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Cruiser | U.S.S.R. | Tier IX
Tech Tree Position
Purchase priceSpecial Doubloons
Hit Points71,050 
Main Battery
305 mm/54 B-50 on an MK-15 mount3 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire3.24 shots/min.
Reload Time18.5 sec.
Rotation Speed5.1 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time35.29 sec.
Firing Range18.19 km.
Maximum Dispersion241 m.
HE Shell305 mm HE Model 1928 
Maximum HE Shell Damage4,200 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell24 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity920 m./s.
HE Shell Weight374.7 kg.
AP Shell305 mm AP Model 1928 
Maximum AP Shell Damage9,000 
Initial AP Shell Velocity900 m./s.
AP Shell Weight471 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
152 mm/57 B-38 on an MK-17 mount4 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range6.95 km.
Rate of Fire7.5 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE ShellOFU-35 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,200 
Initial HE Shell Velocity950 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell12 %
Secondary Armament #2
IDS_PRGS130_100MM_56_MZ_16_LEFT2 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range6.95 km.
Rate of Fire16 shots/min.
Reload Time3.75 sec.
HE ShellHE-56 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,400 
Initial HE Shell Velocity895 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Secondary Armament #3
100 mm/56 MZ-162 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range6.95 km.
Rate of Fire16 shots/min.
Reload Time3.75 sec.
HE ShellHE-56 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,400 
Initial HE Shell Velocity895 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
AA Defense
IDS_PRGS130_100MM_56_MZ_16_LEFT2 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second29.6 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
100 mm/56 MZ-162 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second29.6 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
12.7 mm DShK on a twin mount6 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second30.6 
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
37 mm 46-K mount7 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second85.4 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
Maximum Speed33.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius840 m.
Rudder Shift Time14.9 sec.
Surface Detectability Range15.71 km.
Air Detectability Range10.42 km.
Battle Levels

Kronshtadt — Soviet special premium Tier IX cruiser.

A large gunship officially designated as a heavy cruiser but more of a high-speed "small battleship" by technical characteristics. She carried 305 mm main guns with a very long firing range. Drawbacks: weak AA defenses.

Kronshtadt was first released for sale worldwide on 30 May 2018 and was retired in early 2019.


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
305 mm/54 B-50 on an MK-15 mount3.235.32414,200249,000 00
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Kronshtadt71,0501633034/46/7/4 00
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
GFCS IX mod. 10 00
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 231,000 hp33.5 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1 
Main Armaments Modification 1
Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1
Magazine Modification 1
Spotting Aircraft Modification 1
Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2 
Damage Control System Modification 1
Defensive AA Fire Modification 1
Surveillance Radar 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
Steering Gears Modification 2
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.

Kronshtadt is a unique ship in World of Warships. Many of her characteristics are that of a battleship, while others are clearly those of a cruiser: her size, health, and potential damage of her guns are very much in line with the former, while her speed, armor, concealment and utility are those of the latter.

The largest mistake captains will make with Kronshtadt is the false assumption that they can play her as a battleship and get away with it. Her belt armor is fairly tough and her health pool is large, but her plating and size of her citadel prevent her from achieving the same role as a battleship. When fighting enemy battleships at close range, captains should angle in such a way to "bait" shots into her angled belt armor, and to not encourage the enemy to fire shots into her bow where overmatch of her 25mm plating can easily lead to citadel hits.

Kronshtadt’s main strength lies in her main battery: nine (9) 305mm rifles with fantastic shell speed, penetration, and damage. Her accuracy is not nearly as good as that of a traditional cruiser, but what she has is good enough to land large hits with her AP, and to accurately stack fires on enemy battleships at range. Although her guns allow a captain to get by with only firing AP, the best Kronshtadt captains will actively switch between the two types to maximize her effectiveness. Kronshtadt’s concealment is also quite good for a ship of her size, so captains are encouraged to make the most of it to lay ambushes and execute flanking maneuvers.

Like many cruisers, Kronshtadt sports a few utility consumables, most notably Surveillance RadarWhile active, detects all enemy ships within the specified radius, disregarding obstacles such as smoke and terrain. and a choice between Defensive AA FireWhile active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased. or Spotting AircraftWhile active, a spotter plane circles the ship enhancing main battery firing range.. Kronshtadt’s play style involves her playing at mid- to long-range for the majority of the match, so her radar will mostly become useful later in games.

Overall, Kronshtadt offers a unique and engaging play style that few other ships come close to offering. Captains who enjoy ships such as Scharnhorst, Amagi, or German heavy cruisers will find her to have a similar play style.


  • Very large hit point pool for a cruiser, equivalent to most Tier IX battleships.
  • Strong main armament which poses a threat to any ship she faces.
  • Capable of mounting useful consumables which allow the ship to fill a variety of roles.
  • Decent armor when angled.


  • Extremely susceptible to receiving citadel hits when improperly angled or when bow-on to high tier battleships.
  • Dispersion and reload time may leave captains unimpressed.
  • Mediocre anti-aircraft armament will not deter a dedicated strike from high tier aircraft carriers.


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

Optimal Configuration


Kronshtadt is a large cruiser that has gameplay similar to that of a fast, lightly armed battleship. As such, upgrades for improving maneuverability and survivability work well for her, as well as main battery upgrades.

The recommended upgrades for Kronshtadt are as follows:

Captains looking to maximize their Surveillance RadarWhile active, detects all enemy ships within the specified radius, disregarding obstacles such as smoke and terrain. effectiveness can also equip Surveillance Radar Modification 1 :  +20% action time. in Slot 2 in order to extend her radar activation time to 24 seconds.

Commander Skills


Kronshtadt can equip the following consumables:


As a premium ship, Kronshtadt 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. Stalingrad-class battlecruiser - Wikipedia
  2. Paper Ships: Cruiser Kronshtadt - News - World of Warships

Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.7.3.

Testing Changes

  • February 6, 2018:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • March 15, 2018:
    • The ship's hit points pool was decreased from 82,300 to 59,800.
  • March 30, 2018:
    • AP shell fuse delay was increased from 0.01 to 0.033 s.
  • April 17, 2018:
    • Hit points were increased from 59,800 to 71,050.
    • Sigma value was increased from 1.8 to 2.05.
    • The Surveillance Radar consumable was added to the Spotting Aircraft slot, with the same characteristics as Dmitri Donskoi.
  • May 23, 2018:
    • The Damage Control Party consumable was adjusted to be the same as other cruisers:
      • Action time was changed to 5 s.
      • Cooldown was changed 90 s for the standard consumable, 60 s for the premium consumable.
    • The Spotting Aircraft consumable replaced Hydroacoustic Search in the second slot.
  • Update 0.7.5:
    • Added to the tech tree for 750,000 Free Experience
  • Update 0.7.7:
    • Fixed a bug where it was impossible to install the special upgrade "Spotting Aircraft Modification 1".
  • Update 0.8.0:
    • Fire duration increased from 45 to 60 s.
    • Kronshtadt was removed from the tech tree.
  • Update 0.9.2:
    • The thickness of the armor was changed: the central part was reinforced from 25 to 27 mm.
  • Update 0.10.0:
    • The firing range of the secondary battery was increased to 6.95 km.
  • Update 0.10.4:
    • Fixed the images of the ship in the Port tooltips.

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