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Cruiser | Japan | Tier IV
Tech Tree Position
Purchase price2,250  Doubloons
Hit Points18,700 
Main Battery
140 mm/50 3rd Year Type2 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire9.23 shots/min.
Reload Time6.5 sec.
Rotation Speed7.5 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time24 sec.
Firing Range12.8 km.
Maximum Dispersion121 m.
HE Shell140 mm HE Type0 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,400 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell10 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity850 m./s.
HE Shell Weight38 kg.
AP Shell140 mm Capped Common Shell 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,700 
Initial AP Shell Velocity850 m./s.
AP Shell Weight38 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
120 mm/40 10th Year Type mod. B21 х 1 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire10 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell120 mm HE Type0 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,000 
Initial HE Shell Velocity825 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Torpedo Tubes
610 mm Twin2 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire1.22 shots/min.
Reload Time49 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Maximum Damage14,600 
Torpedo Speed63 knot
Torpedo Rangekm.
AA Defense
25 mm/60 Type96 mod. 18 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second14.4 
. . . Firing Range3.09 km.
25 mm/60 Type96 Twin mod. 14 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second20 
. . . Firing Range3.09 km.
25 mm/60 Type96 Triple mod. 13 х 3 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second18.3 
. . . Firing Range3.09 km.
120 mm/40 10th Year Type mod. B21 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second2.5 
. . . Firing Range4.5 km.
Maximum Speed34.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius560 m.
Rudder Shift Time3.8 sec.
Surface Detectability Range9.9 km.
Air Detectability Range4.68 km.
Battle Levels

Yūbari — Japanese premium Tier IV cruiser.

An experimental light cruiser based on an idea to create a fast warship carrying the most powerful armament available while having minimum displacement. She was the first in the Imperial Japanese Navy to be equipped with 610 mm torpedo tubes. By the end of her time in service, Yūbari was reinforced with numerous AA guns.


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
140 mm/50 Type39.2241212,400102,700 00
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Yūbari18,700657214/3/8/120 00
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
180 Degree Turn Time
Maximum Damage
Torpedo Speed
Torpedo Range
Research price
Purchase price
Type81.2497.214,600636 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
Type4 mod. 1012.8 00
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 57,900 hp34.5 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 0
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1

Player Opinion


First available available during the World of Warships Closed Beta Test as a pre-order, Yūbari is a fairly mediocre Japanese cruiser for Tier IV. She compliments her slow-turning turrets with a pair of twin-tube torpedo launchers with a 6km range. Compared to all of her Tier IV counterparts, Yūbari has the lowest detectability range of all: just under 10km. Where Yūbari really lacks, however, are her guns. With only 140mm diameter the shells are quite small and can have a hard time penetrating other cruisers.

LittleWhiteMouse's Premium Ship Review: Yubari from the NA forums


  • Premium experience, credit-earning, and commander training.
  • Excellent detection range.
  • Lowest tier ship in the game to have access to the Defensive AA Fire consumable.
  • Destroyer like rudder shift time and mobility.
  • Fast, hard hitting torpedoes.


  • The AA suite is decent, but not outstanding.
  • Defensive AA Fire consumable only has one use (two with premium).
  • Mediocre gun performance (slow traverse, high arc, low DPM and penetration).
  • Only 2 turrets (losing one will lead to a 90 degree blind spot where you have no firepower and 50% loss in damage output).
  • Very little armor and fragile modules, similar to a destroyer.
  • Large and unarmored citadel.
  • 6000 less HP than same-tier cruisers (again, almost destroyer level).
  • Very narrow torpedo launch angle.
  • Torpedoes lack the range of the Tier III Tenryu and Tier IV Kuma.


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

Optimal Configuration

The following information is provided for players who wish to create a permanent captain for the ship. Those players who are retraining captains or using the ship to gain extra experience for a captain should consult the page relevant to the ship to which the captain will be assigned.


The recommended upgrades for Yūbari are as follows:

Commander Skills


Yūbari can equip the following consumables:

Mounting the premium version of Damage Control Party (While active, instantly repairs any module incapacitations, fires, and floods.) is recommended to reduce its cooldown timer. The premium version of Defensive AA Fire (While active, damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns increased.) is also recommended to provide an additional charge of this consumable.


As a premium ship, Yūbari comes included with Type 9 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, and increases the amount of experience she earns.


Yūbari captains should mount the standard flags to improve the ship's performance in battle. To improve upon the ship's armaments, 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.), 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.), and Juliet Whiskey Unaone (+15% chance of causing flooding. / +5% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.) flags are recommended to increase the fire chance and flooding chances respectively. To improve the ship’s survivability, captains should mount November Foxtrot (-5% reload time on all consumables.) and India Yankee (-20% to fire duration.) flags. Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) flags are recommended to increase the ship’s already high top speed. Lastly, economic and special signal flags can be mounted to improve the ship’s economic gains per battle.


Historical Info

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