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Ironclad - Roanoke class

Pride of the US navy, these large ironclad battleships have excellent firepower and crew morale.

These heavily armoured ships are screw driven, but it is their armament that sets them apart from other ironclads: they carry guns in Ericsson turrets which boast outstanding range and accuracy. The crew are armed with rifles and have excellent morale. The sheer size of these warships makes them ideal for large naval engagements at sea, but they are less suited to small scale port battles as they are less manoeuvrable than some of their smaller counterparts.

The original USS Roanoke wasn’t originally designed as an ironclad; when she was launched in December of 1855 she was a wooden-hulled steam frigate. When the American Civil War began she was re-commissioned and attached to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron. It wasn’t until June of 1863 that she was re-commissioned as an ironclad after a series of improvements undertaken at the Novelty Iron Works. She was given three revolving Ericsson turrets, but sea trials soon revealed that the heavy turrets caused the ship to roll dangerously when out at sea, and the newly reinforced hull still didn’t have the strength to bear the weight of continuous firing. As a result she was assigned to harbour defence at Hampton Roads, Virginia. She remained in service until 1882 when she was eventually struck from the list and a year later sold for scrap.

Ironclad - Roanoke class

Unit Name

Ironclad - Roanoke class

Unit Key

Boshin_Ironclad_USS_Roanoke

Soldiers

70

Category

Heavy Ship

Class

Ironclad

Multiplayer Cost

8000

└ Multiplayer Limit

0

Recruitment Cost

7200

├ Recruitment Turns

5

└ Unit Limit

2

Unkeep Cost

720

Marines

40

├ Marines Type

├ Missile Range

├ Missile Accuracy

└ Missile Ammunition

Seamen

30

├ Seamen Type

├ Melee Attack

└ Melee Defence

Gunners

24

├ Gun Type

boshin_naval_cannon_extra_large

├ Range

850

└ Fire Power

550

Accuracy

70

Reloading Skill

4

Hull Strength

8000

├ Ship Category

Boshin_Naval_Crew

├ Manoeuvrability

Low

└ Top Speed

12

Morale

19

Abilities

  • Fast Reload Fast Reload
    This increases the reload skill of a ship's crew for a short period of time.
  • Overheat Engine Overheat Engine
    This increases a ship's speed for a short period of time.

Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Medium-speed vessel
  • Large crew
  • Very good range and accuracy
  • Strong armour
  • Excellent morale