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Celebes
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Cruiser | Netherlands | Tier V
Tech Tree Position
De Ruyter
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Kijkduin
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General
Research price11500 exp
Purchase price1,350,000 Credits
Hit Points24,000 
Main Battery
150 mm/50 Mk.9 on a Mk.9 mount4 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire7.06 shots/min.
Reload Time8.5 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time22.5 sec.
Firing Range12.75 km.
Maximum Dispersion120 m.
HE Shell150 mm HE Brisantgranaat 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,150 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell11 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity900 m./s.
HE Shell Weight46 kg.
AP Shell150 mm AP Pantsergranaat 
Maximum AP Shell Damage3,000 
Initial AP Shell Velocity900 m./s.
AP Shell Weight46.7 kg.
AA Defense
40 mm/56 Bofors Model 1936 on a single mount8 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second60 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
25 mm akan L/64 Model 1932 on a twin mount2 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed30.6 knot
Turning Circle Radius580 m.
Rudder Shift Time10.7 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range12.24 km.
Air Detectability Range5.16 km.
Battle Levels
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Celebes — Dutch Tier V cruiser.

This cruiser was a development of the Java-class ships. She was larger in size, and her main battery guns were mounted in turrets.

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)
150 mm/50 Mk.9 on a Mk.9 mount7.122.51202,150113,000 0134,000
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)
Celebes (A)24,0001010048/2 0201,000
Celebes (B)26,6001010048/2 5,100450,000
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
SUO Mk 5 Mod. 1012.8 0134,000
SUO Mk 5 Mod. 21014 3,400300,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 72,000 hp30.6 0134,000

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 Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1 Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

Warning. The data presented in the AA Defense sidebar section may be incorrect.

Celebes is a Tier V cruiser of the Royal Netherlands Navy and is a peculiar ship at that. The main armaments of this vessel are four 150mm cannons in double turrets with two fore and two aft, she has no secondary guns to speak of and rather oddly no torpedoes continuing the tradition from the De Ruyter. Her only other armaments being its 8 x 1 40mm Bofors (which can be increased to 8 x 2) and its 2 x 2 25mm Bofors with most of the AA being located near the aft of the ship and having a maximum range of 3.5km.

The Celebes has the tightest turning radius of all current Tier V cruisers with 580 meters and has a better than average rudder shift time of 7.7 seconds, making her rather responsive to avoiding danger though it does take her a moment before she starts or stops her turns. She is however one of the slowest cruisers with a maximum speed of 30.6 Knots leaving her vulnerable to enemy cruisers and destroyers who can gain on her. Her armor is also relatively thin being 16mm above the waterline and prone to catching fire even from secondary armaments from cruisers if she gets close enough to them.

Her design is similar to her predecessor De Ruyter with more health and has a similar play style, being best used at range of roughly 11km to pepper the enemy with HE or in support of another friendly vessel at a closer range of up to 5km. Close range engagements within 3km or less are to be avoided due to the relatively thin armor and her guns inability to deal with threats quickly and in the case of enemy destroyers, their torpedoes can quickly send the Celebes back to port.

Both of her modifications should be researched, though they will not change the playstyle mentioned above as they provide a minor increase to her main guns range and health. You can also grab the modification for Main Battery 2 and the commander skill Grease the Gears to increase her traverse speed by 30%.

Pros:

  • Good main battery performance, hampered by short range.
  • Submerged citadel with unusually thick turtleback scheme for her tier.
  • Access to the Spotting AircraftWhile active, a spotter plane circles the ship enhancing main battery firing range. consumable.
  • Excellent turning circle and decent rudder shift time.
  • 16% Torpedo Damage Reduction

Cons:

  • Only cruiser at Tier V to have no torpedoes.
  • Thicker armor can arm incoming large calibre AP shells more easily.
  • Average AA defense with very few guns concentrated in certain parts of the ship.
  • Athough agile, a large target and among the slowest cruisers at Tier V.

Research

Researchable module upgrades for Celebes:

  • Hull: Upgrade to Hull (B) for more health and improved AA and maneuverability. Research of this module unlocks progression to VI Kijikduin.
  • Gun Fire Control System: Upgrade to SUO Mk 5 Mod. 2 for an extra 10% range on the main battery.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Celebes are:

Commander Skills

Consumables

Celebes can equip the following:

Signals

Note: Use of the Juliet Charlie signal makes detonation impossible.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.10.4.

Testing Changes

  • Update 0.10.6:
    • Available from completing the second group of Dutch cruisers combat missions.
  • Introduced into the game as a researchable ship in Update 0.10.8.

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