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Marblehead Lima
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Cruiser | U.S.A. | Tier V
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase pricepromo Doubloons
Hit Points27,000 
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Triple2 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire1.58 shots/min.
Reload Time38 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoBliss Leavitt Mk9 mod. 1 
Maximum Damage6,233 
Torpedo Speed49 knot
Torpedo Range8.22 km.
AA Defense
76 mm/50 Mk.22 on a single mount4 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second11.2 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed34 knot
Turning Circle Radius600 m.
Rudder Shift Time5.7 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range13.5 km.
Air Detectability Range5.35 km.
Battle Levels
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Marblehead Lima — American promo premium Tier V cruiser.

A high-speed scout cruiser with powerful torpedoes and artillery. Carried aircraft handling equipment. She was unlike other ships of her class in terms of the placement of her main guns.

This re-skinned version of Marblehead used to be available exclusively as an invite code sold along with certain ASUS motherboards and graphics cards. Later, she was offered for regular purchase.

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)
152 mm/53 Mk.12 on a Mk.16 mount/Mk.13 mount/Mk.13 casemate mount9241282,200123,100 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)
Marblehead27,00010762/8420 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)
Mk9 mod. 11.6387.26,233498.2 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Mk5 mod. 1013.9 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 90,000 hp34 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 Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1 Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1 Torpedo Tubes Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

Marblehead is a variant of the American Tier V cruiser Omaha. When the two ships are put side-by-side, Marblehead has the most in common with Omaha’s (B) hull, with the gun and firing control upgrades. As such, it has eight guns. In addition, the AA remains the same as on Omaha’s (A) hull, which means it's all but non-existent. However, it does come with a catapult fighter, which can be launched to intercept incoming bombers and can make up for the small amount of AA if used wisely.

Unfortunately, it does not have the lower torpedo launchers of Omaha, and Marblehead’s launchers use different torpedoes with completely different specifications. As a result, the play style when using torpedoes is quite different. To begin with, the salvo has fewer torpedoes as the hull is left with two triple-tube launchers instead of four. While they have an impressive range of 8.2 km, making them more useful for flooding or weakening BBs, they cannot be relied upon to sink an enemy at range due to poor speed of only 49 knots, making each salvo easier to evade. Furthermore, the low damage is painful if attempting to kill a single target, as each inflicts only 6233 damage max. However, at close range or against multiple targets, the torpedoes do have a fast reload time of 38 seconds compared to Murmansk’s 69 seconds and Omaha’s 44.

Pros:

  • Very rapid firing weapons, and lots of them.
  • Torpedoes have the range to harass enemy battleships.
  • Carries a catapult fighter to supplement AA defenses.
  • Good maneuverability.

Cons:

  • Weak armor makes it susceptible to citadel penetrations from the enemy.
  • Large detection range and poor AA.
  • Torpedoes have low damage and are easy to avoid (especially at long range).
  • Inferior to Murmansk in every aspect.


Research

As a premium ship, Marblehead Lima doesn't have any upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

Commander Skills

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.

Consumables

Marblehead Lima equips the following consumables:

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Marblehead Lima 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.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

  1. USS Marblehead (CL-12) - Wikipedia
  2. Omaha-class cruiser - Wikipedia
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