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Black Swan
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Cruiser | U.K. | Tier I
Tech Tree Position
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Weymouth
General
Hit Points6,450 
Main Battery
102 mm/45 QF Mk XIX3 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire10 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
Rotation Speed10 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time18 sec.
Firing Range8.75 km.
Maximum Dispersion80 m.
HE Shell102 mm HE 35 lb Practice 
Maximum HE Shell Damage750 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity811 m./s.
HE Shell Weight15.88 kg.
AA Defense
102 mm/45 QF Mk XIX3 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second28.2 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
40 mm Vickers 2-pdr. Mk VII1 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed19 knot
Turning Circle Radius350 m.
Rudder Shift Time2.9 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range7.02 km.
Air Detectability Range4.36 km.
Battle Levels
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Black Swan — British Tier I cruiser.

The Black Swan-class sloops — the most numerous ships of this type in the Royal Navy during World War II — were intended for escorting and guarding convoys. They had a rather moderate speed, but outgunned their foreign counterparts in terms of firepower and rate of fire.

Modules

Main Battery Guns Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
180° 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)
102 mm/45 QF Mk XIX1018807506 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)
Black Swan (A)6,450313310 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Mk I mod. 108.7 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 4,300 hp19 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1 Damage Control Party Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

All British ship branches originate with the svelte, nimble Black Swan.

Pros:

  • Most guns of all Tier I ships.
  • Highest damage per salvo of all Tier I ships.
  • Many hit points.
  • Low detectability range.
  • Decent shell speed and arcs.
  • Very good maneuverability.
  • Good acceleration and deceleration.

Cons:

  • Relatively no armor like other Tier I ships.
  • Slowest Tier I ship (together with Bougainville and Chengan).
  • Longest reload time of all Tier I ships (together with Erie).
  • Low shell damage.
  • Low chance of causing a fire with one shell.
  • Short firing range.


    See also: Comparison of Tier I Cruisers.

Research

Like all Tier I ships, Black Swan has no researchable upgrades.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrade for Black Swan is as follows:

Commander Skills

While Basic Firing Training is a great Tier 1 skill for Black Swan commanders, it is not valuable again until Tier IV or V. Captains may wish to invest in Basics of Survivability instead and then redistribute the commander skill points later on.

Consumables

As a Tier I ship, she only has access to the Damage Control Party consumable.

Camouflage

Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage can be equipped for credits; Types 2 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce the accuracy of incoming shells.

Signals

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

  1. HMS Black Swan (L57) - Wikipedia
  2. Black Swan-class sloop - Wikipedia
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