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Charleston
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Cruiser | U.S.A. | Tier III
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase pricepromo Doubloons
Hit Points29,500 
Main Battery
152 mm/50 Mk614 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fire6.67 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time22.5 sec.
Firing Range12.45 km.
Maximum Dispersion118 m.
HE Shell152 mm HE 105 lb 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,100 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity853 m./s.
HE Shell Weight47.7 kg.
AP Shell152 mm AP 105 lb 
Maximum AP Shell Damage3,000 
Initial AP Shell Velocity853 m./s.
AP Shell Weight47.7 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
76.2 mm/50 Mk4 A18 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range2.5 km.
Rate of Fire12 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell76 mm HE 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,100 
Initial HE Shell Velocity823 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
AA Defense
7.6 mm Hotchkiss Mk18 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second10.4 
. . . Firing Range0.99 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed22 knot
Turning Circle Radius450 m.
Rudder Shift Time8.5 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range10.98 km.
Air Detectability Range5.06 km.
Battle Levels
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Charleston — American promo premium Tier III cruiser.

A St. Louis-class cruiser. A large ship with moderate speed, equipped with a big number of rapid-firing guns. The propulsion unit of the cruiser was protected with side armor.

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)
152 mm/50 Mk.6 on a single mount/casemate mount6.722.51182,10073,000 00
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)
Charleston29,5006102141880 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Mk3 mod. 1012.4 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 21,000 hp22 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 Room Protection

Player Opinion

Performance


Pros:

  • Like St. Louis, Charleston has the most health of any Tier III cruiser.
  • A large arsenal of fourteen 152mm main guns combined with eighteen 76mm secondary guns.
  • Turning circle of only 450 meters.

Cons:

  • Significantly slower rudder shift than that of the St. Louis top hull.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Charleston are as follows:


Slot 1 provides two worthwhile upgrade options. Main Armaments Modification 1 (-20% to the risk of main battery becoming incapacitated. / +50% to main battery survivability. / -20% to main battery repair time. / -20% to the risk of torpedo tubes becoming incapacitated. / +50% to torpedo tubes survivability. / -20% to torpedo tubes repair time.) is generally advised to improve the survivability of the guns. Some players may choose to mount Magazine Modification 1 (Reduces the risk of magazine detonation: -70% risk.) to reduce the chance of a magazine detonation occurring.

Commander Skills

The following information is provided for players who wish to create a permanent captain for the ship. Those players who are retraining captains or using the ship to gain extra experience for a captain should consult the page relevant to the ship to which the captain will be assigned.


Signals

Charleston captains should mount standard signal flags to improve the ship's performance in battle. Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) flags are highly recommended to increase the ship's top speed. India X-Ray (+1% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber above 160mm. / +0.5% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber below 160mm. / +5% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.) and Victor Lima (+1% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber above 160mm / +0.5% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber below 160mm. / +4% chance of causing flooding.) flags can be mounted to improve the main battery's fire chance. November Foxtrot (-5% reload time on all consumables.) and India Yankee (-20% to fire duration.) flags can also be mounted to improve the ship's survivability. Lastly, economic and special signal flags can be mounted to increase the ship's economic gains per battle.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

  1. USS Charleston (C-22) - Wikipedia
  2. St. Louis-class cruiser - Wikipedia
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