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Supertest: U.S. Supercruiser Annapolis

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Historical background

The Annapolis is Wargaming’s interpretation of what could have been a follow-on design to the Des Moines-class cruisers. It is potentially inspired by the CA-C design study from 1941.

Compared to the design CA-C, Annapolis is larger and uses the Mk. 16 turrets with auto-loading mechanisms as well as modern secondaries and anti-air.

Special Ability

Alternative firing mode settings:

  • Reload time: 40 s.
  • Interval between shots: 1.0 s.
  • Number of salvos in a firing sequence: 3

Ship’s preview

Camouflage

For the classic reminder, this is a ship in testing, anything can change so don’t look at her like she would already be released.

Modules

Hull
Engine
Gun Fire Control System
Main battery

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Annapolis

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Propulsion: 160 000 HP

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‎Mk11 mod. 1

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203 mm/55 RF Mk.16 in a turret

General Characteristics

Tier XI/Supership
Health 56 000 HP
Torpedo Damage Reduction 16 %
Displacement 24 402 tons
Dimensions
Overall length 236.59 m
Beam 23.28 m
Overall height (keel to the highest point on the ship) 24.3 m
Freeboard 8.5 m
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range 16.220 km
203 mm/55 RF Mk.16 in a turret 4 x 3 203 mm
Secondary Armament
Maximum Firing Range 7.300 km
127 mm/54 Mk.16 on a Mk.42 mount
6 x 2 127 mm
Maximum speed 33.0 knots
Turning Circle Radius 860 m
Rudder Shift Time 8.8 s
Surface Detectability 14.00 km
Air Detectability 9.61 km
Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke 8.3 km

Main Armament

4 x 3 203 mm/55 RF Mk.16 in a turret
 Maximum Firing Range 16.220 km
 Reloading Time 6.1 s
180 Degree Turn Time 20.0 s
Optimal firing angles at the front 32°
Optimal firing angles at the rear 32°
Sigma 2.05 sigma
Maximum Dispersion 145 m
Shells
Type of Projectile  HE – 203 mm HE/HC Mk25
Alpha Damage 2 800
Penetration capacity  34 mm
Explosion size 0.86
Fire chance 14 %
Projectile Speed 823 m/s
Air Drag 0.333
Projectile Mass 118 kg
Type of Projectile AP – 203 mm AP Mk21
Alpha Damage 5 000
Projectile Speed 762 m/s
Air Drag 0.356
Projectile Mass 152 kg
Projectile Krupp 2 919
Projectile Detonator 0.033 s
Detonator threshold 34 mm
Ricochet Angles 60° – 67.5°

Secondary Armament

6 x 2 127 mm/54 Mk.16 on a Mk.42 mount
Maximum Firing Range 7.300 km
Reloading Time 4.0 s
Sigma 1.0 sigma
Shells
Type of Projectile HE – 127 mm HE Mk41
Alpha Damage 1 800
HE penetration 21 mm
Explosion Size 0.44
Chance to Cause Fire 9 %
Projectile Speed 808 m/s
Air Drag 0.279
Projectile Mass 31.75 kg

Anti-air Armament

6 x 2 127 mm/54 Mk.16 on a Mk.42 mount
Sector range 0.1 km – 6.0 km
Hit chance 90 %
Sector’s damage 66
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 231
Flak clouds number 10
Flak cloud damage 1 820
10 x 2 76.2 mm/70 Mk.37 in a turret
Sector range 0.1 km – 4.0 km
Hit chance 90 %
Sector’s damage 160
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 560

Consumables

Consumables
Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Slot 4
Damage Control Party
consumable_PCY009_CrashCrewPremiumWork time: 5 s
Cooldown: 60 s
Defensive AA Fire
Number of charges: 4
Work time: 40 s
Cooldown: 80 s
Continuous Damage: +50%
Damage from shell explosions: +300%
Surveillance Radar
Number of charges: 3
Work time: 40 s
Cooldown: 120 s
Ship spotting range: 10.0 km
Repair Party
Number of charges: 3
Work time: 28 s
Cooldown: 80 s
HP regeneration: 0.5%/s
Casemate damage regeneration: 50%
Citadel damage regeneration: 30%
Hydroacoustic Search
consumable_PCY016_SonarSearchPremiumNumber of charges: 3
Work time: 100 s
Cooldown: 120 s
Torpedo spotting range: 3.5 km
Ship spotting range: 5.0 km

The Armor

Compared to Des Moines and the U.S. heavy cruisers in general, the citadel of Annapolis is in a spaced armor configuration.

External armor protection:

Front and rear armor protection of the middle section:

Citadel armor protection:

Turrets armor protection:

Personal Opinion

Well yes. All of the yes. It’s a Des Moines on steroid with better armor, better firepower, ludicrous anti-air and amazing burst damage when needed. This ship looks like an absolute monster on top of being visually magnificent.

There is just one downside, the lack of improved acceleration from Des Moines’ Unique Upgrade. Sadly, you can’t have everything.

One thing for sure, she will be a really solid choice for the next Ranked Battles season.

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