Yorktown - American Tier VIII Aircraft Carrier 1937

flag ship icon Yorktown - American Tier VIII Aircraft Carrier 1937

The Yorktown-class ships entered service between 1937 and 1941 as the first mass-produced aircraft carriers of special construction in the U.S. Navy. They were designed with the limitations of international naval armament agreements in mind, but despite this, the American designers skillfully crafted these 20,000-ton aircraft carriers to be swift, spacious, and well-equipped. During the initial year of the war in the Pacific, ships of the Yorktown class, along with the Lexington-class carriers, constituted the primary strike force of the U.S. Navy.

{tocify} $title={Table of Contents}
Flip your mobile device to landscape for better viewing.

Key Features of Yorktown

  • Yorktown has lesser attacking potential but can provide more utility with her new tools. Yorktown has access to one standard squadron (torpedo bombers) and two tactical squadrons (attack aircraft and dive bombers) with jet-assisted take-off. 
  • The torpedo bombers need less time to reach the optimal spread when dropping torpedoes compared to other carriers and, especially, other American carriers. While a single torpedo has a relatively low damage, it is compensated by the high number of torpedoes and their above-average speed. 
  • The attack aircraft uses HE-rockets with high penetration and fire chance but the number of rockets per payload is relatively low. As for the dive bombers, they have a relatively low penetration and fire chance, but there are numerous bombs per payload. 
  • The tactical squadrons can provide cover for their allies using the Smoke Curtain Generator consumable that was recently introduced in Concealed Maneuvers. 
  • Additionally, Yorktown can call for a Patrol Fighter that arrives much faster, compared to most carriers, however, its spotting range is relatively low, similar to Bearn's Fighter. As a result, these fighters take more of a defensive and interceptive role.

Yorktown Info

Image of warship Yorktown Pain
Default Camouflage - Image Courtesy of Gamesmodel3D
Ship Name: flag ship icon VIII Yorktown
Tier: 8
WG introduction: September 7, 2023
Status when final: ship icon Researchable Ship
Cost when Final: 120 000  CREDITS 9 000 000
Ship Release: 13.2
Nation:  flag USA
Current development status: Released

Yorktown Armor

Image of Yorktown armor
Yorktown Armor Plating - Image Courtesy of Gamesmodel3D
Hit Points: 50,100 hp
Overall: 13-102 mm
Fore Athwartships: 25 mm
Aft Athwartships: 25 mm
Armor Belt: 40 mm
Citadel Deck: 28 mm
Citadel Bottom: 40 mm
Superstructure: 13 mm
Torpedo Damage Protection: 28%
Tonnage: 25,900 Tn

Air Wing

Torpedo Bombers - AD-1 Skyraider

Hit points: 1950
Cruising speed: 126.0 knots
Maximum speed: 161.0 knots
Size of attacking flight: 2
Aircraft per squadron: 8
Aircraft restoration time: 1/93 s
Detectability range: 10.0 km
Number of aircraft on deck: 16
Torpedo Details
Torpedoes in Payload: 2× Torpedo MK.13-2 Mod 1
Maximum torpedo damage: 3,633
Torpedo speed: 43.0 knots
Torpedo range: 3.5 km
Torpedo arming distance: 577 m

Dive Bomber - SB2C-4 Helldiver
Tactical Squadron.

Hit points: 2890
Cruising speed: 125.0 knots
Maximum speed: 160.0 knots
Size of attacking flight: 6
Aircraft per squadron: 6
First set of 6 aircraft prepared: Immediately
Aircraft restoration time: 6/134 s
Detectability range: 10.0 km
Number of aircraft on deck: 6
Bomb Details:
Bombs in payload: 2× AN-M62
Bomb type: HE
Maximum bomb damage: 5,600
Armor penetration: 42 mm
Chance to cause fire: 35 %

Attack Aircraft - F4U-1D Corsair
Tactical Squadron.

Hit points: 1390
Cruising speed: 169.0 knots
Maximum speed: 209.0 knots
Size of attacking flight: 5
Aircraft per squadron: 5
First set of 5 aircraft prepared: Immediately
Aircraft restoration time: 5/115 s
Detectability range: 10.0 km
Number of aircraft on deck: 5
Rocket Details
Rockets in payload: 2× Tiny Tim (HE)
Maximum rocket damage: 5400
Armor penetration: 68 mm
Chance to cause fire: 33 %

Smoke Curtain Generator - Squadron Consumable

Image of Smoke Generator
Smoke Curtain Generator info
The smoke curtain generator is a squadron consumable of the Attack Aircraft and Bombers consumables.
Generates a smoke screen that reduces the risk of allied ships being detected by the enemy.

Smoke Curtain Generator Parameters:

Number of consumables: 2
Consumable action time: 10 s
Smoke screen dispersion time: 60 s
Action radius: 530 m
Cooldown time: 90 s

Secondary Armament

8×1 127 mm/38 Mk.12 on a Mk.24 mount:
Range: 4.5 km
Reload: 6.0 s
Damage: 1800 hp
HE Armour Penetration: 21 mm
Shell Velocity: 792 m/s
Chance of Fire: 5%

Depth Charge Airstrike (Auto)

Reload: 25 s
Available Flights: 1
No of Aircraft in Attacking Flight: 1
Max Range: 7 km
Bombs in Payload: 1× 350 lb Depth Bomb Mk 54
Max Bomb Damage: 4,200
Chance of Fire: 24%

Anti Aircraft Defence

Long Range
8×1 127 mm/38 Mk.12 on a Mk.24 mount:
Action Zone: 3.5-5.8 km
Hit Probability: 100 %
Damage Within an Explosion: 1400
Continuous Damage Per Second: 77
Continuous Damage: 335
Number of Explosions Per Salvo: 4
Mid Range
6×4 40 mm/56 Bofors on a Mk.2 mount:
3×2 40 mm/56 Bofors on a Mk.1 mount:
Action Zone: 3.5 km
Hit Probability: 100 %
Continuous Damage Per Second: 224
Short Range
50×1 20 mm Oerlikon on a Mk.4 mount:
Action Zone: 2.0 km
Hit Probability: 95 %
Continuous Damage Per Second: 375


Maximum Speed: 32.5 kts
Turning Circle Radius: 1070 m
Rudder Shift Time: 12.4 s
Propulsion: 120,000 hp


Surface Detectability: 13.0 km
Air Detectability: 10.2 km
Submarine Detectability: 0-10.2 km

Available Consumables

Slot 1: Damage Control Party:
Work Time: 60 s
Reload Time: 90 s
Slot 2: Fighters.
Charges: 4
Action time: 600 s
Reload Time: 40 s
Fighters: +4
Flight Radius: 3 km
All stats are listed without crew and upgrade modifiers but with best available modules. The stats are subject to change at any time.


😃Thank you for your comment, it will be added asap.✅

  1. I love the look of the Yorktown but I do wish that Wargaming would focus more on the different type of camouflages that you can have on your ship and also let us manually select the camouflage to appear or not appear on the carrier's planes. PLEASE!!!

    1. Some good points: At the end of every Public test server you can fill in the feedback form and make those very good points on your comment, feedback is what makes ideas turn into changes.

Post a Comment
Previous Post Next Post

Share This

invite code banner
eu link button na link button asia link button