USS Raleigh

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Rank 4 USA
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USS Raleigh
AB RB SB
5.0 5.0 5.0
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Purchase:190 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The Omaha-class, USS Raleigh (CL-7), 1940 is a rank III American light cruiser with a battle rating of 5.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Citadel76 / 76 / 38 mm
Main fire tower6 / 6 / 6 mm
Hull25 mm (steel)
Superstructure8 mm (steel)
Number of section0
Displacement9 150 t
Crew458 people

With barely even anti-fragmentation armour, this ship is a sitting duck to all ships at its BR. Expected to fight battleships, it is arguably one of the worst ship at its rank in terms of stopping damage, as its moderate crew, poor turn radius, and massive un-armoured side, makes it a sitting duck to anything that sails its way, barring some destroyers and smaller vessels.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB0 / 0 km/h
RB0 / 0 km/h
Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 0 0
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 0 0

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB5 130 → 6 669 Sl icon.png
RB6 800 → 8 840 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications45 300 Rp icon.png
97 100 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 300 Ge icon.png
Crew training55 000 Sl icon.png
Experts190 000 Sl icon.png
Aces700 Ge icon.png
Research Aces390 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
390 / 580 / 100 % Sl icon.png
154 / 154 / 154 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
1 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 900 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
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Rudder Replacement
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 300 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
2 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 900 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
3 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 900 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
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Tool Set
Research:
1 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 900 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
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Fire Protection System
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 300 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
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Smokescreen
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 300 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
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Shrapnel Protection
Research:
2 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 900 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
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Ventilation
Research:
2 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 900 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
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New Pumps
Research:
3 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 900 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
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Ammo Wetting
Research:
3 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 900 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
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152mm_us_mk27_navy_special_common_ammo_pack
Research:
1 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 900 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
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76 mm AP
Research:
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Cost:
3 900 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
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Anti-Air Armament Targeting
Research:
1 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 900 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
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76 mm HE-RF
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 300 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 300 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
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Improved Rangefinder
Research:
2 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 900 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
2 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 900 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
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Torpedo Mode
Research:
3 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 900 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png

Armament

Primary armament

The one saving grace of this ship is its 6 inch artillery. Powerful enough to obliterate most destroyers in a few well placed hits, it unfortunately has a poor reload rate, and an even worse traverse rate. This vessel is essentially a support ship for more powerful ships in its BR range.

Secondary armament

The 76 mm cannons do have HE-VT shells, meaning that they can ward off planes and ships, but only at close range.

Anti-aircraft armament

The Raleigh is equipped with one Chicago Piano mount and eight single-mount Oerlikon cannons. This provides some decent AA cover at close range, though it certainly isn't winning any awards for defensive firepower. It is better to simply stay close to AA ships and destroyers for some extra protection.

Additional armament

Main article: Mk.15 (533 mm)

The ship does have a pair of torpedo launchers, but their poor placement and poor torpedoes, makes them a poor choice to use.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Powerful 6-inch guns can wreak havoc on any opponent.
  • Decent armour, due to being a cruiser.
  • Better AA defences than the USS Trenton (CL-11) at close range.

Cons:

  • Rather slow compared to destroyers.
  • Armour will not protect you from torpedoes.
  • Not the best AA at medium to long range.

History

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Media

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See also

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External links

[Wikipedia] USS Raleigh (CL-7)


Bethlehem Steel Corporation
Destroyers 
Gun Destroyers (DD)  USS Phelps · USS Moffett · USS Cowell
Cruisers 
Cruiser, Light (CL)  USS Raleigh
Cruiser, Armored (CA)  USS Northampton · USS Portland

USA light cruisers
Omaha-class  USS Raleigh · USS Trenton
Atlanta-class  USS Atlanta
Cleveland-class  USS Cleveland
Brooklyn-class  USS Brooklyn · USS Helena