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Battleship | U.K. | Tier VII
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase price9,700 Doubloons
Hit Points67,700 
Main Battery
381 mm/42 Mk II4 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time30 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time36 sec.
Firing Range18.57 km.
Maximum Dispersion242 m.
HE Shell381 mm HE Mk VIIIb 
Maximum HE Shell Damage5,300 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell34 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity731.5 m./s.
HE Shell Weight879 kg.
AP Shell381 mm AP Mk XIIIa 
Maximum AP Shell Damage11,400 
Initial AP Shell Velocity731.5 m./s.
AP Shell Weight879 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
102 mm/45 QF Mk XIX7 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire20 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell102 mm HE 35 lb 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,500 
Initial HE Shell Velocity811 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
AA Defense
UP AA Rocket Mark I5 х 20 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second50 
. . . Firing Range1.5 km.
40 mm Vickers 2-pdr. Mk VIII3 х 8 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second59.4 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
12.7 mm Mk III4 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second8.4 
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
102 mm/45 QF Mk XIX7 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second65.8 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed32 knot
Turning Circle Radius910 m.
Rudder Shift Time13.4 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range16.2 km.
Air Detectability Range13.86 km.
Battle Levels
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VII
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Hood — British premium Tier VII battleship.

A fast battle cruiser that had long remained the largest and one of the most powerful ships in the Royal Navy. The ship was built based on the experience gained during World War I. Unlike later period battleships, she had weak horizontal armor protection. In the beginning of World War II, the ship's outdated secondary armament was demounted and replaced by enhanced AA guns.

Hood first went on sale on 18 May 2017 on the NA servers, and on 19 May 2017 on the EU servers.

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)
381 mm/42 Mk II2362425,3003411,400 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)
Hood67,70013381473/4/5/70 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk VII mod. 1018.6 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 144,000 hp32 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 Secondary Battery Modification 2 Aiming Systems Modification 1
 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

Player Opinion

Performance

Hood is a Tier VII British battleship that features high speed, accurate guns, and a unique consumable.

Armament-wise, Hood has the same 15-inch/42 caliber guns as Warspite has, with slightly faster turret traverse and higher range. Unfortunately for Hood, these particular guns — while potent at Tier VI — start to feel a bit underwhelming at Tier VII as other ships gain larger and/or faster-firing main battery armaments. The weak penetration values of her armor piercing rounds means captains must be careful with their aim or Hood’s shells will easily bounce off of the belt armor of opposing battleships. Her armor scheme is notably lacking compared to her contemporaries at Tier VII as well, but her speed allows her to dictate the terms of an engagement against most any other battleship she is likely to face.

As a battlecruiser, Hood is significantly faster than many of the better-armored battleships at her tier and has a decent rudder shift speed, granting her the ability to dart around the battlefield with relative ease. Unique among battleships, Hood also has access to the Defensive AA Fire (While active, damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns increased.) consumable. Unlike the version available to cruisers and destroyers, however, the version available to Hood only affects her rocket launchers: her innermost AA bubble. The upside is that it multiplies their AA damage per second by x25 (rather than the standard x3). This means that the low range area of the rockets’ AA field becomes an instant death zone for enemy planes, but is not useful to defend teammates. Enemy torpedo bombers may also drop outside of the effective range of the rockets as well.

Hood is a solid Tier VII battleship for captains who prefer to flex their ship's speed and maneuverability to set the terms of an engagement rather than slug it out at close range.

LittleWhiteMouse's Premium Ship Preview: HMS Hood from the NA Forums


Pros:

  • Comparable turret traverse speed for a battleship of her tier (same as Gneisenau).
  • Outstanding top speed.
  • Largest amount of hit points among Tier VII battleships.
  • Murderous close-range AA.
  • Hard hitting guns at medium and close range.
  • Guns are very accurate.
  • Low slung citadel is very hard to hit at medium and close range.
  • Decent secondary armament.

Cons:

  • Weak armor protection.
  • Penetration values of armor piercing rounds drops off sharply past medium range.
  • AA range is too short to guard other ships.
  • Colossal turning circle combined with best-in-tier rudder shift time gives average maneuverability.

Research

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

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Hood are as follows:

Commander Skills

Consumables

Hood can equip the following consumables:


Priority for use of premium consumables should be Damage Control Party II (While active, instantly repairs any module incapacitations, fires, and floods.), Repair Party II (While active, restores a fixed percentage of a ship's hit points each second.), and Defensive AA Fire II (While active, damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns increased.), in that order.

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Hood 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.

Signals

Hood is able to mount 8 signal flags simultaneously. India Delta (+20% to the amount of HP recovered when the Repair Party consumable is used.) is recommended to improve the ship’s survivability by increasing the amount of health recovered when the repair party consumable is used. India Yankee (-20% to fire duration.) and Juliet Yankee Bissotwo (-20% to flooding duration.) also improve survivability by decreasing the time to repair fires and flooding respectively. November Foxtrot (-5% reload time on all consumables.) is also highly recommended to reduce the cooldown time on the ship’s consumables. Economic flags such as Zulu (+20% credits earned for the battle.), Zulu Hotel (+50% Commander XP earned for the battle.), and Equal Speed Charlie London (+50% XP earned for the battle.) can be used to increase the credit and experience gain per battle. Lastly, Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) can be mounted to increase Hood's already fast speed.

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Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

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