navy acquired only seven cruisers. Of these, four were named after famous Dutch admirals of the age of sail: Tromp, Jacob van Heemskerck, and De Ruyter (two ships in succession). For our new heavy cruiser, which could have entered service in the mid-1940s, we decided to follow the same tradition. From 1887 to 1897 The Dutch fleet included the cruiser Van Speijk, which, after being expelled from service, served as a floating barracks until 1946. Then the name was transferred to a frigate, but it seems that if the Navy of that time had a more solid candidate, the historical name would have passed to this ship. After all, Jan van Speijk (1802-1831) is a national naval hero of the Netherlands who sacrificed his own life in battle in refusing to lower the flag of his ship. By royal decree in 1833, it was established that as long as the Dutch fleet exists, it will always include a ship named after van Speijk. This rule is strictly observed to this day.

Pan-Asian destroyer Lüshun, Tier X 

In 1949–56 there was a program of scientific and technical assistance between the USSR and the PRC under which the Soviets transferred to China, among other things, blueprints of promising warships. In particular, technical documentation for the Project 41 destroyer was handed over to China. In its original form, ships under this project were not built in China, but in 1968-87, 15 type 051 missile destroyers were built, which were based on the Soviet project 41.

Lüshun is armed with four 130mm main battery guns with flat ballistics and ten torpedo tubes with regular torpedoes and relatively short range. The ship can effectively make use of her torpedoes thanks to her Torpedo Reload Booster and good concealment values. At the same time, she deals low damage per minute due to a low number of guns and has no Engine Boost consumable.
 

The consumables are represented by Hydroacoustic Search, Smoke generator with short dispersion time, and Torpedo Reload Booster on different slots.

 
 Ship’s stats

Pan-Asian destroyer Lüshun, Tier X 
 

Hit points – 20500. Plating – 19 mm.

Main battery – 2×2 130 mm. Firing range – 12.8 km.

Maximum HE shell damage – 1800. HE shell armor penetration – 22 mm. Chance to cause fire – 8%. HE initial velocity – 950 m/s.

Maximum AP shell damage – 2600. AP initial velocity – 950 m/s.

Reload time – 4.0 s. 180 degree turn time – 10.0 s. Maximum dispersion – 111 m. Sigma – 2.00.

Depth charges:

Maximum damage – 1700.0. Number of charges – 2. Bombs in a charge – 6. Reload time – 40.0 s.

Torpedo tubes – 2×5 533 mm.

Maximum damage – 17933. Range – 10.0 km. Speed – 65 kt. Reload time – 125 s. Launcher 180 degree turn time – 7.2 s. Torpedo detectability – 1.3 km.

AA defense: 2×2 130.0 mm., 4×2 25.0 mm., 4×2 57.0 mm.

AA defense short-range: continuous damage per second – 56, hit probability – 95 %, action zone – 2.5 km;

AA defense mid-range: continuous damage per second – 140, hit probability – 100 %, action zone – 4.0 km;

AA defense long-range: continuous damage per second – 46, hit probability – 100 %, action zone – 6.0 km;

Number of explosions in a salvo – 2, damage within an explosion – 1680, action zone 3.5 – 6.0 km.

Maximum speed – 36.0 kt. Turning circle radius – 700 m. Rudder shift time – 4.6 s. Surface detectability – 7.2 km. Air detectability – 3.4 km. Detectability after firing main guns in smoke  – 2.8 km.

Available consumables:

1 slot – Damage Control Party 

2 slot – Smoke Generator (Duration time 30 s; Duration time 70 s; Radius 450.0 m; Reload time 100 s; Charges 5)

3 slot – Hydroacoustic Search 

4 slot – Torpedo Reload Booster (Duration time 1 s; Torpedo reload time 8 s; Reload time 300 s; Charges 2)

All stats are listed without crew and upgrade modifiers. The stats are subject to change during the testing.

 
 Ship naming reason

The first destroyers of type 051 for the Navy of the People’s Liberation Army of China were created on the basis of the Soviet Project 41 destroyer Neustrashimy, which was tested in 1952. However, in the USSR, the ship remained experimental. Since the Chinese destroyer was equipped with anti-ship missiles, it was launched very late – only by the end of the 1960s. We presented the Project 41 destroyer as it might have looked like if it had been built in Chinese shipyards in the mid-1950s.

According to the rules adopted by the PLA Navy, destroyers are named after major cities in the country. The main shipbuilding center of China is historically located in the city of Dalian, which in 1950 was merged with the neighboring city of Lüshun into the Lüda agglomeration. Therefore, the type 051 destroyers built there are named according to the NATO classification Luda-class, and the ship of one of the series of this type was called Dalian. We reasoned that the destroyer, created according to the Soviet project, could have been named Lüshun.

Please note that all information in the development blog is preliminary. Announced adjustments and features may change multiple times during testing. The final information will be published on our game’s website.

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