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Albemarle
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Cruiser | U.K. | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
Surrey
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Drake
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General
Research price112000 exp
Purchase price9,000,000 Credits
Hit Points39,400 
Main Battery
203 mm/50 BL Mk IX3 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire4.62 shots/min.
Reload Time13 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time22.5 sec.
Firing Range14.27 km.
Maximum Dispersion131 m.
HE Shell203 mm HE 256 lb 
Maximum HE Shell Damage3,300 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell17 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity814 m./s.
HE Shell Weight116.1 kg.
AP Shell203 mm AP 256 lb 
Maximum AP Shell Damage4,500 
Initial AP Shell Velocity814 m./s.
AP Shell Weight116.1 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
114 mm/45 RP 41 Mk VI6 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire20 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell114 mm HE Mk XVI 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,600 
Initial HE Shell Velocity746 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm QR Mk II2 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 Damage15,533 
Torpedo Speed62 knot
Torpedo Range9.99 km.
AA Defense
114 mm/45 RP 41 Mk VI6 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second106.8 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
40 mm Vickers 2-pdr. Mk VII2 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second28 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
40 mm Vickers 2-pdr. Mk VIII4 х 8 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second79.2 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
20 mm Oerlikon Mk IV16 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second57.6 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed33 knot
Turning Circle Radius720 m.
Rudder Shift Time15 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range12.42 km.
Air Detectability Range7.7 km.
Battle Levels
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VIII
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9,000,000

Albemarle — British Tier VIII cruiser.

A project for a well-protected heavy cruiser drafted shortly after the outbreak of World War II. One of the fundamental differences in comparison to ships of previous generations was the placement of the main battery guns in three-gun turrets.

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)
203 mm/50 BL Mk IX4.622.51313,300174,500 0600,000
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)
Albemarle (A)39,40016152366/4/16/220 0900,000
Albemarle (B)43,8001615236620 32,5002,450,000
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 IX**0.6967.215,5336210 0600,000
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Mk VIII mod. 1014.3 0600,000
Mk VIII mod. 21015.7 19,5001,750,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 110,000 hp33 0600,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System 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 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 Slot 5  Torpedo Lookout System Concealment System Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 2 Ship Consumables Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

Albemarle is a well-rounded heavy cruiser with a playstyle that captains of American heavy cruisers will find familiar. She wields the same 203 mm guns as her predecessor, but with a AB-X turret arrangement that adds a ninth barrel. This new gun layout allows Albemarle to bring 6 guns to bear on a target directly off her bow, a significant improvement over the Surrey at tier 7. The gun performance is consistent with the branch: accurate guns with extremely powerful high explosive shells that yield high damage per salvo, and slow shell velocity that results in arcing shell trajectories similar to those of American heavy cruisers.

Pros:


    Cons:

      Research

      Availability of researchable upgrades for Albemarle is as follows:

      • Hull: Upgrade to Hull (B) for more hit points, better AA and faster rudder shift time. Research of this module unlocks progression to Drake.
      • Gun Fire Control System: Upgrade to Mk VIII mod. 2 for an extra 10% range on the main battery.

      Optimal Configuration

      Upgrades

      The recommended upgrades for Albemarle are as follows:

      Commander Skills

      Consumables

      Albemarle can equip the following consumables:

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