World of Warships

World of Warships Supertest: British Battleship Duke of York

HMS Duke of York was a King George V-class battleship of the Royal Navy. Laid down in May 1937, the ship was constructed by John Brown and Company at Clydebank, Scotland, and commissioned into the Royal Navy on 4 November 1941, subsequently seeing combat service during the Second World War.

Duke of York 1

On 26 December 1943 Duke of York was part of a task force which encountered the German battleship Scharnhorst off the North Cape of Norway. During the engagement that followed, Scharnhorst hit Duke of York twice with little effect but was herself hit by several of Duke of York’s 14-inch shells, silencing one of her turrets and hitting a boiler room. After temporarily escaping from Duke of York’s heavy fire, Scharnhorst was struck several times by torpedoes, allowing Duke of York to again open fire, contributing to the eventual sinking of Scharnhorst after a running action lasting ten-and-a-half hours. After the war, Duke of York remained active until she was laid up in November 1951. She was eventually scrapped in 1957.

Duke of York 2

Duke of York will be introduced in the game as a Tier VII British battleship. All stats are listed without crew and upgrade modifiers, and are subject to change before the final release.

Initial Stats

Tier 7
Hitpoints 60,500
Plating 25 mm
Belt 260-381 mm
Main battery 1×2 356 mm + 2×4 356mm
Firing range 18.1 km
HE damage 6,100
AP damage 10,500
Reload time 30 s
180 degree turn time 45 s
Maximum dispersion 242 m
HE initial velocity 757 m/s
AP initial velocity 757 m/s
Sigma 1.8 σ
Maximum speed 28 kt
Turning circle radius 790 m
Rudder shift time 15 s
Surface detectability 14.1 km
Air detectability 12.5 km
Detectability after firing in Smoke
12.6 km
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5 comments

  1. And here is another point, SHE DOES NOT HAVE HEAL. So, Duck of York trade heal, which means 60% or more health, and 5s reload with an aa which will be easily knocked out by 4 or 5 CA he rounds. We thought Red Crimea is shitty enough, WG gived us shitter Huang He. We thought Huang He is shitty enough, WG gives us shitter Duck of York. What’s next?

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