HMS Sturdy was a S-class submarine of the Royal Navy. The ship was laid down in December 1942, launched in September 1943, and commissioned in December 1943. She was part of the third group of that class, heavier and more heavily armed than the previous two.
Sturdy spent the major part of the Second World War in the Pacific. In total, she sank eleven Japanese ships, ranging from small fishing boats to cargo and communication ships. After the war, she returned home and kept serving in European waters. She was sold in July 1957 and scrapped in May 1958.
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.
|Health||12 000 HP – stock|
12 800 HP – upgraded
|Torpedo Damage Reduction||0 %|
|Displacement||814 tons – stock|
990 tons – upgraded
|Overall length||66.14 m|
|Overall height (keel to the highest point on the ship)||6.5 m|
|Maximum Firing Range||5.000 km|
|76 mm/45 20cwt QF HA Mark I on a HA Marks II mount||1 x 1 76.2 mm|
|Maximum Firing Range||8.000 km stock|
9.000 km upgraded
|533 mm||Bow – 6 x 1 533 mm|
Stern – 1 x 1 533 mm
|Battery capacity||280 units – stock|
330 units – upgraded
|Dive capacity depletion||1.0 unit/s|
|Dive capacity recharge rate||0.6 unit/s|
|Maximum speed||25.0 knots|
|Turning radius||460 m|
|Rudder shift time||5.0 s|
|Maximum speed||17.0 knots|
|Diving plane shift time||11.8 s|
|Maximum dive and ascent speed||3.1 m/s|
|Surface detectability||6.1 km|
|Periscope depth detectability||2.19 km|
|Air detectability||2.19 km|
|1 x 1 76 mm/45 20cwt QF HA Mark I on a HA Marks II mount|
|Maximum Firing Range||5.000 km|
|Reloading Time||5.0 s|
|180 Degree Turn Time||3.0 s|
|Optimal firing angles at the front||0°|
|Optimal firing angles at the rear||26°|
|Type of Projectile||SAP|
|Alpha Damage||1 500|
|Penetration capacity||22 mm|
|Projectile Speed||640 m/s|
|Projectile Mass||7.5 kg|
|Ricochet Angles||80° – 85°|
Torpedo Armament and Sonar
|Sonar ASDIC 8 Mod. A – Stock|
Sonar ASDIC 8 Mod. B – Upgraded
|Reloading Time||8.0 s – stock|
6.5 s – upgraded
|Maximum Distance||9.000 km|
|Ping effect duration on a sector highlighted once||25 s|
|Ping effect duration on a sector highlighted twice||55 s|
|Ping velocity||500 m/s|
|Ping width||15 m|
|6 x 1 533 mm bow torpedo launchers|
1 x 1 533 mm stern torpedo launcher
|Acoustic Homing Torpedo 533 mm Mk VIII Mod 0|
|Reloading Time||45 s|
|Maximum Distance||8.000 km – stock|
9.000 km – upgraded
|Firing angles at the front||0 – 15°|
|Firing angles at the rear||0 – 15°|
|Arming distance||302 m|
|Surface Detectability||1.7 km|
Damage Control Party
Number of charges: 3
Work time: 15 s
Cooldown: 60 s
Number of charges: 5
Work time: 30 s
Cooldown: 30 s
Interval between pings: 4 s
Ship bearing: 6.0 km
Preparation time: 330 s
Work time: 60 s
Cooldown: 120 s
Detection of submarines: 6.0 km
Sturdy or rather Scurvy is simply pathetic. While, just like Undine, she has far superior battery capacity than her counterparts, nearly everything else is mediocre. It is especially true when it comes to her HP pool, being the lowest of all tier VIII submarines after S-189 with 14 200 HP.
When it comes to her torpedo armament, it’s essentially the same as that of Undine with just 1.0 km more range and an additional launcher on the stern. Undine’s torpedo armament already looked bad at tier VI, for Sturdy, it’s a pure tragedy, especially considering that she doesn’t even get standard torpedoes with higher damage. As if it wasn’t enough, her sonar pings are a lot slower than on other tier VIII submarines.
As a last nail in the coffin, she is stuck with a limited number of Hydrophone charges with a shorter range than other submarines.
Sooooo… yeah… let’s stick to calling her Scurvy instead.
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