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Cruiser | Spain | Tier VI
Tech Tree Position
Purchase price5,500 Doubloons
Hit Points35,100 
Main Battery
203 mm/50 BL Model 1924 Mk.D in a turret4 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time12 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time22.5 sec.
Firing Range16.15 km.
Maximum Dispersion144 m.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
AP Shell203 mm AP 256 lb Mk I 
Maximum AP Shell Damage3,800 
Initial AP Shell Velocity814 m./s.
AP Shell Weight85 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
120 mm/45 Mk.F on a shielded mount8 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range4.96 km.
Rate of Fire17.14 shots/min.
Reload Time3.5 sec.
HE Shell120 mm granada rompedora HE 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,700 
Initial HE Shell Velocity808 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
AA Defense
120 mm/45 Mk.F on a shielded mount8 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second53.6 
. . . Firing Range4.5 km.
37 mm/83 SK C/30 on a Dopp LC/30 mount6 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second12 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
20 mm/65 C/38 on an L/30 single mount2 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
Maximum Speed33 knot
Turning Circle Radius740 m.
Rudder Shift Time9.6 sec.
Surface Detectability Range11.16 km.
Air Detectability Range6.48 km.
Battle Levels

Canarias — Spanish premium Tier VI cruiser.

After signing the Washington Naval Treaty, which specified the maximum characteristics of cruisers, the leading naval powers started building heavy cruisers. Spain, too, strived to keep its fleet effective and modern. In 1928, two cruisers of a new class were laid down. They were named Canarias and Baleares after large Spanish archipelagos. Canarias was the most powerful ship involved in the Spanish Civil War. She took part in the Battle of Cape Spartel, hunted for Republican cargo ships, and attacked coastal fortifications. After the war, Canarias remained the flagship of the Spanish Navy for 40 years.

Canarias first became available during the Gibraltar Pillars event during Update 0.11.1. on 16 Feb 2022.


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
203 mm/50 BL Model 1924 Mk.D in a turret522.51443,800 00
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Canarias35,1001351482/6/8 00
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
SCI Mk VI Mod. 10 00
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 90,000 hp33 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1 
Main Armaments Modification 1
Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1
Magazine Modification 1
Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2 
Damage Control System Modification 1
Engine Boost Modification 1
Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1
Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3 
Main Battery Modification 2
Secondary Battery Modification 1
AA Guns Modification 1
Aiming Systems Modification 1
 Slot 4 
Damage Control System Modification 2
Propulsion Modification 1
Steering Gears Modification 1
Airstrike 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.

With the large, iconic, and frankly out-of-place Spanish flags along her hull, Canarias is the first Spanish ship to enter the game and quite an unusual heavy cruiser at her tier. To begin, compared to her older counterparts Canarias has access to only Armor Piercing (AP) ammunition for her eight 203mm guns, unlike other cruisers which have access to both AP and High Explosive (HE) ammunition, or in some cases Semi-Armor Piercing (SAP) shells. She compensates for this with improved characteristics on her AP shells, with an improved fuse timer and auto bounce angles reminiscent of Royal Navy light cruisers that allow her to deal consistent damage against thinly armored targets such as destroyers and to score consistent citadel hits on cruisers with exposed citadel plating, though her shells are easily defeated by ships with spaced armor belts.

The uniqueness doesn't stop there. Canarias is also equipped with a French Engine Boost Consumable that grants a 15 percent speed increase for a duration of 180 seconds, or up to 234 seconds with the appropriate module slotted. This, along with the Sierra Mike signal flag, gives Canarias a top speed of 39.4 knots — the highest top speed of any of the Tier VI cruisers and also grants her a unique level of flexibility in being able to reposition quickly to deal with threats.

Speaking of threats, however, this is where the shortcomings begin. Canarias, unfortunately, doesn't get any improved armor plating similar to Pensacola, or even a heal similar to Devonshire, with which she more or less shares an armor scheme. Her armor renders her somewhat fragile against battleship-caliber weaponry, though she does have a nice big slug of health at 35,100 health points. In addition, while she does come armed with 8-inch (203mm) guns, her AP alpha is actually very low, at just 3800 versus 4400-4600 for most cruisers at this tier, and while the improved fuse and ricochet angles result in consistently damaging salvos, they won't really hurt that much against anything larger than a cruiser, even with her fairly quick 12 second reload time and fairly good 16.15km maximum range.

Overall, while Canarias does bring something fresh and unique to the table as far as Tier VI cruiser game play, as well as being another unique historical premium ship, her game impact and damage dealing ability is largely limited to dealing with destroyers and light cruisers. She lacks HE shells to set consistent fires and her chip damage versus battleships stacks up slowly against the more well-armored targets at Tier VI or higher tiers. So while a good ship, she's not exactly spectacular, but definitely makes up for it by being fresh and unique.


  • Good health pool of 35,100 HP
  • Decent to good main battery range
  • Quick-ish reload for a Tier VI heavy cruiser
  • Royal Navy-style AP Shells.
  • High speed with Engine Boost
  • Good concealment of 10km with Concealment Expert


  • No HE shells
  • AP, while improved, does lower damage compared to 8-inch armed counterparts
  • Fairly mediocre armor scheme and plating
  • Poor AA Defenses


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

Optimal Configuration


The recommended upgrades are:

Commander Skills


Canarias equips the following consumables:


As a premium ship, Canarias 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 0.10.11.

Testing Changes

  • DevBlog 243:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • DevBlog 257:
    • The ship will lose approximately 15% less speed while turning.
    • Interval between salvos in the alternate firing mode increased from 1 to 1.2 s.
    • Main battery reload time in the alternate firing mode increased from 40 to 45 s.
  • DevBlog 264:
    • Alternate Burst Fire mode removed.
    • Main battery firing range increased from 14.5 to 16.5 km.
    • Added Engine Boost consumable that increases maximum speed by 15%.
    • Main battery reload time decreased from 15 to 10 s.
    • Changed AP shell parameters:
      • Maximum damage increased from 3,800 to 4,500.
      • Armor penetration doubled.
  • DevBlog 269:
    • Main battery reload time increased from 10 to 10.5 s.
    • Main battery firing range decreased from 16.5 to 16.1 km.
    • AP shell maximum damage decreased from 4,500 to 4,250.
  • DevBlog 275:
    • Main battery reload time increased from 10.5 to 12 s.
    • AP shell maximum damage decreased from 4,250 to 3,800.
    • Base detectability range by sea increased from 10.8 to 11.5 km. Other detectability ranges increased accordingly.
  • Update 0.11.1:
    • First available for 70 Mediterranean Tokens during the Gibraltar Pillars event.
  • Update 0.11.5:
    • The name of the main battery caliber shell was changed from 203 mm AP 256 lb to 203 mm AP 256 lb Mk I

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