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Katori
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Cruiser | Japan | Tier III
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase price2,250 Doubloons
Hit Points22,000 
Main Battery
140 mm/50 3rd Year Type2 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire8.57 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
Rotation Speed7.5 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time24 sec.
Firing Range13.49 km.
Maximum Dispersion126 m.
HE Shell140 mm HE Type0 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,400 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell10 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity850 m./s.
HE Shell Weight38 kg.
AP Shell140 mm Capped Common Shell 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,700 
Initial AP Shell Velocity850 m./s.
AP Shell Weight38 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
127 mm/40 Type89 A11 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range3.5 km.
Rate of Fire12 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell127 mm HE Type0 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,100 
Initial HE Shell Velocity725 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Twin2 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire1.54 shots/min.
Reload Time39 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo533 mm Type44 mod. 2 
Maximum Damage9,067 
Torpedo Speed57 knot
Torpedo Range6.99 km.
AA Defense
25 mm/60 Type96 Twin mod. 14 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second10.8 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
127 mm/40 Type89 A11 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second10.1 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed18 knot
Turning Circle Radius430 m.
Rudder Shift Time6.5 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range10.98 km.
Air Detectability Range6.44 km.
Battle Levels
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III
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2,250

Katori — Japanese premium Tier III cruiser.

A training cruiser of special construction with marginal armor protection and rather low speed. Despite her modest dimensions, she carried onboard aircraft equipment and torpedo armament. The cruiser's main guns were augmented with dual-purpose guns and automatic AA guns.

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)
140 mm/50 Type38.6241262,400102,700 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)
Katori22,000651211/420 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)
Type44 mod. 21.5397.29,066577 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Type3 mod. 1013.5 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 7,000 hp18 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 0 Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Engine Room Protection

Player Opinion

Performance

Katori is a Tier III premium Japanese cruiser which many Beta testers may remember as the original Tier I of the Japanese tech tree prior to the introduction of Hashidate. In addition to being moved up two tiers, she gains her Catapult Fighter (While active, a group of fighter planes circles the ship providing protection by attacking incoming enemy aircraft.) and torpedo tubes which were missing from her old Tier I configuration. She is unique in that she is the only Tier III ship in the game capable of equipping a Catapult Fighter, allowing her to see over islands, spot torpedoes well in advance and annoy any aircraft carriers she encounters.

Her main battery guns are the standard Japanese 140mm barrels, mounted in two twin turrets (like Yubari) instead of single mounts (like Tenryu and Kuma). Katori can equip Aiming Systems Modification 0 (Increases the firing accuracy of the main battery and secondary battery, accelerates the traverse speed of torpedo tubes and the main battery, and extends the firing range of the secondary battery: +20% main battery traverse speed. / -40% main battery dispersion. / +20% torpedo tubes traverse speed. / +20% secondary battery firing range. / -40% secondary battery dispersion.) for increased accuracy. Her torpedo tubes have extremely wide firing angles, but she only has one twin launcher per side; while her torpedo mounts reload relatively quickly, they lack the punch to wipe out most ships even if both torpedoes hit home. Katori’s biggest downside is her slow speed, meaning she cannot move anywhere quickly; even some battleships can chase her down. She requires a very patient play style, and isn't for captains who are in a hurry to get where they're going.


Pros:

  • Has access to the Catapult Fighter (While active, a group of fighter planes circles the ship providing protection by attacking incoming enemy aircraft.) consumable, giving her additional protection from low-tier carrier players and additional ability to spot enemy ships.
  • Best main battery range of any Tier III cruiser (13.5 km).
  • Guns are highly accurate with Aiming Systems Modification 0 (Increases the firing accuracy of the main battery and secondary battery, accelerates the traverse speed of torpedo tubes and the main battery, and extends the firing range of the secondary battery: +20% main battery traverse speed. / -40% main battery dispersion. / +20% torpedo tubes traverse speed. / +20% secondary battery firing range. / -40% secondary battery dispersion.) equipped.
  • Respectable health pool for a Tier III cruiser; far more health than her tech tree counterpart Tenryu.
  • Above average anti-aircraft suite for her tier.
  • Can launch torpedoes from both sides with good firing arcs (unique for Japanese cruisers at low tier).

Cons:

  • Painfully slow, even when compared to battleships. Only the stock configuration South Carolina is slower.
  • Badly outclassed by two of her most common cruiser opponents: St. Louis and Bogatyr.
  • Standard Tier III Japanese torpedoes, but only 2 launched per salvo.
  • Very weak armor protection.

Research

As a Premium ship, Katori doesn't have any upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration

The following information is provided for players who wish to create a permanent captain for the ship. Those players who are retraining captains or using the ship to gain extra experience for a captain should consult the page relevant to the ship to which the captain will be assigned.

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Katori are as follows:

Commander Skills

Key skills for Katori commanders include Preventative Maintenance at Level 1, Last Stand at Level 2, and Concealment Expert at Level 4. Level 3 offers a few solid options, including Demolition Expert and Vigilance.

Consumables

Katori can equip the following consumables:

Katori is the lowest tier ship capable of equipping a Catapult Fighter (While active, a group of fighter planes circles the ship providing protection by attacking incoming enemy aircraft.),

Camouflage

As a Premium ship, Katori comes included with Type 9 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Signals

As this is a premium ship, Katori’s main purpose is to increase retraining speed for captains while allowing the user to enjoy playing the ship with all the commander skills active. Therefore, the following signals are recommended for retraining a captain: Equal Speed Charlie London (+50% XP earned for the battle.), Zulu Hotel (+50% Commander XP earned for the battle.), and Dragon Flag (+333% Commander XP earned for the battle.).

As for normal ship purposes, the following signals are recommended: Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) due to Katori’s absurdly slow speed, and Victor Lima (+1% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber above 160mm / +0.5% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber below 160mm. / +4% chance of causing flooding.) to set more fires.

India Bravo Terrathree (-10% to the cost of the ship's post-battle service.) and Zulu (+20% credits earned for the battle.) are not recommended because this is a Tier III ship and is a premium; it will not have a significant bonus to credit earning and the ship repair costs are negligible.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

  1. Japanese cruiser Katori - Wikipedia
  2. Katori-class cruiser - Wikipedia
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