Anchorage Tier VIII American Heavy Cruiser 1940

Sept 02
* Status Final

usaflagcruiser Anchorage Tier VIII American Heavy Cruiser 1940

A heavy cruiser design created under Project CA-B. The ship outmatched Baltimore-class ships in size and power, and also carried torpedo armament.

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Anchorage, now the largest city in Alaska, was founded in 1914 on the shores of a gulf. The city's name stands for a "place off the coast which is suitable for ships to anchor."

In mid-1940, the U.S. Navy issued an order for the construction of a series of Baltimore-class heavy cruisers, which became the standard ships of this type in the U.S. Navy during World War II. At the same time, the General Board of the U.S. Navy assigned the Bureau of Ships the task of developing a design for a completely new heavy cruiser with improved armor, a greater number of main battery guns, and enhanced speed.

Prepared in September 1940, the design, code-named CA-A, which featured reinforced armor and could theoretically achieve speeds of up to 34 knots—was not much bigger than Baltimore in terms of displacement. Both ships carried nine main battery guns. The CA-C design, presented in March 1941, which fulfilled all the requirements of the General Board, was close in dimensions to the already ordered Alaska-class large cruisers. A balance was found in the preliminary design, code-named CA-B, with a displacement of 17,000 tons and speed of 33 knots, she had twelve 203 mm guns placed in four turrets.

Key Features:
  • The CA-B project has been resurrected in the form of World of Warships cruiser Anchorage.
  • Description:
  • Anchorage is armed with twelve 203 mm guns mounted in four triple turrets, making her capable of unleashing a weighty salvo.
  • Anchorage's AP shells have enhanced ricochet angles like those of the researchable American heavy cruisers.
  • The Hydroacoustic Search consumable and torpedo armament she carries enable Anchorage to perform effectively in close quarters combat, while her Smoke Generator—a feature not typically found on American heavy cruisers—will help her escape situations where she finds herself under concentrated enemy fire.
  • She earns more credits per battle, and her permanent camouflage adds a 50% XP bonus per battle and reduces the cost of the ship's post-battle service by 10%.
Ship Name:   Anchorage.
Tier,   VIII (8).
Is Paper Ship:   Yes.
Class:   Heavy Cruiser.
WG Introduction:   June 5th 2020.
Status:   Premium Ship.
Ship Release:    ~0.9.8.
Base Value:     doubloons11,000.
Resource Purchase:   dockyard 0.9.8 Dockyard.
Nation:   usaflagUSA.
Permoflage: camouflage Level 10 Free.
Current Status:   Final

Hit Points:   41,800 hp.
Torpedo Protection:   16%.
Overall:   6~206 mm.
Citadel  Fore Athwartship:   127~152 mm.
Citadel  Aft Athwartship:   127~152 mm.
Citadel Armor Belt:   152 mm.
Citadel Plating:   102~127 mm.
Citadel Deck:   76 mm.
Citadel Bottom:   40 mm.
Superstructure:   16 mm.
Turrets:   38~203 mm.
Tonnage:   20,254 t.

4 x 3 203 mm/55 Mk15:
Max Range:   15.6 km.
Reload:   15.5 s.
180° Turn Time:   30 s.
Dispersion at Max Range:   141 m.
Sigma:   2.0σ.


12 x 203 mm HE/HC Mk25:
Alpha Damage:  2800
Arming Threshold:  34 mm
Ammo Type:  HE
Drag Coefficient:  0.333
Always Ricochet:  60.0°
Normalisation:  8°
Fusetime:  0.001 s
Arming Threshold:  2.0 mm
Shell Diameter:  0.203 m
Krupp:  630.0
Mass:  118 kg
Start Ricochet:  91.0°
Muzzle Velocity:  823 m/s
Burn Probability:  14%

12 x 203 mm AP Mk21:
Alpha Damage:  4600
Arming Threshold:  34 mm
Ammo Type:  AP
Drag Coefficient:  0.321
Always Ricochet:  67.5°
Normalisation:  7°
Fusetime:  0.033 s
Arming Threshold:  34.0 mm
Shell Diameter:  0.203 m
Krupp:  2846
Mass:  118 kg
Start Ricochet:  60.0°
Muzzle Velocity:  853 m/s

4 x 1 127 mm HE Mk32:
2 x 2 127 mm HE Mk32:
Range:   5.0 km.
Damage:   1800.
Chance of Fire:   5%.
Reload:   6.0 s.
HE Armour Penetration:   21 mm.
Shell Velocity:   792 m/s.
Shell Mass:   24.5 kg.
Sigma:   1.0σ.

*2 x 4 533 mm Mk16 mod. 1:
Reload:    85 s.
180° Turn Time:   7.2 s.
Range:   10.5 km.
Damage:   19033.
Speed:   66 kts.
Visibility Distance:   1.4 km.
Reaction Time:   8.158 s.
Chance of Flood:   ~323%.
*Also used on Fletcher, Gearing.


2 x 2 127 mm/38 Mk29 mod. 0:
Average Damage:   30.
4 x 1 127 mm/38 Mk24:
Average Damage:   32.
Action Zone:   ~3.5-5.8 km.
Hit Probability:   90 %.
Damage Within an Explosion:   1470.
Continuous Damage Per Second:   88.
Continuous Damage:   154.
Number of Explosions Per Salvo:   4.
14 x 4 28 mm/75 Mk2 mod. 2:
Average Damage:   32.
16 x 1 20 mm Oerlikon Mk4:
Average Damage:   57.
Action Zone:   ~2.4 km.
Hit Probability:   85 %.
Continuous Damage Per Second:   214.

Maximum Speed:   33.0 kts.
Turning Circle Radius:   800 m.
Rudder Shift Time:   11.2 s.
Propulsion:   120.000 hp.

Surface Detectability:   13.6 km.
* Detectability After Firing MB Guns:   15.6 km.
* Detectability After Firing Secondary Guns:   13.6 km.
* Detectability With Ship on Fire:   15.6 km.
Air Detectability:   8.0 km.
* Detectability After Firing Secondary Guns:   8.0 km.
* Detectability With Ship on Fire:   11.0 km.
Detectability after Firing Main Guns in Smoke:   8.0 km.


Slot 1:   Damage Control Party:
Work Time:   5 s.
Reload Time:    60 s.

Slot 2:   Catapult Fighter:
Charges:   3.
Action time:   60 s.
Reload time:   90 s.
Fighter Radius:   3 km.
Fighters:   x 4.

Slot 2:   Spotting Aircraft:
Charges:   4.
Action time:   100 s.
Reload time:   240 s.
Added Spotting Radius:   +20%.

Slot 2:   Hydroacoustic Search:
Charges:   3.
Action Time:   100 s.
Reload Time:   120 s.
Torpedo Detection Range:   3.5 km.
Ship Detection Range:   5.0 km.

Slot 3:   Smoke Generator:
Charges 2.
Action time 30 s.
Smoke screen dispersion time   104 s.
Reload time 160 s.
Radius 0.45 km.


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