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Cruiser | U.S.A. | Tier I
Tech Tree Position
Hit Points4,950 
Main Battery
152 mm/47 Mk174 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fire10 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time20 sec.
Firing Range8.72 km.
Maximum Dispersion86 m.
HE Shell152 mm HE/HC Mk34T 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,100 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell12 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity853 m./s.
HE Shell Weight47.6 kg.
AA Defense
28 mm/75 Mk2 mod. 24 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second2.72 
. . . Firing Range0.75 km.
Maximum Speed20 knot
Turning Circle Radius310 m.
Rudder Shift Time2.8 sec.
Surface Detectability Range8.28 km.
Air Detectability Range5.84 km.
Battle Levels

Erie — American Tier I cruiser.

The Erie-class patrol gunboats were designed as small multipurpose ships capable of performing a wide range of tasks, from artillery support of landing operations to protection of convoys. The ships were well-armored and well-armed for their size. They were the first in the U.S. Navy to receive automatic AA guns.


Main Battery Rate of Fire
180° 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
152 mm/47 Mk171020861,10012 00
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Erie (A)4,9506102440 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
Mk1 mod. 108.7 00
Mk1 mod. 2109.6 1006,000
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 6,200 hp20 00

Compatible Upgrades

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

Player Opinion


For a Tier I ship, Erie has the worst rate of fire, making her possibly the worst Tier I ship to play. Coupled with the slow turret traverse which cannot benefit from the +2.5deg/s due to the main battery caliber, it can make Erie somewhat frustrating to play. However, she is merely the start of the USN cruiser line and does not represent the performance of later tier cruisers, as players will quickly discover upon playing ships such as Cleveland.


  • Brilliant armor (best of all Tier I ships).
  • Highest chance of causing a fire of all Tier I ships.
  • 9.6km Gun range.
  • Guns are quite accurate with a small dispersion arc.
  • Largest caliber guns of all Tier I ships, meaning hitting other ships in their citadels is easy, even with HE shells.


  • Longest reload time of all Tier I ships (together with Black Swan).
  • Slowest turret rotation of all Tier I ships.
  • Lowest damage per minute of all Tier I ships.
  • Seems to lose its forward gun often.
  • Can get ahead of its support ships and get caught alone.
  • The concealment is almost useless as she only has guns to rely on.

    See also: Comparison of Tier I Cruisers.


Like other Tier I ships, Erie only has the gun fire control systems module available to research. This module increases her range by 10%, bringing her firing range to 9.6km.

Optimal Configuration


Commander Skills

As it is unexpected that players will seriously consider playing Erie longer than necessary or that players will consider assigning a skilled captain to her, the following is primarily aimed at players new to the game and players just beginning the US cruiser line. The skills listed will be generally useful to all ships in the line, excepting Inertia Fuse for HE Shells, which becomes a point liability past Tier VI.


As a Tier I ship, Erie has access to only Damage Control Party (While active, instantly repairs any module incapacitations, fires, and floods.).


Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage can be equipped for credits; Types 1 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce detectibility range.


As a Tier I ship, it is highly recommended to save signals for use in the later tiers. But should the player have a surplus and enjoy playing this ship, they should utilize the following recommended signals.


Historical Info

Historical Gallery

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Commonwealth  VI Perth Doubloons 
Pan-America  VII Nueve de Julio Doubloons