USS Candid

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VTOL | Rank 5 USA
AV-8A Harrier Pack
USS Candid
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USS Candid
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Description

The USS Candid was a minesweeper of the Admirable class built by the US Navy during World War II, in service between 1943 and 1945. The USS Candid was sent in 1944 to Alaska, to help in convoy escorts and to sweep mines in the area. She also supported the US Army in the Kuril islands and other areas on the north of Japan. The USS Candid also served in the Marshall Islands and the Mariana Islands providing escort services. As part of a secret program, she was transferred to the Soviet Union in 1945 under the designation T-283 and served up until 1958. While the US required the return of most ships sent to the Soviet Union, the USS Candid was never returned and stayed with the USSR until it was removed from Soviet naval registers in 1958. Its fate is still uncertain.

It was introduced in Update "Red Skies". The USS Candid works as a gun boat, being relatively large compared to other coastal ships of its rank like the US PT boats. The armour is nothing special, and it has a relatively small crew of 95 sailors, a hit by an enemy plane with a small 500 kg bomb could be enough to destroy the ship, and it is also very vulnerable to cannon fire from aircraft and other boats even without AP belts. However, it is very capable of dealing with other coastal ships, thanks to its powerful armament, a 3 inch Mk 10 cannon, two 40 mm Bofors L/60 cannons, and four 20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mk.II autocannon that are a big threat to enemy aircraft and smaller vessels. The USS Candid works very good defending capture points from smaller but more agile boats, and protecting destroyers and larger ships from aircraft and torpedo boats.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull16 mm (steel)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section4
Displacement877 t
Crew95 people

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Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB38 / 19 km/h
RB28 / 14 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 38 19
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 28 14

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB2 743 → 3 447 Sl icon.png
RB3 518 → 4 422 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications66 900 Rp icon.png
130 200 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 500 Ge icon.png
Crew training72 000 Sl icon.png
Experts250 000 Sl icon.png
Aces940 Ge icon.png
Research Aces480 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
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166 / 166 / 166 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
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Rudder Replacement
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
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270 Ge icon.png
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
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Cost:
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460 Ge icon.png
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Damage Control Division
Research:
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Fire Division
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Smokescreen
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New Pumps
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Anti-Air Armament Targeting
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40 mm HE clips
Research:
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76 mm AP
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
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40 mm AP clips
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76 mm HE-RF
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
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Improved Rangefinder
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Depth Charges
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Bomb mortar
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Armament

Primary armament

Turret3-inch Mark 10 cannon
Ammunition400 rounds
Vertical guidance-10° / 85°

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Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
100 m 1,000 m 2,000 m 3,000 m 4,000 m 5,000 m
HC Mk.27 HE 8 8 8 8 8 8
AP Mk.29 APCBC 111 90 71 56 44 36
HE-VT HE-VT 7 7 7 7 7 7
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
HC Mk.27 HE 823 5.9 0 0.1 500 79° 80° 81°
AP Mk.29 APCBC 823 5.9 1.6 8 133.28 48° 63° 71°
Proximity-fused shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Arming
distance (m)
Trigger
radius (m)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
HE-VT HE-VT 823 5.85 0 0.1 548 15 352.8 79° 80° 81°

Secondary armament

2 х Turret40 mm Bofors L/60 Mark 3 gun
Ammunition2000 rounds
Belt capacity4 rounds
Fire rate160 shots/min

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  • Universal: AP-T · HEFI-T
  • 40 mm HE clips: HEFI-T · HEFI-T · HEFI-T · AP-T
  • 40 mm AP clips: AP-T · AP-T · AP-T · HEFI-T

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
HEFI-T 3 3 3 3 3 3
AP-T 81 78 68 58 49 41
Shell details
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
HEFI-T 874 0.9 0 0.1 67.13 79° 80° 81°
AP-T 874 0.89 - - - 47° 60° 65°

Anti-aircraft armament

4 х Turret20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mk.II autocannon
Ammunition1800 rounds
Belt capacity60 rounds
Fire rate450 shots/min

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Additional armament

Setup 120 x Mk.6 depth charge
Setup 224 x Mk.10 Hedgehog mortar
2 x Mk.6 mortar depth charge
Setup 324 x Mk.10 Hedgehog mortar
2 x Mk.6 mortar depth charge
20 x Mk.6 depth charge

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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History

The USS Candid was an Admirable-class minesweeper built for the US Navy during World War 2. Commissioned in 1943, the vessel was originally classified as a coastal minesweeper, but was reclassified as a normal minesweeper. It was first deployed in 1944 for duty in the waters of Alaska and called upon to escort convoys and conduct patrols as well as to sweep mines in the area.

She was part of the US attacks on the Kuril Islands in the north of Japan and returned to San Francisco in August of 1944. Two weeks later she participated in operations in the Marshall Islands and the Mariana islands providing escort services in the area and support for the troops in the islands while the region was being developed to facilitate naval and air strikes against the Japanese forces.

In 1945, the USS Candid was transferred to the Soviet Navy, as part of a secret plan to rearm the Soviet Navy in case that the Soviet Union decided to join the war against the Japanese forces alongside the United States. After the completion of the training of Soviet crews, the USS Candid was decommissioned from the US navy and transferred under the Lend Lease program. Under Soviet service, the USS Candid was also classified as minesweeper. In February 1946, when the Cold War was beginning, the USA began negotiations for the return of all those ships loaned to the USSR for use during World War 2. The US Navy was not particularly interested in receiving very old ships that were outmatched by more modern designs, so many American ships were merely administratively returned to the USA and instead sold for scrap in the Soviet Union. The USS Candid however was never returned, but the US Navy reclassified her as a fleet minesweeper and re-designated her as MSF 154 in 1955. Its destiny is uncertain and it disappeared from Soviet battle registries in 1958.

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See also

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Willamette Iron and Steel Works
Mine Sweeper (AM) 
Admirable-class  USS Candid

USA boats
Motor torpedo boats  PT-3 · PT-6 · PT-20 · PT-71 · PT-103 · PT-109 · PT-174
  PT-200 · PT-314 · Thunderbolt (PT-556) · PT-565 · PT-658 · PT-810 · PT-811 · PT-812
Motor gun boats  Kim Qui · LCS(L)(3) · PT-59 · PTF-7 · USS Candid · USS Asheville · USS Douglas · USS Tucumcari · USS Cyclone
Armoured gun boats  LCM(6) Zippo