SMS Nassau

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Rank IV USSR | Premium | Golden Eagles
Tu-1 Pack
SMS Nassau
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SMS Nassau
6.3 6.3 6.3
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The Nassau-class, SMS Nassau, 1910 is a premium rank V German battleship with a battle rating of 6.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Sons of Attila".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Citadel200 / 290 / 38 mm
Main fire tower280 / 280 / 280 mm
Hull25 mm (steel)
Superstructure16 mm (steel)
Number of section9
Displacement20 535 t
Crew1 087 people

Talk about the vehicle's armour. Note the most well-defended and most vulnerable zones, e.g. the ammo magazine. Evaluate the composition of components and assemblies responsible for movement and manoeuvrability. Evaluate the survivability of the primary and secondary armaments separately. Don't forget to mention the size of the crew, which plays an important role in fleet mechanics. Save tips on preserving survivability for the "Usage in battles" section. If necessary, use a graphical template to show the most well-protected or most vulnerable points in the armour.


Speedforward / back
AB43 / 25 km/h
RB37 / 22 km/h

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Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 43 25
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 37 22

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB8 788 Sl icon.png
RB11 055 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 280 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 800 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 550 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 450 / 600 / 50 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 202 / 202 / 202 % Rp icon.png
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Rudder Replacement
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Propeller Replacement
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Engine Maintenance
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Damage Control Division
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Fire Division
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Shrapnel Protection
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New Pumps
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Ammo Wetting
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
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Primary Armament Targeting
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Improved Rangefinder


Primary armament

6 х Turret2 x 283 mm/45 SK L/45 cannon
Ammunition150 rounds
Vertical guidance-8° / 20°

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Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
1,000 m 2,500 m 5,000 m 7,500 m 10,000 m 15,000 m
Sprgr. L/3.6 Bdz SAP 359 312 248 199 162 120
Psgr. L/3.2 APC 469 408 324 260 212 157
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
0% 50% 100%
Sprgr. L/3.6 Bdz SAP 855 302 0.025 15 17 47° 60° 65°
Psgr. L/3.2 APC 855 302 0.025 15 8.95 48° 63° 71°

Secondary armament

12 х Turret150 mm/45 SK L/45 cannon
Ammunition150 rounds
16 х Turret88 mm/45 SK L/45 cannon
Ammunition200 rounds

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Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
1,000 m 2,500 m 5,000 m 7,500 m 10,000 m 15,000 m
Sprgr. L/4.1 Kz HE 21 21 21 21 21 21
Sprgr. L/4.1 Bdz SAPBC 95 80 61 47 37 28
Psgr. L/3.7 APCBC 238 201 153 117 93 71
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
Sprgr. L/4.1 Kz HE 835 45.3 0 0.1 1,600 79° 80° 81°
Sprgr. L/4.1 Bdz SAPBC 835 45.3 0.01 7 1,050 48° 63° 71°
Psgr. L/3.7 APCBC 835 45.3 0.015 7 990 48° 63° 71°

Additional armament

Setup 115 x 450 mm C/06D torpedo
Main article: C/06D (450 mm)

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Usage in battles

The Nassau is a fearsome opponent, when versing anything that is not a battleship of its BR. The Nassau is perfect, being able to almost two/three shot every ship it comes across. Some advice is to stay away from any large battleship at 6.7, as the Nassau's guns are Not the best for penetrating their armour, I would recommend trying your best to stay out of any engagement including anything above you, and Especially stay away from the Scharnhorst, with its fast reload, very thick armor and high penetration, you have little chance of survival. Because of the Nassau not having any Anti Aircraft armament, its a good idea to stay close to team mates.

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Pros and cons

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  • Good Armour, allowing good defence from almost anything
  • Good fire rate


  • Only 20 knots (23 mp/h, 37 km/h)
  • No Anti aircraft
  • No high explosive for Main Armament
  • No launchable plane


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See also

Related development

External links

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Kaiserliche Werft Wilhelmshaven
Nassau-class  SMS Nassau
Helgoland-class  SMS Ostfriesland
See also  (Reichsmarine-) Kriegsmarinewerft (1918 - 1945)

Germany battleships
Nassau-class  SMS Nassau · SMS Westfalen
Helgoland-class  SMS Helgoland · SMS Ostfriesland
Kaiser-class  SMS Kaiser
Bayern-class  SMS Bayern · SMS Baden · SMS Sachsen

Germany premium ships
Motor torpedo boats  LS 4 Esau · KM-5 · S-204 Lang · S-701
Minelayers  VS-8
Sub-chasers  M-802
Frigates  Lübeck
Destroyers  Jaguar · Luchs · T31 · Z20 Karl Galster · Z25 · Z47
Light cruisers  Karlsruhe
Heavy cruisers  Prinz Eugen
Battleships  SMS Nassau