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The "Flooding" ribbon is awarded for causing flooding to an enemy ship.
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Flooding in World of Warships is a damage-over-time effect that occurs due to damage taken below the waterline, most commonly from being struck by enemy torpedoes. Ships that are undergoing flooding do not list in-game as they would in real life, but do have their top speed reduced by approximately 30% in addition to the damage-over-time effect.

Causing Flooding

Only two effects have a chance to cause a ship to flood:

  • Being struck by an enemy torpedo.
  • Being rammed by an enemy ship.

It is impossible to cause a flooding on an allied ship.[1]

A ship's torpedo protection is shown in the Port screen under the Survivability tab. If no value is shown, it is zero.

A ribbon is awarded when a flood is caused to an enemy ship. Though captains may be awarded multiple flooding ribbons, it is not possible for a ship to suffer from the effects of more than two floods concurrently: one forward and one aft. This is distinctly different from fires, where a ship can suffer from up to four simultaneous fires that stack their damage-over-time effects together.

Flooding Chance

The probability of a ship flooding depends on where it is struck by the torpedo (or rammed by the enemy ship), the presence of upgrades on the damaged ship (specifically, Damage Control System Modification 1), and the signals mounted on the attacking ship: Juliet Whiskey Unaone (+15% chance of causing flooding. / +5% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.) increases the chance of causing a flood by 15%; 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.) increases it by 4%.

All ships — except destroyers — have torpedo protection for their citadel. As a result, the chance of flooding and damage are reduced even if the ship doesn't have "Torpedo Protection" displayed on the Port screen. Destroyers do not have any torpedo protection, and the torpedo damage reduction bonus of Damage Control System Modification 1 (Reduces the risk of fire and flooding.: -5% to the risk of fire. / -3% to the risk of flooding when torpedoes hit the torpedo protection.) will not work properly when the upgrade is mounted on a destroyer..

In order to calculate the flood chance of a given torpedo versus a given ship, the following formula is utilized:

If the torpedo hits an anti-torpedo bulge:

Flood Chance = (1 - [Torpedo Protection]) x (1 - DCM1) x 0.33 x [Torpedo Flood Chance] x (1 + +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.) x (1 + +15% chance of causing flooding. / +5% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.)
Otherwise:

Flood Chance = [Torpedo Flood Chance] x (1 + +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.) x (1 + +15% chance of causing flooding. / +5% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.)
  • The value of "Torpedo Protection" varies by ship and is displayed in the Port screen.
  • The value of "DCM1" is 0.03 if the appropriate upgrade is installed; otherwise, it is 0.
  • "Torpedo Flood Chance" values can be found in the tables below.

Ship-Launched Torpedo Data

Aerial Torpedo Data

Flooding Effects

The user interface will display this icon — overlayed with the remaining duration — when a ship is experiencing flooding.

Aircraft carriers, destroyers, and cruisers take 0.25% hit points of damage per second per flood; battleships and large cruisers[2] take 0.5% hit points of damage per second per flood; and Admiral Graf Spee takes 0.375% hit points of damage per second per flood.

Flooding has a base duration of 30 seconds for carriers and 40 seconds for the other classes. A full duration flood deals a higher percentage of the total health pool in damage than a full duration fire (2 percentage points more on battleships and large cruisers, 1 more on cruisers and destroyers, 2.5 more on aircraft carriers).

In addition, ships that are flooding have their top speed reduced by 30% at full speed forward, and 60% at reverse.

Controlling Flooding

The effects of flooding can only be removed by utilization of the Damage Control Party (When activated, instantly repairs fires, floods, and incapacitations, and prevents more for the duration.) consumable, or by waiting for the flood duration timer to expire. There are two sections of the ship that can take floods: one forward and one aft. Flooding duration can be reduced several ways:

Each of these effects stacks with the others; however, they are multiplicative rather than cumulative.

For example, if all three effects are stacked, the flooding duration is: 40 seconds x 0.85 x 0.85 x 0.80 = 23.12 seconds.

The below table provides the flood durations and total health loss for the different combinations of the above three effects.

Flooding Impacts to Aircraft Carriers
Modifiers Total Damage Duration
Total damage 7.5% of base health 30 seconds
With one -15% modifier 6.25% of base health 25 seconds
With a -20% modifier 6.0% of base health 24 seconds
With two -15% modifiers 5.25% of base health 21 seconds
With one -15% modifier and a -20% modifier 5.0% of base health 20 seconds
With two -15% modifiers and a -20% modifier 4.25% of base health 17 seconds


Flooding Impacts to Battleships and Large Cruisers[2]
Modifiers Total Damage Duration
Total damage 20.0% of base health 40 seconds
With one -15% modifier 17.0% of base health 34 seconds
With a -20% modifier 16.0% of base health 32 seconds
With two -15% modifiers 14.0% of base health 28 seconds
With one -15% modifier and a -20% modifier 13.5% of base health 27 seconds
With two -15% modifiers and a -20% modifier 11.5% of base health 23 seconds


Flooding Impacts to Admiral Graf Spee
Modifiers Total Damage Duration
Total damage 15.0% of base health 40 seconds
With one -15% modifier 12.75% of base health 34 seconds
With a -20% modifier 12.0% of base health 32 seconds
With two -15% modifiers 10.5% of base health 28 seconds
With one -15% modifier and a -20% modifier 10.125% of base health 27 seconds
With two -15% modifiers and a -20% modifier 8.625% of base health 23 seconds


Flooding Impacts to Cruisers and Destroyers
Modifiers Total Damage Duration
Total damage 10.0% of base health 40 seconds
With one -15% modifier 8.5% of base health 34 seconds
With a -20% modifier 8.0% of base health 32 seconds
With two -15% modifiers 7.0% of base health 28 seconds
With one -15% modifier and a -20% modifier 6.75% of base health 27 seconds
With two -15% modifiers and a -20% modifier 5.75% of base health 23 seconds

All damage sustained by flooding is 100% recoverable by ships that can use the Repair Party (While active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second.) consumable.

Notes

  1. Update 0.7.6.
  2. 2.0 2.1 This group includes Tier IX Alaska, Alaska B, Azuma, and Kronshtadt, and Tier X Puerto Rico, Yoshino, and Stalingrad.

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