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Forrest Sherman
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Destroyer | U.S.A. | Tier X
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase price34,650 Credits
Hit Points24,900 
Main Battery
127 mm/54 Mk.42 in a turret3 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fire40 shots/min.
Reload Time1.5 sec.
Rotation Speed40 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time4.5 sec.
Firing Range12.6 km.
Maximum Dispersion109 m.
HE Shell127 mm HE Mk.41 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,800 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity808 m./s.
HE Shell Weight31.75 kg.
Maximum SAP Shell Damage2,700 
Initial SAP Shell Velocity808 m./s.
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Single4 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.82 shots/min.
Reload Time73 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoMk17 
Maximum Damage17,900 
Torpedo Speed66 knot
Torpedo Range16.5 km.
AA Defense
127 mm/54 Mk.42 in a turret3 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second71.1 
. . . Firing Range5.19 km.
76.2 mm/50 Mk.22 on a Mk.33 mount2 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second41.6 
. . . Firing Range3.99 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed33.9 knot
Turning Circle Radius680 m.
Rudder Shift Time5.3 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range8.03 km.
Air Detectability Range3.84 km.
Battle Levels
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Forrest Sherman — American Tier X destroyer.

A series of destroyers built after World War II and designed with the experience gained from the conflict in mind. The ships' armament was primarily aimed at fighting off aerial and underwater attacks.

Forrest Sherman is available in the Armory for 232,000 CoalCoal.

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)
127 mm/54 Mk.42 in a turret404.51091,8009 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)
Forrest Sherman24,90062032/34 00
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
(sec)
180° Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Damage
(HP)
Torpedo Speed
(knot)
Torpedo Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk25 mod. 10.8737.217,9006616.5 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk10 mod. 1012.6 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 71,500 hp33.9 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 Defensive AA Fire Modification 1 Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1 Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1 Smoke Generator Modification 1 Torpedo Tubes Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1 Depth Charges Modification 1
 Slot 5  Torpedo Lookout System Concealment System Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 2 Ship Consumables Modification 1
 Slot 6  Main Battery Modification 3 Torpedo Tubes Modification 2 Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 2

Player Opinion

Performance

Warning. The data presented in the AA Defense sidebar section may be incorrect.
For a graphic summary of ships Tiers VIII thru XI see LittleWhiteMouse's "Actual AA DPS".


Forrest Sherman represents the final evolution of the all-gun destroyer in the US Navy, and her performance in game shows it. Unlike her Tier X American counterparts Gearing and Somers, Sherman is a pure gunboat, capable of delivering withering fire against any captain unfortunate to be caught in range.

With only three barrels, her offensive capability appears weak - before taking into account the ludicrous (and historical!) base reload of 1.5s, placing her HE DPM right on par with Gearing. Compared to Gearing, these shells benefit from an improved base fire chance of 9.0%, ranking very favorably among her peers. What really sets Sherman apart, however, is access to semi-armor piercing (SAP) ammunition, the same type as found on cruiser Austin. With a penetration value of 36mm and a base alpha of 2700 per shell, this is her bread and butter against most broadside targets, easily shredding the most armored of enemy destroyers with the exception of the 50mm armor plating of Khabarovsk and Delny and bypassing most cruiser and even some battleship extremities. The high damage of her SAP shells along with her ridiculous rate of fire means that Sherman will make short work of many a broadside target, with decent HE as a backup when the target turns to angle. Her firepower, in combination to a high hull HP pool (28,400 with Survivability Expert) means that Sherman is able to take quite a few hits and remain fighting, rapidly picking off unlucky destroyers who wander too close.

Observant captains will note that Sherman's main battery departs radically from the 5"/38 batteries of her American destroyer compatriots to the 5"/54 guns found on Austin. Indeed, like Austin, Sherman benefits from an improved muzzle velocity of 808m/s compared to the 792m/s velocity of the older 38-calibers guns. Critically, these shells retain their velocity downrange, resulting in much improved ballistic performance and allowing captains to land consistent hits on enemies at ranges that Gearing commanders could only dream of. Main Battery and AA Expert will allow Sherman to reach out to 15.1km, which is entirely workable with her ballistics. Finally, all three of her turrets traverse a full 360 degrees, doing so in as little as nine seconds, allowing her to remain effective while maneuvering under fire. With an A-XY layout, her firepower can be awkward to bring to bear forward, but this is partially offset by her excellent turret angles.

Sherman benefits from a very dangerous set of consumables, Smoke GeneratorWhile active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates. and Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain.. Like Friesland and Groningen, this renders her difficult to torpedo inside smoke and challenging to ambush. Positioned properly and with adequate spotting, Sherman can smoke up, activate her hydro, and rain red and yellow tracers on any spotted enemy in range, provided that she is safe from radar and longer-ranged hydro threats. In particular, German ships pose a threat to Sherman, their hydro out-ranging hers by an entire kilometer. Sherman also only gets two charges of smoke (three with Superintendent, meaning that captains will need to be judicious in their deployment. Her smokescreen, like other American smokes, also feature significantly longer dispersal time compared to her peers, allowing her extra time to get her punches in.

Her torpedoes are a unique point of contention. She has the same Mk17 torpedoes as found on Gearing, with good alpha and very workable range, and an improved reload of 73 seconds, comparable to the Mk15 mod. 3 of a Fletcher that has been fully optimized for torpedo reload. The problem arises when trying to utilize them - Sherman has a pair of fixed tubes angled forward on each side of the ship. With only three degrees of freedom, captains will find themselves turning their entire ship just to put a single pair of torpedoes on target. Therefore, while the torpedoes themselves are good, most captains will simply not use them, or otherwise only throw them out as opportunistic shots. However, they can be a deterrent to enemy cruisers and battleships charging into her smoke, a luxury which the Friesland sisters do not have.

Important to note, however, is that Sherman shares many downsides with other smoke gunboats. Among her peers she is the slowest, and does not benefit from Engine BoostWhile active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage., endangering her when shooting in open water. Her rudder is extremely sluggish, making it challenging to dodge torpedoes, sometimes even with hydro active. With the necessary upgrades and commander skills, her lowest detectability range is 6.5km, which is workable but gives stealthier destroyers plenty of room to keep her permanently spotted. Her AA is also nothing to write home about - Sherman receives a standard Defensive AA FireWhile active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased., but does not have the AA efficiency to make it work against even many lower-tiered carriers. Her flak is severely lacking in quantity, her medium-range DPS is anemic even with DFAA active, and she has no short-range AA to speak of. Captains will likely appreciate how quickly she can clear pesky spotting fighters from the air, but it will not stop or even seriously impede incoming aerial attack. Being caught in a bad position in this ship, especially by planes, is usually a quick ticket back to port. Instead, captains should try to play her like Friesland or Harugumo, finding an advantageous position with multiple targets in range and with teammates to spot, and farming from smoke. Sherman has all the tools for ambushing torpedo boats, but against gunboats a captain would be wiser to keep the distance and use her excellent ballistics to her advantage.

A ship of many extremes, Sherman offers a unique play style, a breath of fresh air from her more torpedo-oriented American brethren. Challenging to play to her full potential but highly rewarding when done so, Sherman will be an interesting and exciting addition to many ports.

Pros:

  • All turrets can rotate 360°, allowing Sherman to quickly switch sides when firing
  • Fastest reloading guns in the game
  • Access to SAP rounds, very effective against lightly armored ships
  • Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain. helps her spot both enemy torpedoes and ships
  • Access to US type Smoke GeneratorWhile active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates., the longest-lasting smokescreen in the game
  • Surprisingly good concealment for a gunboat DD at 6.5km best detection radius

Cons:

  • Extremely restrictive torpedo angles, can only fire 2 torps per side at a time
  • Slowest T10 DD with poor maneuverability
  • Large, relatively easy to hit

Research

As a premium ship, Forrest Sherman has no module upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades are: The recommended upgrades for Forrest Sherman are as follows:

Commander Skills

Consumables

Forrest Sherman equips the following consumables:

Camouflage

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

Signals

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

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References


Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.10.11.

Testing Changes

  • DevBlog 243:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • DevBlog 249:
    • Main battery reload time decreased from 2.5 to 2 s.
    • Engine Boost consumable replaced with Hydroacoustic Search consumable.
  • DevBlog 257:
    • Main battery reload time decreased from 2 to 1.5 s.
    • Torpedo tubes reload time decreased from 81 to 73 s.
  • DevBlog 264:
    • Charges of the Smoke Generator consumable decreased from 3 to 2.
  • Update 0.11.1:
    • Upon Update release, Sherman was available exclusively from the new Firepower containers (2,500 doubloons each) at a drop rate of 5%.
    • Two weeks after the patch went live (March 2, 2022):
      • Available for purchase in the Armory for 232,000 Coal.
      • Available for purchase in the Armory for 34,950 doubloons and in the Premium store.
  • Update 0.11.3:
    • Minor fixes to geometry and textures of the ship.
  • Update 0.11.7:
    • Fixed the settings for the Free Look Camera available in battle when clicking the right mouse button.

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