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Destroyer | U.S.A. | Tier IV
Tech Tree Position
Research price6000 exp
Purchase price720,000 Credits
Hit Points8,800 
Main Battery
102 mm/50 Mk.9 on a shielded mount4 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fire8.57 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
Rotation Speed10 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time18 sec.
Firing Range7.85 km.
Maximum Dispersion73 m.
HE Shell102 mm HE/HC Mk15 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,500 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity884 m./s.
HE Shell Weight14.97 kg.
AP Shell102 mm AP/SC Mk16 
Maximum AP Shell Damage1,700 
Initial AP Shell Velocity884 m./s.
AP Shell Weight14.97 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Triple4 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire1.36 shots/min.
Reload Time44 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoBliss Leavitt Mk9 mod. 1b 
Maximum Damage9,900 
Torpedo Speed56 knot
Torpedo Range5.04 km.
AA Defense
76.2 mm/23 Mk.14 on a single mount1 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second
. . . Firing Rangekm.
Maximum Speed35 knot
Turning Circle Radius520 m.
Rudder Shift Time4.1 sec.
Surface Detectability Range6.81 km.
Air Detectability Range2.46 km.
Battle Levels

Clemson — American Tier IV destroyer.

The Clemson class differed from its predecessor by its increased range and improved anti-submarine capabilities, which were installed to combat German submarines. Some of the ships were converted into minelayers, some of which were transferred to the U.K. During World War II, the lead ship was deployed in the USS Bogue aircraft carrier group, then participated in the Pacific campaign. Over the course of World War II, the ship was awarded nine battle stars.


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
102 mm/50 Mk.9 on a single mount/shielded mount8.618731,50061,700 050,000
102 mm/50 Mk.9 on a twin mount8.618731,50061,700 650100,000
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Clemson (A)8,800613414 077,000
Clemson (B)10,90061342/14 1,100178,000
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
180° Turn Time
Maximum Damage
Torpedo Speed
Torpedo Range
Research price
Purchase price
Bliss Leavitt Mk91.4447.29,900565 070,000
Mark 110.9707.211,733565.5 1,000152,000
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
Mk4 mod. 10 044,000
Mk4 mod. 20 650102,000
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 27,000 hp35 048,000

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
Engine Room Protection

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.

As a torpedo boat, Clemson is a difficult destroyer to play due to its poor, short-ranged torpedoes. While the upgraded torpedoes have an added 1700 damage and 0.5km range, it has an increased reload time of 26 seconds (23.4 with Torpedo Armament Expertise skill), which makes it questionable to upgrade to the Mk 11 torpedoes. The guns are excellent with relatively good shell speed and penetration for 102mm guns. However, its range is relatively short, much like a Japanese destroyer at 8.6km. Additionally, it has a relatively high detectability of 7km, slightly worse than its Tier V counterpart and much worse than the Isokaze. However, it does have good rudder shift time, allowing for short-notice dodging. Its 2x3 torpedoes per side allow it to launch waves of torpedoes and keep the enemy at arm's length.

In summary, it is a solid US destroyer, featuring good shell speed and maneuverability despite the below-average torpedoes.


  • Relatively good ergonomics for a small ship.
  • Good shell speed.
  • Good HE damage and AP penetration.
  • Fast turret traverse and reload.
  • The gun upgrade replaces the single turrets with twins, doubling the firepower and outgunning any same-tier destroyer.
  • Fast rudder shift time.
  • Small profile.
  • Relatively quick torpedo reload- until the upgrade.


  • High detectability.
  • Very short-ranged torpedoes (cannot torpedo outside of detection range).


Availability of researchable upgrades for Clemson is as follows:

  • Main Battery: Unlocking and equipping this module doubles the number of Clemson’s main battery guns; all of her single-mount guns become double mounts. Hull (B) must be researched in order to research this module.
  • Hull: Upgrade to Hull (B) for a healthy boost in hit points, a few more AA mounts, and marginally faster rudder shift times. Research of this module unlocks progression to Nicholas.
  • Torpedoes: Upgrade to the Mark 11 torpedoes for more damage and range. Hull (B) must be researched in order to research this module.
  • Gun Fire Control System: Upgrade to Mk4 mod. 2 for an extra 10% range on the main battery.
Hull (B) is the priority here, as all of Clemson’s best upgrades are locked behind it. The improved Main Battery module is arguably more powerful than the upgraded Torpedo one; being able to put six 102mm barrels on target gives Clemson nearly unparalleled firepower at her tier for gunning down enemy destroyers.

Optimal Configuration


The recommended upgrades for Clemson are as follows:

Commander Skills


Clemson can equip the following consumables:


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


Historical Info

Historical Gallery



  1. USS Clemson (DD-186) - Wikipedia
  2. Clemson-class destroyer - Wikipedia

Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Added to the game in Update 0.1.6.
  • Update 0.2.3:
    • Firing arcs of the torpedo tubes were reduced.
  • Update 0.5.1:
    • The detectability when firing was increased by 60 m from ships and by 40 m from enemy aircraft.
  • Update 0.5.2:
    • Experience earnings reduced by 2%.
    • Credit earnings increased by 10%.
  • Update 0.5.7:
    • The armor model of the hull was refined.
  • Update 0.5.8:
    • The sector of rotation of the main battery turret No. 1 is equal to 360°.
  • Update 0.6.12:
    • Detectability when firing main guns in smoke changed to 2.21 km.
    • Improved appearance of the ship with a special technology for improved rendering of subtle elements (mainly rigging). This will not affect the performance of the game in any way.
  • Update 0.6.13:
    • Fire extinguishing time now 30 instead of 60 s.
    • The survivability of air defense weapons was tested and brought to a unified standard. The change affects the 76.2 mm gun.
  • Update 0.10.5:
    • Fixed geometry and textures of the ship.
  • Update 0.11.6:
    • Ship's 3D model changed, resulting in:
      • 0.03 m increase in draught.
      • 0.02 m increase in hull height.
      • 0.06 m increase in waterline length.
      • 0.06 m decrease in total length.
      • 0.08 m decrease in waterline hull width.
      • 0.08 m decrease in maximum hull width.
    • Fourth main battery gun moved from the superstructure to the deck at the stern, and can now rotate 360 degrees.
    • Aiming sector of the researchable upgrade second and third main battery turrets increased by 5 degrees.
    • Amount of HP in the bow of Hull A decreased from 1,400 to 1,300.
    • Amount of HP in the superstructure of Hull A increased from 500 to 600.
    • Amount of HP in the bow of Hull B decreased from 1,700 to 1,600.
    • Amount of HP in the superstructure of Hull B increased from 600 to 800.
    • Amount of HP in the stern of Hull B decreased from 1,000 to 900.
  • Update 13.1:
    • Stock Torpedo reload time increased from 40 to 44 s.
    • Researchable Torpedo reload time increased from 66 to 70 s.

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