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Cruiser | France | Tier I
Tech Tree Position
Jurien de la Gravière
Hit Points7,400 
Main Battery
139 mm/40 Mle 19273 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fire12.5 shots/min.
Reload Time4.8 sec.
Rotation Speed10 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time18 sec.
Firing Range8.62 km.
Maximum Dispersion86 m.
HE Shell139 mm HE OEA Mle 1928 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,400 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity700 m./s.
HE Shell Weight40.2 kg.
AA Defense
8 mm Mle 19146 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second7.8 
. . . Firing Range0.3 km.
37 mm/50 CA Mle 19254 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second6.4 
. . . Firing Range0.36 km.
Maximum Speed19 knot
Turning Circle Radius350 m.
Rudder Shift Time3.7 sec.
Surface Detectability Range8.28 km.
Air Detectability Range5.96 km.
Battle Levels

Bougainville — French Tier I cruiser.

The largest and most powerful representative of the aviso type, the French Navy equivalent of sloops and gunboats. This warship was intended for colonial service abroad and carried armament that was quite good for her size.


Main Battery Rate of Fire
180 Degree Turn Time
Maximum Dispersion
Maximum HE Shell Damage
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell
Maximum AP Shell Damage
Research price
Purchase price
139 mm/40 Mle 192712.518861,4009 00
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Bougainville (A)7,40031334/60 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
PCA n° 1 Mle 108.6 00
PCA n° 1 Mle 2109.5 1006,000
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 3,200 hp19 00

Compatible Upgrades

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

Player Opinion


The gateway to the Marine Nationale in World of Warships starts here with Tier I's Bougainville. She represents a class of avisos (dispatch boats) that were constructed in the 1930s, and her most redeeming quality is that captains won't have to play her for very long.

Bougainville is unquestionably the weakest of the Tier I cruisers. She has a long rudder shift time and slow top speed to go with a weak main battery armament and almost no armor protection to speak of. Her speed and rudder shift time combine to make her handle sluggishly for a Tier I ship — especially compared to the likes of Black Swan or Orlan — and her guns have a very long reload. She can be easily citadeled at nearly any angle, even by high explosive rounds, and enemy cruisers that can equip armor piercing shells (such as the aforementioned Black Swan) will destroy her in short order.

Spending time playing Bougainville isn't enjoyable, but at least captains won't have to suffer very long. It is fortunate, then, that Tier II's Jurien de la Gravière is a more enjoyable ship.


  • Largest health pool of all Tier I ships.
  • Highest AA DPS of all Tier I ships (not that she will ever see an enemy aircraft carrier).


  • Nonexistent armor.
  • Sluggish rudder.
  • Fewest main battery guns of all Tier I ships.


Bougainville only has one upgrade to research: a 10% range boost offered via an improved Fire Control System module. It is best not to bother investing any experience there and devote all experience gains into unlocking Jurien de la Gravière as soon as possible.

Optimal Configuration


With only one upgrade slot, options are limited. Captains who wish to invest the credits for the game or three they will spend in Bougainville are advised to equip Magazine Modification 1 (-70% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonation.) in Upgrade Slot 1.

Commander Skills


Bougainville only has access to the Repair Party consumable. Spending credits on the premium version is really a waste and not recommended.


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.



Historical Info

Historical Gallery

Ships of France
Destroyers  VI Aigle Doubloons 
Cruisers  I Bougainville • II Jurien de la Gravière • III Friant • IV Duguay-Trouin • V Émile Bertin • VI La Galissonnière • VI De Grasse Doubloons • VII Algérie • VIII Charles Martel • IX Saint-Louis • X Henri IV 
Battleships  III Turenne • IV Courbet • V Bretagne • VI Normandie • VI Dunkerque Doubloons • VII Lyon • VIII Richelieu • VIII Gascogne Doubloons • IX Alsace • X République 
Aircraft Carriers
Japan  I Hashidate • II Chikuma • III Tenryu • III Katori Doubloons • IV Yūbari Doubloons • IV Kuma • IV Iwaki Alpha Doubloons • V Furutaka • VI Aoba • VII Myoko • VII ARP Myoko • VII ARP Ashigara • VII ARP Haguro • VII Southern Dragon • VII Eastern Dragon • VII ARP Nachi • VIII Mogami • VIII Atago Doubloons • VIII ARP Takao • IX Ibuki • X Zao 
U.S.A.  I Erie • II Chester • II Albany Doubloons • III St. Louis • IV Phoenix • V Omaha • V Marblehead Doubloons • V Marblehead Lima Doubloons • VI Cleveland • VII Atlanta Doubloons • VII Pensacola • VII Indianapolis Doubloons • VII Flint Doubloons • VIII New Orleans • IX Baltimore • X Des Moines • X Salem 
Germany  I Hermelin • II Dresden • II Emden Doubloons • III Kolberg • IV Karlsruhe • V Königsberg • VI Nürnberg • VI Admiral Graf Spee Doubloons • VI HSF Admiral Graf Spee Doubloons • VII Yorck • VIII Admiral Hipper • VIII Prinz Eugen Doubloons • IX Roon • X Hindenburg 
U.S.S.R.  I Orlan • II Diana Doubloons • II Diana Lima Doubloons • II Novik • III Aurora Doubloons • III Bogatyr • III Oleg Doubloons • IV Svietlana • V Murmansk Doubloons • V Kirov • V Krasny Krym Doubloons • VI Budyonny • VI Molotov Doubloons • VI Admiral Makarov Doubloons • VII Shchors • VIII Chapayev • VIII Mikhail Kutuzov Doubloons • IX Dmitri Donskoi • X Moskva 
U.K.  I Black Swan • II Weymouth • III Caledon • IV Danae • V Emerald • VI Leander • VII Fiji • VII Belfast Doubloons • VIII Edinburgh • IX Neptune • X Minotaur 
Pan-Asia  I Chengan • VI Huanghe Doubloons 
Italy  VI Duca d'Aosta Doubloons • VII Duca degli Abruzzi Doubloons 
France  I Bougainville • II Jurien de la Gravière • III Friant • IV Duguay-Trouin • V Émile Bertin • VI La Galissonnière • VI De Grasse Doubloons • VII Algérie • VIII Charles Martel • IX Saint-Louis • X Henri IV 
Commonwealth  VI Perth Doubloons