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Renown '44
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Battleship | U.K. | Tier VII
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase priceSpecial Doubloons
Hit Points55,200 
Main Battery
381 mm/42 Mk.I on a Mk.I mount3 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire2.4 shots/min.
Reload Time25 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time45 sec.
Firing Range16.9 km.
Maximum Dispersion189 m.
HE Shell381 mm HE Mk VIIIc 
Maximum HE Shell Damage5,350 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell34 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity732 m./s.
HE Shell Weight879 kg.
AP Shell381 mm AP Mk XXIIc 
Maximum AP Shell Damage11,350 
Initial AP Shell Velocity732 m./s.
AP Shell Weight879 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
113 mm/45 QF Mk.I/III on an RP10 Mark II BD mount10 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range5.6 km.
Rate of Fire20 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell113 mm HE 5crh 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,700 
Initial HE Shell Velocity746 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm PR Mk II8 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.63 shots/min.
Reload Time95 sec.
Rotation Speed12 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time15 sec.
Torpedo533 mm Mk II 
Maximum Damage15,867 
Torpedo Speed61 knot
Torpedo Range9.999 km.
AA Defense
113 mm/45 QF Mk.I/III on an RP10 Mark II BD mount10 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second89 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
20 mm Oerlikon Mk.II on a Mk.V mount18 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second109.8 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
40 mm/39 Vickers QF Mk.VIII on a Mk.VI mount3 х 8 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second59.4 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
20 mm Oerlikon Mk.I on a Mk.IIA mount19 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second68.4 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
20 mm Oerlikon Mk.I on a Mk.IIIA mount8 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second28.8 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
40 mm/39 Vickers QF Mk.VIII on a Mk.VII mount1 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second12.9 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed29.9 knot
Turning Circle Radius840 m.
Rudder Shift Time14.3 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range12.82 km.
Air Detectability Range10.28 km.
Battle Levels
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Special

Renown '44 — British special premium Tier VII battleship.

A fast battlecruiser armed with guns similar to those found on Queen Elizabeth-class battleships. In the 1930s, the ship underwent a major upgrade to reinforce her armor protection system and AA defenses.

Renown '44 was first released as the Stage 19 reward in the Hamburg Dockyard on 07 December 2022.

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)
381 mm/42 Mk.I on a Mk.I mount2.4451895,3503411,350 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)
Renown '4455,200163303103/27/1/18/108 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 PR Mk II0.6951515,8666110 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk VII mod. 1016.9 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 120,000 hp29.9 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 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 Torpedo Tubes Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Steering Gears Modification 1 Airstrike Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

Warning. The data presented in the AA Defense sidebar section may be incorrect.
For a graphic summary of ships Tiers VIII thru XI see LittleWhiteMouse's "Actual AA DPS".


Being an uptiered, modernized variant of Tier VI Renown, Tier VII Renown '44 retains her counterpart’s familiar gameplay of a typical battlecruiser — weak armor, high speed, and accurate guns. Renown '44 also provides unique twists in the playstyle with her consumables and armaments.

Hull

Renown '44 has an almost identical armor scheme compared to her lower-tiered clone, which will struggle to hold up at her tier spread. Her thin 229 mm belt will be penetrated by almost any battleship she comes across. Her large, thinly armored superstructure allows small-caliber ships to easily deal damage. Her HP pool is identical to Renown. At 55,200, she has one of the lowest at her tier. In addition, her torpedo belt protection is abysmal at 13%, making torpedoes a significant threat. However, Renown '44 features improved plating unlike Renown, at 26 mm compared to 16 mm of the latter. This prevents overmatch from calibers of 356 mm or less. Her deck armor is also 29 mm, preventing overmatch from 410 mm guns and under. Despite these improvements, Renown '44 should not rely upon her armor to survive.

As a battlecruiser, Renown '44’s speed and concealment are her keys to survival. Her top speed of 30 knots, combined with her Engine BoostWhile active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage., allow her to take positions quickly, and reposition as needed. Her superb surface concealment also aids in this regard, with 11.5 km detection when fully specced. However, her long hull gives her lackluster maneuverability, with an 840 m turning circle and 14.3 s rudder shift. Captains should take care not to get caught off-guard, or they will most likely be unable to react without taking heavy damage.

Armament

Like Renown, Renown '44 sports an identical configuration of 381 mm guns, in three dual mounts, but with noteworthy changes in their characteristics. Notably, they retain the signature battlecruiser dispersion, but have 2.0 sigma. This means her shells will fly true provided one is on-point with their aim. Her guns also have a reduced reload at 25 seconds, allowing her to consistently deal damage. Akin to Renown, Renown '44’s has access to short fuse AP shells, which reduces the frequency of over penetrations on ships with light armor. Her HE shells are standard, unlike those of typical British battleships, and should only be used against heavily angled targets. Finally, her gun handling is decent, with good firing angles and acceptable gun traverse. Her one major downside to her guns is their range. At 16.9 km, Renown '44 needs to be close to engage targets.

Renown '44 carries a surprisingly potent secondary suite. Her secondaries consist of 10 twin 113 mm guns. With their fast reload, they boast the best secondary DPM of all Tier VII battleships. They also have similar accuracy to the famous German battlecruisers, making them a useful tool against targets at close-range. However, their lack of improved range and poor penetration of 19 mm prevents them from reaching their full potential. Thus, captains should not build into them.

Renown '44’s torpedoes are also a useful tool in combat. Their 10 km range allows them to be used as area denial and hit ships at range. Thanks to the Torpedo turning mechanic, they also have wide firing angles. With four torpedoes per side and a good alpha damage of 15,867, they can heavily cripple or destroy ships provided all of them hit. However, they have a slow traverse speed, so captains should pre-aim the torpedo reticle when forced into close range combat.

Renown '44’s overall AA defenses are poor. While her close-range AA is high, this will only help against aircraft inside its short range. With her other AA values being weak, captains should rely on assistance to repel enemy aircraft.

Renown '44 carries standard Depth Charge Airstrikes for a Tier VII battleship. She has access to two charges of the armament with 8 km range and 30 second reload. Each charge has one aircraft armed with one bomb dealing 3,400 damage.

Consumables

In addition to her armaments, Renown '44 carries a unique consumable suite. While her Damage Control PartyWhen activated, instantly repairs fires, floods, and incapacitations, and prevents more for the duration. is standard, her Repair PartyWhile active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second. features half the cooldown of standard ones, prolonging her life in a match. Her Engine BoostWhile active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage. will aid in her already great speed, helping captains to quickly reach a point on the map. Finally, she has the option to take either Defensive AA FireWhile active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased. or Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain.. The latter is preferred, as Renown '44’s AA defenses are too weak to rely upon, while the Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain. will help in avoiding torpedoes, given her weak torpedo protection. It should be noted that the Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain. consumable has one less charge than its typical version.

Gameplay

Like most battlecruisers, Renown '44’s ideal position is on the flank. She is a support ship, assisting her team by creating crossfires against enemy ships. Using her speed, she can quickly respond to changes in the battle, as well as her concealment allowing her to either take strategic positions or disengage under fire. Renown '44’s short gun range means she has to get close to deal damage, however, and her armor will not allow her to survive under heavy focus fire. If forced into close-range, her torpedoes will be of use, delivering a heavy blow to enemy ships, while her secondaries can also be of assistance with their rate of fire and accuracy.

Renown '44 provides the classic battlecruiser gameplay, but sets herself apart with her unique capabilities. Captains familiar with the playstyle will find her an excellent ship, who is quite capable in the right hands.

Pros:

  • Highly accurate guns with fast reload
  • Unlike most same-tier battlecruisers, has 26 mm plating instead of 16 mm
  • Short-fuse AP shells reduces amount of over penetrations on thinly armored targets
  • Secondaries have high damage output and accuracy
  • Good torpedo count, with good range and wide firing angles due to the Torpedo turning mechanic
  • Amazing surface concealment
  • Good speed coupled with improved acceleration and Engine BoostWhile active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage. consumable
  • Access to Defensive AA FireWhile active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased. and Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain.
  • Repair PartyWhile active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second. has enhanced cooldown

Cons:

  • Only six guns with a short firing range
  • Despite improved plating, overall survivability is poor
  • Terrible torpedo protection
  • Secondaries have poor penetration
  • Weak AA

Research

As a premium ship, Renown '44 has no module upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades are:

Commander Skills

Consumables

Renown '44 equips the following consumables:

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Renown '44 comes with Default permanent camouflage and a set of permanent combat bonuses.

Signals

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

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References


Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.11.9.

Testing Changes

  • DevBlog 368:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • DevBlog 379:
    • Armor thickness of fore- and aft-ends plating and deck increased from 16 to 26 mm.
    • Sigma parameter for main battery guns increased from 1.8 to 2.0.
    • Main battery dispersion formula worsened from battlecruiser/large cruiser to that of a standard battleship.
    • Main battery reload time reduced from 27 tо 25 s.
    • Torpedo range increased from 8 to 10 km.
  • DevBlog 383:
    • Secondary battery reload time reduced from 5 to 3 s.
    • Secondary battery accuracy improved from standard to that of German battlecruisers.
  • DevBlog 394:
    • Main battery dispersion formula improved from standard battleship to that of a battlecruiser/large cruiser.
  • First available for completing 19 stages of the Hamburg Dockyard in December 2022, during Update 0.11.11 and 12.0.

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