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Enseigne Gabolde
Destroyer | France | Tier II
Tech Tree Position
Jurien de la Gravière
Research price650 exp
Purchase price65,000 Credits
Hit Points7,000 
Main Battery
IDS_PFGM059_100_45_MLE_19213 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fire11.54 shots/min.
Reload Time5.2 sec.
Rotation Speed20 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Timesec.
Firing Range8.9 km.
Maximum Dispersion88 m.
HE Shell100 mm HE OEA Mle 1910 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,400 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity780 m./s.
HE Shell Weight13.5 kg.
AP Shell100 mm AP Mle 1910 
Maximum AP Shell Damage1,600 
Initial AP Shell Velocity780 m./s.
AP Shell Weight13.5 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
550 mm tube lance-torpilles2 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire1.71 shots/min.
Reload Time35 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo550 mm 19V 
Maximum Damage7,433 
Torpedo Speed52 knot
Torpedo Range6.99 km.
Maximum Speed31 knot
Turning Circle Radius450 m.
Rudder Shift Time2.8 sec.
Surface Detectability Range5.76 km.
Air Detectability Range2.07 km.
Battle Levels

Enseigne Gabolde — French Tier II destroyer.

An experimental destroyer equipped with a new type of turbine. The ship was laid down before the start of World War I, and was completed after the war ended. Based on the experience gained during wartime, the ship was armed with more powerful armament—in particular, formidable 550 mm torpedo tubes.

This ship entered the tech tree on 24 Aug 2019.


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
100 mm/45 Mle 1917 on a single mount11.59881,40061,600 07,500
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
En. Gabolde (A)7,0003932 010,000
En. Gabolde (B)7,6003932 35028,000
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
180° Turn Time
Maximum Damage
Torpedo Speed
Torpedo Range
Research price
Purchase price
550 mm 19V1.7357.27,433527 09,500
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
PCA n° 2 Mle 10 04,500
PCA n° 2 Mle 20 25016,000
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 20,000 hp31 05,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1 
Main Armaments Modification 1
Magazine Modification 1
Damage Control Party Modification 1

Player Opinion


Enseigne Gabolde starts the French destroyer line and shares with her successors a high speed and an absence of the Smoke Generator consumable. Her respectable main battery range of 8.90 km right out of the box allows captains to engage from a distance and quickly retreat. However, Enseigne Gabolde's high detectability range, the second largest for destroyers of her tier, coupled with her lack of Smoke Generator, pressures captains to pay close attention to the minimap in anticipation of enemy ambushes.

Enseigne Gabolde is a very effective support ship. Her three main battery guns of two bow superfiring turrets plus a third aft turret are well-supported by her two double tube torpedo launchers. Her torpedo launchers have a wide, easy to use arc and reload in a decent 35 seconds. The torpedoes themselves have a respectable speed of 52 knots and long reach of 7 km that allows Enseigne Gabolde to torpedo while unseen, further reinforcing and encouraging her support role. To fully maximize all of Enseigne Gabolde's capabilities, captains must utilize both her torpedoes and her main battery guns.

Captains who find Enseigne Gabolde's smoke-free, run-and-gun play style enjoyable will surely benefit from what the rest of the French destroyer line has to offer. Care must be taken to stay at range and allow for options to retreat as a Smoke Generator is not available to soften the impact from mistakes.


  • Fast torpedo reload.
  • Fastest turret traverse of all Tier II destroyers.
  • 2nd highest artillery range of all Tier II destroyers (behind Storozhevoi)


  • Does not have access to the Smoke GeneratorWhile active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates. consumable.
  • High detectability range (2nd highest of all Tier II destroyers).
  • Difficult to get all 3 turrets to bear.


Availability of researchable upgrades for Enseigne Gabolde is as follows:

  • Hull: Upgrade to Hull (B) for improved health pool and better maneuverability. Research of this module unlocks progression to Fusilier.
  • Gun Fire Control System: Upgrade to PCA n° 2 Mle 2 for an extra 10% range on the main battery.
It is recommended for captains to first research the Hull upgrade for Enseigne Gabolde. Captains may decide to then proceed immediately to the next ship on the tech tree, Fusilier, or to research the PCA n° 2 Mle 2 upgrade for extra range on the main battery guns and increased competitiveness.

Optimal Configuration


The recommended upgrades for Enseigne Gabolde are as follows:

Commander Skills

Key skills for Enseigne Gabolde commanders include Preventive Maintenance and Last Stand.


Enseigne Gabolde equips the following consumables:


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


Historical Info

Historical Gallery


  1. French destroyer Enseigne Gabolde - Wikipedia
  2. Enseigne Roux-class destroyer - Wikipedia

Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.8.3.

Testing Changes

  • Mar 26, 2019:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • May 27, 2019:
    • Changed parameters of AP and HE shells:
      • Drag coefficient decreased from 0.557 to 0.3143.
      • Mass decreased from 14 to 13.5.
      • Initial velocity increased from 740 to 780 m/s.
      • HE shell damage decreased from 1,450 to 1,400.
      • HE shell fire chance increased from 4% to 6%.
  • July 19, 2019:
    • The chance of the engine and steering gears being incapacitated was decreased.
    • Main battery reload time decreased from 6 to 4.8 s.
    • Torpedo tubes reload time decreased from 57 to 35 s.
    • Maximum torpedo damage decreased from 12,233 to 7,433.
    • Torpedo range increased from 6 to 7 km.
  • Introduced in Update 0.8.7.
  • Update 0.8.9:
    • Torpedo speed decreased from 57 to 52 knots.
    • Main battery reload time increased from 4.8 to 5.2 s.
  • Update 0.9.4:
    • Minor fixes to textures and ship model.
  • Update 0.10.5:
    • Fixed geometry and textures of the ship.

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