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 +A further development of a multi-purpose cruiser ship for the Royal Navy. Despite the fact that the ship's displacement was limited by international treaties, she carried numerous rapid-firing main guns.<br><br>{{Model3DViewer|bee7b80dba0f4dcaa6cf9fce3b626771}}
  
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?If Tier VI's ''[[Leander]]'' is considered "settling in" to the back half of the British cruiser line, then the best advice for captains embarking aboard Tier VII's ''Fiji'' for the first time should be: buckle up and enjoy the ride. +If Tier VI's ''[[Leander]]'' is considered "settling in" to the back half of the British cruiser line, then the best advice for captains embarking aboard Tier VII's ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' for the first time is "buckle up and enjoy the ride".
  
?''Fiji'' maintains the branch's theme of 152mm main battery rifles, but moves up to mounting twelve of them in four triple-barrel turrets. As such, she is considerably up-gunned from ''Leander'', and successors ''[[Edinburgh]]'' and ''[[Neptune]]'' boast identical configurations. At eight rounds per minute (a 7.5 second reload time), her main battery boasts the best rate of fire of all Tier VII cruisers, and she retains the 8.0 km maximum torpedo range of ''Leander''’s upgraded torpedoes. Her unique mix of main battery and longer range torpedoes allow ''Fiji'' to hang in fights with equal-tier cruisers of other nations, and maintains her as a threat to enemy destroyers who wander too close. +''{{#var:ship_name}}'' maintains the branch's theme of 152mm main battery rifles, but moves up to mounting twelve of them in four triple-barrel turrets. As such, she is considerably up-gunned from ''Leander'', and successors ''[[Edinburgh]]'' and ''[[Neptune]]'' boast identical configurations. At eight rounds per minute (a 7.5 second reload time), her main battery boasts the best rate of fire of all Tier VII cruisers, and she retains the 8.0 km maximum torpedo range of ''Leander''’s upgraded torpedoes. Her unique mix of main battery and longer range torpedoes allow ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' to hang in fights with equal-tier cruisers of other nations, and maintains her as a threat to enemy destroyers who wander too close.
  
?First-time ''Fiji'' captains may think that she feels big for a light cruiser, and they're right. She has an increased beam over ''Leander'', which allowed her designers to fit triple-barreled turrets on her hull. There's a subsequent increase to her detection radius, but she retains most of ''Leander''’s handling characteristics; ''Fiji''’s turning circle is tighter, and her rudder shift is — for all intents and purposes — the same. Her anti-aircraft suite is satisfactory if unremarkable, and is approximately on par with German counterpart ''[[Yorck]]''.+First-time ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' captains may think that she feels big for a light cruiser, and they're right. She has an increased beam over ''Leander'', which allowed her designers to fit triple-barreled turrets on her hull. There's a subsequent increase to her detection radius, but she retains most of ''Leander''’s handling characteristics; ''{{#var:ship_name}}''’s turning circle is tighter, and her rudder shift is — for all intents and purposes — the same. Her anti-aircraft suite is satisfactory if unremarkable, and is approximately on par with German counterpart ''[[Yorck]]''.
  
?Just like ''Leander'', ''Fiji'' works best with friendly ships around. She's ideal for backing up allied destroyers, but is ill-equipped to go toe-to-toe with enemy battleships. If kept in combat where she is able to maximize her strengths against enemy cruisers and destroyers, she is an exceptional ship in the hands of the right captain.+Despite the British cruiser reputation for light armor, ''{{#var:ship_name}}'''s belt armor is a surprisingly respectable 114 mm — much better than Russian Tier VII cruiser ''[[Shchors]]'', and at least competitive with the armor protection of other nations — and can bounce a surprising amount of shells when angled. However, her citadel is long and her athwartship armor is quite weak, so it is still inadvisable to attempt to bow-tank.
 + 
 +Just like ''Leander'', ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' works best with friendly ships around. She's ideal for backing up allied destroyers, though she can even cause significant damage to battleships in the right situations. Nonetheless, if kept in combat where she is able to maximize her strengths against enemy cruisers and destroyers, she is an exceptional ship in the hands of the right captain.
  
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?* Good main battery range (15.3 km fully upgraded).+* Good main battery range (15.4 km fully upgraded).
 * Highly effective against enemy cruisers and destroyers. * Highly effective against enemy cruisers and destroyers.
?* Retains access to then [[Ship:Consumables#Repair Party|Repair Party]] consumable.+* Guns can devastate enemy battleships if stealth can be maintained.
 +* Retains access to the {{Repair Party}} consumable.
 * Excellent main battery guns in a user-friendly layout. * Excellent main battery guns in a user-friendly layout.
 * Below average detection range (i.e. good stealth). * Below average detection range (i.e. good stealth).
 * Excellent handling characteristics; quick rudder shift and tight turning circle. * Excellent handling characteristics; quick rudder shift and tight turning circle.
 +* Best belt armor in the line, especially for her tier.
  
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?* Even lighter armor than ''[[Leander]]''; captains must make intelligent use of her consumables to get the most out of ''Fiji''. She will evaporate under concentrated enemy fire.+* Long citadel and weak athwartship armor.
?* Largely ineffective against enemy battleships.+* Fairly ineffective against angled enemy battleships.
 * Anti-aircraft suite is merely average. * Anti-aircraft suite is merely average.
 * Though her maximum range is respectable, her shell velocity drops off sharply and makes landing hits difficult past medium range. * Though her maximum range is respectable, her shell velocity drops off sharply and makes landing hits difficult past medium range.
 +* Worse secondary batteries than ''[[Leander]]''.
  
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?''Fiji''’s stock range isn't bad for her guns; what she needs most is increased survivability. Invest experience points into Hull (B) first, then go for the Fire Control Systems module. The Torpedo module upgrade is nothing more than a small bump to her torpedo damage, and can be left for last or skipped entirely.+Availability of researchable upgrades for ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' is as follows:
 +* '''Hull:''' Upgrade to Hull (B) for additional health, a small increase in AA, and improved rudder shift time. Research of this module unlocks progression to ''[[Edinburgh]]''.
 +* '''Torpedoes:''' The 533 mm Mk IX* torpedoes are nothing more than a small bump to her torpedo damage and flood chance.
 +* '''Gun Fire Control System:''' Upgrade to Mk VII mod. 2 for an extra 10% range on the main battery.
 + 
 +''{{#var:ship_name}}''’s stock range isn't bad for her guns; what she needs most is increased survivability. Invest experience points into Hull (B) first, then go for the Fire Control Systems module. The Torpedo module upgrade and can be left for last or skipped entirely.
  
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?Most ''Fiji'' captains will equip Main Armaments Modification 1 in [[Ship:Upgrades#Tier_I.2B_Equipment_.28Slot_1.29|Upgrade Slot 1]], Damage Control System Modification 1 in [[Ship:Upgrades#Tier_III.2B_Equipment_.28Slot_4.29|Upgrade Slot 4]], and Steering Gear Modification 2 in [[Ship:Upgrades#Tier_VI.2B_Equipment_.28Slot_5.29|Upgrade Slot 5]]. Only [[Ship:Upgrades#Tier_V.2B_Equipment_.28Slot_2.29|Upgrade Slot 2]] offers real options: either AA Guns Modification 2 or Aiming Systems Modification 1. Either is a worthwhile upgrade, and is captain's choice.+The recommended upgrades for ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' are as follows:
 +*'''Slot 1''': {{Main Armaments Modification 1}}<nowiki>*</nowiki>
 +*'''Slot 2''': {{Damage Control System Modification 1}}<nowiki>*</nowiki>
 +*'''Slot 3''': {{Aiming Systems Modification 1}}<nowiki>*</nowiki>
 +*'''Slot 4''': {{Steering Gears Modification 2}}
  
?|CommanderSkills=<!-- write text about best set of Commander Skills below -->+'''Upgrade Slot 1''' allows players to mount one of two viable options. '''Main Armaments Modification 1''' is a generally viable choice, but players wishing to specialize for anti-aircraft duties should mount {{Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1}}.
?''Fiji''’s anti-aircraft suite finally provides a decent return for captains who want to invest in Basic Firing Training instead of Basics of Survivability at Tier 1. Tier 2's best skill remains Expert Marksman. Superintendent is recommended at Tier 3 given how dependent ''Fiji''’s performance is on effective use of her consumables. Tier 4 provides an interesting choice between Survivability Expert, Advanced Firing Training, and Manual Fire Control for AA Armament; Survivability Expert seems like a weak choice, but does buff ''Fiji''’s [[Ship:Consumables#Repair Party|Repair Party]] heal as well. Manual Fire Control for AA Armament is a more attractive skill for subsequent ships in the line and is worth considering if captains intend to move the commander to the next ship. Tier 5's best choice remains Concealment Expert. +
  
?{{Commander Skills+'''Upgrade Slot 2''' offers captains the ability to mount a special upgrade.Captains with access to {{Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1}} would be well-advised to equip it in this slot.
?| Expert Loader=+
?| Basic Firing Training=1+
?| Basics of Survivability=3+
?| Expert Rear Gunner=+
  
?| Expert Marksman=3+'''Upgrade Slot 3''' offers choices for specialization in different roles. '''Aiming Systems Modification 1''' should be equipped for ship to ship combat. {{AA Guns Modification 1}} is a good choice to provide additional defense against aircraft.
?| Torpedo Armament Expertise=1+
?| Fire Prevention=2+
?| Incoming Fire Alert=2+
?| Last Stand=1+
  
?| Torpedo Acceleration=+|CommanderSkills=<!-- write text about best set of Commander Skills below -->
?| High Alert=2+Level 1's Priority Target is a great skill for ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' commanders, as it allows players to know when it is (theoretically) safe to expose their broadside in a turn without severe punishment. Level 2's best skill is Adrenaline Rush since it provides a massive DPM boost once your health drops low and thanks to your heal you can easily control your health. Jack of All Trades is a great skill after captains have taken Concealment Expert since the skill reduces the cooldown of important consumables such as {{Smoke Generator}} and {{Repair Party}}. Superintendent is recommended at Level 3 given how dependent ''{{#var:ship_name}}''’s performance is on effective use of her consumables. Basic Firing Training isn't a bad pick for captains who want to get the most out of their AA, especially when combined with Level 4's Advanced Firing Training. At Level 4, picking up Concealment Expert is first priority. Advanced Firing Training, Radio Position Finding, and Manual Fire Control for AA Armament are worthy of consideration later on; Manual Fire Control for AA Armament is a more attractive skill for subsequent ships in the line and is recommended if captains intend to move the commander to the next ship.
?| Vigilance=2+
?| Dogfighting Expert =+
?| Superintendent=3+
  
?| Demolition Expert=+{{Commander Skills 2
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?| Survivability Expert=3+| rating11 = 3 <!-- Priority Target -->
?| Aircraft Servicing Expert=+| rating12 = 1 <!-- Preventive Maint -->
?| Manual Fire Control for AA Armament=1+| rating13 = <!-- Expert Loader -->
 +| rating14 = 0 <!-- Air Supremacy -->
 +| rating15 = <!-- Direction Center for Fighters -->
 +| rating16 = 0 <!-- Improved Engine Boost -->
 +| rating17 = <!-- Incoming Fire Alert -->
 +| rating18 = 0 <!-- Last Gasp -->
  
?| Last Chance=1+| rating21 = <!-- High Alert -->
?| Manual Fire Control for Secondary Armament=+| rating22 = 3 <!-- Jack of All Trades -->
?| Preventative Maintenance=1+| rating23 = 1 <!-- Expert Marksman -->
?| Concealment Expert=3+| rating24 = <!-- Torpedo Acceleration -->
?| Air Supremacy=+| rating25 = 1 <!-- Smoke Screen Expert -->
?| Jack of All Trades=2+| rating26 = 0 <!-- Improved Engines -->
 +| rating27 = 3 <!-- Adrenaline Rush -->
 +| rating28 = <!-- Last Stand -->
 + 
 +| rating31 = <!-- Basics of Survivability -->
 +| rating32 = 2 <!-- Survivability Expert-->
 +| rating33 = <!-- Torpedo Armament Expertise-->
 +| rating34 = 0 <!-- Aircraft Armor -->
 +| rating35 = 1 <!-- Basic Firing Training -->
 +| rating36 = 3 <!-- Superintendent -->
 +| rating37 = <!-- Demolition Expert -->
 +| rating38 = 2 <!-- Vigilance -->
 + 
 +| rating41 = <!-- Manual Fire Control for Secondary Armament -->
 +| rating42 = <!-- Fire Prevention -->
 +| rating43 = <!-- Inertia Fuse for HE Shells -->
 +| rating44 = 0 <!-- Sight Stabilization -->
 +| rating45 = 1 <!-- Advanced Firing Training -->
 +| rating46 = <!-- Massive AA Fire -->
 +| rating47 = 2 <!-- Radio Position Finding -->
 +| rating48 = 3 <!-- Concealment Expert -->
 }} }}
  
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?Though given the choice between [[Ship:Consumables#Smoke_Generator|Smoke Generator]], [[Ship:Consumables#Spotting Aircraft|Spotting Aircraft]], and [[Ship:Consumables#Catapult Fighter|Catapult Fighter]], ''Fiji'' captains will want to stick with Smoke Generator given how lightly armored she is. Premium consumables are highly recommended across the board. Players looking to conserve credits (or doubloons) should stick with non-premium [[Ship:Consumables#Hydroacoustic_Search|Hydroacoustic Search]], but are encouraged to equip both [[Ship:Consumables#Damage_Control_Party|Damage Control Party II]] and [[Ship:Consumables#Repair_Party|Repair Party II]].+''{{#var:ship_name}}'' can equip the following consumables:
 +* '''Slot 1:''' {{Damage Control Party}}
 +* '''Slot 2:''' {{Repair Party}}
 +* '''Slot 3:''' {{Hydroacoustic Search}}
 +* '''Slot 4:''' {{Smoke Generator}} '''or''' {{Spotting Aircraft}} '''or''' {{Catapult Fighter}}
 + 
 +Though given the choice between {{Smoke Generator}}, {{Spotting Aircraft}}, and {{Catapult Fighter}}, ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' captains will want to stick with Smoke Generator given how lightly armored ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' is. Premium consumables are highly recommended across the board. Players looking to conserve credits (or doubloons) should stick with non-premium {{Hydroacoustic Search}}, but are encouraged to equip both {{Damage Control Party II}} and {{Repair Party II}}.
  
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 [[Ship:Camouflage#Standard Camouflage|Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage]] can be equipped for credits; Types 2 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce the accuracy of incoming shells. [[Ship:Camouflage#Standard Camouflage|Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage]] can be equipped for credits; Types 2 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce the accuracy of incoming shells.
  
?Players who wish to spend doubloons can equip ''Fiji'' with [[Ship:Camouflage#Permanent_Camouflage|Type 17 camouflage]] that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces her repair costs, and increases the amount of experience she earns. +Players who wish to spend doubloons can equip ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' with [[Ship:Camouflage#Permanent_Camouflage|Type 17 camouflage]] that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces her repair costs, and increases the amount of experience she earns.
  
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?Many of the enemy cruisers ''Fiji'' will run across in her games fire primarily high-explosive shells (such as ''[[Myoko]]'' and ''[[Shchors]]''), so equipping the India Yankee [[Ship:Consumables#Signal Flags|signal flag]] is a good idea if it is available for use. Because she has [[Ship:Consumables#Repair_Party|Repair Party]], it's also recommended to mount India Delta improve her survivability. Equal Speed Charlie London can be helpful in picking up useful module upgrades faster, such as the Fire Control System module (Mk VII mod. 2), which gives ''Fiji'' decent range at her tier.+Many of the enemy cruisers ''Fiji'' will run across in her games fire primarily high-explosive shells (such as ''[[Myoko]]'' and ''[[Shchors]]''), so equipping India Yankee ({{India Yankee|Size=18px}}) is a good idea if it is available for use. Because she has {{Repair Party}}, it's also recommended to mount India Delta ({{India Delta|Size=18px}}) improve her survivability. Equal Speed Charlie London ({{Equal Speed Charlie London|Size=18px}}) can be helpful in picking up useful module upgrades faster, such as the Fire Control System module (Mk VII mod. 2), which gives ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' decent range at her tier.
 + 
 +{{Signal Flags
 +| November Echo Setteseven = 1
 +| Mike Yankee Soxisix =
 +| India X-Ray =
 +| Juliet Whiskey Unaone = 1
 +| Victor Lima =
 +| Hotel Yankee =
 + 
 +| November Foxtrot = 2
 +| Sierra Mike = 2
 +| India Delta = 3
 +| Juliet Yankee Bissotwo =
 +| India Yankee =
 +| Juliet Charlie = 2
 + 
 +| Zulu = 1
 +| India Bravo Terrathree =
 +| Equal Speed Charlie London = 2
 +| Zulu Hotel = 1
 +| Papa Papa =
 + 
 +| Wyvern =
 +| Red Dragon = 2
 +| Dragon Flag = 2
 +| Ouroboros =
 +| Hydra =
 +| Basilisk =
 + 
 +| Leviathan =
 +| Scylla =
 +}}
  
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 File:FijiHugs.jpg|''Fiji'' uses an island to screen its advance. File:FijiHugs.jpg|''Fiji'' uses an island to screen its advance.
 File:FijiFire.jpg|On fire but not out of action, the ''Fiji'' fires its main guns at an enemy battleship during a storm. File:FijiFire.jpg|On fire but not out of action, the ''Fiji'' fires its main guns at an enemy battleship during a storm.
?File:FijiBBDie.jpg|The crew watch in horror as a friendly [[ship:Iowa|''Iowa'']] class battleship succumbs to a torpedo strike by an enemy [[ship:Fubuki|''Fubuki'']] class destroyer. The [[ship:Nagato|''Nagato'']] will soon follow.+File:FijiBBDie.jpg|The crew watch in horror as a friendly ''[[Iowa]]'' class battleship succumbs to a torpedo strike by an enemy ''[[Fubuki]]'' class destroyer. The ''[[Nagato]]'' will soon follow.
 +</gallery>
  
?</gallery>|History=<!-- write text below -->+|History=<!-- write text below -->
?===Construction===+<div class="thumb tright">
?:John Brown Shipbuilding Firm; Clydebank, Scotland, United Kingdom<br />+{{AnnoWiki|content=
?:Laid down: 30 March 1938<br />+<h2>HMS ''Fiji'', 1940</h2>
?:Launched: 31 May 1939<br />+<h3>Construction</h3>
 +:Builder: John Brown Shipbuilding Firm;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Clydebank, Scotland, United Kingdom
 +:Laid down: 30 March 1938
 +:Launched: 31 May 1939
 :Commissioned: 5 May 1940 :Commissioned: 5 May 1940
? +----
 ===Specifications=== ===Specifications===
?:8,530 tons displacement, standard<br />+:8,530 tons displacement, standard
?:169.31m length<br />+:10,450 tons displacement, full load
?:18.90m beam<br />+:169.31m length
 +:18.90m beam
 :6.04m draft :6.04m draft
? +----
 ====Machinery==== ====Machinery====
?:4 boilers, 4 turbines<br />+:4 Admiralty 3-drum boilers,
? +:4 Parsons steam geared turbines
 +----
 ====Performance==== ====Performance====
?:32.25 knots at 80,000 shaft horsepower<br />+:31.5 knots at 72,500 shaft horsepower
 :6,520nm at 13 knots :6,520nm at 13 knots
? +----
 ====Armor==== ====Armor====
?:Main belt: 83-89mm<br />+:Main belt: 83-89mm
?:Decks: 51mm<br />+:Decks: 51mm
?:Turrets: 25.4-51mm<br />+:Turrets: 25.4-51mm
? +:Barbettes: 25mm
 +----
 ====Armament==== ====Armament====
?:Twelve (4x3) 152mm guns, eight (4x2) 102mm guns, eight (2x4) 40mm guns, eight (2x4) 12.7mm guns, and six (2x3) 533mm torpedo tubes+=====Main=====
? +:Twelve (4x3) 152mm/50 BL Mk.XXIII guns
 +=====Secondary=====
 +:Eight (4x2) 102mm/45 QF Mk.XVI guns
 +=====Anti-Aircraft=====
 +:Eight (2x4) 40mm/39 QF Mk.VIII guns
 +:Eight (2x4) 12.7mm/62 MG Mk.III guns
 +=====Torpedoes=====
 +:Six (2x3) 533mm torpedo tubes
 +=====Aicraft=====
 +:One (1) catapult
 +:Two (2) aircraft (Supermarine Walrus,<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Fairey Swordfish or Fairey Seafox)
 +}}
 +</div>
 +[[File:HMS FIJI, 28 August 1940 FL13125.jpg|none|frame|x500px|link=|HMS ''Fiji'' underway, 28 August 1940.]]
 ===History=== ===History===
? 
 ====Design==== ====Design====
?HMS ''Fiji'' was a Crown Colony-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy, named after the island group, and at that time, the Crown colony of Fiji. She has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name.+HMS ''Fiji'' was a Crown Colony-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy, named after the Pacific island group; the Crown colony of Fiji. She has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name.
 + 
 +The Crown Colony-class was designed in the aftermath of the Second London Naval treaty, where the size limit for cruisers was reduced from 10,000 tons to 8,000 tons. As a result, the Crown Colony-class made an attempt to keep the same armament of twelve 152mm (6-inch) guns as the previous Town-class cruisers, but on a smaller hull. To achieve this, the hull was shortened by 10 meters from the Southampton sub-class of the Towns, and the armor belt thickness was reduced to 3.5-inches (89mm), although the belt was now extended to cover the machinery spaces, as was used the ''[[Edinburgh]]'' sub-class of the Town class. Another feature inherited from the previous ''Edinburgh''’s was the Mk.XXIII turret for the 152mm Mk.XXIII gun, featuring the squared off edges on the face of the turret. However, the armor of the turrets was reduced from 114mm on the face to 51mm (2-inches) and from 51mm to 25.4mm (1-inch) on the rest of the turret. This saved 21 tons over the turrets used on ''Edinburgh''. The power of the machinery was also reduced to 72,500 shaft horsepower to save weight, thus reducing the ships top speed to 31.5 knots, as compared to 32.25 knots in the later Town sub-classes.
 + 
 +Other features of the Crown Colony-class that differed from the Town-class was the use of straight funnels and masts, as opposed to the raked ones found on the Town-class, and the use of a transom stern. The after fire control position was mounted on the top of X-turret, as the more conventional position was found to be untenable when the after turrets fired towards the forward limits of their arcs. As a result of the armament on such a small hull, the ships proved very cramped and overcrowded in wartime conditions.
 + 
 +The second group of the Crown Colony-class, the ''Ceylon'' sub-class, restored the 80,000 shaft horsepower machinery of the Town-class and thus the top speed. This was achieved at the expense of X-turret, reducing the main armament to nine 152mm rifles, but this change enhanced the ships anti-aircraft outfit and eased living conditions for the crews, making them less cramped. The X-turret was removed from the ''Fiji'' sub-class as allowed later in the Second World War, except for ''Nigeria'' where it was removed in 1954.
 + 
 +Although HMS ''Nigeria'' was laid down first, ''Fiji'' was launched and commissioned first, and hence gave her name to the first sub-class of the Crown Colony-class.
  
 ====Service==== ====Service====
?''Fiji'' was commissioned in mid-1940 and was assigned to the Home Fleet where she participated in the blockade of German-controlled Europe. In early 1941, she was transferred to Force H, this time operating off the west coast of France as well as performing convoy escort duties on the Malta route. In May of 1941, ''Fiji'' joined the defense of Greece where she was bombed and sunk on the 22nd of May, 1941.+HMS ''Fiji'' was commissioned on 5 May 1940, and was assigned to the Home Fleet where she participated in the blockade of German-controlled Europe and escorted convoys. She was due to take part in Operation Menace, the attack on Dakar, but she was hit by a torpedo from submarine ''U-32'', which necessitated 6 months of repairs. In early 1941, after patrolling the Denmark Strait for the German raider ''Admiral Scheer'', she was transferred to Force H, this time operating off the west coast of France as well as performing convoy escort duties on the Malta route. In May 1941, during the battle and evacuation of Crete, ''Fiji'' was tasked with covering the rescue of survivors from the destroyer HMS ''Greyhound'', along with 2 other destroyers and the Town-class HMS ''Gloucester''. However, low on anti-aircraft ammunition, the ships were attacked, and ''Fiji'' sustained 4 bomb hits, which slowed her and eventually caused her to capsize on 22 May 1941. 523 survivors were picked up.
 + 
 +HMS ''Nigeria'' was commissioned in September 1940 and was also assigned to the Home fleet. There she spent the majority of her early war service performing convoy escort duties in the North Atlantic and Arctic. In June 1941, she intercepted the German weather ship ''Lauenburg'', and recovered parts of an enigma machine and code books before the ship sank. The next month, ''Fiji'' operated in the Arctic, sinking the German training ship ''Bremse'' off Norway, though she received damage to her bows, possibly from a mine, and required repairs. By August 1942, repairs were complete, and ''Nigeria'' was sent to the Mediterranean to provide escort for the Malta convoy; Operation Pedestal. However she was torpedoed and damaged by the Italian submarine ''Axum'' during the battle and sent to the US for repairs. ''Nigeria'' operated in the South Atlantic in 1943, and joined ''Kenya'' with the British Pacific Fleet in 1944, taking part in operations against the Japanese. ''Nigeria'' was the only ''Fiji'' sub-class to retain X-turret post war, until it's removal in 1954. Her post-war service station was the South Atlantic until 1950, when she was placed in reserve. In 1954, ''Nigeria'' was sold to India where she was renamed ''Mysore''. ''Mysore'' served in the Indian Navy until the 1980's when she was finally decommissioned and scrapped.
  
?''Kenya'' was commissioned in September 1940 and assigned to the Home Fleet. She performed convoy escort duties in the North Atlantic, but in May 1941 was tasked, along with the rest of her squadron, with hunting the ''[[Bismarck]]'' and her supply ships, one of which was caught by ''Kenya''. She then served a short tour in the Mediterranean before departing again for the North Atlantic, this time in Arctic waters. There she participated in operations against German ships and installations on the Norwegian coast until mid-1942. After another short deployment to the Mediterranean, ''Kenya'' was torpedoed by an Italian submarine and returned to the UK for repairs until the end of 1942. From 1943 to the end of the war, ''Kenya'' accompanied the British Pacific Fleet as it conducted raids through the East Indies and into the Central Pacific. Post-war, ''Kenya'' was assigned to the Americas until she was placed in reserve during the final years of the decade. ''Kenya'' was reactivated for the Korean War, and joined Royal Navy forces there. After the war, Kenya again served in the Americas, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic before once again being placed in reserve in 1958. ''Kenya'' was sold for scrapping in 1962.+HMS ''Kenya'' was also commissioned in September 1940 and assigned to the Home Fleet. She performed convoy escort duties in the North Atlantic, but in May 1941 was tasked, along with the rest of her squadron, with hunting the ''[[Bismarck]]'' and her supply ships, one of which, the ''Belchen'' was caught by ''Kenya''. In October 1941, she sank the German blockade runner ''Kota Pinang'' off Cape Finisterre. ''Kenya'' then served a short tour in the Mediterranean before departing again for the North Atlantic and Arctic waters. There she participated in operations against German ships and installations on the Norwegian coast until mid-1942. Deployed to the Mediterranean again to take part in the Malta convoys; Operations Harpoon and Pedestal, ''Kenya'' was torpedoed by the Italian submarine ''Alagi'' during Pedestal, and returned to the UK for repairs until the end of 1942. From 1943 to the end of the war, ''Kenya'' accompanied the British Pacific Fleet as it conducted raids through the East Indies and into the Central Pacific. Post-war, ''Kenya'' was assigned to the Americas until she was placed in reserve during the final years of the decade. ''Kenya'' was reactivated for the Korean War, and joined Royal Navy forces there. After the war, Kenya again served in the Americas, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic before once again being placed in reserve in 1958. ''Kenya'' was sold for scrapping in 1962.
  
?Mauritius was commissioned into the Home Fleet in January 1941, where she performed convoy escort duties. Reassigned to the Eastern Fleet after war with Japan, she was then sent on to the Mediterranean in 1943 where she participated in the invasions of Sicily, Salerno, and Anzio. Returned to the UK to support Operation Overlord, Mauritius then patrolled the Brittany coast, sinking six small ships. In the last few months of 1944, Mauritius joined the aircraft carriers of the Home Fleet for raids on the Norwegian coast, and in early 1945 engaged in a small naval action with German destroyers. Her post-war service was spent in the Mediterranean until 1949, when she was transferred to the East Indies until 1951. Mauritius was placed in reserve in 1952 until she was sold for scrapping in 1965.+HMS ''Mauritius'' was commissioned into the Home Fleet in January 1941, where she performed convoy escort duties. Reassigned to the Eastern Fleet to escort convoys in the Indian Ocean after war with Japan, she was then sent on to the Mediterranean in 1943 where she participated in the invasions of Sicily, Salerno, and Anzio as gunfire support. Returned to the UK for refit in early 1944, ''Mauritius'' provided further escort to convoys in the Mediterranean and then gunfire support for Operation Overlord, where she then patrolled the Brittany coast, sinking a minesweeper and 5 patrol boats. In the last few months of 1944, Mauritius joined the aircraft carriers of the Home Fleet for raids on the Norwegian coast, and in early 1945 engaged in a small naval action with German destroyers, damaging ''Z-31''. Her post-war service was spent in the Mediterranean until 1949, when she was transferred to the East Indies until 1951. Mauritius was placed in reserve in 1952 until she was sold for scrapping in 1965.
  
?''Nigeria'' was commissioned in late 1940 and was also assigned to the Home fleet. There she spent the majority of her early war service performing convoy escort duties in the North Atlantic and Arctic, excepting a brief journey to the Mediterranean, where she was torpedoed and damaged by an Italian submarine. Sent to the US for repairs, ''Nigeria'' joined Kenya with the British Pacific Fleet and there she finished the war. Her post-war service station was the South Atlantic until 1950, when she was placed in reserve. In 1954, ''Nigeria'' was sold to India where she was renamed ''Mysore''. ''Mysore'' served in the Indian Navy until the 1980s when she was finally decommissioned and scrapped.+HMS ''Trinidad'' was commissioned in October 1941 and performed convoy escort service on the Arctic routes for convoys PQ-8 and PQ-6. In March 1942, she escorted convoy QP-8 against a potential attack from the battleship ''[[Tirpitz]]''. Later in the month, she engaged the German destroyers ''Z-24'', ''Z-25'' and ''Z-26'' attempting to attack convoy PQ-13, and was hit by one of her own torpedoes which had malfunctioned and circled. ''Trinidad'' survived and was able to reach Murmansk, but on the return voyage she suffered a bomb hit near the torpedo damage, causing a major fire. The fire grew out of control, so ''Trinidad'' was evacuated and sunk by 3 torpedoes from the escorting destroyer HMS ''Matchless'' on 15 May 1942.
  
?''Trinidad'' was commissioned in October 1941 and performed convoy escort service on the Arctic routes. In March 1942, she engaged several German destroyers attempting to attack convoy PQ-13 and was hit by one of her own torpedoes which had circled. ''Trinidad'' survived and was able to reach Murmansk, but on the return voyage she suffered a bomb hit which so severely damaged her she was evacuated and sunk by HMS ''Matchless'' on 15 May 1942.+HMS ''Gambia'' was assigned to the Eastern Fleet after commissioning in early 1942, escorting convoys on her way to the fleet, and assisted in the occupation of Vichy Madagascar several months later. She then carried out convoy escort duties until mid-1943, when she was engaged in anti-submarine patrols off the Bay of Biscay. At this time, she was transferred to the Royal New Zealand Navy while both ''[[Leander]]'' and ''Achilles'' were under repair. In 1944 ''Gambia'' returned to the Eastern Fleet, eventually joining her sisters in the British Pacific Fleet and participating in the carrier raids in the East Indies, Central Pacific, and the home islands of Japan. Post-war, ''Gambia'' continued service with the Eastern Fleet before transferring to the Mediterranean in 1950, the East Indies in 1955, the Mediterranean again in 1958, the South Atlantic in 1960, and finally the Home Fleet before being sent to reserve. During this time she provided aid to islands struck by natural disasters. Although considered for preservation, ''Gambia'' was in too poor a condition, so ''[[Belfast]]'' was saved instead. She was sold off for scrapping in 1968.
  
?''Gambia'' was assigned to the Eastern Fleet after commissioning in early 1942, and assisted in the occupation of Vichy Madagascar several months later. She then carried out convoy escort duties until mid-1943, when she was engaged in anti-submarine patrols off the Bay of Biscay. In 1944 ''Gambia'' returned to the Eastern Fleet, eventually joining her sisters in the British Pacific Fleet and participating in the carrier raids in the East Indies, Central Pacific, and the home islands of Japan. Post-war, ''Gambia'' continued service with the Eastern Fleet before transferring to the Mediterranean in 1950, the East Indies in 1955, the Mediterranean again in 1958, the South Atlantic in 1960, and finally the Home Fleet before being sent to reserve. She was sold off for scrapping in 1968.+HMS ''Jamaica'' was commissioned in mid-1942 and joined the Home Fleet for Arctic convoy duty. She briefly detoured to support Operation Torch, bombarding and supporting the invasion at Oran, and then returned to Arctic waters to escort the Arctic convoys. In December 1942, ''Jamaica'' alongside ''Sheffield'' fought at the Battle of the Barents Sea against the German cruisers ''[[Admiral Hipper]]'' and ''Lutzow'' to protect convoy JW-51B. Throughout 1943, she escorted arctic convoys, and in December she took part in the Battle of the North Cape where ''[[Scharnhorst]]'' was sunk, ''Jamaica'' firing 2 of the torpedoes that finally sunk the German Battleship. She resumed duties in the Arctic and Home fleet, and was under refit to join the British Pacific Fleet, but the war with Japan ended before this was carried out. Post-war, ''Jamaica'' served with the Eastern Fleet through 1947, then in the Americas through 1949, returning to Asia for the Korean War. In reserve from 1951 to 1954, ''Jamaica'' served her final years in the Mediterranean until 1957. She was sold off for scrapping in 1960.
  
?''Jamaica'' was commissioned in mid-1942 and joined the Home Fleet for Arctic convoy duty. She briefly detoured to support Operation Torch, and then returned to Arctic waters. In 1943, she took part in the Battle of the North Cape where ''Scharnhorst'' was sunk. Post-war, ''Jamaica'' served with the Eastern Fleet through 1947, then in the Americas through 1949, returning to Asia for the Korean War. In reserve from 1951 to 1954, ''Jamaica'' served her final years in the Mediterranean until 1957. She was sold off for scrapping in 1960.+HMS ''Bermuda'' was commissioned in August 1942 and joined the Home Fleet for convoy escort duty. In late 1942, she participated in Operation Torch against Vichy France, returning to convoy duty in the arctic in early 1943. Later in June 1943, ''Bermuda'' began anti-submarine patrols in the Bay of Biscay before rejoining operations in the Arctic through 1944. Under refit through early 1945, ''Bermuda'' was scheduled to join the British Pacific Fleet when the war ended. Post-war, ''Bermuda'' was assigned to the Eastern Fleet through 1947 when she was sent to the reserve until 1950. From 1950 to 1953, ''Bermuda'' served in the South Atlantic. She was then transferred to the Mediterranean in time to assist with the delivery of aid to earthquake victims in Greece, and was again placed in reserve in 1956, returning to the Mediterranean in 1958. She was finally decommissioned in 1962 and sold for scrap in 1965.
  
?''Bermuda'' was commissioned in September 1941 and joined the Home Fleet for convoy escort duty. In 1942, she participated in Operation Torch, returning to convoy duty on the UK-Gibraltar route. In 1943, ''Bermuda'' began anti-submarine patrols in the Bay of Biscay before joining operations in the Arctic through 1944. Under refit through early 1945, ''Bermuda'' was scheduled to join the British Pacific Fleet when the war ended. Post-war, ''Bermuda'' was assigned to the Eastern Fleet through 1947 when she was sent to the reserve until 1950. From 1950 to 1953, ''Bermuda'' served in the South Atlantic. She was then transferred to the Mediterranean in time to assist with the delivery of aid to earthquake victims in Greece, and was again placed in reserve in 1956, returning to the Mediterranean in 1958. She was finally decommissioned in 1962 and sold for scrap in 1965.+===Historical Inaccuracies===
 +* In game, ''Fiji'' has a 114mm main belt, while it was only 89mm historically. This increase can be explained by the addition of the 25mm backing plate into the belt armor value.
 +* ''Fiji'' uses the armor values for the Mk.XXIII turrets from ''[[Edinburgh]]'', the actual values for ''Fiji'''s Mk.XXIII turrets were 51mm for the front, and 25mm elsewhere.
 +* The 51mm deck armor of ''Fiji'' is not observable and may not be present.
 +* Both Hull (A) and Hull (B) have completely fictional anti-aircraft armament. No cruiser of the ''Fiji'' sub-class ever carried octuple 40mm 'pom-poms' or quadruple 40mm Bofors. The smaller guns are very loosely based off of various conditions of HMS ''Kenya'', but are not consistent.
 +* ''Fiji''’s actual anti-aircraft complement at the time of her sinking were four twin 4-inch (102 mm) dual-purpose guns, two quadruple 40 mm Vickers pom-pom guns and four quadruple 12.7 mm Vickers machine guns.
 +*''Fiji''’s historical top speed was 31.5 knots, not the 32.5 knots in game.
 +* Although ''Fiji'' uses the same 152mm Mk.XXVIII guns as ''[[Belfast]]'', ''[[Leander]]'', ''[[Edinburgh]]'' and ''[[Perth]]'', ''Fiji'', like other regular Royal Navy Light cruisers in game only gets access to [[Ship:Ammo#Armor Piercing|armor-piercing]] (AP) shells. Historically, ships using the Mk.XXVIII gun were outfitted with both AP/CPBC (Common Pointed Ballistic Cap) and HE shells.
 +* The premium camouflage for ''Fiji'' is actually that of sister ship HMS ''Trinidad''.
 +* The Union Jack flag displayed on the roof of 'Y'-turret would only have been present on members of the class that saw service in the Korean War, while ''Fiji'' in game is based off the class as they appeared during the Second World War.
 +* Although the in game description lists 11 in the ''Fiji'' class, the last 3 ships are commonly considered their own sub-class (the ''Ceylon'' sub class).
  
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 File:Hmsfijilaunch.jpg|Launch of HMS ''Fiji'', 31 May 1939. File:Hmsfijilaunch.jpg|Launch of HMS ''Fiji'', 31 May 1939.
 File:HMS FIJI, 28 August 1940 FL13125.jpg|HMS ''Fiji'' on 28 August 1940. File:HMS FIJI, 28 August 1940 FL13125.jpg|HMS ''Fiji'' on 28 August 1940.
?File:Hmsfijiunderway.jpg|HMS''Fiji'' underway at sea.+File:Hmsfijiunderway.jpg|HMS ''Fiji'' underway at sea.
?File:Photo06clFiji1atAlex1941NPBruceConstable.jpg|''Fiji'' in 1941.+File:Photo06clFiji1atAlex1941NPBruceConstable.jpg|''Fiji'' at anchor in Alexandria, Egypt in 1941.
 File:Gre-fijibombs.jpg|''Fiji'' under bombing attack in Kithera Strait near Crete. File:Gre-fijibombs.jpg|''Fiji'' under bombing attack in Kithera Strait near Crete.
?File:Hms-fiji-a.jpg|Plaque for HMS ''Fiji'' and her crew.+File:Hms-fiji-a.jpg|Plaque for HMS ''Fiji'' and her crew in Portsmouth Cathedral.
 +File:HMS_KENYA_IN_THE_ARCTIC_CIRCLE._MAY_1942.jpg|HMS ''Kenya'' in the Arctic Circle, May 1942.
 +File:HMS_CEYLON,_JULY_1943,_GREENOCK.jpg|HMS ''Ceylon'' at anchor in Greenock, Scotland, July 1943.
 +File:HMS_kenya_august_1950.jpg|HMS ''Kenya'' at anchor, August 1950.
 +File:HMS_BERMUDA._AUGUST_1953,_GRAND_HARBOUR,_MALTA.jpg|HMS ''Bermuda'' in Malta, August 1953.
 +File:HMS_Gambia_MEDITERRANEAN_FLEET_ESCORTS_HER_MAJESTY_THE_QUEEN._MAY_1954,_AT_SEA,_ON_PASSAGE_FROM_TOBRUK_TO_MALTA.jpg|HMS ''Gambia'' and HMS ''Bermuda'' escort Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II from Tobruk to Malta during her first Commonwealth Tour as sovereign, May 1954.
 +File:HMS_BERMUDA_RETURNING_HOME._25_MARCH_1959,_MALTA.jpg|HMS ''Bermuda'' docks in Malta, 25 March 1959.
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 +# [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Fiji_(58) HMS ''Fiji'' (58) - Wikipedia]
 +# [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_Colony-class_cruiser Crown Colony-class cruiser - Wikipedia]
 +# [https://worldofwarships.com/en/news/history/fiji-naval-stories/ HMS Fiji vs. The Luftwaffe: Naval Stories - News - World of Warships]
  
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Fiji
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Cruiser | U.K. | Tier VII
Tech Tree Position
Leander
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Edinburgh
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General
Research price70000 exp
Purchase price5,500,000 Credits
Hit Points27,500 
Main Battery
152 mm/50 Mk XXIII4 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time7.5 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time25.71 sec.
Firing Range13.97 km.
Maximum Dispersion129 m.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
AP Shell152 mm AP 6crh Mk IV 
Maximum AP Shell Damage3,100 
Initial AP Shell Velocity841 m./s.
AP Shell Weight50.8 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
102 mm/45 QF Mk XIX4 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range4.5 km.
Rate of Fire20 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell102 mm HE 35 lb 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,500 
Initial HE Shell Velocity811 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm TR Mk IV2 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.83 shots/min.
Reload Time72 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo533 mm Mk IX 
Maximum Damage15,433 
Torpedo Speed61 knot
Torpedo Range8.01 km.
AA Defense
20 mm Oerlikon Mk IV5 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second18 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
20 mm Oerlikon Mk V6 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second36.6 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
40 mm Vickers 2-pdr. Mk VIII2 х 8 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second39.6 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
102 mm/45 QF Mk XIX4 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second37.6 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed32.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius670 m.
Rudder Shift Time12.1 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range11.52 km.
Air Detectability Range6.44 km.
Battle Levels
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VII
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5,500,000

Fiji — British Tier VII cruiser.

A further development of a multi-purpose cruiser ship for the Royal Navy. Despite the fact that the ship's displacement was limited by international treaties, she carried numerous rapid-firing main guns.

Modules

link=Ship: 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)
152 mm/50 Mk XXIII825.711293,100 0360,000
link=Ship: 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)
Fiji (A)27,5009114442/4/5/620 0550,000
Fiji (B)31,4009114442/3/1020 18,5001,300,000
link=Ship: 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 IX0.8727.215,433618 0500,000
533 mm Mk IX*0.8727.215,866618 12,0001,000,000
link=Ship: Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Mk VII mod. 1014 0500,000
Mk VII mod. 21015.4 12,5001,200,000
link=Ship: Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 80,000 hp32.5 0400,000

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 Steering Gears Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

If Tier VI's Leander is considered "settling in" to the back half of the British cruiser line, then the best advice for captains embarking aboard Tier VII's Fiji for the first time is "buckle up and enjoy the ride".

Fiji maintains the branch's theme of 152mm main battery rifles, but moves up to mounting twelve of them in four triple-barrel turrets. As such, she is considerably up-gunned from Leander, and successors Edinburgh and Neptune boast identical configurations. At eight rounds per minute (a 7.5 second reload time), her main battery boasts the best rate of fire of all Tier VII cruisers, and she retains the 8.0 km maximum torpedo range of Leander’s upgraded torpedoes. Her unique mix of main battery and longer range torpedoes allow Fiji to hang in fights with equal-tier cruisers of other nations, and maintains her as a threat to enemy destroyers who wander too close.

First-time Fiji captains may think that she feels big for a light cruiser, and they're right. She has an increased beam over Leander, which allowed her designers to fit triple-barreled turrets on her hull. There's a subsequent increase to her detection radius, but she retains most of Leander’s handling characteristics; Fiji’s turning circle is tighter, and her rudder shift is — for all intents and purposes — the same. Her anti-aircraft suite is satisfactory if unremarkable, and is approximately on par with German counterpart Yorck.

Despite the British cruiser reputation for light armor, Fiji's belt armor is a surprisingly respectable 114 mm — much better than Russian Tier VII cruiser Shchors, and at least competitive with the armor protection of other nations — and can bounce a surprising amount of shells when angled. However, her citadel is long and her athwartship armor is quite weak, so it is still inadvisable to attempt to bow-tank.

Just like Leander, Fiji works best with friendly ships around. She's ideal for backing up allied destroyers, though she can even cause significant damage to battleships in the right situations. Nonetheless, if kept in combat where she is able to maximize her strengths against enemy cruisers and destroyers, she is an exceptional ship in the hands of the right captain.

Pros:

  • Good main battery range (15.4 km fully upgraded).
  • Highly effective against enemy cruisers and destroyers.
  • Guns can devastate enemy battleships if stealth can be maintained.
  • Retains access to the Repair Party (While active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second.) consumable.
  • Excellent main battery guns in a user-friendly layout.
  • Below average detection range (i.e. good stealth).
  • Excellent handling characteristics; quick rudder shift and tight turning circle.
  • Best belt armor in the line, especially for her tier.

Cons:

  • Long citadel and weak athwartship armor.
  • Fairly ineffective against angled enemy battleships.
  • Anti-aircraft suite is merely average.
  • Though her maximum range is respectable, her shell velocity drops off sharply and makes landing hits difficult past medium range.
  • Worse secondary batteries than Leander.

Research

Availability of researchable upgrades for Fiji is as follows:

  • Hull: Upgrade to Hull (B) for additional health, a small increase in AA, and improved rudder shift time. Research of this module unlocks progression to Edinburgh.
  • Torpedoes: The 533 mm Mk IX* torpedoes are nothing more than a small bump to her torpedo damage and flood chance.
  • Gun Fire Control System: Upgrade to Mk VII mod. 2 for an extra 10% range on the main battery.
Fiji’s stock range isn't bad for her guns; what she needs most is increased survivability. Invest experience points into Hull (B) first, then go for the Fire Control Systems module. The Torpedo module upgrade and can be left for last or skipped entirely.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Fiji are as follows:

Upgrade Slot 1 allows players to mount one of two viable options. Main Armaments Modification 1 is a generally viable choice, but players wishing to specialize for anti-aircraft duties should mount Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 (Increases survivability of the secondary battery and AA mounts: +100% survivability to each.).

Upgrade Slot 2 offers captains the ability to mount a special upgrade.Captains with access to Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1 (Increases the action time of the Hydroacoustic Search and Short-Range Hydroacoustic Search consumables.: +20% action time.) would be well-advised to equip it in this slot.

Upgrade Slot 3 offers choices for specialization in different roles. Aiming Systems Modification 1 should be equipped for ship to ship combat. AA Guns Modification 1 (Improves AA efficiency: +20% reduction in the preparation time of the priority AA sector.) is a good choice to provide additional defense against aircraft.

Commander Skills

Level 1's Priority Target is a great skill for Fiji commanders, as it allows players to know when it is (theoretically) safe to expose their broadside in a turn without severe punishment. Level 2's best skill is Adrenaline Rush since it provides a massive DPM boost once your health drops low and thanks to your heal you can easily control your health. Jack of All Trades is a great skill after captains have taken Concealment Expert since the skill reduces the cooldown of important consumables such as Smoke Generator (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.) and Repair Party (While active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second.). Superintendent is recommended at Level 3 given how dependent Fiji’s performance is on effective use of her consumables. Basic Firing Training isn't a bad pick for captains who want to get the most out of their AA, especially when combined with Level 4's Advanced Firing Training. At Level 4, picking up Concealment Expert is first priority. Advanced Firing Training, Radio Position Finding, and Manual Fire Control for AA Armament are worthy of consideration later on; Manual Fire Control for AA Armament is a more attractive skill for subsequent ships in the line and is recommended if captains intend to move the commander to the next ship.

Consumables

Fiji can equip the following consumables:

Though given the choice between Smoke Generator (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.), Spotting Aircraft (While active, a spotter plane circles the ship enhancing main battery firing range.), and Catapult Fighter (While active, a group of fighter planes circles the ship providing protection by attacking incoming enemy aircraft.), Fiji captains will want to stick with Smoke Generator given how lightly armored Fiji is. Premium consumables are highly recommended across the board. Players looking to conserve credits (or doubloons) should stick with non-premium Hydroacoustic Search (While active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain.), but are encouraged to equip both Damage Control Party II (When activated, instantly repairs fires, floods, and incapacitations, and prevents more for the duration.) and Repair Party II (While active, restores a fixed percentage of a ship's hit points each second.).

Camouflage

Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage can be equipped for credits; Types 2 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce the accuracy of incoming shells.

Players who wish to spend doubloons can equip Fiji with Type 17 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

Many of the enemy cruisers Fiji will run across in her games fire primarily high-explosive shells (such as Myoko and Shchors), so equipping India Yankee (-20% to fire duration.) is a good idea if it is available for use. Because she has Repair Party (While active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second.), it's also recommended to mount India Delta (+20% to the amount of HP recovered when the Repair Party consumable is used.) improve her survivability. Equal Speed Charlie London (+50% XP earned for the battle.) can be helpful in picking up useful module upgrades faster, such as the Fire Control System module (Mk VII mod. 2), which gives Fiji decent range at her tier.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

  1. HMS Fiji (58) - Wikipedia
  2. Crown Colony-class cruiser - Wikipedia
  3. HMS Fiji vs. The Luftwaffe: Naval Stories - News - World of Warships
Ships of U.K.
Destroyers  II Medea • III Valkyrie • III CampbeltownDoubloons • IV Wakeful • V Acasta • VI Icarus • VI GallantDoubloons • VII Jervis • VIII Lightning • VIII CossackDoubloons • IX Jutland • X Daring 
Cruisers  I Black Swan • II Weymouth • III Caledon • IV Danae • V Emerald • V Hawkins • V ExeterDoubloons • VI Leander • VI Devonshire • VI LondonDoubloons • VII Fiji • VII Surrey • VII BelfastDoubloons • VIII Edinburgh • VIII Albemarle • VIII CheshireDoubloons • IX Neptune • IX Drake • X Minotaur • X Goliath 
Battleships  III Bellerophon • III DreadnoughtDoubloons • IV Orion • V Iron Duke • VI WarspiteDoubloons • VI Queen Elizabeth • VII King George V • VII HoodDoubloons • VII NelsonDoubloons • VII Duke of YorkDoubloons • VIII Monarch • VIII VanguardDoubloons • IX Lion • X Conqueror • X ThundererDoubloons 
Aircraft Carriers  IV Hermes • VI Furious • VI Ark RoyalDoubloons • VIII Implacable • VIII Indomitable • X Audacious
Cruisers
Japan  I Hashidate • II Chikuma • III Tenryū • III KatoriDoubloons • IV YūbariDoubloons • IV Kuma • IV Iwaki AlphaDoubloons • V Furutaka • V YahagiDoubloons • VI Aoba • VII Myōkō • VII ARP MyōkōDoubloons • VII ARP AshigaraDoubloons • VII ARP HaguroDoubloons • VII Southern DragonDoubloons • VII Eastern DragonDoubloons • VII ARP NachiDoubloons • VIII Mogami • VIII AtagoDoubloons • VIII Atago BDoubloons • VIII ARP TakaoDoubloons • IX Ibuki • IX AzumaDoubloons • X Zaō • X YoshinoDoubloons 
U.S.A.  I Erie • II Chester • II AlbanyDoubloons • III St. Louis • III CharlestonDoubloons • IV Phoenix • V Omaha • V MarbleheadDoubloons • V Marblehead LimaDoubloons • VI Pensacola • VI Dallas • VII AtlantaDoubloons • VII New Orleans • VII Helena • VII IndianapolisDoubloons • VII BoiseDoubloons • VII FlintDoubloons • VIII Baltimore • VIII Cleveland • VIII WichitaDoubloons • VIII Anchorage • VIII AL MontpelierDoubloons • IX Buffalo • IX Seattle • IX AlaskaDoubloons • IX Alaska BDoubloons • X Des Moines • X Worcester • X Puerto Rico • X SalemDoubloons 
U.S.S.R.  I Orlan • II DianaDoubloons • II Diana LimaDoubloons • II Novik • III AuroraDoubloons • III Bogatyr • III OlegDoubloons • III VaryagDoubloons • IV Svietlana • V MurmanskDoubloons • V Kotovsky • V Krasny KrymDoubloons • V MikoyanDoubloons • V KirovDoubloons • VI Budyonny • VI MolotovDoubloons • VI Admiral MakarovDoubloons • VII Shchors • VII LazoDoubloons • VIII Chapayev • VIII Tallinn • VIII Mikhail KutuzovDoubloons • VIII OchakovDoubloons • VIII Pyotr BagrationDoubloons • IX Dmitri Donskoi • IX Riga • IX KronshtadtDoubloons • X Moskva • X Alexander Nevsky • X Petropavlovsk • X StalingradDoubloons • X SmolenskDoubloons 
Germany  I Hermelin • II Dresden • II EmdenDoubloons • III Kolberg • IV Karlsruhe • V Königsberg • VI Nürnberg • VI Admiral Graf SpeeDoubloons • VI HSF Admiral Graf SpeeDoubloons • VII Yorck • VII München • VIII Admiral Hipper • VIII Prinz EugenDoubloons • VIII MainzDoubloons • IX Roon • IX SiegfriedDoubloons • IX Ägir • X Hindenburg 
Europe  I Gryf 
Italy  I Eritrea • II Nino Bixio • III Taranto • IV Alberto di Giussano • V Raimondo Montecuccoli • V GenovaDoubloons • VI Trento • VI Duca d'AostaDoubloons • VII Zara • VII Duca degli AbruzziDoubloons • VII GoriziaDoubloons • VIII Amalfi • IX Brindisi • X Venezia 
France  I Bougainville • II Jurien de la Gravière • III Friant • IV Duguay-Trouin • V Émile Bertin • VI La Galissonnière • VI De GrasseDoubloons • VII Algérie • VIII Charles Martel • VIII BayardDoubloons • IX Saint-Louis • X Henri IV • X ColbertDoubloons 
U.K.  I Black Swan • II Weymouth • III Caledon • IV Danae • V Emerald • V Hawkins • V ExeterDoubloons • VI Leander • VI Devonshire • VI LondonDoubloons • VII Fiji • VII Surrey • VII BelfastDoubloons • VIII Edinburgh • VIII Albemarle • VIII CheshireDoubloons • IX Neptune • IX Drake • X Minotaur • X Goliath 
Pan-Asia  I Chengan • VI HuangheDoubloons • VIII IrianDoubloons • VIII WukongDoubloons 
Commonwealth  VI PerthDoubloons 
Pan-America  VII Nueve de JulioDoubloons