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Black Swan
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Cruiser | U.K. | Tier I
Tech Tree Position
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Weymouth
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General
Hit Points6,450 
Main Battery
102 mm/45 QF Mk XIX3 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire20 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
Rotation Speed10 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time18 sec.
Firing Range7.95 km.
Maximum Dispersion80 m.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
AP Shell102 mm AP 38 lb Practice 
Maximum AP Shell Damage550 
Initial AP Shell Velocity811 m./s.
AP Shell Weight17.35 kg.
AA Defense
102 mm/45 QF Mk XIX3 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second28.2 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
40 mm Vickers 2-pdr. Mk VII1 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed19 knot
Turning Circle Radius320 m.
Rudder Shift Time2.9 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range7.02 km.
Air Detectability Range5.45 km.
Battle Levels
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Black Swan — British Tier I cruiser.

The Black Swan-class sloops — the most numerous ships of this type in the Royal Navy during World War II — were intended for escorting and guarding convoys. They had a rather moderate speed, but outgunned their foreign counterparts in terms of firepower and rate of fire.

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)
102 mm/45 QF Mk XIX201880550 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)
Black Swan (A)6,450313310 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk I mod. 108 00
Mk I mod. 2108.7 1006,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 4,300 hp19 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

All British ship branches originate with the svelte, nimble Black Swan. She has the distinction of being the only Tier I cruiser to have armor-piercing rounds; indeed, it's all she has, and she will reliably citadel other cruisers. Additionally, she has the fastest firing guns of all Tier I ships, placing her a cut above the rest of her competition in the tier.

Pros:

  • Has armor-piercing rounds.
  • Very fast firing guns.
  • Decent shell speed and arcs.
  • Very good maneuverability.
  • Good acceleration and deceleration.

Cons:

  • Relatively no armor like other Tier I ships.
  • Terrible speed.
  • Has ONLY armor-piercing rounds (no high explosive rounds available).

Research

Black Swan only has one upgrade: the Fire Control System module. Captains are free to invest points there if desired, or skip straight on to Weymouth.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrade for Black Swan is as follows:

Commander Skills

While Basic Firing Training is a great Tier 1 skill for Black Swan commanders, it is not valuable again until Tier IV or V. Captains may wish to invest in Basics of Survivability instead and then redistribute the commander skill points later on.

Consumables

As a Tier I ship, she cannot mount any premium consumables and has access to only the Damage Control Party consumable.

Camouflage

Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage can be equipped for credits; Types 2 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce the accuracy of incoming shells.

Signals

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery


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