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Submarine | U.K. | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
Purchase price10,500 Doubloons
Hit Points15,400 
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm6 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time30 sec.
Rotation Speed12 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time15 sec.
Torpedo533 mm Mk VIII 
Maximum Damage5,700 
Torpedo Speed42 knot
Torpedo Range10.009 km.
Maximum Speed31 knot
Turning Circle Radius460 m.
Rudder Shift Time6.1 sec.
Surface Detectability Range5.67 km.
Air Detectability Range2.19 km.
Battle Levels

Alliance — British premium Tier VIII submarine.

The Amphion-class submarines were designed for use in the Pacific. In contrast to their predecessors, they boasted greater surface speed and improved living conditions for their crew. They were of a double-hull design, with the torpedo tubes distributed evenly between the bow and stern. These submarines were built on the basis of technical solutions tested on the preceding T-class ships—specifically, by using an all-welded inner pressure hull. Since 1981, HMS Alliance has been a memorial and museum ship at Gosport.

Alliance was first released for sale on 1 March 2023 in random bundles in the Armory.


Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Alliance15,40016256 00
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
180° Turn Time
Maximum Damage
Torpedo Speed
Torpedo Range
Research price
Purchase price
533 mm Mk VIII230155,7004210 00
Sonar Rate of Fire
Torpedo Range
Research price
Purchase price
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 4,300 hp31 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1 
Main Armaments Modification 1
Damage Control Party Modification 1
Sonar Modification 1
 Slot 2 
Engine Room Protection
Sonar Modification 2
Damage Control System Modification 3
 Slot 3 
Torpedo Tubes Modification 1
Dive Capacity Modification 1
Submarine Surveillance Modification 1
 Slot 4 
Damage Control System Modification 2
Propulsion Modification 1
Submarine Steering Gears
 Slot 5 
Ship Consumables Modification 1
Torpedo Tubes Modification 3
Reinforced Bulkheads

Player Opinion


Warning. The data presented in the AA Defense sidebar section may be incorrect.
Refer to the in-game Port screens for more useful data.


Alliance is the first premium British submarine in the game. She is equipped with fast reload torpedoes with unique homing mechanics, at the cost of slow torpedo speed and low damage. She features high dive capacity reserves and fast torpedo reload, characteristics of the tech tree British Submarines


Alliance’s survivability is average, with an HP pool of 15,400. Her armor is nonexistent, with her entire exterior hull covered in 19mm. Players should be careful not to be spotted on the surface for extended periods of time, as she will suffer heavy damage.

Alliance’s maneuverability and concealment help her survive in battle. Her 2.94s rudder shift is good, but her 460 m turning radius is high for a submarine. Her 5.7km concealment is very good for her tier, allowing her to outspot almost every destroyer in her matchmaking range. She has a good 31 knot top speed on the surface. Her underwater speed is also fast for her tier, at 24 knots. Careful positioning is vital as she lacks the speed to escape from bad situations.

Alliance’s Dive Capacity recharge and depletion rate is standard for her tier, at 1 unit/second each. Her Dive Capacity reserve is high, at 310 units, allowing her to stay underwater for more than 5 minutes.


Alliance’s sonar is used for dealing damage at range. While the velocity is slow at 500 m/s, the 6.5 second reload time is fast enough to reliably double ping. The double ping lasts 55 seconds which allows ample time for homing torpedoes to arrive.

Homing torpedoes

Alliance’s homing torpedoes allow for long range torpedo attacks. They have a 10km range, are slow at just 44 knots, and deal low damage at 5700 per torpedo with a 29% flooding chance. These homing torpedoes are unique in their homing characteristics. They stop homing closer than all other submarines, around half as close as most homing torpedoes. Homing closer to their targets allows more hits with less opportunity to dodge. However, the combination of low damage and slow speed mean they are largely ineffective at longer ranges.

Conventional Torpedoes

Alliance’s conventional torpedoes deal 12,600 damage per torpedo at the cost of a lower range (7km) but faster speed (68 knots). With four bow tubes, a full salvo can cause heavy damage. The 2 aft tubes can be used to deliver a follow-up strike after passing under ships, although with half the alpha strike.

Her torpedoes have a very fast reload of 30 seconds and all reload at once.


Alliance has a standard Damage Control Party, with three stock charges and 15 second duration time. Players should be careful not to quickly exhaust their limited charges or will rapidly lose HP to flood and fire damage.

Her Hydrophone is useful for tracking the location of surface ships while underwater. It has a short range of 6km and a fast reload time of 30s, at the cost of a limited 5 charges.

Her Submarine Surveillance is useful for detecting enemy submarines. However, the range is quite low at 6km. Other submarines such as the German U-boats can spot Alliance from longer distances without being spotted in return.


Alliance is a unique submarine, as she favors a close range playstyle while constantly launching homing torpedoes. Players should use her speed and concealment to gain advantageous positions to either utilize her homing torpedoes from closer ranges or get close enough to shotgun targets. When pinging targets, it is important to utilize her rudder in order to dodge depth charges sent at the approximate locations of pings. Double pings will yield more hits, but exposes the submarine's approximate position from repeated pings.

When closing the distance to shotgun targets, players should primarily approach battleships and cruisers. Once at around 6km, players should dive to periscope depth and further close distance. At around 2-3km, conventional torpedoes will arm and deal high damage to targets. Thus, players should quickly launch all torpedoes before proximity detection (2km) and dive quickly to avoid detection. Homing torpedoes should not be used when shotgunning due to the slow speed and low alpha damage.

Against enemy submarines, her Submarine Surveillance consumable helps in spotting targets and her unique Homing Shutoff Distance allows her to hit more homing torpedoes (0.11km homing shut off against submarines).

Alliance is an offensive submarine that specializes in dumping as many torpedoes as possible into the water thanks to her fast reload. Her strength relies on her speed, stealth, large battery capacity, and unique homing mechanics to deal constant damage to targets. The combination of speed, low detection, and fast reload aids in the shotgunning playstyle.


  • Decent HP pool
  • Homing torpedoes stop homing at closer distances
  • Fast torpedo tube reload
  • 4 torpedo tubes on the bow, 2 on the stern
  • Torpedoes reload simultaneously
  • High dive capacity reserve
  • Good surface and underwater speed
  • Good concealment


  • Slow ping velocity
  • Very slow homing torpedoes
  • Nonexistent armor
  • Short range Sub Surveillance
  • Short range Hydrophone with limited charges


As a premium ship, Alliance has no module upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration


The recommended upgrades are:

Commander Skills


Alliance equips the following consumables:


As a premium ship, Alliance comes with Default permanent camouflage and a set of permanent combat bonuses.


Note: Use of the Juliet Charlie signal makes detonation impossible.


Historical Info

Historical Gallery



Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.11.10.

Testing Changes

  • DevBlog 373:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
      • Note: The Dev Blog states Alliance's Dive Capacity recharge rate is 1 units/s, she actually recharges 0.6 units/s.
  • DevBlog 403:
    • Changed parameters of acoustic homing torpedoes:
      • Maximum damage increased from 5,067 to 5,700.
      • Chance to cause flooding reduced from 77 to 29%.
    • Changed parameters of alternative torpedoes:
      • Maximum damage increased from 9,867 to 11,000.
      • Chance to cause flooding reduced from 75 to 63%.
  • DevBlog 409:
    • Fixed a bug with the maximum sonar range of the submarine: now it is equal to the homing torpedo range.
      • Maximum sonar range reduced from 12.5 to 10 km.
  • First appeared on sale March 1, 2023, during Update 12.1:
    • Available as one of 62 random bundles in the British Submarines Early Access event in the Armory (for 1,000 doubloons each).
  • Update 12.3:
    • Fixed the geometry and textures of the ship.
    • Fixed an issue that increased the detectability range of the submarine after emitting a sonar ping while under the cover of smoke.
  • Update 12.4:
    • Fixed an issue that caused the submarine to receive increased damage from high-caliber AP shells.
  • Update 13.1:
    • Turning circle radius reduced from 590 to 460 m.
  • Update 13.2:
    • Torpedoes now do 10% of maximum damage up to 2.9 km, and then scale to 100% damage from 2.9 to 3 km.
    • Stock homing torpedoes changed:
      • Arming distance reduced from 113 to 11 m.
    • Conventional torpedoes changed:
      • Maximum damage increased from 11,000 to 12,600.
      • Arming distance reduced from 524 to 17 m.

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