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For French Tier IX cruiser Saint-Louis, click here.

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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

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM003_Airplanes_Mod_I_c22eef965193a14610299eb37af35db71137d5d8c7595167d68105be6802f956.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Air Groups Modification 1|link=Ship:Upgrades#Air_Groups_Modification.C2.A01]] [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM030_MainWeapon_Mod_I_96030a0457a0354806c48d85ce6676be5f6497b87f22bcb3e2ebb61e2d072914.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Main Armaments Modification 1|link=Ship:Upgrades#Main_Armaments_Modification.C2.A01]] [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM031_SecondaryWeapon_Mod_I_3052372f9677465987f8c6bfc953fb50d36e7346cadbac08aa11678cedb8de9a.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1|link=Ship:Upgrades#Auxiliary_Armaments_Modification.C2.A01]] [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM032_PowderMagazine_Mod_I_4ca84c8576aa07da0b8c3964613597aa01a13371173a00f210c68ae3c086966e.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Magazine Modification 1|link=Ship:Upgrades#Magazine_Modification.C2.A01]] [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM034_Guidance_Mod_0_126f215a8bda3a500dfd6456a4489742854756917eef808de8d4663505d7e433.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Aiming Systems Modification 0|link=Ship:Upgrades#Aiming_Systems_Modification.C2.A00]]
 Slot 2  [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM020_DamageControl_Mod_I_a7f09e1168644fee7c14fa14f47718f590b4d33a71de60b6f8b91293bdd6e33a.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Damage Control System Modification 1|link=Ship:Upgrades#Damage_Control_System_Modification.C2.A01]] [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM021_Engine_Mod_I_1f5f24e720c119137f663ea8a2ff52e7f39b4c8353f5f48c25ae948d5658ae90.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Propulsion Modification 1|link=Ship:Upgrades#Propulsion_Modification.C2.A01]] [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM022_SteeringGear_Mod_I_25990a6ab6a94461b5673ff747fb1903d4c75596b4300e59207a68ed08cb4629.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Steering Gears Modification 1|link=Ship:Upgrades#Steering_Gears_Modification.C2.A01]] [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM068_PlaneEngine_Mod_I_fd100cc79babfd1696f2112fba5d50941ce7be1aa28053f231b39e972a1af80f.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Aircraft Engines Modification 1|link=Ship:Upgrades#Aircraft_Engines_Modification.C2.A01]]
 Slot 3  [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM006_MainGun_Mod_II_ed7e44850c084e7749856042985c8b683b4f7cb8ba05227889e4bea8b3d8a020.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Main Battery Modification 2|link=Ship:Upgrades#Main_Battery_Modification.C2.A02]] [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM012_SecondaryGun_Mod_II_90bace4c335a616f390ca14123b859d0d5c917dd6ba2da75d5fdef1966c47ddf.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Secondary Battery Modification 1|link=Ship:Upgrades#Secondary_Battery_Modification.C2.A01]] [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM018_AirDefense_Mod_III_6d82f487f755c0a41cfa09cd8376457fba3125922426bd580bf2d91180796c28.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|AA Guns Modification 1|link=Ship:Upgrades#AA_Guns_Modification.C2.A01]] [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM028_FireControl_Mod_I_US_1a633cda066c7d496905e1c800ea3f216720f6198be577ddcdd950ef50877b5a.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Artillery Plotting Room Modification 1|link=Ship:Upgrades#Artillery_Plotting_Room_Modification_1]] [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM033_Guidance_Mod_I_5833f5d588cb58af4463246fdeb661ea5f841e8e8e29847be40decbd0aaed053.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Aiming Systems Modification 1|link=Ship:Upgrades#Aiming_Systems_Modification.C2.A01]] [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM066_TorpedoBomber_Mod_II_b5a4289c2988b17d634d854db71ee8884eb09374b1ad1aa46963e9d200676bdd.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Torpedo Bombers Modification 1|link=Ship:Upgrades#Torpedo_Bombers_Modification.C2.A01]] [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM067_Fighter_Mod_II_008b499f1d5b3b3cde081c1a168d0c7fa6b86309e79989e0ae053a77d2c8af93.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Attack Aircraft Modification 1|link=Ship:Upgrades#Attack_Aircraft_Modification.C2.A01]]
 Slot 4  [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM023_DamageControl_Mod_II_40683526f37dc31f9e94bff37ce9c045282d90cc0bfe1da89f41d444a9da90ca.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Damage Control System Modification 2|link=Ship:Upgrades#Damage_Control_System_Modification.C2.A02]] [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM024_Engine_Mod_II_202d90f14ead1f1ebd586ec32d5e84466b8c1a488a228557987ae726a29021d0.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Propulsion Modification 2|link=Ship:Upgrades#Propulsion_Modification.C2.A02]] [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM025_SteeringGear_Mod_II_4f2c75914f6780a5b64fc149e5ef9dc3224eb0b3ec22beaf6f24fe01e16aeaf9.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Steering Gears Modification 2|link=Ship:Upgrades#Steering_Gears_Modification.C2.A02]] [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM063_Fighter_Mod_I_4d292aa9cf779285931bec6f041c5562992f40e797b8705ec746e371000ac3c8.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Attack Aircraft Modification 2|link=Ship:Upgrades#Attack_Aircraft_Modification.C2.A02]] [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM064_TorpedoBomber_Mod_I_3ffaf2d98e4096bfa33b43b1dfea1eff009a1cc4597ff4afdf9f7204a1ed8bd5.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Torpedo Bombers Modification 2|link=Ship:Upgrades#Torpedo_Bombers_Modification.C2.A02]] [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM065_DiveBomber_Mod_I_e120b72da262eb3dc4c0ed5fa698cf81de730cfa57c76c151e2f50a23a1007d2.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Bombers Modification 2|link=Ship:Upgrades#Bombers_Modification.C2.A02]]
 Slot 5  [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM009_FlightControl_Mod_I_b15c0125779e9ca72d0af795f93540c229ef559c3d1556c8a5ed87498203088b.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Flight Control Modification 1|link=Ship:Upgrades#Flight_Control_Modification.C2.A01]] [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM026_LookoutStation_Mod_I_824c05f7167e915a6b06d65a719b09b532ecea9289b8786abfbb12f4463e8fc1.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Target Acquisition System Modification 1|link=Ship:Upgrades#Target_Acquisition_System_Modification.C2.A01]] [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM027_ConcealmentMeasures_Mod_I_7367fbd25992d8b50a7587f1728cdd52f53687cfca44ef1c5933c517a2697182.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Concealment System Modification 1|link=Ship:Upgrades#Concealment_System_Modification.C2.A01]] [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM035_SteeringGear_Mod_III_1161d20979b78a57ff193d56417c1febf43b1d937d8736274c42a23c09d55b11.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Steering Gears Modification 3|link=Ship:Upgrades#Steering_Gears_Modification.C2.A03]]
 Slot 6  [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM011_AirDefense_Mod_II_93d4ab80320ccaa05faf4d80c24ec006e1a942db441e76fdd9d0799f033bf6c0.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|AA Guns Modification 2|link=Ship:Upgrades#AA_Guns_Modification.C2.A02]] [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM013_MainGun_Mod_III_72e428e5080129f44ec65601691d87cf4a71bb4bde094df1af550dbd517c8655.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Main Battery Modification 3|link=Ship:Upgrades#Main_Battery_Modification.C2.A03]] [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM014_Torpedo_Mod_III_3dfb15f689f13919bfe1adbb558188f6271a3038a12e9c272b4cda92983815b4.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Torpedo Tubes Modification 3|link=Ship:Upgrades#Torpedo_Tubes_Modification.C2.A03]] [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM015_FireControl_Mod_II_26fb2c07929a1a74b10af9b37c89c15a9ce25728ded55c34af94026d091887f1.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Gun Fire Control System Modification 2|link=Ship:Upgrades#Gun_Fire_Control_System_Modification.C2.A02]] [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM016_FlightControl_Mod_II_4acd8d9efbf056028ae62673d124c61ef3e9ce5eaf8a91db6408cf982ca8ab08.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Flight Control Modification 2|link=Ship:Upgrades#Flight_Control_Modification.C2.A02]] [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM017_Airplanes_Mod_III_7f51f7eb73c2c7db5e7cea1c4c8d284c50713e110e4196f66df98a11e5e7d9e1.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Air Groups Modification 2|link=Ship:Upgrades#Air_Groups_Modification.C2.A02]] [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM019_SecondaryGun_Mod_III_c9fcd2eec2dbd20e30bb6e444b699ec281f257e780cabffa454a0a7390db037c.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Secondary Battery Modification 2|link=Ship:Upgrades#Secondary_Battery_Modification.C2.A02]] [[File:wows icon_modernization_PCM029_FireControl_Mod_II_US_2df872b680ecd85360bbf3914c3066a5a83f4a9f04a594f5a95da8dc6efe8034.png", "local": "{\"default\": \"gui|44px|Artillery Plotting Room Modification 2|link=Ship:Upgrades#Artillery_Plotting_Room_Modification_2]]

Player Opinion

Performance

More pocket battleship than cruiser, new players and experienced hands alike will enjoy this ship's high firepower but dislike it's slow top speed. With the decent fire rate and and large volume of shells, ' is effective against all opponents, even at long range. When fighting enemy battleships, one should "rake" them - target the front, center, and back sections in turn to maximize your chances of setting multiple fires. Players should stay vigilant for enemy torpedoes as ' doesn't have great rudder shift time. Additionally, players should not need to activate Damage Control Party (When activated, instantly repairs fires, floods, and incapacitations, and prevents more for the duration.) for any knocked main battery, as the ship still has another seven main batteries constantly firing. ' is one of the few cruisers that can take on an equal Tier battleship on relatively even terms (especially the underpowered South Carolina). It can even prove a threat to the Tier IV ships.

Pros:

  • Has the most hit points of any Tier III cruiser - almost comparable to its fellow Tier III USN battleship South Carolina battleship
  • The most main batteries and secondaries of any Tier III cruiser - boasts a whopping 14x1 152mm guns and 18x1 76.2mm guns, while its Tier III VMF cruiser counterpart Bogatyr has as many but only 130mm, fire, and turn slower. Additionally, due to the side mounted guns, it allows for flexibility and quick reaction to switching targets from either side.
  • Better than average gun range for her tier.
  • Good turning radius.

Cons:

  • Low top speed - barely faster than South Carolina
  • Slow reload for her tier and higher dispersion (less accurate)
  • Negligible anti-air capabilities - because it is Tier III, it will most likely see carriers Langley and Hosho; will have no self-defense.
  • 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.

Research

This is a suggested research path:

  1. St. Louis (B) Hull
  2. 152 mm/50 Mk6 main batteries mod. 2
  3. Mk3 FCS mod. 2

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for ' are as follows:

Commander Skills

Consumables

As a Tier III USN cruiser, ' has access to only Damage Control Party (When activated, instantly repairs fires, floods, and incapacitations, and prevents more for the duration.).

Camouflage

The St. Louis is one of the 3 tier III ships to have a premium camouflage known as "Igor", the Halloween variant of the St. Louis, which was available for limited time through Halloween crates earned from the Scenario "Sunray in the Darkness" and through the Premium shop.

Signals

As a Tier III ship, it is highly recommended to save signals for use in the later tiers. But should the player have a surplus and enjoy playing this ship, they should utilize the following recommended signals.

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