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Perth
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Cruiser | Commonwealth | Tier VI
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase price4,800  Doubloons
Hit Points27,100 
Main Battery
152 mm/50 Mk XXI4 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time7.5 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time25.71 sec.
Firing Range12.81 km.
Maximum Dispersion121 m.
HE Shell152 mm HE 6crh Mk IV 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,100 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity841 m./s.
HE Shell Weight50.8 kg.
AP Shell152 mm AP 6crh Mk IV 
Maximum AP Shell Damage3,100 
Initial AP Shell Velocity841 m./s.
AP Shell Weight50.8 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
102 mm/45 QF Mk XIX4 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%
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm QR Mk IV2 х 4 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.63 shots/min.
Reload Time96 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo533 mm Mk IX 
Maximum Damage15,433 
Torpedo Speed61 knot
Torpedo Range8.01 km.
AA Defense
12.7 mm Mk III5 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second10.5 
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
20 mm Oerlikon Mk IV2 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second7.2 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
102 mm/45 QF Mk XIX4 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second37.6 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed32.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius640 m.
Rudder Shift Time7.6 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range10.08 km.
Air Detectability Range6.9 km.
Battle Levels
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VI
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Perth — Australian premium Tier VI cruiser.

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This warship was built in the United Kingdom, based on a reworked design of Leander-class cruisers with a modified arrangement of the propulsion unit. She was similar to her prototype in terms of armament, but had a different armor layout. In 1939, the ship was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy.

Perth first went on sale on 18 November 2016 on the NA servers, and on 11 November 2016 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)
152 mm/50 Mk XXI825.711212,10093,100 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)
Perth27,10010100445/2/420 00
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
(sec)
180 Degree Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Damage
(HP)
Torpedo Speed
(knot)
Torpedo Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
533 mm Mk IX0.6967.215,433618 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk VI mod. 1012.8 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 72,500 hp32.5 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 AA Guns Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 2 Aiming Systems Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Steering Gears Modification 2

Player Opinion

Performance

Perth is a sister ship to Tier VI British cruiser Leander; however, she has some significant differences. Most notably, she carries a high explosive round — like Belfast (and unlike her sister ship) — allowing her to set enemies on fire with something other than secondaries. Her other primary difference is her smoke screen. Unlike the short deployment time, long duration typical British cruiser smoke, Perth has a Smoke Generator (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.) that deploys smoke continuously for 90 seconds, but each individual cloud of smoke only lasts for 10. This allows Perth to create a "moving smoke screen" so to speak, enabling her to remain invisible for a full 100 seconds if moving at speeds less than 12.5 knots.

In the negative column, Perth’s armor piercing rounds are not the improved AP of the regular tech tree British light cruisers, and her anti-aircraft suite is even weaker than that of stock hull Leander. Her short main battery firing range also means she must be played very carefully or she will be quickly removed from the battle by anything that can citadel her; which is, unfortunately, anything in the game with cruiser-caliber guns or better. When her short firing range is combined with her woefully mediocre anti-aircraft suite, Perth’s ability to equip either a Spotting Aircraft (While active, a spotter plane circles the ship providing enhanced main battery firing range.) or a Catapult Fighter (While active, a fighter plane circles the ship providing additional protection from enemy aircraft by engaging incoming fighters and bombers.) — something Leander can't do — becomes an important choice; either will give her some spotting ability outside of her smoke screen, but one will increase her range and the other will help cover her from enemy aircraft.


Pros:

  • Lowest detection radius of all Tier VI cruisers.
  • Has access to high explosive rounds, giving her more flexibility against angled targets and destroyers.
  • Good handling charateristics: short rudder shift time, and tight turning circle.
  • Comes with a unique version of the Smoke Generator (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.) consumable that allows Perth to move at low speeds and take her smoke cloud with her.
  • Can choose between equipping either a Spotting Aircraft (While active, a spotter plane circles the ship providing enhanced main battery firing range.) or Catapult Fighter (While active, a fighter plane circles the ship providing additional protection from enemy aircraft by engaging incoming fighters and bombers.).

Cons:

  • Loses access to Repair Party (While active, restores a fixed percentage of a ship's hit points each second.) that comes standard on sister ship Leander.
  • Dreadfully bad anti-aircraft suite, and cannot equip Defensive AA Fire (While active, damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns increased.).
  • Low health pool; narrowly misses out on having the least health of any Tier VI cruiser (Nürnberg retains that honor).
  • Shortest main battery firing range of all Tier VI cruisers.

Research

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

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Perth are as follows:

More than any other ship in the game, Perth benefits from access to the Special Upgrades that are available through the Container reward system. Captains with access to any of the following are encouraged to mount them instead in their respective slots: Spotting Aircraft Modification 1 (+30% to duration of Spotting Aircraft.), Smoke Generator Modification 1 (+30% to duration of Smoke Generator. / -5% to duration of smoke clouds produced by Smoke Generator.), and Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1 (+20% to duration of Hydroacoustic Search.).

Commander Skills

Perth has more commander skill options available to her than Leander, simply by virtue of the fact she has high explosive shells available to her main battery. Skills such as Expert Loader or Demolition Expert are not wasted on her as they would be on her cousin in the Royal Navy cruiser branch. In point of fact, Demolition Expert is likely the second-best Level 3 skill available to Perth commanders. Key skills in any Perth commander build are Expert Marksman at Level 2, Superintendent at Level 3, and Concealment Expert at Level 4. A well-played Perth will sometimes find herself in situations where she is fully dependent upon her Spotting Aircraft (While active, a spotter plane circles the ship providing enhanced main battery firing range.) to be able to see the enemy, which makes Direction Center for Catapult Aircraft an excellent 1 point investment. Jack of All Trades at Level 2 combined with a November Foxtrot signal (-5% reload time on all consumables.) will reduce the timers on her crucial consumable cooldowns.

Investing commander skill points into improving Perth’s anti-aircraft defenses is not recommended.

Consumables

Perth can equip the following consumables:

Perth retains the dependency that her cruiser cousins in the regular Royal Navy tech tree have on their consumables; subsequently, premium versions of ALL consumables are recommended. Smoke Generator II (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.) and Damage Control Party II (While active, instantly repairs any module incapacitations, fires, and floods.) are particularly critical given their impact to to her survivability. Spotting Aircraft II (While active, a spotter plane circles the ship providing enhanced main battery firing range.) is also highly recommended to ensure that Perth can spot targets outside of her smoke without having to rely on her teammates (plus the range boost is very useful), while Hydroacoustic Search II (Detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).) will help Perth captains steer clear of torpedoes while they lurk in their bank of smoke.

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Perth 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

November Foxtrot (-5% reload time on all consumables.) is the most important signal flag that Perth can equip, followed by Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) and the flags that increase her HE shell fire chance: India X-Ray (+1% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber above 160mm. / +0.5% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber below 160mm. / +5% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.) and Victor Lima (+1% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber above 160mm / +0.5% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber below 160mm. / +4% chance of causing flooding.). When equipping India X-Ray, adding a Juliet Charlie (-100% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.) to eliminate the bonus chance of detonation is a good idea.

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