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Bougainville
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Cruiser | France | Tier I
Tech Tree Position
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Jurien de la Gravière
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General
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.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed19 knot
Turning Circle Radius350 m.
Rudder Shift Time3.7 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range8.28 km.
Air Detectability Range5.96 km.
Battle Levels
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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.

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)
139 mm/40 Mle 192712.518861,4009 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)
Bougainville (A)7,40031334/60 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
PCA n° 1 Mle 108.6 00
PCA n° 1 Mle 2109.5 1006,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 3,200 hp19 00

Compatible Upgrades

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

Player Opinion

Performance

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.

Pros:

  • 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).

Cons:

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

Research

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

Upgrades

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

Consumables

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

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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