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Destroyer | Commonwealth | Tier VII
Tech Tree Position
Purchase price5,600 Doubloons
Hit Points15,700 
Main Battery
120 mm/45 Mk.IX on a CPXIX mount3 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire12 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
Rotation Speed10 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time18 sec.
Firing Range12.32 km.
Maximum Dispersion107 m.
HE Shell120 mm HE 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,900 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity808 m./s.
HE Shell Weight22.68 kg.
AP Shell120 mm AP 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,100 
Initial AP Shell Velocity808 m./s.
AP Shell Weight22.68 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
102 mm/45 QF Mk.XVI on a Mk.XIX mount1 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire20 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell102 mm HE 35 lb 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,500 
Initial HE Shell Velocity811 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm QR Mk II1 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 Range8.01 km.
AA Defense
102 mm/45 QF Mk.XVI on a Mk.XIX mount1 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second9.4 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
40 mm/39 Vickers QF Mk.VIII on a Mk.VII mount1 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second12.9 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
20 mm Oerlikon Mk.II on a Mk.V mount6 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second36.6 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
Maximum Speed36.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius630 m.
Rudder Shift Time3.8 sec.
Surface Detectability Range6.3 km.
Air Detectability Range3.12 km.
Battle Levels

Haida — Commonwealth premium Tier VII destroyer.

A Tribal-class destroyer built for the Royal Canadian Navy. In contrast to British ships of the series that were commissioned before the beginning of World War II, she had stronger AA defenses installed in place of one of the main battery mounts.

HMCS Haida is now preserved as a military museum ship in Hamilton, Ontario. She was first released for sale worldwide on 1 July 2018 (Canada Day). As of Update 0.10.5 (June 2021), the ship is no longer available.


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
120 mm/45 Mk.IX on a CPXIX mount12181071,90052,100 00
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Haida15,700619316/1/11 00
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
180° Turn Time
Maximum Damage
Torpedo Speed
Torpedo Range
Research price
Purchase price
533 mm Mk IXM0.6967.216,766628 00
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
Mk VII mod. 10 00
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 44,000 hp36.5 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
Engine Boost 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

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.

The first Canadian warship to come to World of Warships, HMCS Haida is a ship that belongs on the front lines. Her play style is that of a forward scout and destroyer-hunter. She is adept at applying pressure to capture points early on, providing forward vision for her team and foiling enemy ships from doing the same. Unique among Tier VII destroyers, she is incredibly stealthy while still having a sizable hit point pool and decent agility.

Haida’s greatest asset is her ability to spot for her team and tightly control which ships spot her in return. Her surface detection is one of the lowest found within her matchmaking spread with just a handful of ships being more stealthy. Of these, most are Japanese destroyers and present little in the way of a threat to this gunship. Haida can out-fight anything that out-spots her and she can out-spot anything that she cannot out-fight. But she has two more tricks to play.

Haida’s Crawling Smoke GeneratorGenerates a smoke screen that allows the ship to remain undetected at slow speeds. allows her to remain mobile while hidden. This has the obvious benefits of making it more difficult to attack Haida with blind-fire drops of torpedoes, bombs and shells, but it may also be used offensively. Other ships must risk leaving their smoke cover if a battle progresses away from where they initially laid it. Haida doesn't suffer this problem. She can quickly redeploy and then slow down to once again take advantage of her Smoke Generator's concealment and resume attacking. Her flexibility allows her to keep up with the pace of battle either on the attack or the retreat.

Similarly, her Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain. has offensive and defensive uses. Though short ranged, the increased warning time provided is more than sufficient to trivialize the dangers of enemy torpedoes. The long run time also facilitates this, ensuring that Haida will have ample warning throughout all stages of an encounter. Finally, it may also be used offensively to dig out enemy ships hiding in smoke. For this role, it's less than ideal. Her Hydroacoustic Search lacks the range of the ones found on German destroyers or the vaunted reach of Loyang. However, Haida’s guns have a very small detection bloom when firing through smoke, allowing her to deliver several salvos before her target can respond.

Haida’s advantages in stealth largely mitigate her biggest weakness: a lack of striking power. While she does boast some of the best damage-per-minute values with her high explosive shells, the effective range of Haida’s weapon systems is very short. Her fire angles are less than ideal and the shell flight times of her guns become very punitive at ranges greater than 7.0 km (even worse than American 127mm/38s). In addition, her penetration values are lackluster and she's not good at starting fires, making it difficult to engage larger targets with her guns. Finally there are Haida’s torpedoes. These are individually hard hitting and may be single-launched, but she is limited to a single quadruple launcher with a long, 96-second reload.

Haida is a destroyer that needs to get in close to ensure she lands as many hits as possible, whether that be with her guns in a knife fight or single-firing her torpedoes into an enemy cruiser or battleship. Thankfully, her stealth and consumables give her all the tools needed to ensure she can deliver these attacks on target and to devastating effect.


  • Good health pool
  • Fast-firing main battery with good range
  • Best concealment among Tier 7 destroyers
  • Has access to a long-lasting Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain. consumable in a separate slot
  • Has access to the Crawling Smoke GeneratorGenerates a smoke screen that allows the ship to remain undetected at slow speeds. consumable


  • Poor shell velocity and fairly high firing arcs make hitting targets at range difficult
  • Abysmal HE fire chance
  • Secondary armament is virtually useless due to anemic damage output and penetration
  • Only one quadruple torpedo rack with a lengthy reload
  • Weak AA suite, vulnerable to planes
  • The Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain. consumable is short ranged


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

Optimal Configuration


The recommended upgrades for Haida are as follows:

Players who have access to it are recommended to install the Smoke Generator Modification 1 Increases the action time of the Smoke Generator, Short-Burst Smoke Generator, Crawling Smoke Generator, Exhaust Smoke Generator, and Smoke Curtain Generator consumables.: +20% smoke screen emission time. upgrade in Slot 3 to extend Haida's Crawling Smoke GeneratorGenerates a smoke screen that allows the ship to remain undetected at slow speeds.'s activation time.

Commander Skills

Key skills for Haida commanders include standard Destroyer skills such as Concealment Expert, Last Stand, and Survivability Expert.


Haida equips the following consumables:


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


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


Historical Info

Historical Gallery



  1. HMCS Haida - Wikipedia
  2. Tribal-class destroyer (1936) - Wikipedia
  3. Naval Legends. Destroyer Haida - News - World of Warships
  4. Naval Legends: HMCS Haida - World of Warships Official Channel - YouTube

Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

Testing Changes

  • May 28, 2018:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • June 7, 2018:
    • The firing angles of the main battery were adjusted:
      • 27 degrees both ways was added to Turret 1.
      • Turret 2 was made able to rotate 360 degrees, firing angles were decreased by 4 degrees each way.
      • Firing and traverse angles of Turret 3 were decreased by 2 degrees.
    • Hydroacoustic Search ship detection range was decreased from 3.21 to 3.12 km.
    • Hydroacoustic Search torpedo detection range was decreased from 2.79 km to 2.13 km.
    • Smoke Generator cooldown time was decreased from 240 (160 s) to 120 s (80 s).
    • Hit points were increased from 14,800 to 15,700.
    • Main battery firing range was increased from 11.89 to 12.32 km.
    • Secondary battery firing range was decreased from 4.5 to 4.0 km.
    • Top speed was increased from 36 to 36.5 knots.
    • Turning circle radius was increased from 610 to 630 m.
  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.7.6.
  • First appeared on sale in July 2018.
  • Update 0.7.9:
    • The characteristics of the Hydroacoustic Search consumable were changed: the detection range of ships was increased from 3.12 to 3.5 km and the detection range of torpedoes was increased from 2.13 to 2.5 km.
    • Minor fixes to geometry and textures.
  • Update 0.8.7:
    • The Smoke Generator consumable was renamed to Crawling Smoke Generator.
  • Update 0.10.5:
    • Haida became unavailable for purchase.
  • Update 0.11.3:
    • Minor fixes to geometry and textures of the ship.
  • Update 12.5:
    • Crawling Smoke Generator consumable action time increased from 90 to 102 seconds.
  • Update 12.10:
    • Fixed a bug that prevented the British Commonwealth permanent camouflage for the ship from being shown in the Captain's Logbook.

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