In this weeks World of Warships Ship Spotlight, Zettia gives you an overview of the New York class battleship with some historic details as well as gameplay tips to use this World of Warships battleship most effectively.
The USS New York was a New York class battleship and was the first US Naval ship equipped with 14” guns.
During WWI, the New York served as the flag ship for the US Navy but by 1926 was considered obsolete and headed for the shipyard. However, with the restrictions imposed by the Washington Naval Treaty limiting the construction of new battleships, the USS New York got an upgrade.
It was during WWII that the USS New York engaged in combat, the battleship participated in the bombarding the beaches of North Africa during Operation Torch.
After the war ended, the USS New York ended its service being used for target practice during Operation Crossroads and the atomic bomb tests at the Bikini Atoll.
In World of Warships, the New York class battleship is limited by a top speed of only 21 knots and turning is very difficult which makes you a target for carriers. These limitations force you to be aware of any planes in the area, since your ability to turn is limited.
When you do spot bombers you need to make your turn quickly and position yourself facing towards the plane, this will help limit the number of torpedo hits you will take.
The best attribute of the New York class battleship in World of Warships are the AA guns you get with the second hull configuration.
Compared to the World of Warships Japanese battleship, the Kongo, the New York feels as though it is meant to slug it out and it is best for you to steer clear of the Japanese battleships. The New York class battleship does not have the range or speed to compete. When commanding this battleship your best option is to focus your fire on the lower tier World of Warships battleships like the Wyoming, Arkansas or South Carolina.
Ultimately, the New York class battleship is a stepping stone to larger, more effective ships in World of Warships.
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This article originally appeared on TheMittani.com, written by Sabrina.