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 # [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Duke_of_York_(17) HMS ''Duke of York'' (17) - Wikipedia] # [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Duke_of_York_(17) HMS ''Duke of York'' (17) - Wikipedia]
 # [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_George_V-class_battleship_(1939) ''King George V''-class battleship (1939) - Wikipedia] # [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_George_V-class_battleship_(1939) ''King George V''-class battleship (1939) - Wikipedia]
 +# [https://worldofwarships.com/en/news/history/armada-duke-of-york/ Armada: HMS Duke of York - Armada in 90 Seconds - News - World of Warships]
 +# [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TV8tNjuXlA Armada in 90 seconds: Duke of York - World of Warships Official Channel - YouTube]

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A King George V-class battleship that carried 356 mm main guns, and could run at quite a high speed for a ship of her type. Numerous dual-purpose artillery served as a basis for the ship's AA defenses. A very successful gun fire control system provided for high accuracy of fire of the ship's main battery.

' was first released for sale worldwide on 20 December 2017.


Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Air Groups Modification 1 Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 0
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Aircraft Engines Modification 1 Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 1 AA Guns Modification 1 Artillery Plotting Room Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1 Torpedo Bombers Modification 1 Attack Aircraft Modification 1 Torpedo Tubes Modification 1 Aerial Torpedoes Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1 Attack Aircraft Modification 2 Torpedo Bombers Modification 2 Bombers Modification 2
 Slot 5  Flight Control Modification 1 Torpedo Lookout System Concealment System Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 2 Ship Consumables Modification 1||Squadron Consumables Modification 1
 Slot 6  Main Battery Modification 3 Torpedo Tubes Modification 2 Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 Flight Control Modification 2 Air Groups Modification 2 Artillery Plotting Room Modification 2 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 2

Player Opinion


HMS Duke of York is the third Tier VII premium British battleship in World of Warships, coming in alongside the previously released HMS Hood and HMS Nelson. Unlike the other two — which are quite unique — Duke of York is literally the sister ship of the regular tech tree Tier VII battleship, King George V. Many of Duke of York’s statistics are similar, if not identical, to that of her sister; as such, her play style is also very similar.

Duke of York is armed with ten 356 mm guns in a unique setup; two quad turrets — one fore and one aft — and a single dual turret in a forward super-firing position. This gives her unrivaled firepower to the front and rear of her ship in comparison to all other Tier VII battleships. This good forward and backwards firepower comes at the cost of atrocious turret angles, requiring her to show almost a complete, flat broadside to her enemies to fire all ten rifles at a target. Her guns themselves are nearly identical to that of her sister, with the exception of a longer reload. Like all British battleships, her guns have lackluster AP in exchange for phenomenal HE shell characteristics, including the ¼ HE penetration rule, allowing her to do massive damage and light fires to all targets with HE.

Duke of York features an identical armor scheme to that of her sister; 25mm plating around the entire ship, and a hefty main belt with a maximum thickness of 381mm. Her belt armor is very capable of bouncing large caliber shells when properly angled, while her 25mm plating makes her extremely susceptible to HE shells from enemy cruisers, even without the use of the Inertia Fuse for HE commander skill. Like all battleships below Tier VIII, she features a 25mm bow, allowing her to be overmatched by gun sizes over 380mm. Taking citadel penetrations through the bow is very common, so proper angling is a must.

The major differences between Duke of York and King George V come in the form of anti-aircraft firepower and consumables. Duke of York features a greatly enhanced AA suite; 65 and 32 DPS on her two long range batteries, 235 on her mid-range, and 189 on her short range (in comparison to KGV’s 65, 145, and 74 on her long, mid, and short range, respectively). With the proper commander skills and upgrades, her AA can be very powerful. The raw DPS comes at the cost of a short AA range on all of her mounts. Because she is a large and easy target, significant amounts of her AA will also be lost throughout the course of a battle as she absorbs damage from enemy high explosive shells. Additionally, Duke of York has access to the Hydroacoustic Search (While active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain.) consumable, making her more resistant to torpedo attacks.

Overall, Duke of York is essentially a King George V that sacrifices main battery reload for increased anti-aircraft firepower, Hydroacoustic Search (While active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain.), and premium bonuses.


  • Highest base AA DPS among Tier VII battleships, surpassing even Colorado.
  • Her armor scheme will bounce off many shells 356 mm caliber or less, and thick armor protects the citadel very well when angled.
  • Ability to use Hydroacoustic Search (While active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain.).
  • Shares best in-tier battleship concealment with King George V.
  • Uses British battleship HE shells with high fire chance.
  • Enhanced heal compared to most battleships, healing up to 75% of normal penetration damage.


  • Poor gun angles, must expose a lot of broadside to fire the rear turret.
  • 18% longer reload than King George V.
  • Cannot equip catapult aircraft.
  • Most AA DPS is short-range, limiting effectiveness in practice.
  • Very slow rudder shift time for a Tier VII battleship.
  • Shortest main battery range of all Tier VII battleships.


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

Optimal Configuration


The recommended upgrades for ' are as follows:

The majority of '’s anti-aircraft power is found in her 40mm "pom poms" and 20mm Oerlikons, both of which are highly vulnerable to incoming high explosive shells. As such, Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 earns the recommendation in Slot 1. Slot 4 could also be filled with Steering Gears Modification 1 (Reduces rudder shift time: -20% rudder shift time.) for captains looking to improve her rudder shift speed.

Commander Skills

Key skills for ' commanders include Priority Target for Level 1, Expert Marksman for Level 2, Superintendent at Level 3, and Concealment Expert at Level 4. Many other useful skills such as Jack of All Trades, Basic Firing Training, and Fire Prevention highlight the versatile selection of skills the ship can take strengthening its guns, anti-air capabilities, or survivability.


' can equip the following consumables:

Premium consumables, notably Damage Control Party (When activated, instantly repairs fires, floods, and incapacitations, and prevents more for the duration.) , and Repair Party (While active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second.), are recommended.


As a premium ship, ' comes included with Type 10 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, and increases the amount of experience she earns.


As a ship with a good AA battery, November Echo Setteseven (+5% continuous damage by all AA guns, +5% damage per second within the explosion radius of shells fired from medium- and long-range AA defenses.)is the best option for the ship. After that signals helping the survivability of the ship, such as India Delta (+20% to the amount of HP recovered when the Repair Party consumable is used.), India Yankee (-20% to fire duration.), or Juliet Yankee Bissotwo (-20% to flooding duration.) are always helpful. To increase her offensive capabilities, signals such as Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.), and November Foxtrot (-5% reload time on all consumables.) will be useful. As she is a premium ship, XP/captain XP boosting flags such as Zulu Hotel (+50% Commander XP earned for the battle.), Equal Speed Charlie London (+50% XP earned for the battle.), or the Dragon Flag (+333% Commander XP earned for the battle.) will see great gains with this ship. Juliet Charlie (-100% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.) is always handy to prevent a quick trip back to port.


Historical Info

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  1. HMS Duke of York (17) - Wikipedia
  2. King George V-class battleship (1939) - Wikipedia
  3. Armada: HMS Duke of York - Armada in 90 Seconds - News - World of Warships
  4. Armada in 90 seconds: Duke of York - World of Warships Official Channel - YouTube
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