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Somers
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Destroyer | U.S.A. | Tier X
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase pricepromo  Doubloons
Hit Points17,300 
Main Battery
127 mm/38 Mk22 mod. 104 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire10 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
Rotation Speed14.7 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time12.24 sec.
Firing Range11.72 km.
Maximum Dispersion102 m.
HE Shell127 mm HE Mk32 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,800 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity792 m./s.
HE Shell Weight24.5 kg.
AP Shell127 mm AP/SC Mk38 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,100 
Initial AP Shell Velocity792 m./s.
AP Shell Weight25 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Mk143 х 4 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.46 shots/min.
Reload Time130 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoMk17 
Maximum Damage17,900 
Torpedo Speed66 knot
Torpedo Range16.5 km.
AA Defense
12.7 mm Browning M2 mod. 22 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second7.6 
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
28 mm/75 Mk2 mod. 22 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second4.6 
. . . Firing Range2.4 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed38.6 knot
Turning Circle Radius620 m.
Rudder Shift Time3.9 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range7.38 km.
Air Detectability Range3.12 km.
Battle Levels
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Somers — American promo premium Tier X destroyer.

A destroyer flotilla leader equipped with eight guns that had the largest number of torpedoes per salvo among all the ships of the U.S. Navy.

Modules

Main Battery 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)
127 mm/38 Mk221012.241021,80052,100 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)
Somers17,30032042/230 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)
Mark 170.51307.217,9006616.5 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk10 mod. 1011.7 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 52,000 hp38.6 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 Aiming Systems Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 2 Steering Gears Modification 2
 Slot 5  Target Acquisition System Modification 1 Concealment System Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 3
 Slot 6  AA Guns Modification 2 Main Battery Modification 3 Torpedo Tubes Modification 3 Gun Fire Control System Modification 2

Player Opinion

Performance

Somers is a Tier X U.S. Navy destroyer equipped with three torpedo launchers, similar to the Japanese destroyer, Shimakaze. Somers is also equipped with decent guns, which, combined with her concealment and long-lasting American Smoke Generator (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.), make her a very formidable opponent. She has a decent hit point (HP) pool, but her lack of armor makes her extremely susceptible to enemy fire in a gunfight, especially high-explosive (HE) from destroyers. This means that Somers is best played somewhat conservatively, with focus given to her ability to launch up to twelve long-range torpedoes from concealment.

Although Somers may not win in an even gunfight against armored destroyers such as Harugumo or Khabarovsk, her main guns are still capable of dealing significant damage due to their fast reload time. At short range, her guns will shred most other destroyers, and her armor-piercing (AP) rounds are capable of inflicting serious harm to the aforementioned armored destroyers. However, at medium to long-range, her shells tend to have high arcs and long flight times, a phenomenon that U.S. destroyer captains will likely be used to. Her versatility provides players with the option to fulfill many different roles, such as contesting objectives, hunting capital ships from concealment, and stalking the enemy to spot for allied ships. Take note, however, that she will be an easy target for aircraft due to her poor anti-aircraft armament. In matches with an aircraft carrier, it may be wise to avoid wandering too far from allied ships capable of providing some protection from aircraft attack.

Pros:

  • Great torpedo armament with long firing range, as well as decent speed and damage values.
  • Good concealment with enormous window to fire torpedoes from stealth.
  • Long-lasting American Smoke Generator (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.)
  • Great speed and agility.

Cons:

  • Poor anti-aircraft armament.
  • Highly susceptible to low-caliber HE shells.
  • Low shell velocity and mediocre stock gun range.

Research

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

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Somers are as follows:

Commander Skills

The following information is provided for players who wish to create a permanent captain for the ship. Those players who are retraining captains or using the ship to gain extra experience for a captain should consult the page relevant to the ship to which the captain will be assigned.

Consumables

Somers can equip the following consumables:

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Somers comes included 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.

Signals

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Historical Info

Historical Gallery


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