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Jean Bart
Battleship | France | Tier IX
Tech Tree Position
Purchase priceSpecial Doubloons
Hit Points69,000 
Main Battery
380 mm/45 Mle 1935 in a turret2 х 4 pcs.
Rate of Fire2.31 shots/min.
Reload Time26 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time36 sec.
Firing Range24.52 km.
Maximum Dispersion306 m.
HE Shell380 mm HE OEA Mle 1945 
Maximum HE Shell Damage5,400 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell36 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity830 m./s.
HE Shell Weight884 kg.
AP Shell380 mm AP OPfK Mle 1943 
Maximum AP Shell Damage11,900 
Initial AP Shell Velocity830 m./s.
AP Shell Weight885 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
100 mm/55 Mle 1945 on a CAD Mle 1945 mount12 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range7.95 km.
Rate of Fire20 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell100 mm HE OEA Mle 1945 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,400 
Initial HE Shell Velocity855 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Secondary Armament #2
152 mm/55 Mle 1930 on an Mle 1936 mount3 х 3 pcs.
Firing Range7.95 km.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time12 sec.
HE Shell152 mm HE OEA Mle 1937 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,200 
Initial HE Shell Velocity870 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell12 %
AA Defense
100 mm/55 Mle 1945 on a CAD Mle 1945 mount12 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second177.6 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
152 mm/55 Mle 1930 on an Mle 1936 mount3 х 3 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second24.9 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
57 mm/60 Mle 1951 on an ACAD Mle 1948 mount14 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second357 
. . . Firing Range3.81 km.
Maximum Speed30 knot
Turning Circle Radius850 m.
Rudder Shift Time16 sec.
Surface Detectability Range15.89 km.
Air Detectability Range11.33 km.
Battle Levels

Jean Bart — French special premium Tier IX battleship.

A Richelieu-class battleship known for her high speed and powerful anti-torpedo defense. In the process of her completion in the late 1940s, she received the most advanced anti-aircraft artillery systems for that time, which significantly increased the ship's AA defense.

Jean Bart was first released for sale on 27 June 2018. She was removed from both the Armory and Premium shop with the release of Update 0.9.3.


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
380 mm/45 Mle 1935 in a turret2.3363065,4003611,900 00
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Jean Bart69,00019430212/314/12/3 00
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
PCA n° 9 Mle 10 00
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 150,000 hp30 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
Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3 
Main Battery Modification 2
Secondary Battery Modification 1
AA Guns Modification 1
Aiming Systems Modification 1
 Slot 4 
Damage Control System Modification 2
Propulsion Modification 1
Steering Gears Modification 1
Airstrike Modification 1
 Slot 5 
Torpedo Lookout System
Concealment System Modification 1
Ship Consumables Modification 1
 Slot 6 
Main Battery Modification 3
Gun Fire Control System Modification 2
Auxiliary Armaments Modification 2

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.

Jean Bart is generally viewed as better Richelieu, and for the most part, this is true. Sitting a tier higher than her sister ship, it would be unusual if Jean Bart weren't stronger in some form or another; in Jean Bart’s case, this means a general, all-around upgrade with a few unusual quirks to set her out from the crowd.

Jean Bart sits on the low end of health points for Tier IX battleships. While her base health pool is an improvement over Richelieu’s best hull, it still falls somewhat short when compared to her other Tier IX counterparts, which can lead to some issues when compounded with the relative thinness of her armor. Jean Bart can find herself somewhat vulnerable in certain situations, as heavy cruisers and light cruisers using the Inertia Fuse for HE Shells skill can easily deal full damage to almost any part of the ship. Additionally, while Jean Bart’s secondary battery looks good on paper, in practice it's somewhat unwieldy. The mounts themselves are relatively weak and are regularly knocked out the course of a battle, and while there are quite a number of them, they are largely composed of small, 100mm guns — a caliber unable to penetrate the vast majority of targets at Tier IX. All of her secondaries are also capped to a 10.6 km range, unlike Alsace and République.

Aspects of Jean Bart’s hull aren't the ship's major draw, though; that honor instead goes to her main battery guns, which provide a massive increase in offensive firepower when compared to those of Richelieu. They have a 26 second reload, generally better shell groupings, and access to a special Main Battery Reload BoosterWhen used, main battery reload time is significantly reduced. consumable which halves main battery reload time for twenty seconds. In addition, she retains the high velocity shells found in other high-tier French battleships. Even though they are only 380mm guns — and thus unable to overmatch a number of high tier cruisers — the penetration of her shells are more than enough to punish broadside ships. Added to the Reload Booster and her excellent ballistics, and Jean Bart can be downright brutal to enemy ships caught making a positioning mistake. She can also make use of her good top speed and maneuverability to exploit enemy positions, utilizing her guns to discourage counter-positioning by the opposing team.


  • Relatively short reload of 26 seconds on her main battery which can be further enhanced by her Main Battery Reload BoosterWhen used, main battery reload time is significantly reduced. and upgrades.
  • Relatively fast top speed of 30 knots which can be increased with Engine BoostWhile active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage. to 32.4 knots. Increasing further with the Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) signal flag to 34 knots.
  • 7.0 km base secondary range (able to reach 10.6km when running a Secondary Build).
  • Her 152 mm secondaries fire HE with an impressive 12% fire chance combined with a rapid reload.
  • Good concealment allows her to reach 12.3 km surface detection.
  • Excellent range of 24.5 km on her main guns.
  • Her forward armament placement allows for easy angling of her armor.
  • Good rudder shift time and turning circle.
  • One of the best AA suites at Tier IX make her a deadly ship against enemy aircraft.


  • Second lowest health pool among Tier IX battleships
  • 32mm plating vulnerable to HE spam.
  • Weakest broadside of any Tier IX battleship with little-to-no overmatch ability.
  • Most AA power is in mid-range mounts that are vulnerable to high-explosive fire.
  • Most secondaries are unable to fire on targets directly ahead of the bow.
  • Secondary guns can get easily taken out with HE spam.
  • Extremely vulnerable to flanking, and savvy opponents will find it easy to exploit this weakness, making the ship much less effective in competitive gaming.


As a premium ship, Jean Bart doesn't have any upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration


The recommended upgrades for Jean Bart are as follows:

Commander Skills

Key skills for Jean Bart commanders focused on survivability include Preventative Maintenance, Expert Marksman, Basics of Survivability, and Concealment Expert.


Jean Bart can equip the following consumables:


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


Jean Bart captains should mount standard signal flags to improve the ship's performance in battle. Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) flags are highly recommended to increase the ship's top speed. India Delta (+20% to the amount of HP recovered when the Repair Party consumable is used.) and India Yankee (-20% to fire duration.) flags should be mounted to improve the ship's survivability. November Foxtrot (-5% reload time on all consumables.) flags can also be mounted to decrease consumable cooldown time.

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


Historical Info

Historical Gallery



  1. French battleship Jean Bart (1940) - Wikipedia
  2. Richelieu-class battleship - Wikipedia
  3. Dry Dock: Jean Bart - News - World of Warships
  4. World of Warships Museum: Jean Bart - News - World of Warships
  5. Dry Dock: Jean Bart - World of Warships Official Channel - YouTube

Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

Testing Changes

  • June 22, 2018:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • July 10, 2018:
    • The ship's tier was changed from VIII to IX.
    • Sigma value was increased from 1.8 to 2.0.
    • Main battery reload speed was decreased from 30 to 26 s.
    • Characteristics of the Repair Party consumable were adjusted:
      • Number of charges increased from 1 (2) to 3 (4).
      • Cooldown was reduced from 120 (80 s) to 60 s (40 s).
  • August 15, 2018:
    • The ship's consumables were adjusted:
      • Repair Party cooldown was increased from 60 s (40 s) to 120 s (80 s).
      • Main Battery Reload Booster cooldown was increased from 120 s (60 s) to 180 s (120 s).
      • Number of charges of the Main Battery Reload Booster consumable was increased from 2 (3) to 3 (4).
    • Secondary battery firing range was increased to 7 km.
  • September 13, 2018:
    • Sigma value was reduced from 2.0 to 1.9.
  • October 16, 2018:
    • The duration of the Main Battery Reload Booster consumable was reduced from 30 to 20 s.
  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.7.7.
  • First released in November 2018.
  • Update 0.7.11:
    • Fixed a bug with the armor protection above the magazines of battleship Jean Bart. Now, the armor is 170 mm thick.
  • Update 0.9.3:
    • Jean Bart was removed from sale in the Armory and the Premium store.
  • Update 0.9.5:
    • Small changes to geometry and textures.
  • Update 0.10.0:
    • The firing range of the secondary battery was increased to 7.95 km.
  • Update 13.1:
    • Depth Charge Airstrike range increased from 5 to 10 km.

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