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  1. MexicosBocianos

    Tier 4 HMS Hermes

    HMS Hermes pierwszy brytyjski lotniskowiec zaprojektowany od podstaw do pełnienia roli okrętu lotniczego. Ukończony w 1924 roku okazał się jednak zbyt mały i powolny aby skutecznie spełniać swoje zadania u boku trzonu floty. Ze względu na małe możliwości bojowe wykorzystywany na drugorzędnych frontach. Okręt został zniszczony przez nalot japońskich samolotów pokładowych z lotniskowców Akagi, Hiryu i Soryu 9 kwiernia 1942 roku w pobliżu Cejlonu. W WoWs występuje na tierze 4 : Pozdrawiam
  2. Daemon_Blackfyre

    An idea for Duke of York

    I don't think Duke of York is a very good ship, just worse copy of the King George V. In fact I think it's thoroughly a "Meh bote", only made worse by the (now not so recent) citadel nerf that got applied to the whole line of RN BBs. The problem: she's squishy AND has no teeth The crux is that she is a modern, all-or-nothing armour scheme ship, but with relatively small guns at tier 7. Out of the 12 tier 7 battleships, 6 (so half) of them use the all-or-nothing armour scheme, crucially important at tier 7, because as we know, tier 7 BBs only get 26mm plating so they massively vulnerable to any ship with 15" guns (not to mention light cruisers spamming HE). (I find this more than a little ironic considering till Yamato was launched, the class were the most heavily armoured ships in the world, but I digress) Out of those 12 tier 7 BBs, all but 5 of them (DoY, KGV, Lyon, Scharnhorst and Poltava) have 15" guns or bigger. BUT Lyon, Scharnhorst and Poltava have a distributed armour scheme. Leaving only Duke of York and her sister ship KGV, vulnerable to being over-matched through the bow and citadelled, but unable to do the same in reply, in theory only being able to over-match 24.895mm. KGV's not nearly as hard done-by with a 20% faster reload than Duke of York, making her a far more potent HE spammer. DoY has no such luck, only a fractionally quicker cool on her damage control and heal, slightly better AA (but not enough to make any appreciable difference), and hydro instead of a spotter plane, kind of a niche item on a long-range support oriented battleship. The suggestion: Make Duke of York a tier 8 I know WG would never do this as it would mean "upgrading" people's ships and where is the profit in that? But business aside... The DoY (and KGV) are some of the only modern battleships at tier 7, the only others being Scharnhorst and Gneisenau (and they're historically speaking, questionably true battleships at all) so at tier 8 she would be matched up with contemporary battleships from history. The original statement from WG when the RN BB line was released was that "14" guns were too small at tier 8", but I counter with "they're the same size at tier 7 or tier 8"... At tier 8 it doesn't matter as much that they can't over-pen the plating of another battleship, because NO tier 8 battleships can, and with the 32mm plating that comes with tier 8, she will be safer from her peers too. Of course the other stats of the ship will have to be buffed too with the raise in tier, but as for her guns, I think a simple reload buff, say to roughly 23-25s (probably slightly faster than the 15" Monarch and KGV), and the accuracy improved greatly. The big problem will be cruisers, as at tier 8, they will all be able to bounce her AP shells of the nose, so you could look at giving her shells slightly improved ricochet angles to help her deal with them, but she might not even need that since she already fights them most matches anyway. There are plenty of stats they could use to boost her effectiveness at tier 8 (should it be needed), once the fundamental flaws of her design at tier 7 have been taken care of. Eg restore the 0.033s fuse time regular battleships get (also reflective of Prince of Wales' underwater hit on Bismarck which penetrated under the belt and exploded against the inner bulkhead, flooding part of her citadel), increase turret rotation speed, increase her krupp values, or even give her higher base AP damage since her shells had larger bursting charges (so would do more actual damage irl) than most 16" guns. Giving her radar instead of hydro would be a fun nod to the Battle of the North Cape.
  3. Hallöchen euch, am Dienstag den 24.09.2019 Stream ab 19:45, Event ab 20:45: werde ich zum 3. mal das Sink the Bismarck Event veranstalten, passend zum 1250 Follower Milestone Stream! Hier noch ein Rückblick zum 1. Event: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/413653126 und 2. Event https://www.twitch.tv/videos/429402738 Wann: 24.09.2019 ab 19:45 (Einladungen für das Event ab ca. 20.45) Wo: twitch.tv/neisch Discord: https://discord.gg/GcM5kEe Wie kann ich mitmachen? Schaut am 24.09. ab 19.45 meinen Twitch Stream oder seit schon vorher in dem entsprechenden Kanal im Discord, denn das Passwort für den Übungsraum wird als erstes im Discord bekannt gegeben, danach im Stream. Es wird nach dem Prinzip "First come first serve" ablaufen. Achja,bringt gute Laune und etwa 2 Stunden Zeit mit! Wird es auch was zu gewinnen geben? Ja sicher wird es was zu gewinnen geben! Falls noch jemand den ein oder anderen Preis Sponsoren möchte, sagt mir bitte hier im Forum per PN bescheid oder schreibt mich im Stream/Discord an Hier die Überarbeiteten Regeln: Sink the Bismarck Event am 24. September 2019 ab 19:45 Regeln: 1 Aufwärmrunde danach 3 Offizielle Runden mit Preisen. Alle Teilnehmer sollten mindestens Follower sein, Anwesenheit im Discord Voicechat erwünscht. Die Bismarck oder ARK Royal ab Runde 2 spiele natürlich ich, wo bleibt sonst der Spaß für mich und euch Die jeweilige Runde ist zu Ende wenn ein Team gewonnen hat. Bei der Hood und Nelson hat man Pech gehabt sollte die Bismarck sie zerstören. Teamkills werden nicht gewertet! Absichtliche Teamkills um dem gegnerischen Team den Hood/Nelson/Bismarck/Prinz Eugen Kill zu vermasseln werden mit einem Ausschluss vom Event bestraft. Das Passwort wird als erstes im Discord bekannt gegeben dann erst im Stream/Streamchannel. Radar bei der Edinburgh und die Belfast sind verboten! Hood ist das Deto Signal verboten! (historische Korrektheit hust) Zusätzlich je nach Verfügbarkeit bei den Spielern sind auch Scharnhorst, Gneisenau und Duke of York ,King George in einem Fairen Verhältniss in beiden Teams erlaubt. Runde 1: Hood und King George mit britischem Geleitschutz (Tier 4-7 Kreuzer und DD) vs. Bismarck und Prinz Eugen mit deutschem Geleitschutz (Tier 4-7 Kreuzer und DD) Preise je 1x für Bismarck, Prinz Eugen und Hood Kill Runde 2: 2x Britische Tier 6 CV + Nelson und Geleitschutz (Tier 4-7 Kreuzer) vs Bismarck und Prinz Eugen mit Geleitschutz ( Deutsche Tier 4-7 Kreuzer). Preis für Bismarck Kill, Nelson Kill, Prinz Eugen Kill Runde 3: Nelson + Edinburgh und Tier 6 CV mit britischem DD und Kreuzer Geleitschutz (Tier 4-7 ) vs Bismarck und Prinz Eugen mit deutschem DD und Kreuzer Geleitschutz ( Tier 4-7 DD). Preise für Bismarck Kill, Prinz Eugen und Nelson Kill Maps: Runde 1 Eismap, Runde 2 und 3 Ozean(Bearbeitet) Preisübersicht: Bismarck Kill: 500 Dublonen Hood Kill: 500 Dublonen Nelson Kill: 500 Dublonen Prinz Eugen Kill: 500 Dublonen Nach Runde 3 werden unter allen Teilnehmern 3x je 500 Dublonen und die ARK Royal verlost. Unter allen Zuschauern werden: 3 Unsinkable Sam Premium Container und 2x 1250 Dublonen Verlost! Wichtig: Wenn ihr mitmachen wollt bringt mindestens 90 Minuten Zeit mit und habt am besten ein oder mehrere passende Schiffe! Wer vorher raus muss wird ersetzt und ist für die Trostpreisverlosung nach Runde 3 nicht dabei. Es gilt wie immer die Regel, jeder 1 Gewinn, sollte der Gewinn Höher sein als das was man bisher gewonnen hat z.b. jemand hat 500 Dublonen gewonnen kann diese Person immernoch nen Container, 1250 Dublonen oder die Ark Royal gewinnen (sofern beim Event dabei) allerdings wird dieser Person dann die 500 Dublonen aberkannt und diese nochmal neu verrollt. Der Gedanke dahinter es soll für alle Fair bleiben so das keiner meckern kann äh der hat aber 2 Gewinnen oder eh ich hätte aber lieber nen Container statt 500 Dublonen. Ich freue mich auf eine rege Teilnahme, viel Spaß, lustige und epische Momente! Grüße Neisch
  4. Dark_Havoc

    Tier 10 HMS Audacious

    Temat dotyczący lotniskowca X tieru Audacious. Lotniskowiec X poziomu Audacious X Audacious znajduje się na samym szczycie brytyjskiej linii lotniskowców i pochwalić się może najwytrzymalszymi samolotami w grze. Pokaźny ładunek bomb i rakiet z pewnością okaże się przykrą niespodzianką dla niejednego przeciwnika. Natomiast bombowce torpedowe tego okrętu potrafią przedrzeć się przez obronę przeciwlotniczą nieprzygotowanych wrogów i zrzucić idealnie w nich wycelowaną salwę torped. Do słabszych stron okrętu zaliczyć można niezbyt dużą liczbę eskadr i przeciętną moc uderzeniową jego bombowców torpedowych. Nie posiadają one tylu torped co ich amerykańscy rywale, a ich siła nie dorównuje maszynom japońskim. Na szczęście zbieżny stożek torped zapewnia większą celność ataków. https://worldofwarships.eu/pl/news/game-updates/british-aircraft-carriers/#audacious
  5. Nachdem Wargaming freundlicherweise mit der Royal Navy nun auch endlich eine der irrelevanten Seefahrernationen (nach bekannten Größen wie der sovietischen Flotte...) eingefügt hat, werde ich mich nun doch ein wenig motivierter mit World of Warships befassen. Demnach kreuzt nun bald eine kanadische Lady mit britischen Schiffen in internationalen Gewässern. Warum ich den Thread dennoch hier und nicht in der englischsprachigen Sektion eröffne ist schnell erklärt: Die Gentlemen des British Tank Clubs treiben sich in diesem Forenbereich herum und haben bereits Hilfe zugesagt. Nach einigen Gefechten aus den Anfangstagen von WoWs stand relativ schnell der Entschluss das Spiel einzumotten bis endlich die Royal Navy eingeführt wird. Die bisherigen Gefechte (es dürften 16 gewesen sein) fanden ohne jede Orientierung in den Stufen Eins und Zwei statt, wobei der Fokus eher auf japanischen Modellen lag. (Als Kanadierin gestatte ich mir einfach einmal ein paar Vorbehalte gegenüber amerikanischen Erzeugnissen...) Nun soll es allerdings richtig losgehen und zwar mit den britischen Kreuzern. Was man so im Forum dazu lesen durfte ist zwar nicht grade ermutigend, allerdings werde ich mich konsequent an die Royal Navy halten, von oben erwähnten Spielen einmal abgesehen. Ich bitte um Nachsicht, dass etwaige Kürzel und Termini noch nicht verinnerlicht wurden. Weiterhin bin ich durch World of Tanks vorbelastet. Auch wenn mir die Unterschiede zwischen einem Panzer und einem Schiff durchaus geläufig sind, so kann es vorkommen, dass die Grenze im Eifer des Gefechts verschwimmen (was für ein mieser Wortwitz...). Vielleicht hilft es, dass ich viel Artillerie gefahren bin, der man ja bösartigerweise eine gewisse eine gewisse Affinität zu Gewässern nachsagt. Kartenkunde ist noch nicht vorhanden, die Videos dazu genieße ich lieber mit Vorsicht, wie alle spielerischen Empfehlungen seitens Wargaming. Was man als Kreuzer so zu tun hat konnte ich noch nicht wirklich ausprobieren, da auf den ersten beiden Stufen noch nicht einmal alle Schiffsklassen verfügbar sind. Ansonsten hoffe ich auf allerlei Hinweise, Anleitung und Nachsicht bis sich mein spielerisches Niveau auf erträglichem Maße eingependelt hat. Hochachtungsvoll, Easha
  6. SnSKiller

    Royal Navy Fleet (EU)

    Newly found start-up fleet. The Royal Navy Fleet is a casual fun oriented fleet for now. We use Discord and Steam for contact purposes. No drama, just play. Do you have what it takes to be part of The Royal Navy Fleet? Enroll now! (We are looking for young, old and funny people!) We offer: a voice server to chat or play; a friendly player base; Friday evenings ship cleaning; (and tea.) We require: some form of maturity (age 16+, but with a sponsor it can be discussed.) English speaking; to be active (at least show your face every now and then.) you not to be or become a snowflake.. humor is inbound... We can't offer: swimming vests; sodexo canteens in Discord (yet...) Discord: https://discord.gg/RwKdGzV Contact me for questions of inquiries!
  7. Hi all, How are new "Regia Marina" cruisers armed with AP & SAP comparable to "Royal Navy" light cruisers armed with only AP (albeit "special")? Who got the "better deal" regarding guns? Leo "Apollo11" P.S. I am specifically interested in comparison of specific situations when enemy target is well angled...
  8. vojtaruner

    HMS Dido

    Hello everybody, I have put together history and possible implementation of light cruiser HMS Dido in World of Warships. Please keep in mind that this is just fan made, not official news of upcoming new ship. Also I apologize for any grammar mistakes, english is not my native language. HMS Dido History Creation Even before World War II, Royal Navy was aware of a threat posed by aircraft. The temporary solution was to rebuild old cruisers to floating air defence platforms. The other solution to this problem was to design a new light cruisers with appropriate air defence armament. This program produced 16 Dido-class cruisers. Dido-class cruisers had maximum speed just over 32 knots and could sail up to 4,880 miles with speed at 16 knots. She was armed with 5x2 5.25 inch dual purpuse guns, 3 turrets on the bow and 2 turrets on the stern. These turrets were originally designed for the King George-class battleships. However, thanks to heavy weight of the turrets, these dual purpuse guns weren't excellent for anti-aircraft fight and they weren't very effective against ground targets. She also carried 2x3 533mm torpedo tubes. Last five ships of the Dido-class didn't have 3 turrets on the bow, but only 2 turrets. They had reinforced mast and lower-profile smoke funnels. HMS Charybdis and Scylla were armed with 4,5 inch dual porpuse guns. They were cheaper and had better anti-aircraft capability. Ships of the class: -total number of ship produced: 16 -HMS Dido (1939) -HMS Euryalus (1939) -HMS Naiad (1939) -HMS Phoebe (1939) -HMS Sirius (1940) -HMS Bonaventure (1939) -HMS Hermione (1939) -HMS Charybdis (1940) -HMS Cleopatra (1940) -HMS Scylla (1940) -HMS Argonaut (1941) -HMS Bellona (1942) -HMS Black Prince (1942) -HMS Diadem (1942) -HMS Royalist (1942) -HMS Spartan (1942) Carrier HMS Dido (37) became the lead ship of this new class. Her keel was laid down on October 26th, 1937 by Cammell Laird of Birkenhead. She was launched on July 18th, 1939 and commissioned on September 30th, 1940. Dido's first mission, in November 1940, was to escort the aircraft carrier Furious to West Africa. Dido then spent four months on convoy duty in the Atlantic before running suppliesto Malta where she joined the Eastern Mediterranean Fleet in April 1941. In May 1941, she was sent to Crete and assisted in evacuation of the British forces. On 29 May 1941 Dido was badly damaged by bombs whilst taking troops from Crete to Alexandria. Then Dido was sent to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. There she was refitted and rejoined the Eastern Mediterranean Fleet in December 1941. The first three months of 1942 were spent on convoy escort duty between Alexandria and Malta. In March that year, Dido took part in a bombardment of Rhodes. A week later she participated in the Second battle of Sirte. On 18 August 1942 she returned to Massawa for repairs of the bomb-damaged stern. Dido then spent the rest of the year supporting the British campaign in North Africa before being transferred to the Western Mediterranean Fleet in December 1942. After that, Dido performed the duty of anti-aircraft guard at Bone and Algiers until March 1943. In April 1943, Dido returned to Liverpool for a 3-month refit before rejoining the Western Mediterranean squadron. In May 1943, Dido took part in diversionary bombardments against North Sicily during the landings. Dido was then used as an anti-aircraft guard for invasion bases at Palermo and Bizerte. On 12 September 1943, Dido escorted 600 troops to Taranto where the Italian Fleet surrendered. From Taranto, Dido went to Sorrento where she supported troops. October and November 1943, Dido returned to Alexandria for another refit. On return to service, Dido spent time in Malta and Taranto. After that, she participated in a diversionary action off Civitavecchia in support of the landing at Anzio. In August 1944, Dido supported the Allied landings in France and in September 1944 Dido returned to the UK. In October 1944, Dido escorted a convoy to Russia before supporting carrier strikes off Norway. In April 1945, Dido escorted Apollo, Orwell, and Obedient to the North Kola Inlet to lay mines. Dido's last mission in the war was to go to Copenhagen, firing the last naval shot in the war in Europe on the way, for the surrender of the German Kriegsmarine which was signed aboard Dido. After the signing, Dido escorted the German cruisers Prinz Eugen and Nürnberg to Wilhelmshaven. In July 1945, Dido took King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to the Isle of Man. In 1953 she took part in the Fleet Review to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. She was decommissioned and sold for scrap to Thos W Ward and scrapped at Barrow-in-Furness in 1957. Dido's blueprint HMS Dido in World of Warships: Class: light cruiser Tier: VI She would be a premium ship, purchased by dublons or free XP. She is a unique light cruiser and doesn't fit much in the light cruiser British tech tree. Dido-Hull A Based on HMS Dido (37) cruiser General characteristics: Lenght: 485 ft (147,83m) Beam: 50,5 ft (15,39m) Draught: 14 ft (4,27m) Displacement -standart: 5,600 tons (long) -loaded: 6,850 tons (long) Maneuverability: Engine power: 46,225 kW (62,000 horsepower) Maximum speed: 32,2 knots Turning circle radius: 600 m Rudder shift time: 8,6 sec. Armor and hitpoints: Hitpoints: 27 800 HP Armor: -belt: 76mm -deck: 25mm -magazines: 51mm -bulkheads: 25mm -turrets: 12,7mm Torpedo damage reduction: 4% Main armament: Main armament: 5x2 133 mm/50 QF Mk I Caliber: 5,25 inch (133mm) Rate of fire: 10 shots/min. Reload time: 6 sec. Rotation speed: 10 deg. per second Firing range: 11,97 km Maximum dispersion: 103m HE shell: 133 mm HE Mk IC Maximum HE shell damage: 1,900 Chance of fire on Target caused by HE shell: 8% Initial HE shell velocity: 792m/s HE shell weight: 80 lbs (36.3 kg) AP shell: 133 mm AP Mk IC Maximum AP shell damage: 2,200 Initial AP shell velocity: 792m/s AP shell weight: 80 lbs (36.3 kg) Torpedo tubes: Type: 533mm 2x3 21 inch (533mm) QR Mk IV Rate of fire: 0,83 shots/min. Reload time: 72 sec. Rotation speed: 25deg./sec. Torpedo: 533mm Mk IV Maximum damage: 15,433 Torpedo speed: 61 knots Torpedo range: 8km Secondary armament: none Anti aircraft defence: (1943 configuration) Long range (5km): 4x2 5,25 in (133mm) QF Mk I L/50 dual-purpose guns Medium range (3km): 3x4 40mm QF 2 pounder "Pom-pom" Short range (2km): 2x1 20mm Oerlikon 4x2 20mm Oerlikon Dido would have the best long AA defence in tier VI. Concealment: Surface detectability range: 9,62km Air detectability range: 6,28km Consumables: -Damage control party- 90sec.- infinite charges -Defensive AA fire- 2 charges This consumable will even more increase Dido AA defence. Defensive AA fire could be exchanged for hydroacoustic search. HMS Argonaut in wartime camouflage Dido-Hull B Based on HMS Charybdis (88) cruiser General characteristics: Lenght: 485 ft (147,83m) Beam: 50,5 ft (15,39m) -same as on the Hull A Draught: 14 ft (4,27m) Displacement -standart: 5,600 tons (long) -loaded: 6,850 tons (long) Maneuverability: Engine power: 46,225 kW (62,000 horsepower) Maximum speed: 32,2 knots -same as on the Hull A Turning circle radius: 600 m Rudder shift time: 8,6 sec. Armor and hitpoints: Hitpoints: 27 800 HP Armor: -belt: 76mm -deck: 25mm -magazines: 51mm -same as on the Hull A -bulkheads: 25mm -turrets: 12,7mm Torpedo damage reduction: 4% Main armament: Main armament: 4x2 4,5 inch (114,3mm) L/45 QF Mark IV Caliber: 4,5 inch (114,3mm) Rate of fire: 14 shots/min. Reload time: 4,2 sec. Rotation speed: 12 deg. per second Firing range: 11,51 km Maximum dispersion: 96m HE shell: 114,3 mm HE Mk I Maximum HE shell damage: 1,300 Chance of fire on Target caused by HE shell: 5% Initial HE shell velocity: 746 m/s HE shell weight: 55 pounds (24.9 kg) AP shell: 114,3 mm AP Mk I Maximum AP shell damage: 1,800 Initial AP shell velocity: 746 m/s AP shell weight: 55 pounds (24.9 kg) Torpedo tubes: Type: 533mm 2x3 21 inch (533mm) QR Mk IX Rate of fire: 0,83 shots/min. Reload time: 72 sec. Rotation speed: 25deg./sec. Torpedo: 533mm Mk IX Maximum damage: 15,867 Torpedo speed: 65 knots Torpedo range: 8km Secondary armament: none -same as on the Hull A Anti aircraft defence: (1943 configuration) Long range (5km): 4x2 4,5 in (114,3mm) L/45 QF Mark IV dual-purpose guns Medium range (3km): none Short range (2km): 10x1 20mm Oerlikon 3x2 20mm Oerlikon Hull B still has strong long range AA defence, but trades medium range defence for better short range defence and extra consumable. Concealment: Surface detectability range: 9,32km Air detectability range: 5,89km Consumables: -Damage control party- 90sec.- infinite charges -Defensive AA fire- 2 charges This consumable will even more increase Dido's AA defence. Defensive AA fire could be exchanged for hydroacoustic search. -Smoke generator- 2 charges -cooldown: 240 sec. -duration time: 99 sec. -emission time: 15 sec. HMS Charybdis Summary: Dido is light AA cruiser, similar to Atlanta, at tier VI and she plays very similar to Atlanta. Dido would have the "catapult launcher" guns with fast reload and weak armor. However, there are few differences: -Dido has better torpedoes -Atlanta has more guns -Dido has better concealment -Dido is one tier lower Because it is very similar to Atlanta I made 2 hull options: -Hull A- more guns with slower reload and better range and damage per shot - worse concealment than Hull B - only one consumable (I dont count Damage control party) - slightly worse torpedoes - slightly better long range and medium range AA defence -Hull B- less guns with lower caliber and damage per shot and slightly worse range - slightly better concealment - one consumable more -better short range AA defence Reason why I made two hulls for Dido is simples. I didn't want Dido to be Atlanta at tier VI. Also it is good to have options. Hull A has more damage per minute while Hull B is for more dangerous gameplay. I will be glad if you leave your comment below. I hope you enjoyed this article and have a nice day. Resourses: Informations: Militaryfactory-HMS Dido (37) cmchant-Dido class cruiser wikipedia- HMS Dido (37) wikipedia- HMS Chyribdis Book- Encyklopedie Válečných lodí od 2. světové války až po současnost, Robert Jackson, Naše Vojsko Pictures: Wikipedia-Dido-class cruisers ww2today-23rd October 1943
  9. MexicosBocianos

    Tier 6 HMS Furious

    HMS Furious - pierwszy "prawdziwy" brytyjski lotniskowiec. Jednostkę rozpoczęto jako krążownik linowy jednak w trakcie budowy zmieniono jego przeznaczenie na okręt lotniczy. Pierwotnie ukończony z pokładem startowym na dziobie oraz wieżą artyleryjska na rufie przeszedł wiele modyfikacji aż do kompleksowej przebudowy w latach 20stych XX w. która nadała mu cech pełnowartościowego lotniskowca z ciągłym pokładem lotniczym. Pierwotnie planowany do zastąpienia przez nowy okręt typu Illustrious w związku z zaostrzającą się sytuacją międzynarodową i wybuchem wojny pozostawiony w aktywnej służbie do roku 1944. W WoWs występuje na tierze 6: Pozdrawiam
  10. ID_79

    HMS Belfast - eure Eindrücke

    Moin, heute ist mein absolutes lieblings Schiff nach langem Warten endlich rausgekommen *_* . Leider bin ich derzeit etwas skeptisch: sie verliert unheimlich schnell an HP. Eine Salve von ner Tirpitz oder Scharnhorst reicht aus, damit sich die Belfast den Meeresgrund anschauen kann. Was haltet ihr von diesem majestätischem Schiff? Gruß ID_79 PS: Ich suche einen maritimen Clan also könnt ihr mich gerne anschreiben ;)
  11. Hi guys, I haven't visited this part of the forum before but it seems to be the place for this. I was recently gifted a program from the 1953 Royal Navy Fleet review by my father, and found it fascinating. A few scans follow - would be happy to post more if people are interested. Oh and with Queen Elizabeth II having been in the news in last few days - check her out 66 years ago!
  12. vojtaruner

    HMS Ark Royal

    Hello everybody, I have put together history and possible implementation of aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal in World of Warships. Please keep in mind that this is just fan made, not official news of upcoming new ship. Also I apologize for any grammar mistakes, english is not my native language. I think that aircraft carriers of the Royal Navy are little bit in a shadow of US and Japanese carriers. Although Royal Navy didn't have that many carriers and they weren't as huge as US and Japanese counterparts, they had great influence on creating and shaping the modern carriers of that time. They have good potential to become next aircraft carrier branch in World of Warships (at least to tier VIII, like Akizuki branch). HMS Ark Royal History Creation HMS Ark Royal(91) was an aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy. HMS Ark Royal was designed in 1934 and she had to fit the restrictions of Washington Naval Treaty. She was build by Cammell Laird and Company Ltd. at Birkenhead in England and fully completed in November 1938. Due to smaller budget of the Royal Navy was HMS Ark Royal first aircraft carrier since 1930 (when Royal Navy received HMS Glorious). On the other hand thanks to a lot of time engineers put into designing her, she had well-resolved hull and become inspiration for next aircraft carriers. She was the first ship where flight deck and two deck level hangars were an integral part of the hull, instead of an add-on or part of the superstructure. She was equipped with modern equipment, such as arrestor gear and compressed steam catapults and 3 lifts. Althought it was used welding for 65% of the hull instead of riverting (this saved 510t), the armoured flight deck (that was planned) would increase ship's displacement, and she would have more that 22 000t and therefore she would exceed the weight limit set by the Washington and London Naval treaties. Armour plating was limited to belt, engine rooms and magazines. She was also equipped with three layer side protection system based upon a void-liquid-void scheme that was designed to protect against torpedoes with 750-pound (340kg) warhead (similar system was used on King George V-class). The ship was fitted with six boilers, which powered three Parsons geared turbines. The turbines were connected via three drivesshafts to three propellers. This allowed Ark Royal to sail with speed up to 31,2 knots. Cammell Laird and Company Ltd. calculated the cost of the hull at 1,496,250 GBP and the main machinery at approximately 500,000 GBP. (This is equivalent to 95,320,000 GBP for the hull and 31,850,000 GBP for main machinery in 2016) Career Hunter-killer groups Although intended for Far East , events in Europe (Italian invasion of Abyssinia, Spanish civil war) caused that she remain in with Home and Mediterranean Fleets. After her crew joined at the end of 1938, she underwent sea trials. The outbreak of the Second World War on 3 September 1939 had been presaged by Germany's U-boat fleet taking up positions off the British coast, where they could intercept British shipping. Ark Royal was deployed with Home fleet in the North Western Approaches as part of 'hunter-killer' group. On 14 September, Ark Royal received a distress call from cargo ship that was under pursuit from the surfaced U-30. Ark Royal launched aircrafts but was spotted by U-39 which launched two torpedoes. Ark Royal turned towards the attack. She dodged the torpedoes and her aircraft began depth charge U-39 and forced the submarine to the surface. U-39's crew left the submarine, than she was sunk. This was first destroyed U-boat during WWII. Then Ark Royal's aircrafts reached the cargo ship but the attack failed and she was sunk by U-30. After the succesful attack on Courageous on 17 September, carrier-centred hunter-killers groups were abbandoned. Near miss On 25 September, Ark Royal helped to rescue the submarine Spearfish. When she was returning with Spearfish and battleships Nelson and Rodney on 26 September, she was located by three Dornier Do18 seaplanes. Four bombers Junker Ju88 later appeared. Three of them were driven away, but the fourth dropped 1000kg bomb at the carrier. Luckily the bomb missed the ship and fell 30 meter away. Splash from the missing bomb near HMS Ark Royal Hunting the Graff Spee In October 1939 she was deployed to Freetown to operate off the African coast in the hunt for the German Admiral Graff Spee. The carrier was assigned to Force K. On 9 October her aircraft spotted the German tanker Altmark, which supplied Graff Spee. On 5 November Ark Royal captured merchant SS Uhenfels. Meanwhile Graff Spee arrived to Montevideo to repair damage received after battle of the River Plate. Two Royal Navy cruiser followed Graff Spee and guarded the harbour entrance. Ark Royal and Renown were dispatched to join these cruisers, but they were 36 hours away. British attaché came with a plan. They ordered fuel for Ark Royal in Buenos Aires, 140 miles away from Montevideo. This information leaked and convinced German embassy in Montevideo. Graff Spee's captain later made the decision to scuttle the ship. Return Shortly after Graff Spee was sunk, Ark Royal escorted damaged heavy cruiser Exeter to Devon Dockyard. They arrived in February. After carrier was resupplied, she was assigned to the Mediterranean Fleet for exercises. On 31 March she departed with aircraft carrier Glorious and headed to Alexandria. They arrived on 8 April. However the exercises were cancelled a day later. Then they sailed to Gibraltar. Norwey After German forces had invaded Norwey on 9 April, Royal Navy needed air support for their ships and therefor she was assigned with Glorious here. She arrived on 25 April 1940. Her planes provide air support against bombers ,submarines and targets at the shore. On 27 April she returned to Scapa Flow to refuel and replace lost aircraft. On the way back Ark Royal was attacked by German Junker Ju 88 and Heinkel He 111 bombers. The carrier wasn't damaged and resumed position on 29 April. However situation here was untenable and evacuation began. While she was covering the retreat, several bombs were dropped at the carrier, but none of them hit. Once she was refueled, she provided air support for operations around Narvik. At that time German advanced to England channel. Ark Royal again covered evacuation of Allied forces. On 8 June Glorious with 2 destroyers detached to return to Britain, but were later attacked and sunk by Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. Ark Royal's planes searched for them but unsuccesfully. On 9 June she left Narvik with escort. On 13 June her aircraft attacked Scharnhorst. The attack was fiasco. The escort destroyers collided while Ark Royal was launching aircraft and had to return to England for repairs, 8 of 15 planes were shot down and Scharnhorst didn't received any damage. Gibraltar After return she was assigned to Medditerranean fleet. She and the fleet (Hood and 3 destroyers) arrived at Gibraltar on 23 June 1940. Here she joined Force H. After capitulation of France there was the possibility that French might fall under Axis control at Mers-el-Kébir. Ark Royal's captain was sent to negotiate the surrender or scuttling of the French ships but French admirals refused to agree to the offered terms. After rejection, Force H opened fire on French fleet. During attack, Ark Royal's planes provided spotting for British ships. Two days later, her aircraft attacked Dunkerque. On 8 July Force H sailed out of Gibraltar. After 8 hours, they were attacked by Italian bombers. Althought they weren't damaged, they were ordered to return. From 31 July to 4 August, Force H was deployed to Malta. Carrier Argus delivered Hawker Hurricanes to Malta while Ark Royal provided air support and launched successful air attack against Italian base at Caglairi. On 1 October sailed out of Gibraltar and escorted reinforcements to Alexandria. En route, attacks were carried out on Italian bases at Elmas and Cagliari as a diversion. From Alexandria, Ark Royal was sent to West Africa to support British attempts to convince Vichy France to switch to Free French. Negotiations failed and supported unsuccessful attempt to take Dakar by force. After this mission, she returned to Liverpool on 8 October, escorted by 3 destroyers. Here she received new flight deck barrier and was repaired. Then she sailed again to Gibraltar. With Force H, she escorted convoys from Gibraltar to Alexandria and Malta. Giulio Cesare and Vittorio Veneto were dispatched to intercept the convoy. Italian battleships were spotted by Ark Royal's planes and later attacked (with ships from Force H). During this fight Italian destroyer was damaged. After that she searched for commerce raiders in Atlantic. If Spain chose to ally Axis, Gibraltar was likely to be lost. Royal Navy wanted to show power to Spain, so Admirality planned to use Ark Royal's bombers in raid agains Italian targets. The first bombing against Tirso Dam in Sardinia was unsuccessful. More successful was 2nd bombing- port city of Genoa. Her plains covered battlecruiser Renown and battleship Malaya while they shelled the port. Next mission, to attack oil rafinery and lay mines in harbour in La Spezia, was succesful. Searching for Scharnhorst and Gneisenau In February 1941 Scharnhorst and Gneisenau headed to Atlantic. They were to disrupt Allied shipping and draw capital ships from other areas. On 8 Force H and Ark Royal were ordered to the Canary Islands to searched for them and cover convoys from United States. On 21 March Ark Royal's plane found them at sea. Thanks to radio malfunction, Fairey Fulmar had to return to report their position. Scharnhorst and Gneisenau escaped before Force H could find them again. HMS Ark Royal and Swordfish Malta convoys Ark Royal spent April alternating between covering convoys and delivering aircraft to Malta and forays into the Atlantic to hunt commerce raiders. By May 1941, Erwin Rommel and his forces were driving towards the Suaz Canal while they forced Allied forces to retreat. British High Command sent convoy with reinforcements to Alexandria. This was risky move. Ark Royal, with battlecruiser Renown, battleship Queen Elizabeth, cruisers Sheffield, Nainad, Glouster and the 5th Destroyer Flotilla, escorted 5 transport ships. They left on 6 May and were detected by Italian aircraft. This large convoy was juicy target and Axis didn't want to miss. On 8 May, convoy was under attack by Italian and then German planes. During the engagement, 12 Ark Royal's fighters drove off over 50 aircraft. The convoy survived without any serious damage, only Empire Song sunk after hitting a mine and Zealand Star was damaged. On 12 May, Ark Royal was attacked again by enemy aircraft, during her return to Gibraltar. After that she and HMS Furious carried Hawker Hurricanes to Malta. Bismarck On 18 May 1941, the German cruiser Prinz Eugen and battleship Bismarck began operation Rheinübung by breaking into the Atlantic to raid shipping. After sinking battlescruiser Hood and damaging battle ship Prince of Wales, Bismarck set sail to French Atlantic coast. Ark Royal, Renown, Sheffield with their escort-Faulknor, Foresight, Forester, Fortune, Foxhound and Fury- started searching for Bismarck on 23 May. On 26 May, Ark Royal's Swordfish found Bismarck. Swordfish followed her while the Home Fleet was mobilized to pursue. At that time, British ships wouldn't catch Bismarck before she reached French coast. Fifteen Swordfish bombers were sent to delay the ship. Sheffield, also shadowing Bismarck, was mistook for Bismarck and bombers attacked her. Luckily, Sheffield evaded the torpedoes and the only one that hit, didn't explode. After the bombers returned, they were resupplied and sent again. At the sunset, they attacked Bismarck. Two torpedoes hit engine room and one hit the steering compartment and jammed the rudder in 15° port turn. Thanks to this attack, British ships caught up Bismarck and sunk her. Malta convoys Force H with Ark Royal terurned to Gibraltar on 29 May 1941.The war in Mediterranean was going agains the Allies. Greece and Crete had fallen and Africa Corps was preparing to push into Egypt. Malta remained important island. Under pressure from German and Italian air attacks, Malta couldn't be supplied from the east since fall of Crete. Throughout June and July, Ark Royal was delivering aircraft to Malta and she escorted convoys of Operation Substance (July) and Oúeration Halbert (September). Despite losses, convoys kept Malta combatable. This was problem for Africa Corps because they were loosing about 1/3 of supplies from Italy, thanks to submarines and bombers from Malta. Adolf Hitle decided to sent here U-boat flotilla to attack convoys. Final voyage On 10 Novermber 1941, Ark Royal ferried planes to Malta. After this, she was returning to Gibraltar. On 13 November, at 15:41 she was hit by torpedo from U-81, between fuel bunkers and bomb store, directly below bridge island. The torpedo created hole below water-line and caused flooding of the starboard boiler room, oil tanks, main switchboard and starboard bilge. The rear part of the ship lost power. After torpedo struck, Captain Maund ordered the engines to full stop. The ship's continued motion enlarged the hole in the hull, and by the time she stopped, she had taken large amount of water and began to list to starboard. Considering the list of the carrier, and the fact that other carriers, including Courageous and Glorious, had sunk rapidly with heavy loss of life, Maund gave the order to abandon ship. The crew were assembled to flight deck and was divided to two groups. First group would remain on ship and try to save her and the second group was taken by Legion. As a result, comprehensive damage control measures were not initiated until 49 minutes after the torpedo struck. The flooding spread, exacerbated by covers and hatches left open during evacuation of the lower decks. After water got to centreline boiler room, ship lost all power and Ark Royal didn't have any backup diesel generators. About hlaf an hour after the attack, Ark Royal appeared to stabilise. Admiral Somerville ordered damage control parties back to the ship. The damage control parties re-lit a boiler, restoring power to the bilge pumps. The destroyer Laforey came alongside to provide power and addicional pumps, while Swordfish aircraft from Gibraltar began anti-submarine patrols. The tug Thames from Gibraltar arrived at 20:00 and attached tow line to her. Flooding caused the ship to list more and the rising water again shut down the restored boiler. The list reached 20° between 02:05 and 02:20. When ship's list reached 27°, it was decided to abbandon ship. The crew avacuated to Legion by 04:30. Only one man died thanks to explosion and the 1,487 officers and crew were transported to Gibraltar. The list reached 45° before she capsized and sank at 06:19 on 14 November. Ark Royal then broke in two, the aft sinking within a couple of minutes, followed by the bow. Summary of history Ark Royal was modern aircraft carrier of that time. She participated in many operations and she has rich history. HMS Ark Royal last voyage HMS Ark Royal in World of Warships: Class: Aircraft carrier Tier: VI I think that she could be part of new British aircraft carrier branch or premium ship. General characteristics: Lenght: 800 ft (240m) overall 721 ft (219,91m) at the waterline Beam: 94 ft 6 in (28,895m) Draught: 27,8 ft 9,6 in (8,717m) Displacement -standart: 22 000t -loaded: 28,160 t Maneuverability: Engine power: 76,816 kW Maximum speed: 31,2 knots Turning circle radius: 840 m Rudder shift time: 16,2 sec. Armor and hitpoints: Hitpoints: 41 200 HP Armor: -belt and hangars: 4,5 in (11,4cm) -deck-over boiler rooms and magazines: 3,5 in (8,9cm) Torpedo damage reduction: 6% Secondary armament: 8x2 4,5 in (114mm) L/45 QF Mark I Anti aircraft defence: (after modernation in May 1941) Long range (5km): 8x2 4,5 in (114mm) L/45 QF Mark I Medium range (3km): 6x8 40mm L/39 QF Mark VIII "Pom-pom" Short range (2km): 8x4 12,7mm L/62 MG Mark III Ark Royal would have slightly better long range AA defence than Ryujo and Independence, but worse mid-range AA defence than Independence and worse short-range AA defence than Ryujo but slightly better than Independence. Air group: Air group is the main strike force of an aircraft carrier. Ark Royal is the same. Fighters: Fairey Fulmar-speed: 158 knots -average damage per second: 42 -loadout: 65 -hitpoints: 1,180 HP Torpedo bombers: Fairey Albacore -speed: 128 knots -maximum torpedo damage: 8135 HP -hitpoints: 1 140 HP Dive bombers: Blackburn Skua -speed: 122 knots -maximum bomb damage: 4400 HP (HE bomb) -hit points: 1 150 HP Ark Roayl's planes are slightly inferior to Ryujo's or Indepedence's planes but are little bit better than planes from lower tier. Why? There are 2 reasons: -historical, if we compare British, US and Japanese planes: - Fairey Fulmar is worse that A6M2 Zero and F6F Hellcat - Fairey Albacore is slightly worse than Nakajima B5N2 and Douglas DBT - Blackburn Skua is worse than Aichi D3A1 and Douglas SBD-5 -balancing- see hangar capacity Flight control: I suggest that Ark Royal would have 5 groups of planes with 4 planes in each one of them. Only flight control mod:- 2 fighter group - 2 torpedo bomber groups - 1 dive bomber groups This is balanced flight control mod. I think that Ark Royal would have only one flight control mod because she has 5 groups of planes, 1/2/2 flight mod or 3/1/1 flight mod already has Ryujo and playing aircraft carrier with same flight control mod and not that much different planes wouldn't be original. Hangar capacity: Ark Royal was designed to carry 72 planes. However, planes were getting bigger and heavier and took more space. Therefore the real hangar capacity was up to 60 planes. I wouldn't give her 60 planes, but 55 instead because 60 is too much. Still, this is more than any CV at tier VI. Ryujo has 48 planes and Independence has 37 planes. With hangar capacity of 55 planes, Ark Royal has 14,58% more planes than Ryujo and 48,64% more planes than Independence. But still it is less than Hyriu (72) and Ranger (73) at tier VII. Concealment: Surface detectability range: 12,9km Air detectability range: 10,2km Ark Royal-blueprint Summary: HMS Ark Royal would be bigger aircraft carrier with worse concealment, rudder shift time and turning circle radious but nice speed. She would have more aircraft at the cost of their quality, with universal flight control mod. Her AA defence would be good, but not fantastic. As I have said at the beginning, I think that British aircraft carriers have good potencial to become next carrier branch in WoWs. But only time will reveal, if they will be in World of Warships or not. I will be glad if you leave your comment below. I hope you enjoyed this article and have a nice day. Resourses: Informations: Book- Encyklopedie Válečných lodí od 2. světové války až po současnost, Robert Jackson, Naše Vojsko Forum.valka-HMS Ark Royal Wikipedia- HMS Ark Royal Pictures: Wikipedia-HMS Ark Royal The Blueprints- HMS Ark Royal
  13. dubsy1021

    RN Battlecruiser Tree

    So I have been thinking recently about how to do a Royal Navy battlecruiser tree, and how their performance would be, and I've come to some ideas. So firstly, general performance. I think the main 'gimmick' would be basing their hull performance closer to a cruiser than a battleship. This would reflect their origin as a cruiser killer based off of an armoured cruiser type hull. So what do I mean by this? Firstly, better rudder shift. This allows them to stay closer to the battle, in tune with their speed, and dodge torpedoes, staying alive. Secondly, better concealment, again allowing a closer presence. This would allow them to become more orientated around cruiser support, as opposed to a more long range traditional BB role. The trade off is of course weakness to battleship fire and probably lower HP So how would I do the tiers? Well, start at tier 3. HMS Invincible is a fairly obvious pick. The first battlecruiser. Compared to the Bellerophon, you sacrifice armour and a turret for speed, along with the previous features I mentioned. Interestingly, despite 1 fewer turrets, the ship allows LIMITED cross deck firing, so it is possible to get an 8 gun broadside (similar to the Kaiser, if any of you are familiar with that ship). Another possibility is the Indefatigable class, which was very similar. Basically it allowed better cross deck firing angles, and had other slight improvements. HMS Inflexible, an Invincible class Tier 4 is where things get a little interesting with my choices. Some people seem to be of the opinion that there should only be 1 13.5 inch BC, with the rather weak 6 gun 15 inch Renown at T5 then a merger, or something similar. However, I suggest sticking with 13.5 inchers from 4 to 5. This follows the battleship precendant, and stays with the theme of a smaller main armament and less armour for more speed compared to the same tier British battleship. So the lower pick would be Lion. This class were the first 13.5 inch battlecruisers, with an improved speed and thicker armour. HMS Lion Then at tier 5, HMS Tiger. This ship is very comparable to the Kongos, both being improved Lions (fun fact the first Kongo was built in Britain). It has far better rear firing angles for the mid turret (on Lion there's a second superstructure obstructing firing, Tiger was refitted to have full rear firing - this presents an interesting hull upgrade option). It also had 6 inch secondaries rather than 4 inch, and is slightly faster. Basically, it is to the Lions as the Iron Dukes are to the Orions. Comparing it to the Kongo, I am aware this is a potential issue for some people. Smaller guns and slower speed. However, I disagree. Firstly, the speed is only 2kn slower. Secondly, the armour is thicker on Tiger. Finally, the 13.5 inch is very comparable to the Vickers 14 incher. The 13.5 is certainly a little worse, however not significantly, and its higher trajectory makes it more effective against deck armour, a considerable advantage at this tier when ships do not have very thick decks. Also, I think it would be reasonable to give the ship a WWII refit. This could vary in significance a lot. The minimum would be better AA, like the German BBs of this tier. It could extend further though. The Kongos were refitted with better armour and better boilers giving a higher top speed. Why not give the Tiger a speed boost? It's a reasonable upgrade. The most outlandish possibility is replacing the 13.5 inch guns with 14 inch guns as fitted to the KGVs. The 14 inch gun was actually designed to fit in the 13.5 inch mounts, interestingly, so it does have some basis in reality and could quite possibly have happened if the ship had stuck around. HMS Tiger, showing the better firing angles on the rear turret Moving on, Renown at tier 6. A faster Revenge class with 6 15 inch guns, and hideously thin armour. A 6 inch thick belt. This thing is a real glass cannon. But at 32 knots, with decent firing angles and less of a reliance on broadsiding (2/3 of main guns are forward firing), it should be OK. No trouble on AA, the Renown got right through WWII so a decent armament got on, along with some neat secondary 4.5 inchers and the octopoidal superstructure. HMS Renown in refitted condition Tier 7 is where I think the line should merge back in with the BBs. This tier would have the final battlecruiser. Hood as a premium creates an issue, but I have a solution. The original Admiral class design. This would mean a very fast ship with 32kn +. The Admiral had a much better belt than Renown, with 12 inches at 12 degrees. This is actually comparable to the Iowa at close ranges (lesser angle, but this has little effect at close range), so perfectly well protected. The deck armour is really not anything to write home about, but the ship is intended to fight at closer ranges, so this shouldn't be a giant issue. The AA could be modelled off of Hood, or given a more generous WWII refit. The ship would look very similar to Hood, though probably sitting a little higher in the water. HMS Hood. The Admiral would look very similar. The reason for a Tier 7 merge is twofold. Firstly, I cannot think of a T8. Secondly, from the KGV and beyond, the battleships get faster and make the idea of a battlecruiser a bit obsolete. However, if a candidate for T8 can be found, and is used (likely one of the worse designs from the studies that led to the G3s and N3s), the T9 would probably be a G3, with a modernised AA set up. This is a fast, well armoured and fairly well armed ship, a true fast battleship, so I personally would not really recommend it, it would not fit with the line well and be too similar to the Lion. So what are people's thoughts on my suggestions?
  14. TheIdesOfMarch93

    Royal Navy CV Line XP Requirements?

    Heys. I might have missed it somewhere, but are the XP stats available for Royal Navy CVs already? I'm wondering how far off I am in XP stockpiling to get Implacable and Audacious right off the bat come April 1.
  15. The Grey Wolves are now recruiting. We are a small, english speaking clan looking for more active players who enjoy the game. We only play for fun at the moment, but might take part in Clan Battles in the future to gain resources such as steel. Anyone who wishes to join are welcome. Right now we mostly play random and scenario battles, and our primary goal is the ensure that all members are having fun and feel welcome to the clan. If you wish to join, just send a request or type a reply with your ingame name and we will invite you. Hope you will join us in fighting out on the high seas.
  16. My idea of Prince of wales is to make it the first bb in the game to carry a smoke screen IF it ever gets added, this can be/is a reference to the battle of the denmark strait when it had to lay one to escape the bismarck. the stats will be the same, like artillery or aa. Maybe its unique perm camo can be the welsh flag, after its namesake. The tier, speed and maximum ap/he can be the same since there is already 2 kgv ships in the game. Who thinks this concept sounds ok?
  17. FrankvC_Jr

    Low Tier Premium DDs Ideas

    Hello all Recently I received a full compendium/encyclopedia about ships ranging from the very first armored vessels to almost nowadays modern ones As I went through its pages, I found out some ships that might fit Ingame Here I propose some that may be interesting as premium ships for 4 navies: Imperial German, Royal Navy, United States Navy and Imperial Japanese Navy; please consider tell which ones do you prefer: -IJN Kawakaze: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawakaze-class_destroyer Is like a Wakatake but with 2x3 TT The ship is fast at 37 kts and it may fit well in a tier 4 spot, sharing tier with the contemporary Isokaze. -USN Ward: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Ward_(DD-139) The famous Wickes that prevented the midget submarine to enter Pearl Harbor A tier 3 spot collector piece, without much fighting value but very historical significant -HMS Tipperary https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Tipperary_(1915) The little bug that faced Westfalen on Jutland I think that as a tier 4 gunboat would be quite decent and maybe even fun -S113 Or V116 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_torpedo_boat_Premuda A kindergarten Gaede with 4 150mm guns and 4 600mm TT on a 37 kts speed ship Clearly a major antecesor to the 150mm gun armed destroyers of WW2 The RoF would be probably awful but with patience and good captain at her helm, it could be quite good for tier 4 What do you think? Shall we add more?
  18. On May 31st/June 1st 2016, it's exactly 100 years ago that the infamous Battle of Jutland took place, the biggest naval battle that took place in the history of mankind (in terms of tonnage, Leyte was bigger in number of ships). The battle ended in a draw, with a slight tactical victory for the British, but at a grave cost. All and everyone who was involved in that battle is now long gone, except for one thing. In Belfast lays the HMS Caroline, a C-class Light Cruiser (Caroline subclass). Nothing extraordinary at first sight, but she is the holder of some peculiar records at the time of her decommissioning. 2nd oldest ship in Royal Navy Service (1914-2011) The last First World War British light cruiser in service. The last still existing survivor of the Battle of Jutland. Yes, she was there. And she's still afloat in Belfast, and in quite a good condition. However she was rebuilt as a HQ and training facility in 1924, during which her armament and boilers were removed, and later on a steel shack was built onto her decks. To commemorate the Battle of Jutland, she's now undergoing restoration to bring her back to her appearance of 1916, the dawn of the battle, and to open her in the spring of 2016 as a visitors centre and as a monument to the Battle of Jutland, and all those involved. I already suggested MrConway that this ship in her 1916 configuration would be a good RN lowtier (read: affordable) Premium Ship, which could be made available for the commemoration of Jutland in 6 months, and it would be a very nice prelude to the coming of the Royal Navy in the latter quarter of 2016. Knowing that it takes some time to get the OK-GO, research the plans and actually designing the ship, maybe it's a good idea to create some awareness (hype?) around this ship, and show WarGaming that sufficient interest is present for such a ship and this occasion. It's not every day that one of the major battles in the history of mankind celebrates its centennial anniversary, nor that one of the very ships that took part in it is still around to be seen. 28.5kts 1"-3" belt armour, 1" deck armour 2x 6"guns (aft) 8x 4"guns (semi-automatic, 2 in tandem in the front, three on each beam) 1x 6pdr 4x 21" Mk1 torpedo's (two on each side, in tandem)
  19. Vorab: Falls dies die falsche Abteilung ist, bitte ich um Nachsicht und einen Hinweis, wo ich meinen Vorschlag posten könnte. Ich hatte eine Idee zur HMS Vanguard, zu dem ich gerne Eure Meinungen haben würde. Wie Ihr wisst, wurde die Vanguard zwar als quasi Lion-Klasse geplant, aber mit den kleinen 38,1 cm Türmen der Courageous-Klasse fertiggestellt (die Türme hatte man "übrig"). Wie wäre es, die Vanguard als Free XP Schiff anzubieten und damit als "Nachfolger" von Musashi und Missouri? Vielleicht könnte man das Schiff mehr auf AP und höhere Kadenz ausrichten und ihr etwas mehr "Schlachtkreuzer-Feeling" im Vergleich zur Lion verpassen - analog etwa zu den deutschen und britischen Schwestern auf Tier 7? Was wären Eure Ideen dazu? Ich freue mich auf Eure Antworten. :)
  20. Yzokiki

    Royal Navy

    Bonsoir, Auriez vous un liens pour expliquer le fonctionnement de cet évent ? Car pour le moment on ne voit que 4 palier de missions, ce qui fait 4 jetons guinés sur les 50 pour le DD Anglais Premium ... etc ... etc .... Merci Cdt, Yzo
  21. thunder3oo

    Guineas VS Sovereigns

    Hi there. Since I don't like very much playing DD's and I changed my mind about Cossack, I ask this: will be possible for players to exchange Guineas for Sovereigns? Warspite may not have the best AA, but at least I would play it. DD's I play rarely and when I do, I'm not very enthusiastic. Like other players, I got the impression that we will have the opportunity to earn Sovereigns for a longer time than ONE update. The latest news say that Sovereigns will NOT be earned beyond update 0.7.10. However, I guess it' not that hard to introduce an automatic calculator for conversion, since one is already in use for Steel/Coal resources. Thank you.
  22. Riche_heu_Lieux

    La cuisine à l'anglaise avec le Nelson

    Salut les chefs, aujourd'hui j'aimerais vous proposer la recette de la victoire assurée à bord d'un cuirassé que les matelots connaissaient sous le nom de Nelsol. Je vous ai préparé un petit guide illustré qui vous permettra à coup sûr d'emporter la victoire à ses commandes. Commençons par les ingrédients... - il vous faudra impérativement les compétences Expert en Démolition et Amorce à inertie pour obus HE -9 délicieux BL 16 inch Mk I naval gun approuvés par le traité naval de Washington - les compétences Expert en écran de fumée et Supériorité Aérienne afin de pouvoir se camoufler aisément et s'assurer la supériorité aérienne en cas de rencontre avec un porte-avion -Une cuillère à soupe de la compétence Expert en capacité de survie, à ne pas confondre avec Bases de la capacité de survie, qui sont des compétences totalement différentes ! ainsi que Pour la récolter utilisez un Belfast bien affuté et grindez-le jusqu'à avoir l'expérience libre nécessaire Jetez toute votre expérience libre avec le tout dans le mixeur -Vous rajouterez par-dessus ça des larmes de croiseurs -Et pour finir du camping en fond de map, pour en obtenir rien de plus simple, fuyez en permanence les combats et surtout longez les bords de la carte Mixez le tout. L'idée de pouvoir toucher la citadelle des croiseurs tout en leur causant 2 incendies est délicieuse. Et vous prenez ceci et vous le mettez face à des croiseurs, de préférence low tier Donnez à vos croiseurs un bon petit coup d'obus HE HEHE BOI Attention cependant, vos croiseurs ne peuvent prendre pour la plupart que 4 incendies, et ce pour au maximum 30 secondes, n'allez pas au-delà de la brûlure au cinquième degré sur eux, sinon ils couleront et l'on perdrait alors ce délicieux farming de dommages. Pour le barbecue, présentez-vous de flanc encaissez les dégâts comme vous l'entendez, puisque vous pouvez appuyer sur T à tout moment et voir votre vie remonter à son maximum ! Petite indication de temps de cuisson pour finir : vos croiseurs prendront environ 15 minutes à tilt et les destroyers environ 5 minutes. Merci à vous pour votre lecture et je le rappelle pour les étourdis CECI EST DU SECOND DEGRÉ LA TEAM PREMIER DEGRÉ MERCI DE PASSER VOTRE CHEMIN. Cordialement, Riche_heu_Lieux
  23. vojtaruner

    Fan made British destroyers tech tree

    Hello everybody, I have put together history and possible implementation of the British destroyers in World of Warships. Please keep in mind that this is just fan made, not official news of upcoming new ship. Also I apologize for any grammar mistakes, english is not my native language. To do list: -find destroyers from tier II to tier X -find alternative destroyer branch -add few premium destroyers Before we start, I want to clarify: On 24th June, Wargaming published on Facebook (World of Warships Development Blog) upcoming British destroyer tech tree. Few destroyers there are the same as in this article. I didn't copy any ideas from anybody. I've started working on this article about half a month ago, so I couldn't copy anything from Development Blog. I was little bit sad when I read the news, not because I was disappointed. No, I would love to see British destroyers in WoWs. The point of this article was supposted to help somebody to see what British destroyers in WoWs could look like and now when we know what ships in tech tree will be, this article loses it's purpose. Anyway, because I've put quite a lot of time to made this article, I decided to publish this anyway. Royal Navy destroyers specialization: Every destroyer tech tree has something unique. Japanese destroyers have amazing torpedoes and good stealth, German destroyers have hydroacoustic search, American destroyers are fast with fast-firing guns and U.S.S.R. destroyers have powerful guns. British destroyers had one very important role- to escort. British destroyers escorted convoys to Malta, Arctic convoys and many other. They protected merchant ship from enemy U-boats and aircraft. Therefore, I would give British destroyers from tier V to tier X Defensive AA fire. This would be extra consumable and wouldn't take place of Engine boost or Smoke generator. Every trait of the ship (such as displacement, armament, speed, torpedoes,...) is historicaly accurate. Their attributes could be changed for balancing reasons. Tier II HMS Lance L-class (Laforey class) Displacement: -standard: 965 tons -full load: 1,300 tons Length: 269 ft (82 m) Beam: 26 ft 9 in (8.15 m) Draught: 9 ft 6 in (2.90 m) Speed: 29 knots (54 km/h) Armament: 3x1 QF 4-inch (101.6 mm) Mk IV guns Torpedoes: 2x2 21 inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes AA defence: Long range: none Medium range: 1 × QF 2 pdr pom-pom Mk. II Short range: none Quick history: She was laid down on 1 August 1912 and launched on 25 February 1914. HMS Lance was assigned to the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla of the Harwich Force, took part in a sweep of the North Sea. On 5 August 1914, Lance and her sister ship Landrail were sent to investigate a report from a trawler of a ship dropping mines. The two destroyers encountered the German minelayer Königin Luise. Lance fired a shell from one of her 4-inch guns at Königin Luise which was the first British shot of the war. The minelayer at first attempted to flee, but when her captain realised that escape was impossible, he ordered her to be scuttled instead. Lance picked up 28 survivors from the German ship. On 28 August 1914, along with the rest of the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla, Lance took part in the Battle of Heligoland Bight. On 17 October 1914 Lance was with her flotilla when it attacked the German Seventh Half Flotilla of torpedo boats off Texel, completely annihilating the German force. On 29 November 1915 Lance took part in a sweep by the Harwich Force into the Skagerrak. In 1916 Lance was transferred to the 9th Destroyer Flotilla. On 1 June 1916, the Harwich force sortied to reinforce the Grand Fleet following the Battle of Jutland. Lance was one of eight destroyers detached to screen the damaged battleship Marlborough. On 13 August Lance was escorting a convoy of seven merchant ships between Britain and the Netherlands when Lassoo was hit by a torpedo from the German submarine U-10.Lance attempted to salvage the stricken destroyer but Lassoo broke in two and sank, with all but four of Lassoo's crew being rescued. In March 1917, Lance transferred to the Sixth Flotilla as part of the Dover Patrol. By October 1917, Lance was part of the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla, based at Devonport, remaining part of this flotilla on 1 December 1918. Lance was laid up under Care and Maintenance at the Nore in December 1919 and was sold for scrap on 5 November 1921. In World of Warships: HMS Lance would be slower destroyer with great concealment and maneuverability. She would be similiar to Umikaze. However, she is slower and has more powerful torpedoes with slightly slower reload. Bad AA defence doesn't matter at this tier. Tier III HMS Valentine (L69) V-class destroyer Displacement: -standard: 1,207 tons -full load: 1,497 tons Length: 312 ft (95.10 m) Beam: 29 ft 6 in (8.99 m) Draught: 10 feet 8 inches (3.25 m) Speed: 34 kn (63 km/h; 39 mph) Armament: 4x1 QF 4 in Mk.V (102mm L/45) guns on mount CP.II Torpedoes: 2x2 21 inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes AA defence: Long range: none Medium range: 1x1 3 inch (76 mm) QF 20 cwt anti-aircraft gun Short range: none Quick history: HMS Valentine was laid down on 7 August 1916 and launched on 24 March 1917. Valentine served with the Grand Fleet, as part of the 13th Destroyer Flotilla and the 6th Light Cruiser Squadron. In October 1917, Valentine was deployed as part of an elaborate anti-submarine operation, in which destroyers and submarines were to be used to drive German U-boats that were returning to port from operations and passing to the east of the Dogger Bank into a large array of mine nets. The operation lasted for 10 days, and British Intelligence believed that three U-boats were probably sunk in the operation. Later that month, Valentine formed part of the destroyer escort to the 6th Light Cruiser Squadron when it was deployed as part of a scheme to attack German minesweepers in the Heligoland Bight. This resulted in the inconclusive Second Battle of Heligoland Bight. An attempt by Valentine and the destroyer Vanquisher to carry out a torpedo attack on German cruisers proved unsuccessful. In 1919, Valentine was deployed to the Baltic Sea as part of the British intervention in the Russian Civil War, which helped to ensure the independence of the Baltic states.In the 1920s, Valentine's twin torpedo tubes were replaced by triple tubes, giving a torpedo armament of six 21 inch torpedoes and the 12-pounder anti-aircraft gun was replaced by a 2-pounder "pom-pom". In 1936, the Admiralty recognised that the Royal Navy had a shortage of escort ships with good anti-aircraft armament. It was decided to convert a number of old destroyers of the V and W classes, now obsolete as fleet destroyers, to perform role of escort destroyers. Two twin QF 4 inch Mk XVI naval gun anti-aircraft mounts were fitted, with a modern fire control system mounted on a new superstructure to direct their fire. Two quadruple Vickers .50 machine gun mounts provided close-in anti-aircraft armament. No torpedo tubes were fitted. After completing work-up, Valentine joined the Nore Command, responsible for East coast convoys, transferring to Dover Command in May. Valentine was one of four destroyers deployed to the Scheldt estuary to support demolition operations and the evacuation of shipping from Antwerp. She was damaged by dive bombers on 15 May 1940, and beached near Terneuzen. 31 of Valentine's crew were killed, with a further 21 injured. Valentine was partly salvaged and broken up in 1953. In World of Warships: HMS Valentine would be closest to Wakatake or Phra Ruang. She has 2x2 533mm torpode tubes (Wakatake or Phra Ruan has the same) but has 1 gun more. Again, she pays for this advantage, and has lower speed. But again, she has great concealment and good maneuverability. Tier IV HMS Lancaster Wickes-class destroyer Displacement: -standard: 1107 tons Length: 314 ft 4 in (95.81 m) Beam: 30 ft 6 in (9.30 m) Draught: 8 ft 8 in (2.64 m) Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph) Armament: 4x1 4"/50 guns (102 mm) Torpedoes: 4x3 21 inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes (2x3 tubes on each side) AA defence: Long range: none Medium range: 1 x 3 in (76 mm)/23 gun Short range: none Quick history: HMS Lancaster was originally US destroyer. USS Philip was laid down by the Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, 1 September 1917. After being fitted out at Boston, Philip reported to Commander Squadron Two, Cruiser Force, 1 September 1918, to escort convoy HX–47 across the Atlantic. She was flagship of Submarine Hunting Group stationed at the Coast Guard Station, Cold Spring, Cape May, New Jersey, 28 September – 11 October. Philip supported the trans-Atlantic flight of the NC-1, NC-3, and NC-4, 11 – 19 May 1919. With other fleet units, she had a part in Army experimental firing at Fort Hancock, New York. She then had orders to duty with Squadron 4, Destroyer Force, Pacific Fleet. On 29 May 1922, USS Philip was placed out of commission. When recommissioned 25 February 1930 Philip was attached to Destroyer Squadrons and conducted maneuvers and gunnery practice for the Reserve Force in the San Diego area. In July – August 1934 Philip visited Alaskan ports, and made preparations for the Presidential Fleet Review held at San Diego in September – October 1935. She decommissioned at Destroyer Base, San Diego, 2 April 1937, and recommissioned 30 September 1939 for duty with Division 64, Atlantic Squadron. Departing Key West for New York Navy Yard 23 July 1940, there she was decommissioned 23 October 1940 and turned over to British authorities in the ships for bases exchange, and renamed HMS Lancaster in the Royal Navy. Her name was struck from the Navy List 8 January 1941. As HMS Lancaster, she served as a minelayer and convoy escort in the Royal Navy during World War II, and was reduced to reserve in July 1945. In World of Warships: HMS Lance is basically a Clemson. Therefore, she has the same traits: good guns, lots of torpedoes with shorter range, not so great concealment and bad AA defence. Tier V HMS Amazon (D39) Thornycroft prototype of new design. Displacement: -standard: 1,370 tons Length: 311 ft 9 in (95.02 m) Beam: 31 ft 6 in (9.60 m) Draught: 9 ft 6 in (2.90 m) Speed: 37 knots Armament: 4x1 BL 4.7 in (120 mm) Mk I dual purpose guns Torpedoes: 2x3 21inch (533mm) torpedo tubes AA defence: Long range: 4x1 BL 4.7 in (120 mm) Mk I dual purpose guns Medium range: 2x1 QF 2-pounder Mk.II anti-aircraft guns (2×1) Short range: none Quick history: She was laid down on 29 January 1925, launched on 27 January 1926 and commisioned on 5 May 1927. She spent most of the war up to 1942 escorting North Atlantic and Russian convoys, moving to the Mediterranean and taking part in Operation Pedestal, until returning to home waters in 1943 for the duration of the war. By 1944 she was reduced to acting as a target and was broken up by West of Scotland Shipbreaking at Troon in 1949. In World of Warships: With 4x1 120mm guns, HMS Amazon is better in gun fights than Mutsuki and T-22, but worse than Podvoisky and Jianwei. HMS Amazon has 2x3 21inch (533mm) torpedo tubes which is worse than Mutsuki but better (or at least similiar) to other destroyers. At tier V, British destroyers would have Defensive AA fire consumable which, with great AA guns of this destroyer, would make HMS Amazon destroyer with the best AA defence. She is also fast and maneuverable. However, she still has worse consealment of her predecessor. Tier VI HMS Comet (H00) C-class destroyer Displacement: -standard: 1,397 tons -full load: 1,895 tons Length: 329 ft (100.3 m) Beam: 33 ft (10.1 m) Draught: 12 ft 6 in (3.8 m) Speed: 36 knots Armament: 4x1 QF 4.7-inch Mk IX guns Torpedoes: 2x4 21inch (533mm) torpedo tubes AA defence: Long range: 1x1 – QF 3-inch 20 cwt anti-aircraft gun Medium range: 2 × 1 – QF 2-pounder Mk II AA guns Short range: none Quick history: She was laid down on 12 September 1930 and launched on 30 September 1931. After sea trials in May 1932, Comet was commissioned for service in the 2nd Destroyer Flotilla. On 21 July, she was damaged in a collision with her sister Crescent at Chatham. Following the Italian invasion of Abyssinia, Comet was sent in August 1935 to the Red Sea with the other ships of the 2nd Flotilla. Comet returned to the UK in April 1936 and refitted at Sheerness between 23 April and 29 June. She saw service in the Home and Mediterranean Fleets and the ship spent six months during the Spanish Civil War in late 1936 in Spanish waters. In April 1937 she returned to Portsmouth with Glorious, and on 20 May the ship participated in the Coronation Review of the fleet at Spithead by King George VI. Four days later, Comet began a refit at Portsmouth that lasted until 18 June. On 11 June she was commissioned by the RCN and renamed Restigouche. Restigouche was assigned to the Canadian Pacific Coast and arrived at Esquimalt on 7 November 1938. She remained there until she was ordered to Halifax, Nova Scotia on 15 November 1939 where she escorted local convoys. On 9 June, Restigouche was ordered to Le Havre, France to evacuate British troops, but only found some element of the 51st Infantry division. After returning to England, Restigouche escorted several troop convoys on the last legs of their journeys from Canada, Australia and New Zealand. On 23 June, the ship escorted the ocean liner SS Arandora Star to St. Jean de Luz to evacuate Polish troops and British refugees trapped by the German Army in south-western France. On 25 June 1940, Restigouche helped to rescue crew from light cruiser HMS Calcutta. The ship was transferred to the Western Approaches Command afterwards for convoy escort duties. Whilst guarding the battleship Prince of Wales at Placentia Bay on 8 August, Restigouche damaged her propellers when she struck bottom and required repairs that lasted until October. Other changes made during the war (exactly when these occurred is unknown) included the replacement of 'A' gun by a Hedgehog anti-submarine spigot mortar, exchanging her two quadruple .50-calibre Vickers machine guns mounted between her funnels for two Oerlikon 20 mm AA guns and the removal of her 2-pounder AA gun. Restigouche was assigned to the Mid-Ocean Escort Force when her refit was finished and served with a variety of escort groups. Then she was transferred to 12th Escort Group in early 1944 for anti-submarine operations in the Western Approaches. In June–July 1944, Restigouche patrolled in the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay hunting for German submarines trying to sink Allied shipping. On the night of 5–6 July, the ship and the rest of the 12th Escort Group sank three small German patrol boats off Brest. The following month, the 12th Support Group, including Restigouche, engaged three minesweepers on 12 August, without sinking any. on 14 February 1945 and began escorting local convoys. This lasted until the end of the war in May, after which the ship was used to transfer returning troops from Newfoundland to mainland Canada until she was paid off on 5 October. Restigouche was sold for scrap in 1946. In World of Warships: HMS Comet has more torpedoes that her predecessor (8 in total agains 6), they have higher damage, range and they are little bit faster. Only Fubuki and Shinonome have more torpedoes, Farragut, Ernst Gadae have too 8 torpedoes while Grevny and Fushun has only 6. However, this comes at the price of having the same amount of guns as her predecessor. Every other destroyer in this tier has also 4 guns in total but with better reload time or better damage per shot (with exceptions-Fubuki and Hatsuharu). HMS Comet is again fast, maneuverable and has worse concealment, but not the worst. However, Comet has little bit worse AA defence than her predecessor- Amazon. Tier VII HMS Saumarez (G12) S-class destroyer Displacement: -standard:1,730 tons Length: 363 ft (111 m) Beam: 35 ft (11 m) Draught: 14 ft (4.3 m) Speed: 36.75 knots (68.06 km/h; 42.29 mph) Armament: 4x1 4.7-inch (120-mm) QF Mk IX guns Torpedoes: 2x4 21inch (533mm) torpedo tubes AA defence: Long range: 4x1 4.7-inch (120-mm) QF Mk IX guns Medium range: 2x1 40mm Bofors (1x2) Short range: 8x1 20mm Oerlikon guns Quick history: HMS Saumarez was an S-class destroyer of the Royal Navy, completed on 1 July 1943. As a flotilla leader, her standard displacement was 20 tons heavier than other ships of her class. After working up, the Saumarez was allocated to the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla, Home Fleet, and shortly after to the 23rd Destroyer Flotilla, working with the Arctic convoys. She was one of the escorts which sailed from Iceland on 23 October, taking with them five Russian minesweepers and six Russian motor launches, to bring back from the Kola Inlet thirteen ships which had been there since the Spring. The convoy (RA 54A) sailed from Arkhangelsk on 1 November and arrived in United Kingdom ports on 13 and 14 November without loss. She participated in battle against German battleship Scharnhorst on 26 December. In Operation Neptune, the landings in Normandy in June 1944, Saumarez was Senior Officer's ship of the 23rd Destroyer Flotilla, which gave gun support to Force S in the assault on Ouistreham. Saumarez and the destroyer Onslaught engaged a convoy of three or four minesweepers and one merchant vesseloff St Peter Port, Guernsey on 14 August. Early in January 1945, Saumarez left from the Clyde to rendezvous with the aircraft carrier Formidable and escort her from Alexandria to Colombo. In April,Saumatez participated in bombardment of Oleelhoe, Sumatra. She was part of the Carrier Force in Operation Bishop and then took part in Operation Dukedom, which was mounted to attack a Japanese naval force reported sailing from Singapore on 10 May 1945. Saumarez, Verulam and Vigilant in one division and Venus and Virago in a second, were diverted to intercept the Japanese cruiser Haguro and destroyer Kamikaze. They managed to destroy Haguro but Kamikaze escaped. After war has ended, she returned to UK and then, in March 1946, served in Mediterranean. On 22 October, Saumarez struck a mine, which caused severe damage and 30 deaths among her crew. Saumarez was then moved to Malta, where she remained until September 1950. In February 1948 approval to scrap Saumarez was given. In World of Warships: HMS Saumarez has better AA defence (40mm Bofors and dual-purpose artillery) and higher damage for her torpedoes. She can't have as much torpedoes as Shiratsuyu (with torpedo reload booster) but 8 torpedoes are still decent at this tier. Her main guns are upgraded- faster reload and slightly better damage per shot but she will be defeated by Minsk, Gadjah Mada or Leberecht Maas. She is still fast and maneuverable. Her advantage over her predecesser is better concealment. Tier VIII HMS Lightning (G55) L-class destroyer Displacement: -standard: 1,920 tons Length: 362.5 ft (110.5 m) Beam: 36.7 ft (11.2 m) Draught: 12.5 ft (3.8 m) Speed: 36 knots (66.7 km/h) Armament: 3×2 QF 4.7 inch Mark XI gun L/50 (120 mm), twin mounts HA/LA Mk.XX Torpedoes: 2x4 21inch (533mm) torpedo tubes AA defence: Long range: 3×2 QF 4.7 inch Mark XI gun L/50 (120 mm), twin mounts HA/LA Mk.XX Medium range: 1x4 QF 2 pdr Mk.VIII L/39 (40 mm), quad mount Mk.VII Short range: 4x1 20mm Oerlikon guns Quick history: She was launched on 22 April 1940. She would be the 10th Royal Navy ship to bear the name Lightning. On 25 March 1942, Lightning was adopted by the Borough of Doncaster as part of a Warship Week National Savings plan. She participated in Operation Substance, Operation Halberd, Operation Ironclad and Operation Pedestal. On her last voyage, Lightning left Bône alone, in the evening of Friday 12 March 1943 with nearly 230 weary young men aboard. At 22:15 on 12 March 1943, she was hit by 2 torpedoes, from German Motor Torpedo Boat S-55, 181 men from the crew survived the attack. HMS Lightning was replaced in Force Q by the Polish destroyer ORP Blyskawica. In World of Warships: At this tier British destroyers change to turrets with 2 guns in each of them. Better artillery at this tier is needed, thanks to threat such as Akizuki. She has still 2x4 21inch (533mm) torpedo tubes, but these have improved range, speed and reload time. But, If you want torpedo focus destroyer, than there is still better option- Kagero. HMS Lightning has, thanks to Defensive AA fire, the best AA defence of all tier VIII destroyers (only Akizuki has similiar AA, but doesn't have this consumable). She is still fast (but can't compete with with Kiev) and maneuverable. Her concealment is again not the best and not the worst. Tier IX HMS Jutland (D62) (Originally ordered as Malplaquet, but name changed after launching) Battle-class destroyer Displacement: -standard: 2,480 tonstons (1943) -full load: 3,430 tonstons (1943) Length: 379 ft (116 m) Beam: 40 ft 6 in (12.34 m) Draught: -12 ft 8 in (3.86 m) mean -17 ft 6 in (5.33 m) maximum Speed: 35.75 knots (66.21 km/h) Armament: 2×2 4.5 in guns QF Mark III on mount BD Mk. IV 1×1 single 4.5 in gun QF Mark IV on mount CP Mk. V Torpedoes: 2x5 21inch (533mm) torpedo tubes AA defence: Long range: 2×2 4.5 in guns QF Mark III on mount BD Mk. IV 1×1 single 4.5 in gun QF Mark IV on mount CP Mk. V Medium range: 2×2 40 mm Bofors mounts "STAAG" Mk. II 1×2 40 mm Bofors mounts "utility" Mk. V 2×1 40 mm Bofors mount Mk. VII Short range: none Quick history: HMS Jutland (D62) was named after the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval battle of the First World War. She was ordered in 1943, laid down in 1945 and launched on 20 February 1946. In September 1948, Jutland, in company with the two carriers HMS Theseus and HMS Vengeance on the way to South Africa. After the group's visit to South Africa, they performed a number of naval exercises before returning to the UK in December. In 1950 Jutland was temporarily laid-up, but the following year she returned to active service, seeing service with the Home and Mediterranean Fleets. In 1952, as part of the 4th Destroyer Squadron, Jutland visited the Middle East, during the troubles in Egypt. In 1953 she took part in the Fleet Review to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and was subsequently placed in Reserve. In 1957, Jutland joined the Home and subsequently the Mediterranean Fleets as part of the 7th Destroyer Squadron. The following year, during a daytime exercise off Malta, Jutland collided with her sister-ship HMS Dunkirk, causing minor damage. In 1961 Jutland was placed in reserve. She was subsequently placed on the disposal list and broken up at Faslane in 1965. In World of Warships: HMS Jutland is the first destroyer with quintuple torpedo tubes. This gives her devastating potential to kill anything with one salvo of torpedoes. Her torpedoes have better damage but remain otherwise the same as torpedoes of her predecessor. Her AA defence is, once again, the best in her tier (with Fletcher). She has only 5 guns, one gun less than Lightning, but they have faster reload and more range. She is quite fast, but it isn't so great at this tier, and maneuverable. Her concealment is again not the best and not the worst. Tier X HMS Daring (D05) Daring-class destroyer Displacement: -standard: 2,830 tons -full load: 3,820 tons Length: 390 ft (120 m) Beam: 43 ft (13 m) Draught: 12.75 ft (3.89 m) Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph) Armament: 3x2 QF 4.5 inch /45 (113 mm) Mark V Torpedoes: 2x5 21inch (533mm) torpedo tubes AA defence: Long range: 3x2 QF 4.5 inch /45 (113 mm) Mark V Medium range: 2x2 40mm /60 Bofors Mk.II 2x1 40mm /60 Bofors Mk.V Short range: none Quick history: The Daring class was a class of eleven destroyers built for the Royal Navy (8 ships) and Royal Australian Navy (3 ships). Constructed after World War II, and entering service during the 1950s. The Daring-class ships were both the largest and most heavily armed ships serving in Commonwealth navies to be classified as destroyers. They were also the last destroyers of the RN and RAN to possess guns as their main armament (instead of guided missiles). The Daring-class destroyers were in service in the RN and RAN from the 1950s to the 1980s. Following decommissioning, two Royal Navy Darings were sold to Peru, which operated one ship until 1993 and the other until 2007. In World of Warships: Her armament changes again to 3x2 layot. However, these guns have insane reload time, even better than Gearin (slightly but still). Her AA defence is, once again, one of the best in her tier. Her torpedoes have more range at the cost of longer reload. At long range gun fight, she will be defeated by Khabarovsk, thanks to "catapult launcher" ballistic curve. However, this can be used for shooting over island while remaining in cover. She has to pay for these advantages. Her speed is one of the lowest but her maneuverability is good enought. Her concealment is decent. Summary: The British destroyers could be divided into these groups: -tier II to III - destroyers with few great torpedoes with fast reload and mediocre artillery -tier IV - destroyer with good artillery and short-range torpedoes -tier V to tier VII - destroyers with great or the best AA defence in their tier, decent artillery and torpedoes -tier VIII to X - destroyers with fast firing guns in twin mountings, one of the best AA defence (or the best) in their tier, great torpedoes and lower speed British destroyers would be somewhere between US and Japanese destroyers. They have great AA defence, better torpedoes than American destroyers but worse than Japanese destroyers. They also have better artillery than Japanese destroyers but (on avarage) slightly worse artillery than American destroyers. I will be glad if you leave your comment below. I hope you enjoyed this article and have a nice day. Resources: Informations: Book- Encyklopedie Válečných lodí od 2. světové války až po současnost, Robert Jackson, Naše Vojsko wikipedia-HMS Lance -HMS Valentine (L69) -HMS Lancaster -HMS Amazon (D39) -HMS Comet (H00) -HMS Saumarez (G12) -HMS Lightning (G55) -HMS Jutland (D62) -HMS Daring (D05) -List of destroyer classes of the Royal Navy Pictures: battleships-cruisers-laforey class wikipedia-HMS Valentine (L69) -Town-class desrtoyer -HMS Amazon (D39) -HMS Comet (H00) -HMS Saumarez (G12) -HMS Jutland (D62) pinterest.uk -HMS Lightning -HMS Daring
  24. C13H16N2O2

    Compensation for Guineas

    The offers are our for the Cossack and the Guineas. My question is, what will happen with the unused guineas? I mean there is a one time only pack for 10, and various pack from 1 to 40. What will happen the guineas, when e.g. i get the pack of 10 when i reach the 40 ingame, but after that i get 2 or more in the game? Will be changed for credits or soomething else, or this is "collateral loss"?
  25. io_pilot

    Royal Navy Arc

    The new event was anounced: https://worldofwarships.eu/en/news/game-updates/royal-navy/ Over all i like it, but a question: how many sovereigns can you get without getting in the hall of Fame?
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