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Battleship | Germany | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
Purchase priceSpecial Doubloons
Hit Points58,800 
Main Battery
305 mm/56 SK C/39 in a turret4 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire2.26 shots/min.
Reload Time26.5 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time30 sec.
Firing Range18.46 km.
Maximum Dispersion244 m.
HE Shell305 mm Spr.Gr. L/3.8 
Maximum HE Shell Damage3,600 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell27 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity865 m./s.
HE Shell Weight415 kg.
AP Shell305 mm P.Spr.Gr. L/4.9 
Maximum AP Shell Damage9,400 
Initial AP Shell Velocity865 m./s.
AP Shell Weight415 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
105 mm/65 SK C/33 on a Dop. L. C/37 mount10 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range7.6 km.
Rate of Fire17.91 shots/min.
Reload Time3.35 sec.
HE Shell105 mm Spr.Gr. Kz. 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,200 
Initial HE Shell Velocity900 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Secondary Armament #2
150 mm/55 SK C/28 on a Dop. L. C/34 mount4 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range7.6 km.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time7.5 sec.
HE Shell150 mm Spr.Gr. L/4.5 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,700 
Initial HE Shell Velocity875 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Secondary Armament #3
150 mm/55 SK C/28 on a Dop. L. C/34 mount2 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range7.6 km.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time7.5 sec.
HE Shell150 mm Spr.Gr. L/4.5 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,700 
Initial HE Shell Velocity875 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Vierling2 х 4 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.67 shots/min.
Reload Time90 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoG7a T1 
Maximum Damage13,700 
Torpedo Speed64 knot
Torpedo Rangekm.
AA Defense
105 mm/65 SK C/33 on a Dop. L. C/37 mount10 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second167 
. . . Firing Range4.5 km.
30 mm/45 Flak 103/38 on a quadruple mount18 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second257.4 
. . . Firing Rangekm.
Maximum Speed32.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius820 m.
Rudder Shift Time15.7 sec.
Surface Detectability Range15.71 km.
Air Detectability Range11.22 km.
Battle Levels

Brandenburg — German special premium Tier VIII battleship.

A battleship design that was close to the Bismarck class, but carried a different main battery consisting of twelve 305 mm guns that were developed in Germany in the late 1930s.

Brandenburg was first released for sale on 15 Oct 2021.


Main Battery Guns Rate of Fire
180° 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
305 mm/56 SK C/39 in a turret2.3302443,600279,400 00
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Brandenburg58,80019360410/618/102 00
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
180° Turn Time
Maximum Damage
Torpedo Speed
Torpedo Range
Research price
Purchase price
G7a T10.7907.213,700646 00
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
FKS Typ 8 Mod. 10 00
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 180,000 hp32.5 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1 
Main Armaments Modification 1
Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1
Magazine Modification 1
Spotting Aircraft Modification 1
Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2 
Damage Control System Modification 1
Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3 
Main Battery Modification 2
Secondary Battery Modification 1
AA Guns Modification 1
Aiming Systems Modification 1
Torpedo Tubes Modification 1
 Slot 4 
Damage Control System Modification 2
Propulsion Modification 1
Steering Gears Modification 1
Airstrike Modification 1
 Slot 5 
Torpedo Lookout System
Concealment System Modification 1
Ship Consumables Modification 1

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.

In 1939, German engineers developed a prototype of a 305 mm gun that the Kriegsmarine planned to install on battlecruisers that were being designed at that time. Their mission would be raiding enemy trade routes. In World of Warships, these unique guns are affixed to Tier VIII Brandenburg's main battery turrets, sporting twelve 305 mm rifles in a 4x3 configuration.

Brandenburg represents a new class of ship that could have been interpreted to be a development of the successful ocean raider design of Scharnhorst class ships. In World of Warships, Brandenburg is extremely similar to Tirpitz and Bismarck, also at Tier VIII.

Those experienced with the playstyles, strengths, and weaknesses of Tirpitz and Bismarck will find that Brandenburg is quite similar, sharing many attributes with these ships. However, there are some key differences that distinguish Brandenburg from her Tier VIII counterparts. For example, her maximum speed is somewhat slower than Tirpitz, as well as Bismarck, when upgraded. Moving to combat capability, the main battery gun range and maximum potential damage of main battery shells are lower than that of Tirpitz and Bismarck. Her HP pool is nearly 15 percent lower than that of Tirpitz and Bismarck, putting her at a significant disadvantage in terms of survivability. This is important due to her placement at Tier VIII, making it possible for Brandenburg to face Tier IX and X ships.

Brandenburg does have some shared traits, such as her secondary battery firing range. However, Brandenburg further differs from Tirpitz and Bismarck in that she has a slightly better turning radius, carries two additional 105 mm secondary battery mounts, has better main battery dispersion, and sports marginally better torpedo protection damage reduction. Her anti-aircraft armament is more powerful when compared to these ships, making Brandenburg a better choice when there is a high likelihood of being matched against aircraft carriers in a battle.

Brandenburg can be played in many ways, but her HP pool is the limiting factor in aggressive gameplay. Her secondary battery armament will surely prove useful in close engagements. Torpedoes allow Brandenburg to finish the job, and additional main battery rifles increase the odds of scoring a hit when firing a full salvo at enemy ships.

Players interested in acquiring Brandenburg would be best served by first acquiring Bismarck or Tirpitz, as both of those ships are more forgiving than Brandenburg, due to her lower HP pool at Tier VIII. She is certainly a strong ship, but players must be cautious to preserve her hit points to keep her in battle as long as possible.


  • Better torpedo protection than that of Tirpitz and Bismarck.
  • Much quicker rudder than Bismarck.
  • Four more main battery rifles than Tirpitz and Bismarck.
  • Good secondary battery, with two more 105 mm mounts than Tirpitz and Bismarck.
  • Good anti-aircraft armament, better than that of Tirpitz and Bismarck.
  • Same torpedoes as Tirpitz


  • Nearly 15% lower hit point pool than that of Tirpitz and Bismarck.
  • Shorter main battery range than Tirpitz and Bismarck.
  • Lower main battery potential shell damage.


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

Optimal Configuration

Brandenburg has powerful secondary batteries so responds well to a Secondaries build.


The recommended upgrades are:

Commander Skills

The recommended skills are identical to those for Tirpitz.


Brandenburg can equip the following consumables:


As a premium ship, Brandenburg 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 0.10.6, added to the files in July 2020.

Testing Changes

  • DevBlog 45:
    • Added to the game files.
  • DevBlog 176:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • DevBlog 187:
    • Increased the accuracy of the secondary battery to the level of other standard German battleships.
    • Main battery reload time decreased from 28 to 26.5 s.
    • Sigma parameter increased from 1.6 to 1.8.
  • First appeared on sale in October 2021 (during Update 0.10.9).
    • Available as one of the drops from the "German Battleships" containers released via Twitch Prime on October 14, 2021 (and in the Premium store).
    • Available for purchase in the Armory for 12,800 doubloons and in the Premium store.
  • Update 0.11.4:
    • The aft-wards firing angle of the port-side #3 150mm secondary was improved by 5 degrees to match that of its starboard-side twin. (Bug fix).
  • Update 12.8:
    • Fixed the Commander skill recommendation for the ship.

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