HMS Enterprise

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Italian Fleet
P 420 Sparviero Pack
HMS Enterprise D52, 1944
General characteristics
574 peopleCrew
9500 tDisplacement
7Number of section
25 / 25 / 25 mmMain fire tower armor
25 / 76 / 25 mmCitadel armor
25 mm (steel)Hull armor
8 mm (steel)Superstructure armor
Primary armament
6 inch/45 BL Mark XII cannon5 x Turret
215 roundsAmmunition
-5° / 40°Vertical guidance
2 x 6 inch/45 BL Mark XII cannonTurret
480 roundsAmmunition
-5° / 40°Vertical guidance
Secondary armament
4 in QF Mark V cannon3 x Turret
200 roundsAmmunition
Anti-aircraft armament
4 x 40 mm 2pdr QF Mk.IIc automatic cannon2 x Turret
8960 roundsAmmunition
56 roundsBelt capacity
200 shots/minFire rate
2 x 20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mk.II autocannon6 x Turret
3600 roundsAmmunition
60 roundsBelt capacity
450 shots/minFire rate
20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mk.II autocannon6 x Turret
1800 roundsAmmunition
60 roundsBelt capacity
450 shots/minFire rate
100000 Rp icon.pngResearch
310000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png0/5110 / 6643/4100 / 5330Repair
90000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
310000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1200 Ge icon.pngAces
178 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
100 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png


GarageImage HMS Enterprise.jpg

The HMS Enterprise D52, 1944 is a Rank IV British light cruiser with a battle rating of 5.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.83 "Masters of the Sea" as part of the British fleet closed beta test.

General info

Survivability and armour

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Primary armament

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Secondary armament

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Anti-aircraft armament

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Torpedo armament

Main article: Mk.V (533 mm)

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Usage in battles

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Tier Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
I Dry-Docking Tool Set 4 inch SAP Anti-Air Armament Targeting
II Rudder Replacement Fire Protection System Smokescreen 6 inch CPBC 4 inch HE-TF Auxiliary Armament Targeting
III Propeller Replacement Shrapnel Protection Ventilation 6 inch HE Improved Rangefinder Primary Armament Targeting
IV Engine Maintenance New Pumps Ammo Wetting Torpedo Mode

Pros and cons

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HMS Enterprise served in the Royal Navy until the end of WWII. This light cruiser has a rich history of exploits and adventures – she served in Shanghai during the disturbances in 1927, participated in the emergency evacuation of Prince Edward from Africa, and transported troops to Hong Kong and the Malay Peninsula. With the outbreak of the Second World War, HMS Enterprise was assigned to the Northern Patrol, where besides protecting British ships, she also transported incredible numbers of gold bars. She later participated in the Norwegian Operation, just barely escaping German torpedoes, and escorted a shipment of British fighters to Malta. She attacked French ships in Mers El Kébir, hunted German raiders in the South Atlantic and Indian oceans, was active in the Persian Gulf, and rescued seamen from the Cornwall and Dorsetshire cruisers sunk by Japanese aircraft. The light cruiser survived fierce battles with the squadrons of the Kriegsmarine along the French coast, she attacked German coastal defenses during the Allied Normandy landings, and provided artillery support for forces advancing across France. Throughout her lifetime, HMS Enterprise travelled the globe, fighting the French, the Italians, the Germans, and the Japanese.

- From Devblog


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See also

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  • reference to the series of the ship;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

Britain light cruisers
Emerald-class  HMS Enterprise
Dido-class  HMS Dido
Arethusa-class  HMS Arethusa
Leander-class  HMNZS Leander
Town-class  HMS Belfast · HMS Southampton
Tiger-class  HMS Tiger