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World of Warships Supertest: British Super-battleship Devastation

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Historical background

Devastation has no real historical basis to speak of. When looking at Conqueror herself, the ship is based on the L2 battleship design from the 1920s. However, major changes were brought to this design to become more of a super-Vanguard. This origin somewhat faded away as Conqueror lost access to the 457 mm guns she could initially use. One could then make an argument that with the 419 mm guns, she resembles more to one of the… numerous Lion-class designs, specifically, 16E-38.

As for Devastation, Wargaming PROBABLY took a look at the Lion-class design X3a from 1945 which was armed with two quadruple turrets but with a smaller caliber. This could also be the source of the greater extended belt observed on Devastation.

Ship’s preview

Ship’s permanent 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.


Gun Fire Control System
Main battery




Propulsion: 156 630 hp


‎Mk XI mod. 1


419 mm/45 BL Mk.I on a Mk.IV mount

General Characteristics and Playstyle

Health99 800 HP
Torpedo Damage Reduction28 %
Displacement75 000 tons
Overall length296.2 m
Beam38.0 m
Overall height (keel to the highest point on the ship)31.85 m
Freeboard4.8 m
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range24.480 km
419 mm/45 BL Mk.I on a Mk.IV mount4 x 4 419 mm
Secondary Armament
Maximum Firing Range7.300 km
133 mm/50 QF Mk.I on an RP10 Mk.I mount8 x 2 133 mm
Maximum speed30.5 knots
Turning Circle Radius1 020 m
Rudder Shift Time18.9 s
Surface Detectability15.26 km
Air Detectability13.66 km
Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke15.56 km
Slot 1
Slot 2
Damage Control Party
consumable_PCY009_CrashCrewPremiumWork time: 15 s
Cooldown: 80 s
Repair Party
Number of charges: 3
Work time: 20 s
Cooldown: 80 s
HP regeneration speed: +2.0%/s
Casemate damage regeneration: 75%
Citadel damage regeneration: 10%

Main Armament

4 x 4 419 mm/45 BL Mk.I on a Mk.IV mount
 Maximum Firing Range24.480 km
 Reloading Time35.0 s
180 Degree Turn Time30.0 s
Optimal firing angles at the front35°
Optimal firing angles at the rear35°
Sigma1.8 sigma
Maximum Dispersion305 m
Type of Projectile HE – 419 mm HE Mk I
Alpha Damage7 200
Penetration capacity 105 mm
Explosion size40.95 m
Fire chance48 %
Projectile Speed792 m/s
Air Drag0.31
Projectile Mass995.0 kg
Type of ProjectileAP – 419 mm AP Mk II
Alpha Damage13 000
Projectile Speed747 m/s
Air Drag0.235
Projectile Mass1 157.0 kg
Projectile Krupp2 548
Projectile Detonator0.015 s
Detonator threshold70 mm
Ricochet Angles45° – 60°

Secondary Armament

8 x 2 133 mm/50 QF Mk.I on an RP10 Mk.I mount
Maximum Firing Range7.300 km
Reloading Time6.67 s
Sigma1.0 sigma
Type of ProjectileHE – 133 mm HE Mk IC
Alpha Damage1 900
HE penetration22 mm
Explosion Size6.9 m
Chance to Cause Fire8 %
Projectile Speed792 m/s
Air Drag0.321
Projectile Mass36.3 kg

Anti-air Armament

8 x 2 133 mm/50 QF Mk.I on an RP10 Mk.I mount
Sector firing range0.1 km – 6.0 km
Hit chance75 %
Sector’s damage21
Sector’s damage frequency0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second74
Flak clouds number4
Flak cloud damage1 610
11 x 2 76.2 mm/70 QF Mk.N1 on a Mk.6 mount
10 x 1 40 mm/56 OQF Mk.III on a Mk.VII mount
Sector firing range0.1 km – 4.0 km
Hit chance75 %
Sector’s damage235
Sector’s damage frequency0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second823

ASW Airstrike

Handley Page Halifax GR – Depth charge airstrike
650-lb. bomb Mk VIII

Reloading Time30 s
Number of charges2
HP per plane2 000
Attack range0.5 km – 10.0 km
Number of planes in the squadron1
Number of bombs in payload2
Damage4 900
Sink speed7.5-11.3 m/s
Explosion radius375 m
Fire chances28%
Flooding chances300%
Damage distribution

The Armor

External armor protection:

Citadel armor protection:

Turrets armor protection:

Main armor deck protection:

Hidden armor protection inside the bow and stern:

Personal Opinion

God have mercy on our souls… As if Conqueror wasn’t already a horribly toxic design, now we get a bigger version with four more guns while keeping the same dispersion. Unless the Wargaming developers decide to nerf her firepower hard (which would make it unpleasant to play sadly), I can already hear the tears of cruisers and battleships being set on triple fire with half of their anti-air gone and with 15k/20k damage taken in a single HE salvo.

This is going to be… fun.

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