HMS Cadiz

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HMS Cadiz
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HMS Cadiz
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The Battle-class, HMS Cadiz (D79), 1951 is a premium gift rank III British destroyer with a battle rating of 4.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update "Wind of Change" as a reward for Battle Pass: Season VII, "Armoured Elephant".

A Battle-class destroyer, HMS Cadiz is very similar to its Australian sister HMAS Tobruk. It has only 4 forward-mounted main guns that have a high rate of fire and can rotate 360°, a large AA battery of effective 40 mm guns, and 10 torpedoes that have somewhat awkward launch angles. Unfortunately, like other members of its class, it suffers from having a very easy to hit ammo rack, right under the main turrets.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Main fire tower13 / 13 / 13 mm
Hull16 mm (steel)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section7
Displacement3 290 t
Crew268 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
AB81 / 31 km/h
RB66 / 25 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 81 31
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 66 25

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB1 616 Sl icon.png
RB2 526 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts115 000 Sl icon.png
Aces500 Ge icon.png
Research Aces640 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 210 / 520 / 50 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 142 / 142 / 142 % 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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40 mm HE clips
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40 mm AP clips
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
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Improved Rangefinder
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Improved Rangefinder
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Primary Armament Targeting
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Torpedo Mode


Primary armament

2 х Turret2 x 4.5 inch/45 QF Mark IV cannon
Ammunition600 rounds
Vertical guidance-5° / 80°

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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
4.5 inch HE HE 28 28 28 28 28 28
4.5 inch SAP SAP 117 100 77 61 50 41
4.5 inch HE-TF HE-TF 28 28 28 28 28 28
4.5 inch HE-VT HE-VT 28 28 28 28 28 28
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
4.5 inch HE HE 746 24.95 0 0.1 2,320 79° 80° 81°
4.5 inch SAP SAP 746 23 0.015 5 910 47° 60° 65°
4.5 inch HE-TF HE-TF 746 24.95 0 0.1 2,320 79° 80° 81°
Proximity-fused shell details
Ammunition Type of
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
distance (m)
radius (m)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
4.5 inch HE-VT HE-VT 746 24.95 0 0.1 244 23 2,320 79° 80° 81°

Secondary armament

4 х Turret2 x 40 mm QF STAAG Mark II gun
Ammunition4000 rounds
Belt capacity4 rounds
Fire rate156 shots/min
6 х Turret40 mm QF Mark VII 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
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
HEFI-T 874 0.9 0 0.1 67.13 79° 80° 81°
AP-T 874 0.89 - - - 47° 60° 65°

Additional armament

Setup 110 x 533 mm Mk.IX** torpedo
Main article: Mk.IX** (533 mm)

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • Guns have a high rate of fire
  • Main guns have access to an HE-VT round
  • Main guns can rotate 360°
  • Large and strong anti-aircraft battery of 14 40 mm guns


  • Very easy to hit ammo rack under the main guns
  • Only forward-mounted guns mean that it is vulnerable to flanking



The destroyer HMS Cadiz (D79) was laid down at the Scottish shipyard of the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company in 1944, but was commissioned after the end of the war, in April 1946. The ship was assigned to the Home Fleet and participated in diplomatic cruises, exercises, and also in the Coronation Review (1953) to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. In 1956, the destroyer was sold to the Pakistan Navy. Before being sent to a new home port, the ship was modernised and refitted, and received a new name - PNS Khaibar. In 1971, during the Indo-Pakistani War, the destroyer Khaibar was sunk as a result of two hits by Soviet-made P-15 Termit anti-ship missiles launched by the Indian missile boat Nirghat. This was the first effective use of missiles of this class by the Indian navy.



See also

Related development

External links

Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company
G-class  ORP Garland
K-class  HMS Kelvin
Battle-class  HMS Cadiz
Hunt-class  La Combattante*
Light Cruisers 
Town-class  HMS Liverpool
Heavy Cruisers 
County-class  HMS Norfolk
Renown-class  HMS Renown
  *HMS Haldon in French service

Britain destroyers
Town-class  HMS Churchill · HMS Montgomery
V-class  HMS Valhalla · HMS Vega · HMS Verdun
G-class  HMS Grafton · ORP Garland
Hunt-class  HMS Calpe · HMS Brissenden
Tribal-class  HMCS Haida · HMS Eskimo · HMS Mohawk
J-class  HMS Jervis
K-class  HMS Kelvin
N-class  HMAS Nepal
Battle-class  HMS Armada · HMS Cadiz · HMAS Tobruk
Daring-class  HMS Daring · HMS Diamond · HMS Diana

Britain premium ships
Motor torpedo boats  MTB-1(2) · MTB-422 · Fairmile D (5001) · HMS Gay Archer
Motor gun boats  MGB-75 · SGB Grey Goose
Gunboats  HMS Spey
Sub-chasers  LÉ Orla
Frigates  HMS Whitby
Destroyers  HMS Montgomery · HMS Valhalla · HMS Verdun · ORP Garland · HMS Jervis · HMCS Haida · HMS Mohawk · HMS Cadiz · HMS Diamond
Light cruisers  HMS Belfast
Battleships  HMS Iron Duke