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?SMS Karlsruhe was a light cruiser of the Königsberg class, built for the Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy) during World War I. She was named after the earlier Karlsruhe, which had sunk in November 1914, from an accidental explosion. The new cruiser was laid down in 1914 at the Kaiserliche Werft shipyard in Kiel, launched in January 1916, and commissioned into the High Seas Fleet in November 1916. Armed with eight 15 cm SK L/45 guns, the ship had a top speed of 27.5 kn (50.9 km/h; 31.6 mph).<br />+===Construction===
?<br />+:Wilhelmshaven Naval Yard; Wilhelmshaven, Germany<br />
 +:Laid down: 1915<br />
 +:Launched: 31 January 1916<br />
 +:Commissioned: 23 December 1916
 + 
 +===Specifications===
 +:5,440 tons displacement, standard<br />
 +:151.4m length<br />
 +:14.3m beam<br />
 +:6.0m draft
 + 
 +====Machinery====
 +:12 boilers, 2 turbines
 + 
 +====Performance====
 +:27.5 knots at 31,000 shaft horsepower<br />
 +:4,850 nautical miles at 12 knots
 + 
 +====Armor====
 +:Main belt: 18-60mm<br />
 +:Decks: 40-60mm<br />
 +:Bulkheads: 40mm<br />
 +:Gunshields: 50mm<br />
 +:Conning tower: 100mm
 + 
 +====Armament====
 +=====Main=====
 +:Eight (8x1) 150mm guns<br />
 +=====Anti-Aircraft=====
 +:Two (2x1) 88mm guns<br />
 +=====Torpedoes=====
 +:Four (4x1) torpedo tubes<br />
 + 
 +===History===
 + 
 +====Design====
 +SMS Karlsruhe was a light cruiser of the Königsberg class, built for the Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy) during World War I. She was named after the earlier Karlsruhe, which had sunk in November 1914, from an accidental explosion. The new cruiser was laid down in 1914 at the Kaiserliche Werft shipyard in Kiel, launched in January 1916, and commissioned into the High Seas Fleet in November 1916. Armed with eight 15 cm SK L/45 guns, the ship had a top speed of 27.5 kn (50.9 km/h; 31.6 mph).
 + 
 +====Service====
 She saw relatively limited service during the war, due to her commissioning late in the conflict. She was present during a brief engagement with British light forces in August 1917, though she did not actively participate in the battle. She joined the large task force assigned to Operation Albion in October 1917, but did not see significant action during that operation either. She was assigned to what was to have been the final sortie of the High Seas Fleet in the closing days of the war, but a large-scale mutiny in significant parts of the fleet forced the cancellation of the plan. Karlsruhe was interned in Scapa Flow after the end of the war, and scuttled there on 21 June 1919. Unlike most of the other ships sunk there, her wreck was never raised. She saw relatively limited service during the war, due to her commissioning late in the conflict. She was present during a brief engagement with British light forces in August 1917, though she did not actively participate in the battle. She joined the large task force assigned to Operation Albion in October 1917, but did not see significant action during that operation either. She was assigned to what was to have been the final sortie of the High Seas Fleet in the closing days of the war, but a large-scale mutiny in significant parts of the fleet forced the cancellation of the plan. Karlsruhe was interned in Scapa Flow after the end of the war, and scuttled there on 21 June 1919. Unlike most of the other ships sunk there, her wreck was never raised.
  

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Karlsruhe
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Cruiser | Germany | Tier IV
Tech Tree Position
Kolberg
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Königsberg
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General
Research price5800 exp
Purchase price684,000 Credits
Hit Points19,700 
Main Battery
150 mm L/45 SK L/458 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fire9.23 shots/min.
Reload Time6.5 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time25.71 sec.
Firing Range10.63 km.
Maximum Dispersion113 m.
HE Shell150 mm HE K Gr 18 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,800 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell10 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity835 m./s.
HE Shell Weight45.3 kg.
AP Shell150 mm P.Spr.Gr. L/3.7 
Maximum AP Shell Damage3,700 
Initial AP Shell Velocity835 m./s.
AP Shell Weight45.3 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
88 mm L/45 MPL C/132 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range3.5 km.
Rate of Fire15 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell88 mm Spr.Gr. 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,000 
Initial HE Shell Velocity890 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Torpedo Tubes
500 mm Zwilling2 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire1.43 shots/min.
Reload Time42 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoG7 
Maximum Damage10,433 
Torpedo Speed58 knot
Torpedo Range4.02 km.
AA Defense
88 mm L/45 MPL C/132 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second3.4 
. . . Firing Range3.99 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed27.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius590 m.
Rudder Shift Time9.6 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range10.62 km.
Air Detectability Range5.11 km.
Battle Levels
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684,000

Karlsruhe — German Tier IV cruiser.

One of the most powerful light cruisers of World War I. The ship's artillery and torpedo armament was powerful for her size. She was capable of decent speeds and matched similar ships of rival navies in terms of her armor.

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)
150 mm L/45 MPL C/169.225.711131,800103,700 048,000
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)
Karlsruhe (A)19,700610082220 090,000
Karlsruhe (B)22,700610083340 1,900280,000
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)
G71.4427.210,433584 030,000
H81.1537.211,200576 600100,000
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
FKS Typ 4 Mod. 1010.6 056,000
FKS Typ 4 Mod. 21011.7 1,200175,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 45,000 hp27.5 039,000

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

Player Opinion

Performance

The Karlsruhe is expected to be an improvement from the Kolberg. However, while the guns can do sufficient damage for once, they still lack range. One is expected to be outranged by other cruisers and take moderate damage before they can get into range to retaliate. The torpedo armament of a double launcher on each side is pitiful compared to the other cruisers since it lacks the speed to do hit-and-run attacks. It has decent protection, but still can fall easily since the armor does little against HE shells. However, due to its inferiority compared to other light cruisers, it has earned the nickname "Garbage-ruhe" since it is well below the expectations that the Phoenix and Kuma have set.

Pros:

  • First German cruiser with torpedoes.
  • Guns can actually deal moderate damage compared to the previous ones.
  • Decent armor compared to other cruisers.

Cons:

  • Shorter range than its competitors.
  • Low speed in comparison to other light cruisers.
  • Torpedoes are very ineffective due to the small quantity of them.
  • While armor can deflect AP, HE shells can still do sufficient damage.

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