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Destroyer | France | Tier X
Tech Tree Position
Purchase price34,650 Credits
Hit Points21,900 
Main Battery
127 mm/54 Mle 19484 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire17.14 shots/min.
Reload Time3.5 sec.
Rotation Speed30 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Timesec.
Firing Range11.5 km.
Maximum Dispersion101 m.
HE Shell127 mm HE Mark 41 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,850 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity808 m./s.
HE Shell Weight31.5 kg.
AP Shell127 mm AP Mark 42 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,450 
Initial AP Shell Velocity808 m./s.
AP Shell Weight32.5 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
550 mm tube lance-torpilles4 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.42 shots/min.
Reload Time142 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo550 mm 23DT 
Maximum Damage14,833 
Torpedo Speed60 knot
Torpedo Rangekm.
AA Defense
127 mm/54 Mle 19484 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second62.8 
. . . Firing Range5.19 km.
40 mm/56 Bofors Mk23 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second47.7 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
20 mm/70 Mk204 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second24.4 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
40 mm/56 Bofors Mk12 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second22.6 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
Maximum Speed44 knot
Turning Circle Radius740 m.
Rudder Shift Time4.8 sec.
Surface Detectability Range8.88 km.
Air Detectability Range4.84 km.
Battle Levels

Marceau — French Tier X destroyer.

A variant of the 3,000-ton reconnaissance project developed between 1939 and 1940, armed with post-World War II weapons, including a multi-purpose main battery.


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
127 mm/54 Mle 194817.161011,85072,450 00
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Marceau21,900102042/4/3/440 00
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
180° Turn Time
Maximum Damage
Torpedo Speed
Torpedo Range
Research price
Purchase price
550 mm 23DT0.41427.214,833609 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
PCA n° 10 Mle 1011.5 00
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 96,842 hp44 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 Defensive AA Fire Modification 1 Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1 Torpedo Tubes Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1 Depth Charges 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 Torpedo Tubes Modification 2 Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 2

Player Opinion


Marceau is the coal alternative to Kleber. She shares Kleber's hull but her differences warrant a completely different play style. She mounts the 127mm guns of Colbert, at the tradeoff of reduced HE alpha damage and slower shell ballistics in exchange for higher AP alpha. She also enjoys a concealment advantage over Kleber, and has longer range torpedoes.

Marceau differs from her sister Kleber in many ways, primarily her guns, which boast the highest DPM of any tier 10 destroyer. However, in exchange for the powerful guns, she still suffers from the lack of a smokescreen consumable, and her torpedoes are rather underwhelming due to their poor range and reload.

This leads to a destroyer hunter type role, where she contests caps and runs down enemy destroyers with her extremely high speeds in order to make up for her poor concealment, while gunning them down with her powerful guns before quickly turning away and going dark to search for her next prey. Marceau is a poor counter to cruisers due to her poor ballistics, and her limited range means that unless the player takes upgrades, she must venture dangerously close to battleships to deal damage to them with her guns. Overall, Marceau is best played as a destroyer hunter or as a battleship farmer, while also making a mediocre torpedo boat on the side.

For those more acquainted with the style of gunboat play, a different play style can be taken on by taking full advantage of Marceau's speed and damage output. At first, Marceau may hang back, using her speed and handling to fire at enemy battleships and cruisers with more sluggish shells that she can dodge. As the game progresses however, she can get closer to the battlefield, beginning to exhibit control of capture zones and hunt down enemy destroyers, as well as even rushing down battleships if the situation calls for it.

Overall this leads to a play style that rotates around her powerful guns, but is limited by her short range and poor ballistics. Marceau is a powerful destroyer with the potential to turn around games in the right hands.


  • Very quick main battery traverse speed
  • Excellent main battery reload speed
  • Amazing HE DPM and fire starting capability
  • Unique midsection saturation mechanics allow Marceau to take more hits compared to non-French destroyers
  • Best speed among Tier 10 destroyers, tied with Kleber
  • decent AA defenses that can fight against t8 cvs and access to the Defensive AA Fire (While active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased.) consumable
  • Better torpedo range and stealth than Kleber


  • Poor main battery range
  • Poor shell velocity and high shell arcs make hitting targets at long range difficult
  • Very slow torpedo reload speed, individual torpedoes have less speed and damage than Kleber's
  • Large turn radius and fairly slow rudder shift
  • Poor concealment, the minimum surface detectability is 7km at best
  • Easy to detonate


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

Optimal Configuration


The recommended upgrades for Marceau are as follows:

Commander Skills


Marceau equips the following consumables:


As a premium ship, Marceau comes with Type 20 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces her repair costs, and increases the amount of experience she earns.


Historical Info

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