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Goliath
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Cruiser | U.K. | Tier X
Tech Tree Position
Drake
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General
Research price244000 exp
Purchase price20,500,000 Credits
Hit Points58,600 
Main Battery
234 mm/50 Mk XII4 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire3.24 shots/min.
Reload Time18.5 sec.
Rotation Speed10 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time18 sec.
Firing Range16.8 km.
Maximum Dispersion148 m.
HE Shell234 mm HE 6 CRH 
Maximum HE Shell Damage3,850 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell24 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity841 m./s.
HE Shell Weight185.3 kg.
AP Shell234 mm AP 6 CRH 
Maximum AP Shell Damage5,750 
Initial AP Shell Velocity841 m./s.
AP Shell Weight185.3 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
114 mm/45 RP 41 Mk VI6 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire20 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell114 mm HE Mk XVI 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,600 
Initial HE Shell Velocity746 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm QR Mk IV2 х 4 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.63 shots/min.
Reload Time96 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo533 mm Mk IXM 
Maximum Damage16,767 
Torpedo Speed62 knot
Torpedo Range9.99 km.
AA Defense
20 mm Oerlikon Mk V19 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second115.9 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
40 mm STAAG6 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second80.4 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
40 mm Bofors Mk VI7 х 6 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second141.4 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
114 mm/45 RP 41 Mk VI6 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second106.8 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed33 knot
Turning Circle Radius800 m.
Rudder Shift Time12.5 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range14.04 km.
Air Detectability Range8.73 km.
Battle Levels
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20,500,000

Goliath — British Tier X cruiser.

A heavy cruiser carrying twelve main battery guns, powerful armor protection, and AA defenses typically employed by the British Navy in the late 1940s.

Modules

Main Battery 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)
234 mm/50 Mk XII3.2181483,850245,750 02,000,000
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)
Goliath58,60016229466/6/7/1920 02,500,000
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)
533 mm Mk IXM0.6967.216,7666210 02,000,000
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Mk X mod. 1016.8 02,000,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 120,000 hp33 02,000,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 1 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1 Torpedo Tubes Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears 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

In World of Warships, Royal Navy vessels are often characterized by their excellent ability to cause large amounts of alpha damage with their HE shells, and to start multiple damage over time fires. Excellent repair parties allow them to recover from serious damage and reengage the enemy. Goliath possesses all of these attributes, and is a good representant of British warships. Compared to her peers, the other tier 10 heavy cruisers, Zao and Hindenburg, Goliath has better HE performance, and survivability. However concealment of Goliath is average, she is outperformed by Zao. Goliath has a similar playstyle to the tier 9 Drake, requiring careful handling to make the most of her slow firing but hard hitting 234 mm main battery and their poor default range. Lacking a spotter plane, GFCS Mod 2 in slot 6 will be a common, although not obligatory, choice, increasing gun range to 19.5 km. The alternative, Main Battery Mod 3 will also be viable, for those who are comfortable taking greater risks and who wish to increase reload speeds. 2 x 4 Torpedo launchers, allow single and salvo launch, but they have unexceptional speed at 62 knots and range at 10 kilometres. AA performance is more than adequate, with a 5.8 km stock range, allowing Goliath to act as a competent air defence ally or to operate independently.

In summary, a typical British warship, boasting excellent and hard hitting main guns with very good HE performance, good recovery thanks to her repair party, but limited by her poor main battery range and reload, forcing owners to choose between two different playstyles.

Pros:

  • Hard hitting HE shells with high penetration and fire chance
  • AP shells have high penetration values
  • Good hitpoint pool and enhanced version of Repair Party (While active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second.)
  • Decent AA protection

Cons:

  • Poor main battery default range
  • Lack of Spotting Aircraft (While active, a spotter plane circles the ship enhancing main battery firing range.) for increase range
  • Citadel extends noticably above the waterline
  • Very long reload

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Goliath are as follows:

Alternatively, Slot 6 can be filled with Main Battery Modification 3 (Reduces the reload time of the main battery guns: -12% main battery loading time. / -13% main battery traverse speed.), if a player wishes to improve Goliath's slow reload. However, this will leave her rather short ranged.

Commander Skills

Consumables

Goliath can equip the following consumables:

Premium versions of the Damage Control Party and Repair Party are highly recommended due to their large impact on the player's performance.

Gallery

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