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Destroyer | U.S.A. | Tier IX
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase pricepromo Doubloons
Hit Points17,100 
Main Battery
127 mm/38 Mk30 mod. 05 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fire17.96 shots/min.
Reload Time3.34 sec.
Rotation Speed34 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time5.29 sec.
Firing Range12.85 km.
Maximum Dispersion111 m.
HE Shell127 mm HE Mk32 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,800 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity792 m./s.
HE Shell Weight24.5 kg.
AP Shell127 mm AP/SC Mk38 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,100 
Initial AP Shell Velocity792 m./s.
AP Shell Weight25 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Mk152 х 5 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.63 shots/min.
Reload Time96 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoMk29 
Maximum Damage21,600 
Torpedo Speed43 knot
Torpedo Range13.71 km.
AA Defense
127 mm/38 Mk30 mod. 05 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second53.5 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
40 mm Bofors Mk13 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second33.9 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
20 mm Oerlikon Mk47 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second25.2 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
20 mm Oerlikon Mk202 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second12.2 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed35 knot
Turning Circle Radius560 m.
Rudder Shift Timesec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range7.38 km.
Air Detectability Range4.05 km.
Battle Levels
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Black — American promo premium Tier IX destroyer.

One of the numerous and very successful Fletcher-class destroyers which boasted a sufficiently high speed, powerful dual-purpose artillery, efficient AA defenses, and decent torpedo armament.

Black is only available by reaching Rank 1 in five (5) separate seasons of Ranked Battles.

Modules

Main Battery Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
180 Degree Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Dispersion
(m)
Maximum HE Shell Damage
(HP)
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell
(%)
Maximum AP Shell Damage
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
127 mm/38 Mk30185.291111,80052,100 00
Hull Hit Points
(HP)
Armor
(mm)
Armor
(mm)
Main Turrets
(pcs.)
Secondary Gun Turrets
(pcs.)
AA Mounts
(pcs.)
Torpedo Tubes
(pcs.)
Hangar Capacity
(pcs.)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Black17,10062053/7/2/520 00
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
(sec)
180 Degree Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Damage
(HP)
Torpedo Speed
(knot)
Torpedo Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk16 mod. 10.6967.221,6004313.7 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk9 mod. 1012.8 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 60,000 hp35 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1
 Slot 2  Main Battery Modification 2 AA Guns Modification 2 Aiming Systems Modification 1
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 3 Torpedo Tubes Modification 3 Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 AA Guns Modification 3
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 1 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 Slot 5  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 2 Steering Gears Modification 2
 Slot 6  Target Acquisition System Modification 1 Concealment System Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 3

Player Opinion

Performance

Black is very similar to her tech tree counterpart Fletcher, with the main differences being her torpedoes and the availability of the Radar consumable. Black is unique among destroyers in that she can equip radar. This radar is weaker than other radars in high tier, featuring a 7.5km range and a 20 sec active time. This radar still makes Black a fearsome cap fighter, able to see through smoke to spot for her team and continue damaging enemy DD's. The other major difference is the torpedoes. Black's torpedoes feature a a 13.7km range and rated for 21600 damage, but travel at the slow speed of 43 knots. These torpedoes are more for area denial, as one cannot really lead targets with them, as they take longer to reach their max range than they do to reload.

Pros:

  • Same excellent concealment as the Fletcher.
  • Very fast turret rotation speed.
  • Very rapid rate of fire.
  • Torpedoes hit very hard; they reload faster than Fletcher’s torpedoes, have more range than Fletcher’s torpedoes, and are difficult to dodge.
  • Has access to either Defensive AA Fire (While active, damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns increased.) consumable or a unique Surveillance Radar (While active, detects all enemy ships within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).) consumable.
  • Unlike the Fletcher, the Black is a premium ship so captain retraining is unnecessary.

Cons:

  • Same fragility as the Fletcher.
  • Torpedoes are incredibly slow, slower than the Sims’ infamous "sea mines".
  • Slower than Fletcher.
  • Slow shell speed makes it difficult to hit targets from range.

Research

As a premium ship, Black doesn't have any upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration


Commander Skills

Consumables

Like the Tier IX USN destroyer Fletcher, Black has standard consumables of Damage Control Party, Smoke Generator, and Defensive AA Fire. But unlike Fletcher and like Missouri, it is a Tier IX USN premium ship with access to the Surveillance Radar consumable. However, this Surveillance Radar occupies the same slot as Smoke Generator and Defensive Fire consumables, only has a range of 7.5km and lasts only 20 seconds. Thus:

  • Players looking to counter aerial threats are recommended to equip the Defensive Fire consumable.
  • Players looking to counter and hunt down enemy destroyers are recommended to mount the Surveillance Radar consumable.

Camouflage

As a Tier IX premium ship, Black comes included with Type 10 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, and increases the amount of experience she earns. This Type 10 camouflage provides a 100% bonus to experience earned in battle, not the usual 50%.

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Historical Info

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