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Cruiser | U.S.A. | Tier II
Tech Tree Position
St. Louis
Research price100 exp
Purchase price69,300 Credits
Hit Points15,100 
Main Battery
127 mm/50 Mk.6 on a single mount4 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fire7.5 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
Rotation Speed15 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time12 sec.
Firing Range9.24 km.
Maximum Dispersion96 m.
HE Shell127 mm HE Mk15 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,800 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity914 m./s.
HE Shell Weight22.7 kg.
AP Shell127 mm AP 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,100 
Initial AP Shell Velocity914 m./s.
AP Shell Weight22.7 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
76.2 mm/50 Mk.5 on a single mount4 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range3.2 km.
Rate of Fire12 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell76 mm HE 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,100 
Initial HE Shell Velocity823 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Maximum Speed24 knot
Turning Circle Radius460 m.
Rudder Shift Time5.1 sec.
Surface Detectability Range8.21 km.
Air Detectability Range3.98 km.
Battle Levels

Chester — American Tier II cruiser.

A light cruiser with reasonably good speeds for her time, but suffering from rather poor armament and armor. The ship could act as a scout and a destroyer flotilla leader. The cruisers of this class were the first ships in the U.S. Navy to feature turbine propulsion. They remained the only turbine cruisers in the U.S. Navy for a long time.


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
127 mm/50 Mk.6 on a single mount7.512961,80042,100 08,500
152 mm/50 Mk.6 on a single mount8.622.5962,10073,000 18023,000
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Chester (A)15,10063844 010,500
Chester (B)18,40063862/41/2 28031,000
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
Mk2 mod. 10 05,000
Mk2 mod. 20 17017,800
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 16,000 hp24 04,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1 
Main Armaments Modification 1
Magazine Modification 1
Damage Control Party Modification 1

Player Opinion


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".

At first, the Chester may seem like a downgrade from the Erie, as the gun range goes down by over a kilometer, the turning speed decreases, and the detection range goes up. This ship requires some getting used to. The first few battles sees a player getting used to the ship's speed and turning capabilities, and the ship's gun range (Which, as stock, is actually less than the detection range, meaning by the time Chester can engage an opponent, it's already been spotted).

The Chester actually has less cannons at hand than the Erie, since despite having 4 cannons, only 3 can be brought to bear upon an enemy at most. The upgraded fire control system is a welcome relief, bringing Chester's gun range to nearly a kilometer above her detection range, which can come in handy in engagements with slow, lumbering battleships, where she can use her better agility to escape before coming under serious fire. The Chester is surprisingly agile for her size. The hull upgrade will increase her firepower by more than 30%, as she gets an additional cannon on each side of the ship. The gun upgrade gives a wonderful boost to her damage output, as the HE shells do a potential 300 more damage per shell, while the AP shells soar a whopping 900 potential damage increase per shell(Remember, however, that AP can be harder to use, so players inexperienced with using the shell type may prefer to stick to HE.)

If the Chester top tier, she can afford to be more aggressive against smaller Tier I ships. However, Tier II and III ships can still heavily damage her. Players should always stay on alert for destroyers, who relish the thought of sending a sudden spread of torpedoes into her side. Players should constantly be on the look out for destroyers, and if one appears, should take evasive maneuvers.

If Chester is bottom tier, players should be much more cautious. Chester doesn't have the guns to punch a hole through anything but destroyer armor, and players should be vary of devastating battleship fire. Remember that she is a big target, and that she will fall if under concentrated fire. In these cases, never stop moving. Chester is faster than Tier III battleships and some other cruisers, and stands a good chance of outrunning them. Supporting the big capital ships is a viable strategy, as it will draw fire away from her, though make sure to not stray into the lines of fire of enemies (or allies).

As players make the jump to the next USN cruiser, the St. Louis, they should be prepared for more battleship-styled play, as the firepower of the St. Louis is vastly improved, but she is also very slow and not very maneuverable.


  • When full upgraded the Chester has great firepower.
  • 24.4 knots speed with a quick rudder shift makes the Chester maneuver fast for its size.
  • Works well in Division play.


  • Large size makes the Chester susceptible to torpedo attacks.
  • Short gun range compared to the other Tier II cruisers.
  • Does not stand up well to battleships alone.
  • Weak armor despite its armored look.


This is a suggested research path:

  1. Mk2 FCS mod. 2
  2. Chester (B) Hull
  3. 152 mm/50 Mk6 main batteries

Optimal Configuration


Commander Skills

Because Chester has the option of the improved 127mm main batteries, Grease the Gears will help offset the loss of turret rotation speed.


As a Tier II cruiser, Chester has access to only Damage Control PartyWhen activated, instantly repairs fires, floods, and incapacitations, and prevents more for the duration..


As a Tier II ship, it is highly recommended to save signals for use in the later tiers. But should the player have a surplus and enjoy playing this ship, they should utilize the following recommended signals.

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


Historical Info

Historical Gallery


  1. USS Chester (CL-1) - Wikipedia

Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

Testing Changes

  • October 25, 2018:
    • Engine bay armour thickness increased.
    • Close-range firing accuracy increased.
  • Added to the game in Update 0.1.3 (alpha version).
  • Update
    • The traverse angles of the main battery were increased.
  • Update 0.3.0:
    • Received an updated model for the researchable hull.
  • Update 0.4.1:
    • Hull (A) - rudder shift time decreased from 6.6 to 5.1 s.
    • Hull (B) - rudder shift time decreased from 5.0 to 3.8 s.
    • For the researchable 152-mm / 50 Mk6 main gun the reload rate was increased from 7.5 to 8.6 rds/min.
  • Update
    • Main battery reload time decreased to 7 s.
  • Update 0.5.2:
    • The thickness of the casemate plating was increased from 13 to 22 mm.
    • Experience earnings increased by 3%.
    • Credit earnings increased by 7%.
  • Update 0.5.8:
    • The armor model of the hull was refined.
    • The sector of rotation of main battery turret #1 increased to 360 °.
  • Update 0.6.3:
    • Base firing range increased from 8,420 to 9,240 m.
  • Update 0.6.9:
    • Improved appearance with the use of a special technology for improved rendering of thin elements (rigging).
  • Update 0.6.12:
    • Detectability when firing main guns in smoke changed to 3.66 km.
  • Update 0.6.13:
    • Fire extinguishing time now 30 s instead of 60 s.
    • Enhanced engine protection, increased firing accuracy at close ranges.
    • The survivability of air defense weapons and secondary armament was tested and brought to a single standard. The change affects 76.2 mm guns.
  • Update 0.10.10:
    • Secondary battery maximum firing range increased to 3.2 km.
  • Update 0.10.11:
    • Fixed model and textures of the ship.

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