USS North Dakota (BB-29)

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USS North Dakota (BB-29)
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USS North Dakota (BB-29)
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Description

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The Delaware-class, USS North Dakota (BB-29), 1919 is a rank V American battleship with a battle rating of 6.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "New Power".

General info

Survivability and armour

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Mobility

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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 46 21
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 40 18

Armament

Primary armament

  • 5 x 12-inch/45 Mk.5 cannons

The 12-inch/45 Mk.5 only comes with AP.

Secondary armament

  • 14 x 5-inch/45 Mk.5 cannons (7 per side). Comes with Common shells stock and an APC round as a tier I modification.

Anti-aircraft armament

  • 2 x 3-inch/50 Mk.10 cannons (1 per side)

Torpedo armament

  • 2 x 533 mm Bliss Leavitt Mk.1 Launchers with 6 torpedoes each.

Usage in battles

Your main goal as a battleship (dreadnaught) in Realistic battles that also include "Naval EC" is to fight and control the battlefield with your high-calibre shells, mainly targeting heavy cruisers and battleships, due to lacking any high-explosive shells. It is not advisable to shoot at light cruisers due to your high penetration armour-piercing shells (487 mm at 1 km). Though you still can shoot at them, however, your effectiveness will go down when compared to shooting at heavy cruisers and battleships. These rounds will still do major damage to the interior of the ship. Stay near allies that can be helpful with taking down enemies larger than heavy cruisers. It is recommended not to be part of the main force to push onto the battlefield, your ship is slower compared to the other ships that you will be fighting, and if a fight goes sour you can easily be overrun and defeated by the enemy due to focus firing while trying to retreat to a more advantageous position.

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  • USS Sumner (DD-692)
  • USS Phelps (DD-360)
  • USS Cleveland (CL-55)
  • USS Helena (CL-50)
  • USS Northampton (CA-26)
  • USS New Orleans (CA-32)
  • Type 1936A (Mob)
  • Leipzig
  • Nürnberg
  • Prinz Eugen
  • Admiral Hipper
  • Admiral Graf Spee
  • HMS Arethusa
  • HMS Hawkins (D86)
  • HMNZS Leander
  • HMS York (90)
  • HMS London (69)
  • IJN Tone
  • IJN Suzuya
  • IJN Mogami
  • IJN Mikuma

Modules

Tier Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
I Dry-Docking Tool Set Anti-Air Armament Targeting 5-Inch APC
II Rudder Replacement Fire Protection System Smokescreen Auxiliary Armament Targeting
III Propeller Replacement Shrapnel Protection Ventilation Primary Armament Targeting Improved Rangefinder
IV Engine Maintenance New Pumps Ammo Wetting

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Large calibre shells
  • Can take quite a bit of damage

Cons:

  • Slow
  • Lack of anti-aircraft support
  • Long reloads
  • Lack of high-explosive rounds for the main cannons

History

Design

North Dakota was 518 ft 9 in (158 m) long overall and had a beam of 85 ft 3 in (26 m) and a draft of 27 ft 3 in (8 m). She displaced 20,380 long tons (20,707 t) as designed and up to 22,400 long tons (22,759 t) at full load. The ship was powered by two-shaft Curtis steam turbines and fourteen coal-fired Babcock & Wilcox boilers, generating a top speed of 21 knots. The ship had a cruising range of 6,500 nautical miles (12,000 km; 7,500 mi) at a speed of 12 kn (14 mph; 22 km/h). She had a crew of 933 officers and men. Her bow had an early example of bulbous forefoot.

The ship was armed with a main battery of ten 12-inch (305 mm)/45 Mark 5 guns in five twin Mark 7 gun turrets on the centerline, two of which were placed in a superfiring pair forward. The other three turrets were placed aft of the superstructure. The secondary battery consisted of twenty-one 5-inch (127 mm)/50 Mark 6 guns mounted on Mark 9 and Mark 12 pedestal mounts in casemates along the side of the hull. As was standard for capital ships of the period, she carried a pair of 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes, submerged in her hull on the broadside.

North Dakota's main armored belt was 11 in (279 mm) thick, while the armored deck was 2 in (51 mm) thick. The gun turrets had 12 in (305 mm) thick faces and the conning tower had 11.5 in (292 mm) thick sides.

Media

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See also

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  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

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USA battleships
USS North Dakota (BB-29)