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Perth
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Cruiser | Commonwealth | Tier VI
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase price4,800 Doubloons
Hit Points27,100 
Main Battery
152 mm/50 Mk XXI4 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time7.5 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time25.71 sec.
Firing Range12.81 km.
Maximum Dispersion121 m.
HE Shell152 mm HE 6crh Mk IV 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,100 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity841 m./s.
HE Shell Weight50.8 kg.
AP Shell152 mm AP 6crh Mk IV 
Maximum AP Shell Damage3,100 
Initial AP Shell Velocity841 m./s.
AP Shell Weight50.8 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
102 mm/45 QF Mk XIX4 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire20 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell102 mm HE 35 lb 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,500 
Initial HE Shell Velocity811 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm QR Mk IV2 х 4 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.63 shots/min.
Reload Time96 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo533 mm Mk IX 
Maximum Damage15,433 
Torpedo Speed61 knot
Torpedo Range8.01 km.
AA Defense
20 mm Oerlikon Mk IV2 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second7.2 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
12.7 mm Mk III5 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second10.5 
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
102 mm/45 QF Mk XIX4 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second37.6 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed32.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius700 m.
Rudder Shift Time7.6 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range10.08 km.
Air Detectability Range6.44 km.
Battle Levels
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VI
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4,800

Perth — Commonwealth premium Tier VI cruiser.

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This warship was built in the United Kingdom, based on a reworked design of Leander-class cruisers with a modified arrangement of the propulsion unit. She was similar to her prototype in terms of armament, but had a different armor layout. In 1939, the ship was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy.

Perth first went on sale on 18 November 2016 on the NA servers, and on 11 November 2016 on the EU servers.

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/50 Mk XXI825.711212,10093,100 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)
Perth27,10010100445/4/220 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)
533 mm Mk IX0.6967.215,433618 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Mk VI mod. 1012.8 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 72,500 hp32.5 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 Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1 Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 1 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1 Smoke Generator Modification 1 Torpedo Tubes Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Steering Gears Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

Perth is a sister ship to Tier VI British cruiser Leander; however, she has some significant differences. Most notably, she carries a high explosive round — like Belfast — allowing her to set enemies on fire with something other than secondaries. Her other primary difference is her smoke screen. Unlike the short deployment time, long duration typical British cruiser smoke, Perth has a Crawling Smoke Generator (Generates a smoke screen that allows the ship to remain undetected at slow speeds.) that deploys smoke continuously for 90 seconds, but each individual cloud of smoke only lasts for 10. This allows Perth to create a mobile smoke screen, staying fully hidden while moving at speeds up to 12.5 knots, for over 2 minutes with all available modifications.

In the negative column, Perth’s armor piercing rounds are not the improved AP of the regular tech tree British light cruisers, and her anti-aircraft suite is even weaker than that of stock hull Leander. Her short main battery firing range also means she must be played very carefully or she will be quickly removed from the battle by anything that can citadel her; which is, unfortunately, anything in the game with cruiser-caliber guns or better. When her short firing range is combined with her woefully mediocre anti-aircraft suite, Perth’s ability to equip either a Spotting Aircraft (While active, a spotter plane circles the ship enhancing main battery firing range.) or a Catapult Fighter (While active, a group of fighter planes circles the ship providing protection by attacking incoming enemy aircraft.) — something Leander can't do — becomes an important choice; either will give her some spotting ability outside of her smoke screen, but one will increase her range and the other will help cover her from enemy aircraft.

Pros:

  • Second lowest detection radius of all Tier VI cruisers.
  • Crawling Smoke Generator (Generates a smoke screen that allows the ship to remain undetected at slow speeds.) consumable allows Perth to move at low speeds and take her smoke cloud with her.
  • Has access to high explosive rounds, giving her more flexibility against angled targets and destroyers.
  • Good handling characteristics: short rudder shift time, and a reasonably tight turning circle.
  • Can choose between equipping either a Spotting Aircraft (While active, a spotter plane circles the ship enhancing main battery firing range.) or Catapult Fighter (While active, a group of fighter planes circles the ship providing protection by attacking incoming enemy aircraft.).
  • Two fully upgraded Perths can maintain permanent smoke coverage by alternating use of their Crawling Smoke Generator (Generates a smoke screen that allows the ship to remain undetected at slow speeds.).

Cons:

  • Low health pool; 27,100 base hp is in the bottom third of Tier VI cruisers.
  • Bow/stern armor can be overmatched by 283mm+ AP; unlike her sister ship Leander, Perth cannot recover health .
  • Shortest main battery firing range of all Tier VI cruisers.
  • Dreadfully bad anti-aircraft suite, and cannot equip Defensive AA Fire (While active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased.).
  • Requires high resource investment into Special Upgrades and Commander Skills for optimum performance.


Research

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

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Perth are as follows:

More than any other ship in the game, Perth benefits from access to the Special Upgrades that are available through the Arsenal. Captains with access to the following are encouraged to mount them instead in their respective slots: Smoke Generator Modification 1 (Increases the action time of the Smoke Generator, Short-Burst Smoke Generator, and Crawling Smoke Generator consumables, but reduces smoke screen duration.  The effects are not applicable to the Exhaust Smoke Generator consumable.: +30% emission time. / -5% smoke cloud duration.) is first priority; Spotting Aircraft Modification 1 (Increases the action time of the Spotting Aircraft and Rapid Takeoff Spotter consumables.: +30% action time.) is especially useful on large maps; Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1 (Increases the action time of the Hydroacoustic Search and Short-Range Hydroacoustic Search consumables.: +20% action time.) will better align your Hydroacoustic search duration with your upgraded smoke duration.

Commander Skills

Perth has more commander skill options available to her than Leander, simply by virtue of the fact she has high explosive shells available to her main battery. The two main specializations are towards DD-hunting or towards damage output.

For DD-hunters, taking Concealment Expert and Radio Position Finder are critical, supplemented by quality of life skills such as Superintendent, Vigilance, Expert Marksman, Expert Loader. These could be rounded off by skills that increase survivability while detected: Survivability Expert, Last Stand, Preventative Maintenance, and/or Incoming Fire Alert.

For a more damage-oriented build, Demolition Expert, Inertial Fuse for High Explosive, and Adrenalin Rush are core skills to chose. Jack of All Trades combined with a November Foxtrot signal (-5% reload time on all consumables.) will reduce the timers on her crucial consumable cooldowns.

Investing commander skill points into improving Perth’s anti-aircraft defenses is not recommended.

Consumables

Perth can equip the following consumables:

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Perth comes included with Type 10 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Signals

X-Ray Papa Unaone and November Foxtrot (-5% reload time on all consumables.) are the most important signal flags that Perth can equip, followed by Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) and the flags that increase her HE shell fire chance: India X-Ray (+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. / +5% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.) 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.). When equipping India X-Ray, adding a Juliet Charlie (-100% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.) to eliminate the bonus chance of detonation is a good idea. Sierra Bravo

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

Video

References

  1. HMAS Perth (D29) - Wikipedia
  2. Leander-class cruiser (1931) - Wikipedia
  3. Perth's Premiere! - 11/18/2016 - HMS PERTH - ARMADA - News - World of Warships
  4. Armada: Perth - 11/08/2019 - News - World of Warships
  5. Cruisers of Java Sea - Ship Stories - News - World of Warships
  6. Squall Line: Getting Personal with Perth - News - World of Warships
  7. Armada - Perth - Nov 11, 2016 - World of Warships Official Channel - YouTube
  8. Armada: Perth - Nov 8, 2019 - World of Warships Official Channel - YouTube
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