|102 mm/50 Mk124 х 1 pcs.|
|Rate of Fire8.57 shots/min.|
|Reload Time7 sec.|
|Rotation Speed11.5 deg./sec.|
|180 Degree Turn Time15.65 sec.|
|Firing Range8.37 km.|
|Maximum Dispersion84 m.|
|HE Shell102 mm HE/HC Mk15|
|Maximum HE Shell Damage1,500|
|Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell6 %|
|Initial HE Shell Velocity884 m./s.|
|HE Shell Weight14.97 kg.|
|AP Shell102 mm AP/SC Mk16|
|Maximum AP Shell Damage1,700|
|Initial AP Shell Velocity884 m./s.|
|AP Shell Weight14.97 kg.|
|533 mm Triple4 х 3 pcs.|
|Rate of Fire1.88 shots/min.|
|Reload Time32 sec.|
|Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.|
|180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.|
|TorpedoBliss Leavitt Mk3|
|Torpedo Speed48 knot|
|Torpedo Range5.001 km.|
|76.2 mm/23 Mk71 х 1 pcs.|
|. . . Average Damage per Second1|
|. . . Firing Range3 km.|
|Maximum Speed34 knot|
|Turning Circle Radius520 m.|
|Rudder Shift Time4 sec.|
|Surface Detectability Range6.66 km.|
|Air Detectability Range2.45 km.|
Wickes — American Tier III destroyer.
One of the massively produced destroyers in the U.S. Navy featuring flush-deck design. The key difference from her preceding class was the significantly increased propulsion power, resulting in higher speeds and better maneuverability.
|Rate of Fire|
|180° Turn Time|
|Maximum HE Shell Damage|
|Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell|
|Maximum AP Shell Damage
|102 mm/50 Mk12||8.6||15.65||84||1,500||6||1,700||0||25,000|
|Secondary Gun Turrets|
|Rate of Fire|
|Torpedo Tubes Reload Time|
|180° Turn Time|
|Bliss Leavitt Mk3||1.9||32||7.2||6,400||48||5||0||21,000|
|Bliss Leavitt Mk9||1.5||40||7.2||9,900||56||5||350||70,000|
|Firing Range Increase|
|Maximum Firing Range
|Mk3 mod. 1||0||8.4||0||20,500|
|Mk III mod. 2||10||9.2||400||52,000|
- Excellent maneuverability.
- Good gun traverse.
- Able to drop waves of torpedoes from both sides.
- Good concealment.
- Gun reload is a little slow.
- Like all DDs, basically no armor.
- Guns are arranged such that you can only point a maximum of 3 guns at any target.
- Torpedoes are outranged by the IJN counterpart (Wakatake).
- Effectively no AA.
Get the torpedo upgrade first. Adds a whopping 3,500 damage over the stock torps.
The gun fire control systems is next as it adds needed range.
1,107 tons standard displacement
2.8m draft (mean)
4 boilers, 2 turbines
24,200shp at 35knts
2,500nm at 20knts
Four 102mm rifles (4x1), one 76.2mm AA, various 20mm and 40mm AA from 1942-1944
Twelve (4x3) 533mm torpedo tubes
The Wickes was a class of destroyers designed during World War I. As the successor to the Caldwell class, the primary improvements consisted of increased range and speed, resulting in a heavier ship with little increase in combat power. They were intended to operate in conjunction with the future Omaha class cruisers and Constellation class battlecruisers, forming the light component of the fast heavy units which the navy was expecting.
Of the Wickes class destroyers, the majority were completed after the end of World War I and consequently saw little service outside peacetime environments. Many were laid up or stricken from service as the newer, more modern generation of destroyers began to enter service in the 1930s.
The entry of the United States into World War II saw the recommissioning of dozens of the Wickes class destroyers. Because of their age and obsolescence, conversion from fleet destroyer to more specialist roles became common.
Conversions and Characteristics Thereof
ASW modifications (15 ships, DDs 118, 126, 130, 142, 144, 145, 147, 152, 153, 154, 155, 157, 158, 159, 160)
All four 102mm rifles landed, replaced by six (6x1) 76.2mm rifles
Aft torpedo bank (2x3) landed, replaced by two of six (6x1) 76.2mm rifles
Extra depth charge equipment installed, including K-guns
APD, fast transport (12 ships, DDs 103, 113, 114, 115, 116, 125, 137, 147, 157, 160, 164)
Both torpedo banks (4x3) landed, mountings for four LCP(R) installed
Forward boiler removed
DMS, destroyer minesweeper (9 ships, DDs 117, 119, 136, 141, 146, 161, 178, 179, 180)
Stern rebuilt to accommodate minesweeping equipment
DM, destroyer minelayer (4 ships, DDs 121, 122, 123, 124)Both torpedo banks (4x3) landed, replaced with stowage for 80 mines