Haida (G63)

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Haida (G63)
Haida (G63)
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The Tribal class, HMCS Haida (G63) is a gift Rank III British destroyer with a battle rating of 4.3 (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

Armour type:

  • Antifragmentation armour
  • Cast homogeneous armour
  • Hardened armour
Armour Bow (Slope angle) Sides Stern Deck
Hull N/A  ?? mm (0-??°) N/A  ?? mm (??-??°)
Armour Front Sides Rear Roof
Turrets  ?.? mm Front
 ?? mm Gun mantlet
 ?.? mm  ?.? mm  ?.? mm


Mobility characteristic
Weight (tons)
Max Speed (km/h)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade ?? ??
Realistic/Simulator ?? ??


Primary armament

127 mm 5/38 Mark 12 Dual Purpose gun (x5)
Turrets (Bow to stern)
Turret 1 Turret 2 Turret 3 Turret 4 Turret 5
Vertical guidance -??°/+??° -??°/+??° -??°/+??° -??°/+??° -??°/+??°
Horizontal guidance ±???° ±???° ±???° ±???° ±???°
Ammo capacity  ?,???
Rounds per turret  ???
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration in mm @ 90°
 ?? m  ??? m  ??? m  ?,??? m  ?,??? m  ?,??? m
 ??? mm ACC HE  ??  ??  ??  ??  ??  ??
 ??? mm Common APHE  ???  ???  ???  ???  ???  ???
 ??? mm AAVP HE-VT  ??  ??  ??  ??  ??  ??
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
in m/s
Mass in kg
Fuse delay

in m:

Fuse sensitivity

in mm:

Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
0% 50% 100%
 ??? mm AAC HE  ???  ?? 0.0 0.1  ?,??? +0°  ??°  ??°  ??°
 ??? mm Common APHE  ???  ??  ?.0  ??  ?,??? °  ??°  ??°  ??°
 ??? mm AAVT HE-VT  ???  ?? 0.0 0.1  ?,??? +0°  ??°  ??°  ??°

Secondary armament

Main article: Bofors (?? mm)
?? mm Bofors Mk. I (x10)
Turrets (Bow to stern)
Front port turret (x?) Front starboard turret (x?) Middle port turret (x?) Middle starboard turret (x?) Rear turret (x?)
Vertical guidance -??°/+??° -??°/+??° -??°/+??° -??°/+??° -??°/+??°
Horizontal guidance -???°/+??° -??°/+???° -???°/+??° -??°/+???° ±???°
Ammo capacity  ??,000
Rounds per turret  ?,000
Belts Shell composition Combat usage
Universal AP-T – HEF-T
?? mm HE clips HEF-T – HEF-T – HEF-T – AP-T
?? mm AP clips AP-T – AP-T – AP-T – HEF-T

Anti-aircraft armament

?? mm Oerlikon Mk.II (x?)
Turrets (Bow to stern)
Front port turret Middle port turret Front starboard turret Middle starboard turret Rear port turret Rear starboard turret Rear stern turret
Vertical guidance -??°/+??° ±???° -??°/+??° ±?00° ±??0°
Horizontal guidance -?°/+??°
Ammo capacity  ??,?00
Rounds per turret  ?,?00

Torpedo armament

533 mm steam turbined Mk.15 torpedo
# on ship Mass (kg) Maximum speed
in water (km/h)
Travel distance (km) Depth stroke (m) Arming
distance (m)
Explosive type Explosive mass (kg)
 ??  ?,???  ??  ??.? 0.?  ?? TNT  ???

Special armament

  • Without load
  •  ? x Mk.6 mortar depth charge

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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HMCS Haida was laid down on the 29th September, 1941 at the Vickers-Armstrong dockyard in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. In August 1943, the ship was launched and entered RCN service shortly afterwards. Haida’s early service life is marked by escort duties as part of various Arctic convoys. In spring 1944, Haida was was tasked to perform sweeps along the French coastline. Haida scored her first kill, sinking the German T-29 destroyer along with other members of her task force in April.

Prior to D-Day, Haida continued to run sweeps along the French coast, periodically engaging in skirmishes with German destroyers and torpedo boats. After sinking a German U-boat, Haida paired up with the Polish destroyer, Blyskawica in actions against German surface vessels off the western coast of France. During one such raid in August, Haida was damaged by a German ship - a 105mm round hit the stern section and returned to Halifax in September.

After repairs and refits, Haida continued her service off the coast of Norway in March 1945, serving as an escort and assisting in various operations. After the German surrender in May, Haida was sent to the Pacific in preparation for the invasion of the Japanese home islands. Whilst undergoing tropicalization refits however, Japan surrendered. This marked the end of WW2 and Haida’s service as part of it.

In the postwar years, Haida switched between reserve and active status as well as undergoing several refits and upgrades. The Korean War called for Haida’s service one final time. There, the ship operated as a destroyer escort, primarily performing shoreline bombardment and patrols.

After the Korean War, Haida was ultimately decommissioned from active service, but avoided being scrapped by being turned into a Toronto attraction in 1965. In the early 2000s, Haida underwent extensive restoration before becoming a National Historic Site at the Hamilton Waterfront. Today, HMCS Haida is the ceremonial flagship of the Royal Canadian Navy and still welcomes visitors from all over the globe.

- From Devblog


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See also

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External links

Britain destroyers
Town-class  Town (L45) · Montgomery (G95)
G-class  G-class (H89) · Garland (H37)
Hunt-class  Hunt (L71) · Hunt (L79)
Tribal-class  Haida (G63) · Tribal (F75)
J-class  J-class (Flotilla leader)
K-class  K class (F37)
N-class  N class (G25)
Battle-class  Battle (D14) · Battle (D37)

Britain premium ships
Motor torpedo boats  MTB-1 2 series · Fairmile D (5001)
Motor gun boats  MGB-75 · SGB (S309)
Gunboats  River class (K-246)
Destroyers  Montgomery (G95) · Garland (H37) · J-class (Flotilla leader) · Haida (G63)
Light cruisers  HMS Belfast