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St. Louis

Ship_PASC004_St_Louis_1906.png
Overview
247000 Credits.png Cost
27300 Hit Points
Mobility
22 kt Max Speed
8.4 s Rudder Shift Time
450 m Turn Radius
Armor
-1 - -1 mm Hull Armor
-1 - -1 mm Citadel Armor
-1 - -1 mm Deck Armor
-1 - -1 mm Extremities Armor
Primary Armament
Guns
Secondary Armament
Guns
Torpedoes
Torpedoes
Aircrafts
Recon Squadrons
Visibility
5.1 km Aerial Detection Range
11 km Surface Detection Range
III
St. Louis
247000
A typical "big" cruiser of the pre-dreadnought era. The ship was armed with numerous artillery, whose rate of fire was quite rapid for her time, and an armor belt protecting the propulsion, but featured only moderate speed.

Modules

Main Battery

Main Battery

Main Battery Cost, artilleryShotspeed artilleryRotationtime artilleryDamagehe artilleryDamageap
152 mm/50 Mk6 28000 6 30 2100 3000
152 mm/50 Mk6 64000 6.7 22.5 2100 3000
Hull

Hull

Hull Cost, health planesAmount artilleryNumbarrels atbaNumbarrels aaNumbarrels
St. Louis (A) 40000 27300 0 1 1 0
St. Louis (B) 98000 29500 0 1 1 1
Gun Fire Control System

Gun Fire Control System

Gun Fire Control System Cost, suoMaxdist suoIncreasedistpercent
Mk3 mod. 1 21000 11.3 0
Mk III mod. 2 53000 12.5 10
Engine

Engine

Engine Cost, mobilityMaxspeed
Propulsion: 24,000 hp 18000 22


Compatible Equipment

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Player Opinion

Performance

More pocket battleship than cruiser, new players and experienced hands alike will enjoy this ship's insane firepower but dislike it's slow top speed. Aim to get just inside the maximum range of your guns then turn sideways on the target then broadside them with six side guns and two turret guns. Spam HE shells - with the fast fire rate and and large number of shells they are effective against all opponents and even at long range you are likely to hit with some. When fighting enemy battleships "rake" them - try to fire at the front, centre and back sections in turn to maximise your chances of knocking out their turrets and setting multiple fires. Watch out for enemy torpedoes as you don't have the best maneuverability. Save your repair ability for fire/flooding/engine/steering hits - you have so many turrets that losing one barely affects your shell output until it's auto-repaired. The St. Louis is one of the few cruisers that can take on a equal Tier battleship on relatively even terms (especially the underpowered South Carolina class).

Early Research

  • Get the hull upgrade first - this boosts all of your stats.
  • Next get the upgraded guns - the turn rate is pretty much irrelevant but the rate of fire increase is very handy.
  • Lastly get the improved fire control system - as it's only a 900m range increase it's not so important.
  • The tier IV commander skill "Advanced Firing Training" used to be a good investment as it boosted your firing range by 2.08km, a nasty surprise for ships hoping to outrange your normal 10.4km max, however as of the current patch it no longer applies to your main battery making it essentially worthless.

Pros

  • Practically made out of guns. Incredibly heavily armed for tier & class, fully upgraded has fourteen 152mm primary and eighteen 76mm secondary guns. Losing a turret barely affects damage output.
  • Fully upgraded has nearly 30,000 hp, nearly 12,000 more than the Tier 3 Japanese cruiser, the Tenryu and almost as much as a fully upgraded Tier III US South Carolina battleship. Your armour profile also makes you a difficult target for enemy battleships - their HE shells are unlikely to penetrate your armour, reducing their damage but their AP shells are likely to over-penetrate your armour again reducing their damage (unless they hit you directly in the bow or stern).
  • Combine the number of guns with a high fire rate makes it very likely to cause fires and critical hits even when the enemy is fruitlessly attempting to evade - hilarity and rage ensues
  • New player friendly, doesn't require the player to master torpedo tactics to play effectively.
  • Side mounted guns mean you can switch targets from one side to another very quickly without reloading or waiting for turrets to traverse. Also, despite a slow rudder shift time, turning radius is very good.
  • Decent turn rate despite poor rudder shift.

Cons

  • Low top speed, just 22 knots with slow acceleration. Rather slow rudder shift time.
  • Side mounted guns means only a maximum of eight out of the fourteen primary guns can be used on a single target when broadside, and even fewer when facing directly ahead or rearward.
  • Very poor AA ability, only eight low calibre machine guns. Don't expect to shoot anything down.
  • No torpedoes unlike Japanese equivalent.


Historical Info

The St. Louis class cruiser were a group of three protected cruisers used by the United States Navy at the beginning of the 20th century.


Historical Gallery

USA
Destroyers IISampson IISmith IIIWickes IVClemson VNicholas VHill VIFarragut VIMonaghan VIIMahan VIISims VIISims B VIIIBenson VIIIKidd IXFletcher IXBenham IXBlack XGearing XSomers
Cruisers IErie IIChester IIAlbany IIISt. Louis IIICharleston IVPhoenix VOmaha VMarblehead VMarblehead Lima VIPensacola VIDallas VIIAtlanta VIINew Orleans VIIHelena VIIIndianapolis VIIBoise VIIFlint VIIIBaltimore VIIICleveland VIIIWichita VIIIAL Montpelier IXBuffalo IXSeattle IXAlaska IXAlaska B XDes Moines XWorcester XPuerto Rico XSalem
Battleship IIISouth Carolina IVWyoming IVArkansas Beta VNew York VTexas VINew Mexico VIArizona VIW. Virginia 1941 VIIColorado VIICalifornia VIIINorth Carolina VIIIAlabama VIIIMassachusetts VIIIMassachusetts B VIIIAlabama ST IXIowa IXMissouri IXGeorgia XMontana XOhio
Aircraft Carriers IVLangley VIRanger VIIILexington VIIIEnterprise VIIISaipan XMidway
Cruisers
USA IErie IIChester IIAlbany IIISt. Louis IIICharleston IVPhoenix VOmaha VMarblehead VMarblehead Lima VIPensacola VIDallas VIIAtlanta VIINew Orleans VIIHelena VIIIndianapolis VIIBoise VIIFlint VIIIBaltimore VIIICleveland VIIIWichita VIIIAL Montpelier IXBuffalo IXSeattle IXAlaska IXAlaska B XDes Moines XWorcester XPuerto Rico XSalem
UK IBlack Swan IIWeymouth IIICaledon IVDanae VEmerald VHawkins VExeter VILeander VIDevonshire VILondon VIIFiji VIISurrey VIIBelfast VIIIEdinburgh VIIIAlbemarle VIIICheshire IXNeptune IXDrake XMinotaur XGoliath
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Japan IHashidate IIChikuma IIITenryū IIIKatori IVYūbari IVKuma IVIwaki Alpha VFurutaka VYahagi VIAoba VIIMyōkō VIIARP Myōkō VIIARP Ashigara VIIARP Haguro VIISouthern Dragon VIIEastern Dragon VIIARP Nachi VIIIMogami VIIIAtago VIIIAtago B VIIIARP Takao IXIbuki IXAzuma XZaō XYoshino