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Torpedo boat - Chiyodagata class

A small, fast-moving vessel armed with deadly torpedoes.

This ship is similar to many others of its class with one important difference: it is equipped with torpedo launching tubes. This deadly new technology means that self-propelled torpedoes can be fired from this ship, causing devastating damage to enemy vessels. The ship still retains its speed and manoeuvrability and, as such, is able to attack larger, slower ships and then beat a speedy retreat. However, should it come under fire it will take heavy damage.

The first self-propelled torpedo was designed by the English engineer Robert Whitehead; torpedoes had originally been explosives on the end of spars, sticking out from a vessel. He worked at Fiume in Austria, and it was here that he met fellow engineer Giovanni Luppis. Luppis had been working on plans for a self-propelled torpedo and approached Whitehead to help him finalise the designs. After a few initial tests Whitehead abandoned Luppis’ plans for a shore launch control system and started working on a new system that could launch torpedoes from ships. He presented his design, the “Minenschiff”, to the Austrian Imperial Naval commission in 1866. The Austrian government chose to invest in Whitehead's invention, and he started the first torpedo factory in Fiume. It was only a matter of time before other nations heard about this amazing new technology, and in 1871 the British Admiralty paid Whitehead £15,000 for his designs.

Torpedo boat - Chiyodagata class

Unit Name

Torpedo boat - Chiyodagata class

Unit Key

Boshin_Torpedo_Boat_Chiyodagata

Soldiers

15

Category

Light Ship

Class

Torpedo Boat

Multiplayer Cost

1200

└ Multiplayer Limit

3

Recruitment Cost

1440

├ Recruitment Turns

2

└ Unit Limit

8

Unkeep Cost

180

Marines

10

├ Marines Type

├ Missile Range

├ Missile Accuracy

└ Missile Ammunition

Seamen

5

├ Seamen Type

├ Melee Attack

└ Melee Defence

Gunners

6

├ Gun Type

boshin_naval_torpedo_tube
boshin_naval_cannon_small
boshin_naval_cannon_small

├ Range

1000

└ Fire Power

2500

Accuracy

70

Reloading Skill

4

Hull Strength

250

├ Ship Category

Boshin_Naval_Crew

├ Manoeuvrability

High

└ Top Speed

18

Morale

12

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

  • Excellent at supporting bigger ships
  • Equipped with torpedo tubes
  • Fast, good manoeuvring
  • Very strong against slow ships
  • Good morale
  • Small crew
  • Weak against artillery