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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


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.


Gun Fire Control System
Main battery




Propulsion: 160 000 HP


‎Mk11 mod. 1


203 mm/55 RF Mk.16 in a turret

General Characteristics

Health56 000 HP
Torpedo Damage Reduction16 %
Displacement24 402 tons
Overall length236.59 m
Beam23.28 m
Overall height (keel to the highest point on the ship)24.3 m
Freeboard8.5 m
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range16.220 km
203 mm/55 RF Mk.16 in a turret4 x 3 203 mm
Secondary Armament
Maximum Firing Range7.300 km
127 mm/54 Mk.16 on a Mk.42 mount
6 x 2 127 mm
Maximum speed33.0 knots
Turning Circle Radius860 m
Rudder Shift Time8.8 s
Surface Detectability14.00 km
Air Detectability9.61 km
Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke8.3 km

Main Armament

4 x 3 203 mm/55 RF Mk.16 in a turret
 Maximum Firing Range16.220 km
 Reloading Time6.1 s
180 Degree Turn Time20.0 s
Optimal firing angles at the front32°
Optimal firing angles at the rear32°
Sigma2.05 sigma
Maximum Dispersion145 m
Type of Projectile HE – 203 mm HE/HC Mk25
Alpha Damage2 800
Penetration capacity 34 mm
Explosion size0.86
Fire chance14 %
Projectile Speed823 m/s
Air Drag0.333
Projectile Mass118 kg
Type of ProjectileAP – 203 mm AP Mk21
Alpha Damage5 000
Projectile Speed762 m/s
Air Drag0.356
Projectile Mass152 kg
Projectile Krupp2 919
Projectile Detonator0.033 s
Detonator threshold34 mm
Ricochet Angles60° – 67.5°

Secondary Armament

6 x 2 127 mm/54 Mk.16 on a Mk.42 mount
Maximum Firing Range7.300 km
Reloading Time4.0 s
Sigma1.0 sigma
Type of ProjectileHE – 127 mm HE Mk41
Alpha Damage1 800
HE penetration21 mm
Explosion Size0.44
Chance to Cause Fire9 %
Projectile Speed808 m/s
Air Drag0.279
Projectile Mass31.75 kg

Anti-air Armament

6 x 2 127 mm/54 Mk.16 on a Mk.42 mount
Sector range0.1 km – 6.0 km
Hit chance90 %
Sector’s damage66
Sector’s damage frequency0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second231
Flak clouds number10
Flak cloud damage1 820
10 x 2 76.2 mm/70 Mk.37 in a turret
Sector range0.1 km – 4.0 km
Hit chance90 %
Sector’s damage160
Sector’s damage frequency0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second560


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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