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Cruiser | Spain | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
Research price110000 exp
Purchase price9,000,000 Credits
Hit Points36,800 
Main Battery
203 mm/53 Model 1927 in a turret3 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire4.8 shots/min.
Reload Time12.5 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time25.71 sec.
Firing Range15.04 km.
Maximum Dispersion136 m.
HE Shell203 mm proiettili HE 1927 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,850 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell15 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity900 m./s.
HE Shell Weight125.3 kg.
AP Shell203 mm proiettili AP 1927 
Maximum AP Shell Damage4,800 
Initial AP Shell Velocity900 m./s.
AP Shell Weight125.3 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
128 mm/61 KM40 in a turret6 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range6.6 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 tubo lanciasiluri2 х 4 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.57 shots/min.
Reload Time106 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo533 mm Si 270 ES 
Maximum Damage15,867 
Torpedo Speed61 knot
Torpedo Range8.01 km.
AA Defense
128 mm/61 KM40 in a turret6 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second74.4 
. . . Firing Range5.19 km.
20 mm/65 Model 1939 on a Model 1939 mount10 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second23 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
37 mm/54 Model 1939 on a Model RM1939 mount6 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second53.4 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
Maximum Speed37 knot
Turning Circle Radius850 m.
Rudder Shift Time14.4 sec.
Surface Detectability Range14.2 km.
Air Detectability Range9.04 km.
Battle Levels

Cataluña — Spanish Tier VIII cruiser.

After the Nationalists proclaimed victory in the Civil War, ties between Spain and the Fascist regime in Italy built up momentum. Suffering from a scarcity of modern ships of all types in its service, Spain planned to study the latest advancements in global shipbuilding, including those made by Italy. The Ansaldo company came up with three heavy cruiser projects for Spain, each with its own armament composition. One of the projects provided for armament to be made up of three 203 mm triple-gun mounts.

Cataluña was first Fully released During 12.8


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/53 Model 1927 in a turret4.825.71362,850154,800 0900,000
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Cataluña (A)36,800161803610/6/62 01,350,000
Cataluña (B)40,800161803610/6/62 36,0002,100,000
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
180° Turn Time
Maximum Damage
Torpedo Speed
Torpedo Range
Research price
Purchase price
533 mm Si 270 ES0.61067.215,866618 0900,000
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
SCI Mk VIII Mod. 10 0900,000
SCI Mk VIII Mod. 20 24,0001,400,000
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 200,000 hp37 0900,000

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

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

Cataluña 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: 31 seconds
  • Interval between individual shots: 1.8 seconds
  • Number of bursts in a series: 2

As the first high-tier ship in the Spanish cruiser line, Cataluña further expands on the line’s playstyle as long-range cruisers with access to Burst Fire.


Like most cruisers, Cataluña's armor cannot be relied upon. Her 180 mm main belt will do little against most AP shells striking it broadside. Her bow and stern are 25 mm, which allows overmatch by the numerous 380 mm+ guns that are quite common on battleships within her tier spread. Her torpedo protection is only 7%, providing little defense against torpedoes. She boasts a respectable HP pool at 40,800. Despite this, captains should rely on active dodging, in order to mitigate damage.

Cataluña's maneuverability leaves much to be desired. While she can reach a high speed of 37 knots, her 10.3 second rudder shift and 850 m turning circle are both rather poor. She also has poor concealment, reaching only 11.5 km when fully specced. As such, captains should pick and choose their engagements carefully.


Cataluña carries nine 203 mm guns in three triple turrets. Her AP shells have good armor penetration and damage, while her HE shells have standard characteristics for their caliber. Captains should seek to use AP against broadside cruisers and the upper belts of battleships, as she can deal decent damage against them. She has a moderate reload of 12.5 seconds, which gives her average damage output overall. Her range is decent at 16.5 km, and combined with her flat ballistics, she is able to engage enemies comfortably at long distances. Cataluña also has acceptable gun handling, with her guns having a 25.7-second 180* turn time, as well as good firing angles. This allows her to present a smaller target when engaging enemies.

Cataluña also has the ability to use Burst Fire. She can fire two salvoes in quick succession, but it has a long reload of 31 seconds. Captains should use it at good opportunities, such as against broadside enemy ships, to secure a kill, or right before a ship leaves her gun range.

Cataluña carries decent torpedo armament. She has two quintuple torpedo tubes, one on each side. Her torpedoes have decent damage and speed, at 15,867 and 61 knots respectively, but a short range of 8 km. Their reload is an acceptable 106 seconds. Captains will find they are mostly useful at close range, mainly as a self-defense weapon.

Cataluña’s AA defenses are poor overall. She has a good max range of 6 km, but all of her auras have low DPS values. As a result, her best defense against enemy aircraft is sticking close to allied ships for their AA protection.

Cataluña carries standard Depth Charge Airstrikes for a Tier VIII cruiser. She has access to two charges, with a 7 km range and a 30-second reload. Each charge has one aircraft armed with two bombs that deal up to 4,200 damage each. Captains should make active use of this armament whenever there are signs of a submarine's presence nearby, such as fuel spills and sonar pings.


Cataluña has access to a good amount of consumables. Alongside her standard Damage Control PartyWhen activated, instantly repairs fires, floods, and incapacitations, and prevents more for the duration., she has the Repair PartyWhile active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second. consumable, which gives her extra survivability over most of her peers. She has a choice between Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain. and Defensive AA FireWhile active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased. in one slot, and a choice between Spotting AircraftWhile active, a spotter plane circles the ship enhancing main battery firing range. and Catapult FighterWhile active, a group of fighter planes circles the ship providing protection by attacking incoming enemy aircraft. in another. Captains should take the Hydroacoustic Search for extra utility, and the Spotting Aircraft to extend her maximum firing range and thus allow engaging enemies at longer distances.


Cataluña plays like a typical long-range kiting cruiser. Captains should use her gun range to keep enemy ships at a distance. Using both her AP and HE shells as needed will allow captains to deal efficient damage in battle. In addition, her Burst Fire allows her to easily punish enemy misplays, or deal lots of damage in a short amount of time. Captains should take note of her poor armor, rudder shift, and turning circle, and plan their actions accordingly.

Captains who prefer the playstyle of kiting cruisers will feel comfortable in Cataluña. Her tools give her many ways to influence a battle, while her Burst Fire additionally opens up new opportunities to capitalize on.


  • Guns have flat ballistics, with good AP shell penetration and damage
  • Access to Burst Fire, allowing her to quickly deal damage
  • Fast reloading torpedoes
  • High maximum speed
  • Access to Repair PartyWhile active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second.


  • Poor armor
  • Burst Fire has a long cooldown
  • Short-ranged torpedoes
  • Poor AA
  • Poor rudder shift time and turning circle
  • Poor concealment


Researchable upgrades for Cataluña:

  1. Hull: Upgrade to Hull (B) for improved survivability, maneuverability and AA. Research of this module unlocks progression to Andalucía.
  2. Gun Fire Control System: Upgrade to SCI Mk VIII Mod. 2 for an extra 10% range on the main battery.

Optimal Configuration


The recommended upgrades are:

Commander Skills


Cataluña 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 40 to 25 s.
  • DevBlog 426:
    • Time interval between burst fire salvoes increased from 1.2 to 1.8 s.
    • Burst fire reload time increased from 25 to 26.5 s.
    • Main battery reload time reduced from 11 to 10.5 s.
  • DevBlog 452:
    • Detectability range by sea increased from 13.8 to 14.2 km.
      • Other types of detectability were increased accordingly.
  • DevBlog 459:
    • Main battery reload time increased from 10.5 to 12.5 s.
    • Burst fire reload time increased from 26.5 to 31 s.
  • Update 12.6:
    • Available from sequential bundle #6 of the Spanish Cruisers event (for Gold Spanish Tokens).
    • The Celestial Dragon permanent camouflage was added.
  • Introduced into the game as a researchable ship in Update 12.8.

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