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 +<h2>HMS ''Weymouth'', 1911</h2>
 <h3>Construction</h3> <h3>Construction</h3>
 :Armstrong Whitworth; Newcastle upon Tyne, England<br /> :Armstrong Whitworth; Newcastle upon Tyne, England<br />
 :Laid down: 19 January 1910<br /> :Laid down: 19 January 1910<br />
 :Launched: 18 November 1910<br /> :Launched: 18 November 1910<br />
?:Commissioned: October 1911+:Commissioned: 31 October 1911
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 ====Specifications==== ====Specifications====
 :5,250 tons displacement, standard<br /> :5,250 tons displacement, standard<br />
 +:5,800 tons displacement, full load
 :138.1m length<br /> :138.1m length<br />
 :14.6m beam<br /> :14.6m beam<br />
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 ====Machinery==== ====Machinery====
?:12 boilers, 4 turbines+:12 Yarrow boilers
 +:4 Parsons turbines
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 ====Performance==== ====Performance====
?:25knts at 22,000shp<br />+:25 knots at 22,000shp<br />
?:4,500nm at 10knts+:4,500nm at 10 knots
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 ====Armor==== ====Armor====
?:Decks: 20-50mm<br />+:Decks: 20-51mm<br />
?:Conning tower: 100mm+:Conning tower: 152mm
 +:Gun shields: 76mm
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 ====Armament==== ====Armament====
 =====Main===== =====Main=====
?:Eight (8x1) 152mm guns +:Eight (8x1) 152mm/50 BL Mk.XI guns
?=====Anti-Aircraft=====+
?:Four (4x1) 47mm guns+
 =====Torpedoes===== =====Torpedoes=====
?:Two (2x1) 533mm torpedo tubes+:Two (2x1) 533mm submerged torpedo tubes
 }} }}
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?[[File:HMS Weymouth (1910).jpg|500px|link=]]+[[File:HMS Weymouth (1910).jpg|none|frame|x400px|link=|HMS ''Weymouth'' in 1912.]]
 ===History=== ===History===
 ====Design==== ====Design====
  
?HMS ''Weymouth'' was designed and constructed as an improved variant of the Town class cruiser. These ships were intended to fulfill numerous tasks such as escort duty for fleets and convoys. ''Weymouth'' retained the same machinery and protective scheme as the original Town class design but traded numerous 102mm guns for additional 152mm guns. She also suffered from the same drawbacks as the older cruisers. The ship, due to her size, had a tendency to roll severely during storms and swells. +The previous ''Bristol''-class cruisers had a mixed battery of 4" (102mm) and 6" (152mm) guns, and with the next set of Town-class cruisers; the ''Weymouth''-class, this was changed, being fitted with a uniform main armament of 6" guns. This arrangement would prove more successful, however the 6"/50 BL Mk.XI gun and Mk.PVI mounts were unwieldy and couldn't keep trained on target while the ship was maneuvering. The high velocity /50 gun also had accuracy issues at range, so later classes reverted to a 6"/45 gun. Additionally, the two underwater torpedo tubes were to fire 21" (533mm) torpedoes rather than the 18" (450mm) torpedoes used on the ''Bristol''’s, and the first pair of main guns on each side of the ship were raised to avoid being adversely affected by sea spray.
  
?Throughout her sevice, ''Weymouth'' received directors for her main armament guns and additional small caliber anti-aircraft guns. The ship was eventually fitted an aircraft platform over her conning tower in 1918 but this was removed at the conclusion of World War I. +One of the main duties of these ships was the protection of trade on foreign stations throughout the British Empire, but these ships were intended to be escorts for the fleet, or a convoy. Compared to their predecessors, the class was also equipped as flagships with extra accommodation space. As standard, the ships were fitted with four 3-pdr (47mm) saluting guns.
 + 
 +The ''Weymouth''-class retained the same protective scheme as the ''Bristol''-class, with unarmored sides, but an armored deck with 2" (51mm) slopes, and a 1" (25mm) horizontal flat. The steering gear was also protected by a 2" thick deck. The gun shields had 3" (76mm) of armor, and the conning tower was 6" (152mm) thick. This was the last class of Royal Navy cruiser to have unarmored sides. The class also inherited some of the same drawbacks as the older cruisers. The ships, due to their size, had a tendency to roll severely during storms and swells.
 + 
 +Three of the class were equipped with 4 Parsons steam turbines, driving four shafts at 22,000shp for a normal top speed of 25 knots. ''Yarmouth'' differed from her sisters by having just 2 shafts, powered by 2 Brown-Curtis steam turbines, with similar performance. The machinery often developed more horsepower, with ''Falmouth'' achieving in excess of 26.6 knots on trials.
 + 
 +The first modifications came by 1915, the emergency conning station received a shelter, the topmasts of the mainmast (aft) were cut down, rangefinders were fitted fore and aft, and a single 3"/45 (76.2mm) 12-pdr AA gun was fitted between the second and third funnels. Extra searchlights and superstructure were also fitted around the funnels. In 1917, the foremast was fitted with tripod legs to support the weight of a fire control director, while in 1918, the mainmast was restored to original height (at least on ''Weymouth''), with flying off platforms fitted above the forward gun on ''Weymouth'' and ''Yarmouth''. Additionally, a second 3" AA gun was fitted on the stern of ''Weymouth'' and ''Dartmouth'', while the conning tower was also removed on the latter. After World War I, the flying off platforms were removed.
 + 
 +Often referred to as the ''Dartmouth'' or ''Falmouth''-class, four ships were laid down and completed between 1910 and 1912, the design was considered highly satisfactory.
  
 ====Service==== ====Service====
  
?The ''Weymouth'' class – a sub-class of the Town class of light cruisers - consisted of four ships, ''Weymouth'', ''Dartmouth'', ''Falmouth'', and ''Yarmouth''. All were commissioned shortly before World War I and saw service from the North Atlantic to the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean. With the exception of ''Falmouth'', the other three cruisers participated extensively in the hunt for German raiding cruisers, notably ''Karlsruhe'' and ''[[Emden]]'', and also successfully initiated shipping attacks of their own.+HMS ''Weymouth'' was commissioned in October 1911 and joined the 3rd Battle Squadron of the Atlantic Fleet, before transferring to the 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron in the Mediterranean in 1913. In the early months of World War I, she was operating in the Indian Ocean and East African coast against German commerce raiders like the SMS ''[[Emden]]'' and SMS ''Königsberg''. By December 1915, ''Weymouth'' was in the Adriatic alongside her sister ''Dartmouth'', engaging the Austro-Hungarian cruiser SMS ''Helgoland'' which was able to escape in the darkness in the First Battle of Durazzo (Cape Rodoni/Gargano). Re-assigned to Grand Fleet briefly in November 1916, ''Weymouth'' returned to the Mediterranean and Adriatic in 1917, and while bombarding shore targets during the Second Battle of Durazzo, was struck in the stern by a torpedo from the Austro-Hungarian submarine ''U-31''. She was repaired, served off South America in 1920/21, reduced to reserve complement in 1925, and sold for scrap in 1928.
 + 
 +HMS ''Yarmouth'' was the last of the class commissioned in April 1912, and initially served in the Mediterranean and then the China Station. On the outbreak of World War I, ''Yarmouth'' was recalled back to join the Grand Fleet, and while in the Indian Ocean in October 1914, took part in the hunt for ''Emden'' as well as capturing two German colliers. Joining the Third Cruiser Squadron, at the Battle of Jutland in May 1916, ''Yarmouth''’s squadron was attached to the Battlecruiser force, and accompanied the Grand Fleet on other movements. In June 1917, her newly installed flying off platform (fitted to a turret) was utilised, and in August, the Sopwith Pup flown from ''Yarmouth'' shot down Zeppelin ''L 23''. After the war, ''Yarmouth'' was assigned briefly the Cape and South American stations, before being assigned to Portsmouth Signal School, and sold for scrap in 1929. She earned a single Battle Honour for Jutland.
 + 
 +HMS ''Dartmouth'' was, like ''Weymouth'', commissioned in October 1911 and joined the 3rd Battle Squadron of the Atlantic Fleet, before transferring to the 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron in the Mediterranean in 1913, and being assigned to the East Indies station. ''Dartmouth'' would attempt to engage the German Light Cruiser ''Königsberg'' which was anchored in the Rufiji Delta in November 1914, but she couldn't get in effective range. Re-assigned to the South Atlantic to search for the already lost ''Karlsruhe'', ''Darmouth'' was then assigned to support Gallipoli campaign in Februrary 1915, earning her only battle honour there. Although suffering a boiler explosion that killed 15 of her men, ''Dartmouth'' continued to operate before refitting at Malta. This was completed in October 1915, in time for ''Darmouth'' to take part in the First Battle of Durazzo, where she would score hits on the Austro-Hungarian cruiser ''Helgoland''. The following Battle of the Straits of Otranto would be less successful, trading blows with the cruiser ''Novara'', before being torpedoed by the German submarine ''UC-25'' after the battle. After a relatively uneventful post-war career involving trooping movements and periods in reserve, ''Dartmouth'' was sold for scrap in late 1930.
  
?''Falmouth'' spent the majority of her service in the North Atlantic. She participated in the Battle of Jutland, but was torpedoed two months later. After having been successfully towed to safety, she was torpedoed again by yet another submarine the following day and was sunk.+HMS ''Falmouth'' joined the fleet in September 1911. She spent the majority of her service in the North Atlantic, joining the Second Cruiser Squadron in 1913 and being present at the First Battle of the Heligoland Bight with the First Cruiser Squadron, and escorting the British battlecruisers during the German raid on Scarborough. ''Falmouth'' also lost two men to drowning in August 1914, the first Royal Navy operational casualties of the war. Transferred the the Fifth, then Third Cruiser Squadrons, ''Falmouth'' was at the Battle of Dogger Bank, but wasn't engaged. During the Battle of Jutland a year later, she was more heavily engaged than her sister ''Yarmouth'', firing upon several ships including SMS ''Wiesbaden'', and hitting the battlecruisers ''Derfflinger'' and ''Lützow'', as well as the light cruiser ''München'', which hit ''Falmouth'' in return with a single 15cm shell. After a High Seas Fleet Sortie, the Grand Fleet was heading for port on the 19th August 1916, when ''Falmouth'' was hit by two torpedoes from the submarine ''U-66''. Surviving, she made for port at 2 knots throughout the night, but the following day, ''U-63'' put two more torpedoes into ''Falmouth'' despite a large destroyer escort. Eight hours after these last two hits, the stubborn ship sank off the Yorkshire Coast on the 20th August 1916. For her service, she earned the battle honours; Heligoland 1914 and Jutland 1916.
  
?The remaining three members of the ''Weymouth'' sub-class continued to participate in Mediterranean operations, notably the Dardanelles and Gallipoli campaigns, and survived the war, though ''Weymouth'' and ''Dartmouth'' were also torpedoed, but not sunk, by submarines. All three remained in service until they were paid off and sold for scrapping from 1928-1930.+===Historical Innacuracies===
 +* Both of ''Weymouth''’s hulls are modelled on her post-World War I condition after the flying off platform was removed, however ''Weymouth'' didn't carry gun blast screen that is shown aft of the forward gun in game.
 +* The citadel deck armor in game is only 19mm, while historically ''Weymouth'' had 1" (25mm) of flat deck armor.
 +* The steering gear deck armor is only 13mm in game, while historically it was also at least 1".
 +* Contrary to the in game description, the ''Weymouth''-class cruisers had decent protection for their type of cruiser and era.
 +* The anti-aircraft firepower of both hulls is incorrect. The class never carried any 40mm Vickers 2-pdr machine guns, and as such hull (A) should have one 76mm AA gun, and hull (B) should have two.
 +* Like other regular Royal Navy Light Cruisers in game, ''Weymouth'' only gets access to AP shells. Historically, ships armed with the 6"/50 BL Mk.XI gun received CPC and HE shells.
  
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Weymouth
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Cruiser | U.K. | Tier II
Tech Tree Position
Black Swan
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Caledon
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General
Research price350 exp
Purchase price70,000 Credits
Hit Points19,100 
Main Battery
152 mm/45 PVI8 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time8.57 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time25.71 sec.
Firing Range10.58 km.
Maximum Dispersion106 m.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
AP Shell152 mm AP 100 lb 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,800 
Initial AP Shell Velocity773 m./s.
AP Shell Weight45.36 kg.
AA Defense
40 mm Vickers 2-pdr. QF Mk II1 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second5.6 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed26 knot
Turning Circle Radius500 m.
Rudder Shift Time8.2 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range10.26 km.
Air Detectability Range4.27 km.
Battle Levels
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70,000

Weymouth — British Tier II cruiser.

This medium-size cruiser had weak armor protection, but boasted powerful artillery and quite a high speed. She was conceived as a "trade protection" cruiser and was designated for countering lightly-armed enemy ships of the same type.

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/45 PVI725.711062,800 08,000
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)
Weymouth (A)19,1006152810 017,000
Weymouth (B)20,3006152810 65040,000
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk II mod. 1010.6 07,000
Mk II mod. 21011.6 25020,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 22,000 hp26 05,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

Weymouth introduces captains to the 152mm rifle, which remains the standard armament of the British cruiser line all the way to Tier X. The ballistics of the shells at this tier is not particularly great, but is satisfactory given the speed and maneuverability of opposing ships captains are likely to encounter at Tiers II and III. The ship itself is nothing spectacular — decent handling and plenty of gun barrels — and while it begins to give captains a taste of what a cruiser line without high explosive looks like, having no other damage options available besides armor-piercing rounds is somewhat frustrating. Thankfully, Weymouth is the last ship in the branch not to have torpedoes available.

Pros:

  • Solid rate of fire on main battery guns.
  • Largest health pool of non-premium Tier II cruisers.
  • Longest firing range of non-premium Tier II cruisers.
  • Best armor in her tier (for what it is worth).

Cons:

  • Not terribly maneuverable; much longer rudder shift time than her contemporaries.
  • Large detectability radius.
  • Lack of high explosive shells and torpedoes makes her damage output somewhat inconsistent.
  • Doesn't have access to the Repair Party consumable like the rest of the British cruiser branch does.

Research

The Fire Control System upgrade is less expensive than Hull (B), and is a significant boost to Weymouth’s range. Invest experience there first, then pick up the second hull.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrade for Weymouth is as follows:

Commander Skills

With no AA worth mentioning and no high explosive shells available, Tier 1 and Tier 4 skills for Weymouth commanders are something of a conundrum. Basics of Survivability and Survivability Expert are probably the best options available. Most other tiers have a couple of decent options to choose from.

Consumables

As a Tier II ship, Weymouth only has access to the Damage Control Party consumable. Captains wishing to spend the credits (or doubloons) can invest in Damage Control Party II.

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.

Signals

Equal Speed Charlie London can be equipped by captains anxious to quickly grind through the ship. Players brand new to the line might also be interested in mounting Zulu Hotel signals if they are looking to train a commander and carry him through the line with them. Hotel Yankee can be equipped by players looking to run down and ram enemy destroyers to death. India Yankee is helpful when fighting other ships that spew copious quantities of high explosive shells (such as St. Louis or Dresden).

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Historical Info

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