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Destroyer | Europe | Tier III
Tech Tree Position
Klas Horn
Research price2000 exp
Purchase price256,000 Credits
Hit Points6,800 
Main Battery
100 mm/47 Model 1931 on an OTO 1932 mount3 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fire12 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
Rotation Speed10 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time18 sec.
Firing Range8.61 km.
Maximum Dispersion86 m.
HE Shell100 mm HE 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,450 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity840 m./s.
HE Shell Weight13.8 kg.
AP Shell100 mm AP 
Maximum AP Shell Damage1,650 
Initial AP Shell Velocity840 m./s.
AP Shell Weight13.8 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
450 mm Quadruple1 х 4 / 1 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire1.5 shots/min.
Reload Time40 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoTorped M1913 
Maximum Damage4,200 
Torpedo Speed55 knot
Torpedo Range8.01 km.
AA Defense
20 mm/65 Breda Model 1935 on a Model 1935 mount2 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second6.6 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
Maximum Speed34 knot
Turning Circle Radius440 m.
Rudder Shift Time2.9 sec.
Surface Detectability Range5.96 km.
Air Detectability Range2.02 km.
Battle Levels

Romulus — European Tier III destroyer.

A Spica-class destroyer built for the Italian Navy and transferred to Sweden in 1940. The ship was notable for her compact dimensions and the peculiar arrangement of her torpedo tubes.


Warning. The data presented in the AA Defense sidebar section may be incorrect.
Refer to the in-game Port screens for more useful data.


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
100 mm/47 Model 1931 on an OTO 1932 mount1218861,45061,650 020,000
120 mm/45 Bofors Model 1924 on a shielded mount9.218861,60072,000 50064,000
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Romulus (A)6,80066321/1 030,000
Romulus (B)7,70066321/1 75096,000
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
180° Turn Time
Maximum Damage
Torpedo Speed
Torpedo Range
Research price
Purchase price
Torped M19131.5407.24,200558 020,000
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
SUO Mk 3 Mod. 10 020,000
SUO Mk 3 Mod. 20 50064,000
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 19,000 hp34 020,000

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
Engine Room Protection

Player Opinion


Romulus improves upon Tátra with additional firepower that includes one more main gun and two more torpedo tubes. While her agility is an improvement over the previous tier, her lack of concealment, thin armor and substandard guns relegates her to supporting at range with her torpedoes.

As with most Tier III destroyers, Romulus has great speed and rudder shift that allow for the characteristic stern “flick” in response to helm commands. Like most of her peers, she has decent acceleration, although not as good as Valkyrie. With her compact turning radius, she can avoid bot-ramming that still occurs at this tier and weave through torpedo salvos with ease.

Romulus is the smallest Tier III destroyer, just 80 m long. One might think this would make her particularly stealthy, but her surface concealment is only slightly better than average. However, she has excellent aerial concealment, and can easily avoid getting spotted by enemy aircraft.

Even with the upgraded hull, Romulus still only has the 6 mm plating that holds her together to stay in the action. She also has the lowest HP of any Tier III destroyer, and even less than many Tier II destroyers. She should not be brawling. Instead, captains should stay at a safe distance, using her 8 km torpedo range to overwhelm targets and deny areas.

Main Battery
In her stock configuration, Romulus gets an additional rear gun of the same caliber as Tátra arranged in an A-XY profile. She has poor forward firing angles, so she will need to expose at least 50 degrees of broadside to get all three turrets on target. Upgrading to the 120 mm Bofors reduces this angle to 41 degrees, but increases reload and thus reduces DPM while maintaining the same slow 18-second turret traverse. As with Tátra, returning fire is cumbersome if engaged in evasive maneuvers.

The 450 mm torpedo tubes located midship towards the stern have a rather different arrangement - the first launcher has two torpedoes while the second has four. Romulus is the only Tier III destroyer to feature a quadruple launcher. These torpedoes should feel familiar as they are the same upgraded ones carried by her predecessor Tátra. However, their firing angles are reduced by almost half. To compensate for the narrow firing angles, captains should launch them while still at range to avoid exposing her weak hull to opposing team gunfire. As these torpedoes have a very high detection range, do not be surprised if ships are able to avoid them.

Romulus has access to the standard Damage Control Party and Engine Boost consumables available to most of her peers. Unlike most other destroyers, she does not have a Smoke Generator.


Much like her Tier II counterpart, Romulus does well at range supporting the main lines with her torpedoes. She can engage from there with her main guns, but choose targets wisely to stay concealed. Captains should stay clear of direct engagements with enemy destroyers as she lacks the health or turret traverse to engage them directly. Instead, use her torpedoes more for deterrence and area denial. She will reward a patient playstyle just as much as she will punish an overly aggressive one.


  • Decent rudder shift.
  • Quad torpedo launcher.
  • Torpedo speed near top of tier.
  • Good torpedo range.
  • Decent surface concealment and excellent aerial concealment.


  • Lowest HP in tier.
  • Paper thin armor all over.
  • Slow main turret rotation and rate of fire.
  • Lowest torpedo damage of all Tier II–III destroyers.
  • Torpedoes have high detection and long reaction times.
  • Substandard torpedo spread angles.
  • No Smoke Generator consumable.


Romulus has three upgraded modules to choose from. Captains should first invest in the upgraded Hull (B) option to increase health, decrease rudder shift time. Upgrading the Fire Control System to boost her main battery range and/or the Main Battery modules can be saved for last or overlooked completely in favor of unlocking the next tier ship.

Optimal Configuration


Recommended upgrades:

Commander Skills


Romulus equips 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.

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.9.0.

Testing Changes

  • Dec 5, 2019:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • Jan 10, 2020:
    • Main battery reload time decreased:
      • For stock guns from 6 to 5 s.
      • For upgraded guns from 6.5 to 5.5 s.
    • Detectability ranges decreased:
      • By ships from 6.94 to 6.14 km.
      • After firing main guns in smoke from 2.47 to 2.2 km.
      • By aircraft from 2.28 to 2.02 km.
  • Mar 6, 2020:
    • Parameters of researchable main battery guns changed:
      • Reload time increased from 5.5 to 6.5 s.
      • Maximum HE shell damage decreased from 1,700 to 1,600.
      • HE shell fire chance decreased from 8 to 7%.
    • Torpedo parameters changed:
      • Maximum damage decreased from 5,100 to 4,200.
      • Probability of causing flooding decreased from 79 to 63%.
  • Introduced in Update 0.9.3.
  • Update 0.9.4:
    • The incorrect naming of the AA guns was fixed.
  • Update 0.9.5:
    • Minor changes to geometry and textures.
  • Update 0.9.6:
    • Fixed geometry and textures.

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