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Duke of York
Battleship | U.K. | Tier VII
Tech Tree Position
Purchase priceSpecial Doubloons
Hit Points60,500 
Main Battery
356 mm/45 Mk.VII on a Mk.III mount2 х 4 / 1 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire2.03 shots/min.
Reload Time29.5 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time45 sec.
Firing Range18.15 km.
Maximum Dispersion241 m.
HE Shell356 mm HE Mk VIb 
Maximum HE Shell Damage6,100 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell41 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity757 m./s.
HE Shell Weight721 kg.
AP Shell356 mm AP Mk VIIIb 
Maximum AP Shell Damage10,500 
Initial AP Shell Velocity757 m./s.
AP Shell Weight721 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
133 mm/50 QF Mk.I on a Mk.I mount8 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range5.6 km.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time6.67 sec.
HE Shell133 mm HE Mk IC 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,900 
Initial HE Shell Velocity792 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
AA Defense
133 mm/50 QF Mk.I on a Mk.I mount8 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second64.8 
. . . Firing Range4.5 km.
40 mm/39 Vickers QF Mk.VIII on a Mk.VI mount8 х 8 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second158.4 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
40 mm/39 Vickers QF Mk.VIII on a Mk.VII mount6 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second77.4 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
20 mm Oerlikon Mk.I on a Mk.IIA mount39 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second140.4 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
40 mm/56 OQF Mk.1/2 on an RP Mk.II mount2 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second31.8 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
20 mm Oerlikon Mk.II on a Mk.V mount8 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second48.8 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
Maximum Speed28 knot
Turning Circle Radius790 m.
Rudder Shift Time17.5 sec.
Surface Detectability Range14.14 km.
Air Detectability Range10.01 km.
Battle Levels

Duke of York — British special premium Tier VII battleship.

A King George V-class battleship that carried 356 mm main guns, and could run at quite a high speed for a ship of her type. Numerous dual-purpose artillery served as a basis for the ship's AA defenses. A very successful gun fire control system provided for high accuracy of fire of the ship's main battery.

Duke of York was first released for sale worldwide on 20 December 2017.


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
356 mm/45 Mk.VII on a Mk.II/Mk.III mount2452416,1004110,500 00
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Duke of York60,500133811/2839/8/6/2/8/8 00
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
Mk VII mod. 10 00
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 110,000 hp28 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
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
 Slot 4 
Damage Control System Modification 2
Propulsion Modification 1
Steering Gears Modification 1
Airstrike 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.

HMS Duke of York is the third Tier VII premium British battleship in World of Warships, coming in alongside the previously released HMS Hood and HMS Nelson. Unlike the other two — which are quite unique — Duke of York is the sister ship of the regular tech tree Tier VII battleship, King George V. Many of Duke of York’s statistics are similar, if not identical, to that of her sister; as such, her play style is also very similar.

Duke of York is armed with ten 356 mm guns in a unique setup; two quad turrets — one fore and one aft — and a single dual turret in a forward super-firing position. This gives her unrivaled firepower to the front and rear of her ship in comparison to all other Tier VII battleships. This good forward and backwards firepower comes at the cost of atrocious turret angles, requiring her to show almost a complete, flat broadside to her enemies to fire all ten rifles at a target. Her guns themselves are nearly identical to that of her sister, with the exception of a longer reload. Like all British battleships, her guns have lackluster AP in exchange for phenomenal HE shell characteristics, including the ¼ HE penetration rule, allowing her to do massive damage and light fires to all targets with HE. One unique though relatively meaningless difference is that her AP shells have increased penetration angles akin to those found on US Heavy Cruisers.

Duke of York features an identical armor scheme to that of her sister; 25mm plating around the entire ship, and a hefty main belt with a maximum thickness of 381mm. Her belt armor is very capable of bouncing large caliber shells when properly angled, while her 25mm plating makes her extremely susceptible to HE shells from enemy cruisers, even without the use of the Inertia Fuse for HE commander skill. Like all battleships below Tier VIII, she features a 25mm bow, allowing her to be overmatched by gun sizes over 380mm. Taking citadel penetrations through the bow is very common, so proper angling is a must.

The accuracy however leaves much to be desired. The main battery accuracy is on par with German and Italian battleships, meaning that salvos can get frustratingly inaccurate at times. Mounting Aiming Systems Modification 1 : -7% main battery dispersion. / +20% torpedo tubes traverse speed. / +5% secondary battery firing range. / -5% secondary battery dispersion. can help, although players will be tempted to make the ship's already potent anti-aircraft suite more powerful with AA Guns Modification 1 +20% reduction in the preparation time of the priority AA sector.. It is up to the player depending on their playstle; better main battery performance or a stronger anti-aircraft defense.

The major differences between Duke of York and King George V come in the form of anti-aircraft firepower and consumables. Duke of York features a greatly enhanced AA suite; with the proper commander skills and upgrades, her AA can be very powerful. Duke of York has access to the Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain. consumable, making her more resistant to torpedo attacks.

Overall, Duke of York is essentially a King George V that sacrifices main battery reload for increased anti-aircraft firepower, Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain., and premium bonuses.


  • High base AA DPS.
  • Ability to use Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain..
  • Uses British battleship HE shells with high fire chance and damage.
  • Enhanced heal compared to most battleships, healing up to 75% of normal penetration damage.
  • Strong armour belt.


  • Very poor gun angles, must expose significant broadside to fire the rear turret, or the fore turrets to the rear.
  • Longer reload than King George V, resulting in decreased damage output.
  • Cannot equip catapult aircraft.
  • Most AA DPS is short-range, limiting effectiveness in practice.
  • Very slow rudder shift time for a Tier VII battleship.
  • Battleships with guns of 356 mm and above can penetrate her citadel through the bow.


As a premium ship, Duke of York doesn't have any upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration


The recommended upgrades for Duke of York are as follows:

The majority of Duke of York’s anti-aircraft power is found in her 40mm "pom poms" and 20mm Oerlikons, both of which are highly vulnerable to incoming high explosive shells. As such, Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 earns the recommendation in Slot 1. Slot 4 could also be filled with Steering Gears Modification 1 : -20% rudder shift time. for captains looking to improve her rudder shift speed.

Commander Skills


Duke of York can equip the following consumables:


As a premium ship, Duke of York comes with Default permanent camouflage and a set of permanent combat bonuses.


As a ship with a good AA battery, November Echo Setteseven (+5% continuous damage by all AA guns, +5% damage per second within the explosion radius of shells fired from medium- and long-range AA defenses.)is the best option for the ship. After that signals helping the survivability of the ship, such as India Delta (+20% to the amount of HP recovered when the Repair Party consumable is used.), India Yankee (-20% to fire duration.), or Juliet Yankee Bissotwo (-20% to flooding duration.) are always helpful. To increase her offensive capabilities, signals such as Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.), and November Foxtrot (-5% reload time on all consumables.) will be useful.

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


Historical Info

Historical Gallery



  1. HMS Duke of York (17) - Wikipedia
  2. King George V-class battleship (1939) - Wikipedia
  3. Armada: HMS Duke of York - Armada in 90 Seconds - News - World of Warships
  4. Armada in 90 seconds: Duke of York - World of Warships Official Channel - YouTube

Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

Testing Changes

  • November 5, 2017:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • December 12, 2017:
    • Defensive AA Fire consumable removed.
    • Repair party consumable added with the following characteristics:
      • 28 seconds duration.
      • 120 seconds cooldown, 80 seconds cooldown with premium consumable.
      • 2 charges stock, 3 charges with premium consumable.
    • Damage Control Party consumable characteristics changed to:
      • 15 seconds duration.
      • 120 seconds cooldown, 80 seconds cooldown with premium consumable.
    • Hydroacoustic Search consumable charges reduced by 1.
    • Fire duration increased from 30 seconds to 60 seconds.
    • Main battery reload time increased from 25 seconds to 29.5 seconds.
    • Rudder shift time increased from 15 seconds to 17.5 seconds.
    • Sigma reduced from 2.05 to 1.8.
  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.6.14.
  • First appeared on sale in December 2017.
  • Available for completing the Battle of the North Cape temporary campaign during Update 0.6.15.
  • Update 0.7.1:
    • Fixed geometry and textures of the ship.
  • Update 0.7.9:
    • Became available to purchase in the game client for doubloons.
  • Update 0.7.10:
    • The range of the Hydroacoustic Search consumable was unified: 4 km for detecting ships, 3 km for detecting torpedoes.
  • Update 0.7.11:
    • Became unavailable for purchase in the game client with doubloons.
  • Update 0.7.12:
    • In the Camouflages window in the Appearance tab, the following permanent camouflages are no longer available for purchase with doubloons: "Arctic", "Mediterranean" and "Tropical" (as they were moved to the Arsenal).
  • Update 0.8.2:
    • Available for purchase in the Armory for 10,100 doubloons.
  • Update 0.8.6:
    • The citadel was raised to occupy some of the casemate area.
    • The Repair Party consumable was changed:
      • Casemate (non-citadel) damage restoration was increased from 60% to 75%.
      • HP regen per second changed from 0.5% to 0.6%.
      • Cooldown reduced from 120 s to 90 s.
      • Number of charges increased from 3 to 4.
  • Update 0.8.10:
    • 40-mm / 39 QF Mark VIII AA guns were renamed to 40-mm / 39 QF Mk VIII AA guns.
  • Update 0.9.11:
    • Available for purchase in the Armory for 101,000 Coal.
  • Update 0.10.0:
    • The firing range of the secondary battery was increased to 5.6 km.
  • Update 0.10.11:
    • Fixed model and textures of the ship.
  • Update 0.11.1:
    • Minor corrections to geometry and textures of the ship.

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