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?This warship was built in the United Kingdom, based on a reworked design of ''[[Leander]]''-class cruisers with a modified arrangement of the propulsion unit. She was similar to her prototype in terms of armament, but had a different armor layout. In 1939, the ship was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy.+[[File:Wows flag Australia.png|50px|frameless|right|link=]]This warship was built in the United Kingdom, based on a reworked design of ''[[Leander]]''-class cruisers with a modified arrangement of the propulsion unit. She was similar to her prototype in terms of armament, but had a different armor layout. In 1939, the ship was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy.<br><br>''{{#var:ship_name}}'' first went on sale on 18 November 2016 on the NA servers, and on 11 November 2016 on the EU servers.<br><br>{{Model3DViewer|bb831eced311417f90e2e8e9542fd8ae}}
  
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 +''Perth'' is a sister ship to Tier VI British cruiser ''[[Leander]]''; however, she has some significant differences. Most notably, she carries a high explosive round — like ''[[Belfast]]'' (and unlike her sister ship) — allowing her to set enemies on fire with something other than secondaries. Her other primary difference is her smoke screen. Unlike the short deployment time, long duration typical British cruiser smoke, ''Perth'' has a {{Crawling Smoke Generator}} that deploys smoke continuously for 90 seconds, but each individual cloud of smoke only lasts for 10. This allows ''Perth'' to create a "moving [[Ship:Smoke Screens|smoke screen]]" so to speak, enabling her to remain invisible for a full 100 seconds if moving at speeds less than 12.5 knots.
 +
 +In the negative column, ''Perth''’s armor piercing rounds are not the improved AP of the regular tech tree British light cruisers, and her anti-aircraft suite is even weaker than that of stock hull ''Leander''. Her short main battery firing range also means she must be played very carefully or she will be quickly removed from the battle by anything that can citadel her; which is, unfortunately, anything in the game with cruiser-caliber guns or better. When her short firing range is combined with her woefully mediocre anti-aircraft suite, ''Perth''’s ability to equip either a {{Spotting Aircraft}} or a {{Catapult Fighter}} — something ''Leander'' can't do — becomes an important choice; either will give her some spotting ability outside of her smoke screen, but one will increase her range and the other will help cover her from enemy aircraft.
 +
 +{{AnnoWiki|content=
 +'''[https://forum.worldofwarships.com/index.php?/topic/102119-premium-ship-review-hmas-perth/ LittleWhiteMouse's Premium Ship Review: Perth] from the NA forums'''}}
 +
 +'''Information on the website:''' [https://worldofwarships.eu/en/news/history/armada-perth/ Armada: Perth]
  
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 +* Lowest detection radius of all Tier VI cruisers.
 +* Has access to high explosive rounds, giving her more flexibility against angled targets and destroyers.
 +* Good handling charateristics: short rudder shift time, and tight turning circle.
 +* Comes with a {{Crawling Smoke Generator}} consumable that allows ''Perth'' to move at low speeds and take her smoke cloud with her.
 +* Can choose between equipping either a {{Spotting Aircraft}} or {{Catapult Fighter}}.
  
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 +* Loses access to {{Repair Party}} that comes standard on sister ship ''[[Leander]]''.
 +* Dreadfully bad anti-aircraft suite, and cannot equip {{Defensive AA Fire}}.
 +* Low health pool; narrowly misses out on having the least health of any Tier VI cruiser (''[[Nürnberg]]'' retains that honor).
 +* Shortest main battery firing range of all Tier VI cruisers.
  
 |Research=<!-- write text about priority sequence of research below --> |Research=<!-- write text about priority sequence of research below -->
 +As a premium ship, ''Perth'' doesn't have any upgrades to research.
  
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 +The recommended upgrades for ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' are as follows:
 +* '''Slot 1''': {{Main Armaments Modification 1}}<nowiki>*</nowiki>
 +* '''Slot 2''': {{Propulsion Modification 1}}<nowiki>*</nowiki>
 +* '''Slot 3''': {{Aiming Systems Modification 1}}<nowiki>*</nowiki>
 +* '''Slot 4''': {{Steering Gears Modification 2}}
  
?|Consumables=<!-- write text about selection of Consumables below -->+More than any other ship in the game, ''Perth'' benefits from access to the [[Ship:Upgrades#Special_Upgrades|Special Upgrades]] that are available through the [[Ship:Arsenal|Arsenal]]. Captains with access to the following are encouraged to mount them instead in their respective slots: {{Spotting Aircraft Modification 1}} and {{Smoke Generator Modification 1}}. The {{Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1}} is an option, as the consumable duration without the special upgrade is only a bit shorter than the smoke duration with the special upgrade installed.
  
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 +''Perth'' has more commander skill options available to her than ''[[Leander]]'', simply by virtue of the fact she has high explosive shells available to her main battery. Skills such as Expert Loader or Demolition Expert are not wasted on her as they would be on her cousin in the Royal Navy cruiser branch. In point of fact, Demolition Expert is likely the second-best Level 3 skill available to ''Perth'' commanders. Key skills in any ''Perth'' commander build are Expert Marksman at Level 2, Superintendent at Level 3, and Concealment Expert at Level 4. After taking those, commanders are advised to take Inertia Fuse for HE Shells, which will allow them to deal consistent damage with HE shells. Since Direction Center for Catapult Aircraft doesn't work with the Spotter plane, commanders should avoid wasting a point on that skill. Jack of All Trades at Level 2 combined with a November Foxtrot signal ({{November Foxtrot|Size=18px}}) will reduce the timers on her crucial consumable cooldowns.
 +
 +{{block|!!|content=Investing commander skill points into improving ''Perth''’s anti-aircraft defenses is not recommended.}}
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 +{{Commander Skills 2
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 +| rating11 = 3 <!-- Priority Target -->
 +| rating12 = 1 <!-- Preventive Maint -->
 +| rating13 = 1 <!-- Expert Loader -->
 +| rating14 = 0 <!-- Air Supremacy -->
 +| rating15 = <!-- Direction Center for Fighters -->
 +| rating16 = 0 <!-- Improved Engine Boost -->
 +| rating17 = <!-- Incoming Fire Alert -->
 +| rating18 = 0 <!-- Last Gasp -->
 +
 +| rating21 = 1 <!-- High Alert -->
 +| rating22 = 3 <!-- Jack of All Trades -->
 +| rating23 = 3 <!-- Expert Marksman -->
 +| rating24 = <!-- Torpedo Acceleration -->
 +| rating25 = 1 <!-- Smoke Screen Expert -->
 +| rating26 = 0 <!-- Improved Engines -->
 +| rating27 = 2 <!-- Adrenaline Rush -->
 +| rating28 = 1 <!-- Last Stand -->
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 +| rating31 = <!-- Basics of Survivability -->
 +| rating32 = 1 <!-- Survivability Expert-->
 +| rating33 = <!-- Torpedo Armament Expertise-->
 +| rating34 = 0 <!-- Aircraft Armor -->
 +| rating35 = <!-- Basic Firing Training -->
 +| rating36 = 3 <!-- Superintendent -->
 +| rating37 = 3 <!-- Demolition Expert -->
 +| rating38 = 2 <!-- Vigilance -->
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 +| rating41 = <!-- Manual Fire Control for Secondary Armament -->
 +| rating42 = <!-- Fire Prevention -->
 +| rating43 = 3 <!-- Inertia Fuse for HE Shells -->
 +| rating44 = 0 <!-- Sight Stabilization -->
 +| rating45 = <!-- Advanced Firing Training -->
 +| rating46 = <!-- Massive AA Fire -->
 +| rating47 = 1 <!-- Radio Position Finding -->
 +| rating48 = 3 <!-- Concealment Expert -->
 +}}
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 +|Consumables=<!-- write text about selection of Consumables below -->
 +''{{#var:ship_name}}'' can equip the following consumables:
 +* '''Slot 1:''' {{Damage Control Party}}
 +* '''Slot 2:''' {{Hydroacoustic Search}}
 +* '''Slot 3:''' {{Spotting Aircraft}} '''or''' {{Catapult Fighter}}
 +* '''Slot 4:''' {{Crawling Smoke Generator}}
 +
 +''Perth'' retains the dependency that her cruiser cousins in the regular Royal Navy tech tree have on their consumables; subsequently, premium versions of ALL consumables are recommended. {{Crawling Smoke Generator II}} and {{Damage Control Party II}} are particularly critical given their impact to to her survivability. {{Spotting Aircraft II}} is also highly recommended to ensure that ''Perth'' can spot targets outside of her smoke without having to rely on her teammates (plus the range boost is very useful), while {{Hydroacoustic Search II}} will help ''Perth'' captains steer clear of torpedoes while they lurk in their bank of smoke.
  
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 +As a premium ship, ''Perth'' comes included with [[Ship:Camouflage#Premium_Camouflage|Type 10 camouflage]] that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, and increases the amount of experience she earns.
  
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 +November Foxtrot ({{November Foxtrot|Size=18px}}) is the most important signal flag that ''Perth'' can equip, followed by Sierra Mike ({{Sierra Mike|Size=18px}}) and the flags that increase her HE shell fire chance: India X-Ray ({{India X-Ray|Size=18px}}) and Victor Lima ({{Victor Lima|Size=18px}}). When equipping India X-Ray, adding a Juliet Charlie ({{Juliet Charlie|Size=18px}}) to eliminate the bonus chance of [[Ship:Detonation|detonation]] is a good idea.
 +
 +{{Signal Flags
 +
 +| November Echo Setteseven =
 +| Mike Yankee Soxisix =
 +| India X-Ray = 3
 +| Juliet Yankee Bissotwo =
 +| Victor Lima = 3
 +| Hotel Yankee = 1
 +
 +| November Foxtrot = 3
 +| Sierra Mike = 3
 +| India Delta =
 +| Juliet Whiskey Unaone =
 +| India Yankee = 1
 +| Juliet Charlie = 2
 +
 +| Zulu = 2
 +| India Bravo Terrathree =
 +| Equal Speed Charlie London = 2
 +| Zulu Hotel = 1
 +| Papa Papa = 1
 +
 +| Wyvern = 2
 +| Red Dragon = 2
 +| Dragon Flag = 2
 +| Ouroboros = 1
 +| Hydra = 1
 +
 +}}
  
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 +File:PerthFire.jpg|''Perth'' exchanges fire with an enemy ''[[Leander]]''-class cruiser.
 +File:PerthBroadside.jpg|''Perth'' fires a broadside while safely in smoke.
 +File:PerthSalvo.jpg|A salvo of high explosive shells hits home on an enemy ''Leander''-class cruiser.
 +File:PerthSmoke.jpg|The ship's special smokescreen is unique; it only lasts for a short period of time. Therefore, it is most useful for personal defense.
 +File:PerthSims.jpg|A final salvo of high explosive shells from the ''Perth'' destroys the enemy ''[[Sims]]''-class destroyer.
 +File:PerthDies.jpg|The moment the captain realized he made a mistake...
 +File:PCEE055_Perth_flag.png|Let it Flourish! [[Ship:Flags#List_of_Ship_Flags|Flag]]. Given to players who purchased a special bundle containing ''Perth''.
 +</gallery>
  
?</gallery>|History=<!-- write text below -->+|History=<!-- write text below -->
?HMAS ''Perth'' was a modified ''[[Leander]]''-class light cruiser operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) during the early part of World War II. She was constructed for the Royal Navy, where she was commissioned as HMS ''Amphion'' in 1936. After several years on the North America and West Indies Station, the cruiser was transferred to the RAN in 1939 and recommissioned as HMAS ''Perth''.+<div class="thumb tright">
 +{{AnnoWiki|content=
 +<h2>HMAS ''Perth'', 1939</h2>
 +===Construction===
 +:Builder: Portsmouth Naval Dockyard;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
 +:Laid down: 26 June 1933
 +:Launched: 27 July 1934
 +:Commissioned: 15 June 1936
 +----
 +===Specifications===
 +:6,980 tons displacement, standard
 +:171.37m length
 +:17.27m beam
 +:5.64m draft
 +----
 +====Machinery====
 +:4 boilers, 4 turbines
 +----
 +====Performance====
 +:32.5 knots at 72,000 shaft horsepower
 +:7,180nm at 12 knots
 +----
 +====Armor====
 +:Main belt: 101.6mm
 +:Magazines: 25.4-88.9mm
 +:Decks: 25.4mm, 31.75mm over machinery spaces
 +:Turrets: 25.4mm
 +----
 +====Armament====
 +=====Main=====
 +:Eight (4x2) 152mm guns
 +=====Secondary=====
 +:Four (4x1) 102mm guns
 +=====Anti-aircraft=====
 +:Twelve (3x4) 12.7mm guns
 +=====Torpedoes=====
 +:Eight (2x4) 533mm torpedo tubes
 +}}
 +</div>
 +[[File:HMASPerth1942.jpg|none|frame|x400px|link=|HMAS ''Perth'' underway, circa 1942, wearing her distinctive disruptive camouflage paint scheme.]]
  
?At the start of World War II, ''Perth'' was used to patrol Western Atlantic and then Australian waters, before she was sent to the Mediterranean Sea at the end of 1940. There, ''Perth'' was involved in the Battle of Greece and the Battle of Crete, and the Syria-Lebanon Campaign before returning to Australian waters in late 1941.+===History===
  
?In February 1942, ''Perth'' survived the Allied defeat at the Battle of the Java Sea, only then to be torpedoed and sunk by the Imperial Japanese Navy at the Battle of Sunda Strait. Of the 681 sailors aboard, 353 were killed in battle. All but four of the 328 survivors were captured as prisoners of war: 106 died in captivity, and the surviving 218 were returned home to Australia after the war.+====Design====
 +HMAS ''Perth'' was designed and constructed as a modified ''[[Leander]]''-class light cruiser. The original design was intended to fulfill the desire for a cruiser armed with 152mm to serve with fleets. ''Perth'' was fitted with the same armament used on the ''Leander'' class. The primary difference between ''Perth'' and her older sister ships was the adoption of segmented machinery spaces. This allowed for the ship to continue operating should one engine room become inoperable. The main belt armor was subsequently lengthened to protect her larger machinery spaces and the beam of the ship was increased slightly to improve her stability. Two funnels were installed instead of a single funnel due to the split machinery spaces. This limited the space available on deck and prevented a seaplane catapult from being mounted when the ship was first being fitted out. She later received a shortened catapult for use with the Supermarine Seagull.
 + 
 +''Perth'' herself did not undergo many refits or modifications throughout her career. As completed, her 102mm guns were fitted in single mountings but this was changed to double mounts before she was transferred to the Royal Australian Navy. She also received several small caliber anti-aircraft guns.
 + 
 +Though she saw service mostly in the Royal Australian Navy, ''Perth'' was built in the United Kingdom and commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMS ''Amphion''. Her name was later changed when she was transferred to Australia.
 + 
 +====Service====
 +''Perth'' joined the Royal Navy in July 1936, and served her entire inter-war period in the North and South Atlantic. Three years after her commissioning, in July 1939, she was sold to the Royal Australian Navy, becoming HMAS ''Perth''. Her first wartime station became the West Indies, and she operated in the Caribbean until March 1940, when she began convoy escort duties in the Indian Ocean. Redeployed to the Mediterranean in late 1940, ''Perth'' operated in support of the Malta convoys, where she received minor damage.
 + 
 +Early 1941 saw ''Perth'' engaged in operations in the Aegean Sea, where she escorted convoys bringing reinforcements to Greece. ''Perth'' also participated in the Battle of Cape Matapan in March. Beginning in April 1941, ''Perth'' continued to support convoys to and from Greece, this time as part of the evacuations. Remaining as part of the naval presence in the Aegean and central Mediterranean, ''Perth'' suffered significant damage from an air attack while engaged in support of Allied forces during the Battle of Crete. She received temporary repairs, then began operations in support of Allied troops in Vichy Syria before being replaced by HMAS ''Hobart'' in July 1941, sailing for Australia and an extensive refit.
 + 
 +''Perth'' put to sea again in late November 1941, just in time for the Japanese entry into the war. Assigned to the ABDA command, ''Perth'' joined the combined Allied naval forces in attempting to disrupt Japanese landings in the Dutch East Indies. ''Perth'' was present for the Battle of the Java Sea in late February 1942, and along with USS ''Houston'', managed to survive that defeat. HMAS ''Perth'' and USS ''Houston'' were attempting to make port at Tjilatjap, Sumatra, and from there escape to Australia when, on 28 February, they sailed into a Japanese landing force, the presence of which Allied intelligence was unaware.
 + 
 +In the resulting Battle of the Sunda Strait, USS ''Houston'' and HMAS ''Perth'', both low on ammunition, attempted to fight their way through the strait while simultaneously firing on the escorts of the invasion force. The action was confused with both ''Houston'' and ''Perth'' being sunk, though not before indirectly causing the loss of several transports to Japanese friendly fire in what may well have been the largest sustained torpedo attack of the war.
 + 
 +HMAS ''Perth''’s bell was retrieved from her wreck by an Indonesian diving team in 1974 and subsequently presented to the Australian Government by the Indonesian Government. It now forms part of a commemorative display in the World War II gallery at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, Australia.
  
?In late 2013, divers found that the wreck of ''Perth'' had been partially stripped by Indonesian marine salvagers. 
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?File:HMAS Perth (AWM 301166).jpg|HMAS ''Perth'' in 1940+File:HMAS_Perth_Launch_1934.jpg|The launching of HMS ''Amphion'', 26 July 1934.
?File:HMAS Perth - men astride gun turret, 1941.jpg|Sailors astride one of ''Perth''’s main guns, 1941+File:Farncomb_-_Perth_copy.jpg|The Duchess of Kent officially renames ''Amphion'' as HMAS ''Perth'', 10 July 1939.
?File:StateLibQld 1 139266 Perth (ship).jpg|''Perth'' arriving in New York in 1939+File:Perth_1_Cres1t.jpg|Ship's crest of HMAS ''Perth''.
?File:HMASPerth1942.jpg|''Perth'' underway in 1942+File:StateLibQld 1 139266 Perth (ship).jpg|''Perth'' arriving in New York Harbor, August 1939.
?File:HMAS Perth (D29) wreck photo 01 in October 2015.JPG|A photograph taken of the wreck of ''Perth'' during the 2015 United States-Indonesia survey+File:HMAS_Perth_returning_from_the_Pacific_Ocean_to_the_Caribbean_through_the_Culebra_Cut,_Panama_Canal._29th_Nov_1939.jpg|''Perth'' transits the Panama Canal en route to her new home, 29 November 1939.
?</gallery>|Video=<!-- put below video clips with using template VideoYT. You can use html-tags for formatting. -->+File:A40-perth-arr-sydn.jpg|''Perth'' arrives in Sydney Harbor for the first time, 31 March 1940. Fort Denison is in the background.
 +File:HMAS Perth (AWM 301166).jpg|''Perth'' in 1940.
 +File:HMAS Perth - men astride gun turret, 1941.jpg|Sailors astride one of ''Perth''’s main guns, 1941.
 +File:HMAS_Perth_at_Fremantle_6_August_1941_0.jpg|Ship's company of HMAS ''Perth'' while docked in Fremantle, 9 August 1941.
 +File:HMAS Perth (D29) wreck photo 01 in October 2015.JPG|A photograph taken of the wreck of ''Perth'' during the 2015 United States-Indonesia survey.
 +File:Hmas-perth-1942-light-cruiser.gif|Line drawing of HMAS ''Perth''.
 +File:PerthBell.jpg|''Perth''’s bell was salvaged in 1974 and is on display at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
 +</gallery>
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Latest revision as of 00:18, 14 November 2019

Perth
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Cruiser | Commonwealth | Tier VI
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase price4,800  Doubloons
Hit Points27,100 
Main Battery
152 mm/50 Mk XXI4 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time7.5 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time25.71 sec.
Firing Range12.81 km.
Maximum Dispersion121 m.
HE Shell152 mm HE 6crh Mk IV 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,100 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity841 m./s.
HE Shell Weight50.8 kg.
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 Rangekm.
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 QR Mk IV2 х 4 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.63 shots/min.
Reload Time96 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 IV2 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second7.2 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
12.7 mm Mk III5 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second10.5 
. . . Firing Range1.2 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 Radius640 m.
Rudder Shift Time7.6 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range10.08 km.
Air Detectability Range6.44 km.
Battle Levels
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Perth — Commonwealth premium Tier VI cruiser.

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This warship was built in the United Kingdom, based on a reworked design of Leander-class cruisers with a modified arrangement of the propulsion unit. She was similar to her prototype in terms of armament, but had a different armor layout. In 1939, the ship was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy.

Perth first went on sale on 18 November 2016 on the NA servers, and on 11 November 2016 on the EU servers.

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)
152 mm/50 Mk XXI825.711212,10093,100 00
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)
Perth27,10010100445/2/420 00
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)
533 mm Mk IX0.6967.215,433618 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk VI mod. 1012.8 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 72,500 hp32.5 00

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
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 1 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Steering Gears Modification 2

Player Opinion

Performance

Perth is a sister ship to Tier VI British cruiser Leander; however, she has some significant differences. Most notably, she carries a high explosive round — like Belfast (and unlike her sister ship) — allowing her to set enemies on fire with something other than secondaries. Her other primary difference is her smoke screen. Unlike the short deployment time, long duration typical British cruiser smoke, Perth has a Crawling Smoke Generator (Generates a smoke screen that allows the ship to remain undetected at slow speeds.) that deploys smoke continuously for 90 seconds, but each individual cloud of smoke only lasts for 10. This allows Perth to create a "moving smoke screen" so to speak, enabling her to remain invisible for a full 100 seconds if moving at speeds less than 12.5 knots.

In the negative column, Perth’s armor piercing rounds are not the improved AP of the regular tech tree British light cruisers, and her anti-aircraft suite is even weaker than that of stock hull Leander. Her short main battery firing range also means she must be played very carefully or she will be quickly removed from the battle by anything that can citadel her; which is, unfortunately, anything in the game with cruiser-caliber guns or better. When her short firing range is combined with her woefully mediocre anti-aircraft suite, Perth’s ability to equip either a Spotting Aircraft (While active, a spotter plane circles the ship enhancing main battery firing range.) or a Catapult Fighter (While active, a group of fighter planes circles the ship providing protection by attacking incoming enemy aircraft.) — something Leander can't do — becomes an important choice; either will give her some spotting ability outside of her smoke screen, but one will increase her range and the other will help cover her from enemy aircraft.

Information on the website: Armada: Perth

Pros:

  • Lowest detection radius of all Tier VI cruisers.
  • Has access to high explosive rounds, giving her more flexibility against angled targets and destroyers.
  • Good handling charateristics: short rudder shift time, and tight turning circle.
  • Comes with a Crawling Smoke Generator (Generates a smoke screen that allows the ship to remain undetected at slow speeds.) consumable that allows Perth to move at low speeds and take her smoke cloud with her.
  • Can choose between equipping either a Spotting Aircraft (While active, a spotter plane circles the ship enhancing main battery firing range.) or Catapult Fighter (While active, a group of fighter planes circles the ship providing protection by attacking incoming enemy aircraft.).

Cons:

  • Loses access to Repair Party (While active, restores a fixed percentage of a ship's hit points each second.) that comes standard on sister ship Leander.
  • Dreadfully bad anti-aircraft suite, and cannot equip Defensive AA Fire (While active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased.).
  • Low health pool; narrowly misses out on having the least health of any Tier VI cruiser (Nürnberg retains that honor).
  • Shortest main battery firing range of all Tier VI cruisers.

Research

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

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Perth are as follows:

More than any other ship in the game, Perth benefits from access to the Special Upgrades that are available through the Arsenal. Captains with access to the following are encouraged to mount them instead in their respective slots: Spotting Aircraft Modification 1 (+30% to duration of Spotting Aircraft.) and Smoke Generator Modification 1 (+30% to duration of Smoke Generator. / -5% to duration of smoke clouds produced by Smoke Generator.). The Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1 (+20% to duration of Hydroacoustic Search.) is an option, as the consumable duration without the special upgrade is only a bit shorter than the smoke duration with the special upgrade installed.

Commander Skills

Perth has more commander skill options available to her than Leander, simply by virtue of the fact she has high explosive shells available to her main battery. Skills such as Expert Loader or Demolition Expert are not wasted on her as they would be on her cousin in the Royal Navy cruiser branch. In point of fact, Demolition Expert is likely the second-best Level 3 skill available to Perth commanders. Key skills in any Perth commander build are Expert Marksman at Level 2, Superintendent at Level 3, and Concealment Expert at Level 4. After taking those, commanders are advised to take Inertia Fuse for HE Shells, which will allow them to deal consistent damage with HE shells. Since Direction Center for Catapult Aircraft doesn't work with the Spotter plane, commanders should avoid wasting a point on that skill. Jack of All Trades at Level 2 combined with a November Foxtrot signal (-5% reload time on all consumables.) will reduce the timers on her crucial consumable cooldowns.

Investing commander skill points into improving Perth’s anti-aircraft defenses is not recommended.

Consumables

Perth can equip the following consumables:

Perth retains the dependency that her cruiser cousins in the regular Royal Navy tech tree have on their consumables; subsequently, premium versions of ALL consumables are recommended. Crawling Smoke Generator II (Generates a smoke screen that allows the ship to remain undetected at slow speeds.) and Damage Control Party II (When activated, instantly repairs fires, floods, and incapacitations, and prevents more for the duration.) are particularly critical given their impact to to her survivability. Spotting Aircraft II (While active, a spotter plane circles the ship enhancing main battery firing range.) is also highly recommended to ensure that Perth can spot targets outside of her smoke without having to rely on her teammates (plus the range boost is very useful), while Hydroacoustic Search II (Detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, disregarding obstacles such as smoke and terrain.) will help Perth captains steer clear of torpedoes while they lurk in their bank of smoke.

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Perth 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.

Signals

November Foxtrot (-5% reload time on all consumables.) is the most important signal flag that Perth can equip, followed by Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) and the flags that increase her HE shell fire chance: India X-Ray (+1% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber above 160mm. / +0.5% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber below 160mm. / +5% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.) and Victor Lima (+1% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber above 160mm / +0.5% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber below 160mm. / +4% chance of causing flooding.). When equipping India X-Ray, adding a Juliet Charlie (-100% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.) to eliminate the bonus chance of detonation is a good idea.

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