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Cruiser | Spain | Tier X
Tech Tree Position
Research price240000 exp
Purchase price20,000,000 Credits
Hit Points51,000 
Main Battery
254 mm/60 in a turret3 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire4.62 shots/min.
Reload Time13 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time25.71 sec.
Firing Range17.13 km.
Maximum Dispersion151 m.
HE Shell254 mm granada rompedora HE it 
Maximum HE Shell Damage3,450 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell16 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity954 m./s.
HE Shell Weight227.9 kg.
AP Shell254 mm obús perforante AP it 
Maximum AP Shell Damage6,150 
Initial AP Shell Velocity945 m./s.
AP Shell Weight227.9 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
128 mm/61 KM40 in a turret8 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range7.3 km.
Rate of Fire15 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell128 mm granada rompedora HE ger 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,500 
Initial HE Shell Velocity900 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Quintuple2 х 5 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.57 shots/min.
Reload Time106 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo533 mm Mk IX ES 
Maximum Damage16,633 
Torpedo Speed62 knot
Torpedo Range8.01 km.
AA Defense
128 mm/61 KM40 in a turret8 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second99.2 
. . . Firing Range5.19 km.
37 mm/54 Model 1939 on a quadruple mount12 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second229.2 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
20 mm/70 Breda Model 1941 on a sextuple mount8 х 6 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second49.6 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
Maximum Speed37 knot
Turning Circle Radius820 m.
Rudder Shift Time11.5 sec.
Surface Detectability Range14.5 km.
Air Detectability Range11.34 km.
Battle Levels

Castilla — Spanish Tier X cruiser.

While developing their own heavy cruisers, Spanish engineers actively adopted Italian experience and the latest achievements of Italian engineering in the field of ship armor protection and armaments. The knowledge gained could have culminated in a project based on a fusion of Italian and Spanish naval design thinking—projects of the Ansaldo cruisers and a project for a "Super Washington" cruiser from the Ferrol shipyard.

Castilla was first released for sale on DD MMM YYYY.


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
254 mm/60 in a turret4.625.71513,450166,150 02,000,000
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Castilla51,00016250388/12/82 03,000,000
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
180° Turn Time
Maximum Damage
Torpedo Speed
Torpedo Range
Research price
Purchase price
533 mm Mk IX ES0.61067.216,633628 02,000,000
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
SCI Mk X Mod. 10 02,000,000
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 200,000 hp37 02,000,000

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
Defensive AA Fire 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
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
Steering Gears Modification 2
Ship Consumables Modification 1
 Slot 6 
Main Battery Modification 3
Torpedo Tubes Modification 2
Gun Fire Control System Modification 2
Auxiliary Armaments Modification 2

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.

Combat Capability - Alternative Firing Modes

Castilla can alternate between a regular firing mode and a Burst Fire firing mode. Firing the guns with the alternative firing mode enabled will fire 2 salvos in quick succession. This firing mode takes much longer to reload.


Burst fire can be toggled on and off at will.


  • Reload time: 28.5 seconds
  • Interval between individual shots: 1.2 seconds
  • Number of bursts in a series: 2

The Ship

Castilla, is the Tier X Spanish heavy cruiser, capping off the tech tree line by succeeding the Andalucía, this ship embodies Italian ship design of a fast and maneuverable ship, which maintains good armor protection and survivability for her class. The standout feature is the ability to burst fire two salvos in 1.5 seconds, with a cooldown after. As this feature is an Alternative Fire mode, Castilla is able to utilize it as many times as she wants in a battle. Sporting 254mm guns supported by a solid mix of consumables in a maneuverable, fairly well protected package.

Armor and Survivability

Castilla has the armor protection and health pool fitting of a heavy cruiser. Her hull resembles the Napoli, but only in shape, her armor protection is different, and less effective. It follows the same spaced armor scheme of Andalucia, with a slightly thicker side plate within her hull that helps protect her citadel from small caliber rounds, such as those of light cruisers and destroyers. Another place she differs from Napoli is her icebreaker, which protects her nose from large caliber shells from punching through to her citadel - this icebreaker doesn’t cover as much of her bow, nor does it match that of a German icebreaker for example, meaning shells can still punch through the thinner plating above it more regularly. This is still an improvement over some other heavy cruisers in her tier such as the Goliath or the Kommissar. She has a health pool of 51,000 HP, which is standard for a tier X heavy cruiser, and gives her a comfortable margin to play in. Also given her highly competitive speed and concealment, she becomes quite survivable for a cruiser. Even with good armor and a respectable health pool for a cruiser, captains still must be careful, other heavy cruisers will still be able to heavily punish her if she shows too much broadside, and most battleships at her tier will be able to punch through her nose, above the ice breaker and into her citadel. All to say she is not a bow tanking cruiser by any means, and prefers medium to long range engagements.


Castilla sports nine 254mm guns, housed in three triple gun turrets, these shoot standard HE and AP rounds, with a fair amount of accuracy, out to a base of 17.1km which can be increased further with equipment upgrades. These guns reload at a base 13 seconds, and after using burst fire mode, in 28.5 seconds, both reload times can be reduced by using the reload modification in her equipment. The guns on Castilla are quite good for a cruiser; they are a larger caliber at 254mm, hit hard, and have a comfortably flat trajectory. What really makes this ship shine is its burst fire mode, being able to fire two salvos within 1.5 seconds on demand is extremely rewarding to captains who can recognize an opportunity and capitalize on it. In addition the reload isn’t too long, so captains should not hesitate to use it. All together, these guns give Castilla a strong salvo weight, respectable sustained damage output, as well as an excellent ability to punish mistakes made by other captains. To supplement her guns, she is also equipped with a quintuple torpedo tube launcher on each side, but with a range of 8km they are mainly a deterrent against enemy ships rushing in too close. They have average damage for their tier, and a reload time of over a minute and a half (106 seconds). While also having a flood chance slightly above average for her class and tier. The torpedoes themselves are comparable to those on Goliath, although shorter range than Goliath. The torpedoes can be launched in an extremely wide spread, and at good angles while kiting away, also lending themselves as a strong deterrent for enemy ships pushing her. Castilla’s secondary battery is also nothing special, consisting of eight 128mm guns on each side, possessing a modest range of 7.7km.

Concealment and Maneuverability

Castilla is a heavy cruiser, carrying large guns for her class and thicker armor to boot. Yet she still maintains excellent maneuverability and stealth. She has a fast rudder shift time, a good turning radius and a great top speed of 37kts base. Captains can take the concealment skill and equipment upgrade to get her concealment down to 11.7km. The combination of maneuverability, speed, and stealth means captains can control the range of engagement, and dictate their own terms to most enemies. Making the ship very comfortable to play.

Anti-Aircraft suite and Anti-Submarine Warfare

Castilla is not an AA cruiser, her damage range and output is roughly average compared to other heavy cruisers, she is out matched by Des Moines and light cruisers, but she can hold her own better than the Petropavlovsk or Napoli. As for her ASW, she runs the standard two depth charge airstrikes which reload in 30 seconds. She does carry hydroacoustic search, which can be helpful finding submarines. Overall, in games where she could be threatened by planes or submarines, captains should take care to stay close to teammates for protection and safety in numbers.

Battle Performance

Castilla is a cruiser that excels in medium to long range engagements, and is generally a very comfortable cruiser to play. She can move around very quickly, largely unspotted, and lay out damage as needed. She takes the damage aspect one step further with her burst fire, allowing captains to capitalize on opportunities other ships cannot. Because burst fire is an Alternative Fire mode, she can use her burst fire as many times as she wishes throughout a match. Although many ships sport some sort of reload booster or burst fire, none of them can put it together with the same package Castilla offers. She is much better armored than Edgar, stealthier than Condé, and has larger guns than Austin. This package makes Castilla great for applying pressure to flanks and catching enemy ships off guard. She can also reposition very quickly as needed. She brings all the tools necessary to play slightly aggressive and support other friendly ships pushing, or to play passively over longer ranged fights, ready to punish any enemy that makes a mistake.


  • Excellent, very comfortable main battery
  • Extremely usable burst fire
  • Great maneuverability and speed
  • Nine main battery guns, and five torpedoes
  • Strong armor scheme
  • Very Competitive concealment
  • Option to carry Hydroacoustic search


  • Icebreaker leaves much of the upper bow exposed
  • Large target
  • Lacks Radar
  • Like a lot of ships, relies on teammates for protection from planes
  • Poor forward firing angles on torpedoes


As a top-tier ship, Castilla has no module upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration


The recommended upgrades are:

Commander Skills


Castilla equips the following consumables:


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 12.4.

Testing Changes

  • DevBlog 437:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • DevBlog 446:
    • The burst fire bonuses to AP shell penetration and damage have been removed.
    • Burst fire cooldown time reduced from 30 to 28.5 s.
  • DevBlog 452:
    • Detectability range by sea increased from 13.6 to 14.5 km.
      • Other types of detectability were increased accordingly.
  • Update 12.6:
    • Available from the final of 9 sequential bundles of the Spanish Cruisers event, for 20,000 doubloons.
    • The Sand Dragon permanent camouflage was added.
  • Introduced into the game as a researchable ship in Update 12.8.
  • Update 12.8:
    • Fixed textures for the ship.

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