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Hermes
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Tech Tree Position
Wakeful
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Furious
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General
Research price11000 exp
Purchase price1,000,000 Credits
Hit Points32,200 
Secondary Armament #1
140 mm/50 BL Mk.I on a PI* mount6 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range3.5 km.
Rate of Fire12 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell140 mm HE Mk ID 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,000 
Initial HE Shell Velocity850 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Secondary Armament #2
102 mm/45 QF Mk.V on an HA Mk.III mount3 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range3.5 km.
Rate of Fire15 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%
AA Defense
102 mm/45 QF Mk.V on an HA Mk.III mount3 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second8.4 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed25 knot
Turning Circle Radius750 m.
Rudder Shift Time13.4 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range11.7 km.
Air Detectability Range8.23 km.
Battle Levels
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IV
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1,000,000

Hermes — British Tier IV aircraft сarrier.

One of the first aircraft carriers of special construction in the world. The ship featured very good speed for her time, had armor protection similar to that of a cruiser, and carried quite a powerful secondary battery. One of her drawbacks was the small size of her aircraft hangar.

Modules

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)
Hermes (A)32,20010763/63 0100,000
Hermes (B)33,20010763/63 3,000250,000
Attack Aircraft Speed
(knot)
Average Damage per Second
(HP/min)
LoadoutHit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Sea Gladiator107001,730 050,000
Torpedo Bombers Maximum Torpedo Damage
(HP)
Speed
(knot)
Hit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Albacore5,200971,780 050,000
Bombers Maximum Bomb Damage
(HP)
Speed
(knot)
Hit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Swordfish2,300981,840 050,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 40,000 hp25 040,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1 
Air Groups Modification 1
Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1
Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2 
Damage Control System Modification 1
Aircraft Engines Modification 1

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".


Hermes is a good mobile Tier IV CV with excellent planes. Her torpedo bombers allow you to drop multiple torpedos due to its good turning radius and intuitive aiming guide. Although the HE bombers lack penetration on tier 4 and below battleships, they are highly effective against cruisers. Attack aircraft arm and launch rockets quite fast, allowing you to make mistakes and still get hits. Also they are very effective in hunting and killing enemy destroyers. Overall, Hermes players should maximize their damage with carful target selection and DOT damage through floods and fires.

Pros:

  • Good HP for a Carrier, with only 500 HP difference to Langley.
  • Fastest Tier IV Carrier(Tied with Hosho)
  • Surprisingly good armor.
  • Bomb aiming circle is round and a wide area is covered by many bombs, makes targeting from any angle easy (good for DD hunting)

Cons:

  • Worst Tier IV Bomber damage with only 2300 HP maximum
  • Worst Tier IV Carrier detection range(at 12km)
  • Longest Tier IV Carrier rudder shift time.
  • Only one torpedo drop per run and planes die easily, makes it hard to get more than two hits
  • 1/3 of bombs will drop left and right of targets due to the wide spread

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Hermes are as follows:

Commander Skills

Consumables

Hermes has access to the following consumables:

All aircraft carrier consumables are automatically activated.

Attack Aircraft:

Torpedo Bombers:

Bombers:

Signals

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

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

  1. HMS Hermes (95) - Wikipedia
  2. Hermes at the “Most Dangerous Moment of the War” - News - World of Warships

Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Added for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.8.0.

Testing Changes

  • Update 0.8.0.1:
    • The parameters of the approach of attack for the torpedo bombers were changed: the duration of the attack preparation was increased and the angles of the torpedo spread at optimal aiming were increased.
    • The arming time and range of the aerial torpedoes were increased, and the speed was changed to 35 knots.
  • Update 0.8.1:
    • Made temporarily available for purchase in the Arsenal for crowns and florins during the Fly! Strike! Win! event.
  • Update 0.8.2:
    • Made available in the tech tree as part of the British aircraft carrier line.
    • The cruising speed for all aircraft was increased by 10%.
    • Minor fixes to textures and geometry.
  • Update 0.8.7:
    • The number of bombers and torpedo bombers in a squadron was increased from 3 to 4.
    • The number of bombers and torpedo bombers on deck was increased from 5 to 6.
    • Minor textures to textures and geometry.
  • Update 0.9.0:
    • Minor fixes to the geometry of the armor.
  • Update 0.9.2:
    • Fixed an issue affecting camera movement when switching view to the secondary battery guns.
    • The minimum time between attacks for bomber squadrons was increased from 5 to 7 seconds.
  • Update 0.9.3:
    • Minor fixes to textures and geometry.
  • Update 0.9.7:
    • The rocket crosshair was made horizontal by rotating it 90 degrees.
  • Update 0.10.0:
    • The speed of the patrol fighters was increased to 187 knots.

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