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Destroyer | U.S.A. | Tier V
Tech Tree Position
Research price11000 exp
Purchase price1,300,000 Credits
Hit Points12,000 
Main Battery
127 mm/51 Mk.7 on a shielded mount4 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fire9.23 shots/min.
Reload Time6.5 sec.
Rotation Speed15 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time12 sec.
Firing Range10.93 km.
Maximum Dispersion96 m.
HE Shell127 mm HE/HC Mk39 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,800 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity960 m./s.
HE Shell Weight22.7 kg.
AP Shell127 mm AP Mk15 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,200 
Initial AP Shell Velocity960 m./s.
AP Shell Weight22.7 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Triple4 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.91 shots/min.
Reload Time66 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Maximum Damage11,733 
Torpedo Speed56 knot
Torpedo Range5.49 km.
AA Defense
127 mm/38 Mk.12 on a Mk.21 mod.1 mount2 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second6.4 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
IDS_PAGM150_5IN38_MK24_MOD62 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second16 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
12.7 mm Browning on a single mount6 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second22.8 
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
76.2 mm/23 Mk.14 on a single mount2 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second
. . . Firing Rangekm.
Maximum Speed37 knot
Turning Circle Radius600 m.
Rudder Shift Timesec.
Surface Detectability Range6.46 km.
Air Detectability Range2.46 km.
Battle Levels

Nicholas — American Tier V destroyer.

The construction of a large number of destroyers in the absence of cruisers raised a discussion in the U.S. Navy about the need to produce destroyer leaders. Some officers suggested creating an intermediate ship type that would combine the features of a cruiser and a destroyer. After a series of sketches, a project for the destroyer leader with a displacement of 2,200 tons and equipped with five 127 mm guns was proposed. The beginning of the construction of the Omaha-class cruisers eventually eliminated the need for a destroyer leader, and it was decided to abandon the construction of this class.


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/51 Mk.7 on a Mk.15 mount 127 mm/38 Mk.12 on a Mk.21 mount1512961,80052,100 095,000
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Nicholas (A)12,00061546/24 0140,000
Nicholas (B)13,100615444 4,300380,000
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
180° Turn Time
Maximum Damage
Torpedo Speed
Torpedo Range
Research price
Purchase price
Mark 110.9667.211,733565.5 0152,000
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
Mk5 mod. 10 090,000
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 55,000 hp37 0120,000

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
Smoke Generator Modification 1
Torpedo Tubes Modification 1

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.
The Nicholas is a welcome upgrade from the Clemson, and a very fun and strong destroyer for its tier. Compared to the Clemson, the Nicholas is a vast improvement in nearly every way. Perhaps the most conspicuous upgrade is the main battery, which previously on the Clemson was practically the same 102mm armament found on the tier 2 American destroyer, the Sampson, including essentially the same range and rate of fire. For the Nicholas, not only has the caliber been buffed to 127mm and rate of fire increased to a monstrous 15 RPM, the range of the guns can now reach 10.9km away even stock. The Nicholas also gets increased top speed by 2 knots, 8 seconds faster artillery rotation time, and a 0.3 km shorter spotting range. The Nicholas has a fairly tall silhouette due to the tower in the front of the vessel, so once you're spotted you should be more careful as a destroyer's armor is basically nonexistent. Otherwise, the Nicholas is an excellent destroyer for its tier and can be very effective in both assaulting with torpedoes and harassing with its fast firing guns.


  • Monstrous rate of fire at 15 RPM, pairing with 127mm guns, HE spamming from distance is a piece of cake.
  • Torpedoes have the same sped to that of Clemson’s, have 500m more range and deal more damage.
  • AA suite that can rip up some planes at the same tier and most carriers at Tier IV and V will avoid attacking Nicholas.
  • Very wide torpedo launch arc and with 2 triple tubes on each side, 12 torpedoes can be launched at once.
  • Good pool of hit points at 13100 when upgraded.
  • AP penetration is surprisingly good for a destroyer, can give poorly-armored cruisers it face a nightmare when aimed correctly.
  • Fast at 37 knots and reaches up to 40 knots with engine boost consumable used.
  • Stealthier than Clemson.
  • Just one researchable module, avoids players from getting confused for wondering what to upgrade first.
  • Can use Defensive AA FireWhile active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased. instead of Engine BoostWhile active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage., excellent for defending against enemy aircraft.


  • Bad armor like any destroyer.
  • Suffers from frequent module incapacitation when hit.
  • AA suite, despite being useful at the same tier, will have a very hard time against higher tier planes.
  • Terrible main battery firing arc from its bow.
  • The stock configuration still has the same long gun reload time of lower tier US destroyers (6.5 sec).
  • Shell flight time is high, making aiming difficult at distance, especially against destroyers.
  • Torpedoes are still short-range (5.5 km) and less that the ship's detection range, making them dangerous to use against ships with lots of guns.
  • HE chance of fire is low at just 5%. Even with the Demolition Expert skill it is difficult to set fires.


Availability of researchable upgrades for Nicholas is as follows:

  • Hull: Upgrade to Hull (B) for more hit points, a faster main battery rate of fire and better AA defense. Research of this module unlocks progression to Farragut.
Hull (B) is the only upgrade offered to Nicholas captains. Not only does it up her health pool, it replaces her main battery of five 5"/51 mounts with four 5"/38 mounts. This significantly alters the ballistics and velocity of her shells, while also making the main battery dual purpose so that it contributes to her anti-aircraft defense. The 5"/38 is the standard main battery mount for the rest of the line, so while captains may be tempted to stick with the easier-to-use 5"/51s for their time in Nicholas they are encouraged to begin learning how to effectively use the 5"/38.

Optimal Configuration


The recommended upgrades for Nicholas are as follows:

Commander Skills


Nicholas can equip the following consumables:


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


Historical Info

Historical Gallery


Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Added to the game in Update (alpha version).
  • Update 0.5.0:
    • Defensive AA consumable added to Hull (B).
  • Update 0.5.1:
    • Mark 15 mod. 0 torpedoes removed.
  • Update 0.5.2:
    • 15% of HP was moved from the bow to the stern.
    • Slightly increased the accuracy of the Hull B guns.
    • The researchable gun module was removed: when Upgrading the hull, the 127mm / 51 Mk7 guns are automatically changed to 127mm / 38 Mk 21, and it is impossible to install new guns on the base hull.
    • Credit earnings increased by 10%.
  • Update 0.5.7:
    • The armor model of the hull was refined.
  • Update 0.6.12:
    • Detectability when firing main guns in smoke changed to 2.49 km.
  • Update 0.6.13:
    • The efficiency of the Defensive Fire consumable was increased. Now it increases the power of the aura by four times (instead of three).
    • Increased forward firing aiming angles of torpedo tubes, turret 3 on Hull B, and turret 4 on Hull A – this change made it easier to aim the ship’s weapons at enemies.
    • Improved display of thin elements.
    • The survivability of air defense weapons was tested and brought to a single standard. The change affects 76.2 mm guns.
  • Update 0.7.6:
    • Minor fixes to ship textures and geometry.
  • Update 0.7.7:
    • For 127mm AP / SC Mk38 armor-piercing shells (Hull B), the fuse detonation time was reduced from 0.03 to 0.01 s.
  • Update 0.8.5:
    • Credit earnings decreased by -5%.
    • Experience earnings reduced by -5%.
  • Update 0.8.6:
    • The main battery guns of Hull (A) now include four 127 mm/51 Mk7 mod. 2 guns.
    • Changed the firing angles of the main battery artillery.
  • Update 0.9.4:
    • Defensive AA Fire consumable is now available for mounting on any hull.
  • Update 0.9.6:
    • The bonus to the permanent damage of AA defenses from the Defensive AA Fire consumable was increased from +50% to +75%.
  • Update 0.9.7:
    • The bonus to the permanent damage of AA defenses from the Defensive AA Fire consumable was increased from +75% to +100%.
  • Update 0.11.6:
    • Ship's 3D model changed, resulting in:
      • 0.22 m increase in draught.
      • 0.24 m decrease in hull height.
      • 0.08 m increase in waterline length.
      • 0.09 m increase in total length.
      • 0.05 m increase in waterline hull width.
      • 0.12 m decrease in maximum hull width.
    • Number of depth charges increased from 2 to 6.
    • Amount of HP in the bow of Hull A decreased from 2,000 to 1,800.
    • Amount of HP in the superstructure of Hull A increased from 700 to 800.
    • Amount of HP in the stern of Hull A increased from 900 to 1,000.
    • Damage dealt by short-range AA defenses of Hull B decreased from 88 to 81.
    • Damage dealt by long-range AA defenses of Hull B increased from 25 to 39.
    • Damage from AA shell explosions of Hull B increased from 1,050 to 1,120.
    • Aiming sector of the second main battery turret of Hull B increased by 14 degrees on each side.
    • Amount of HP in the bow of Hull B decreased from 2,200 to 2,000.
    • Amount of HP in the superstructure of Hull B increased from 800 to 900.
    • Amount of HP in the stern of Hull B increased from 900 to 1,100.
    • Aiming sector of the first and second torpedo launchers of Hull B increased by 19 degrees.

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