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All ship class codes on the list are based on USN Hull Classification Codes or modifications thereof.
|Terms||In-game Code||Japanese Name||English Name|
|DE||海防||海防艦||Kaibōkan||Coastal Defense Ship||Escort|
|AS||潜母艦||潜水母艦||Sensui bokan||Submarine Tender|
|SSV*||潜母||潜水空母||Sensuikūbo||Aircraft Carrying Submarine|
|CL||軽巡||軽巡洋艦||Kei Jun'yōkan||Light Cruiser|
|CLT*||雷巡||重雷装巡洋艦||Jūraisō Jun'yōkan||Torpedo Cruiser*|
|CT*||練巡||練習巡洋艦||Renshū Jun'yōkan||Training Cruiser*|
|CA||重巡||重巡洋艦||Jū Jun'yōkan||Heavy Cruiser|
|CAV*||航巡||航空巡洋艦||Kōkū Jun'yōkan||Aviation Cruiser*|
|AV||水母||水上機母艦||Suijōkibokan||Seaplane Tender||Seaplane Carrier|
|CVL/CV/CVB||-||航空母艦||Kōkū bokan||Fleet Carrier||-|
|CVL||軽母||軽空母||Kei kūbo||Light Aircraft Carrier|
|CV||航||正規空母||Sei'ki Kūbo||Standard Aircraft Carrier||Aircraft Carrier|
|CVB||装母||装甲空母||Sōkō kūbo||Armored Aircraft Carrier*|
|FBB*||戦||高速戦艦||Kōsoku Senkan||Fast Battleship*|
|BBV*||航戦||航空戦艦||Kōkū Senkan||Aviation Battleship*|
|LHA*||揚陸||ドック型揚陸艦||Dokkugata Yōrikukan||Amphibious Assault Ship*|
- Terms "Kūbo" (空母) is a shorthand for "Kōkū bokan" (航空母艦), which means "Aircraft Carrier".
- The game, the cards, and the encyclopedia have the ship class in English, but some are rendered differently from above.
- "Aircraft Carrying Submarine" instead of "Submarine Aircraft Carrier"
- "Aircraft Cruiser" instead of "Aviation Cruiser"
- "Seaplane Carrier" instead of "Seaplane Tender"
- "Aircraft Carrier" instead of "Standard Aircraft Carrier"
- "Aircraft Carrier" instead of "Armored Aircraft Carrier"
- "Battleship" instead of "Fast Battleship"
- The latter is generally employed on the wiki
- There are no USN hull classification codes for:
- Submarine Aircraft Carriers
- Training Cruisers
- Torpedo Cruisers
- Aviation Cruisers
- Armored Carriers
- Fast Battleships
- Aviation Battleships
- Landing Craft Carriers (Amphibious Assault Ship)
- Specifically, a dual-purpose landing craft depot ship & escort aircraft carrier
- Coastal Defense Ships
- However its role is equivalent to destroyer escort or patrol frigate in USN.
- Unless otherwise specified or listed side by side, FBB is considered as a subcategory of BB, and thus all FBB are BB.
- Legacy code for how people call different ship type:
- FBB is sometimes coded as Fast BB.
- As the first in-game FBB was a Battlecruiser, and somewhere in the game's legacy code they are also called cruising battleship, the Japanese translation for battlecruiser, thus there are also people who term FBB as BC(simple shortening of the name) or CC(Historical hull code).
- CT used to be coded as CLp in this wiki. Several other places still using CLp.
- Armored Carrier is sometimes coded as CVB which is in itself a code for large carrier. Calling the current three Armored Carrier in game - Taihou, Shoukaku, and Zuikaku (the latter two in Kai Ni A form) as CVB would be historically inaccurate but since it is easier to use to differentiate them from other standard carriers, the term is used in various places nowadays.
- The USN's first CVB was the Midway-class in 1945, but the category was merged into CVA in 1952.
- There was a poll and a discussion on this wikia suggesting a replacement for the code but it was suppressed.
- Some other off-site communities also use CVA for armored carrier which the hull code itself is for attack aircraft carrier.
Crossing the T
A classic naval strategy in which a line of warships cross in front of a line formation of enemy ships, allowing the crossing line to bring all their guns to bear while receiving fire from only the forward guns of the enemy.
Gameplay-wise, when the player's fleet crosses the opponent's fleet (T Advantage/'Green T'), BOTH sides gain a significant increase in damage dealt. When the opponent's fleet crosses the player's fleet (T Disadvantage/'Red T'), BOTH sides have significantly reduced damage dealt.
It allows damaged ships to be repaired to full health. The repair, represented by a bath, requires steel & fuel , and will take 'some' time to complete. The Instant repair item, or Bucket (高速修復材) , will instantly complete the repair.
This is where fleets are sent to complete expeditions in exchange for resources and specific rewards. No expedition involves combat. For some ship girls and items, the only way to obtain them is through expeditions. However, fuel is drained in the process and requires resupply once the expedition is finished. It is also one of the main sources of income.
Food supply ship Irako
- Sparkle. Or more loosely,
Irako raises a number of ship girls' morale to sparkle status which eliminates their fatigue.
Food supply ship Mamiya
- Fatigue. Or more loosely,
It removes any fatigue on a fleet which increases their morale. When left unused, it can function as a fatigue indicator, as it blinks when a ship girl has fatigue even without the orange fatigue indicator.
- The new opponent list refreshes at 03:00 & 15:00 JST
Phases of Battle
- Day Battle
- Night Battle (also known as Yasen)
It results in *name*-Kai (改) and improves a ship girl's base stats and maximum stats. It is also known as 'Upgrading' but is often confused with Modernization.
Orange/sad faces are displayed next to the ship girl icon if they are too fatigued. Rest them for 15 minutes or so if it happens. Fatigue will reduce by three every three minutes.
Fatigued ship girls will have lower evasion and accuracy ( hidden stat).
If ship girls are still fatigued upon returning from an expedition, the expedition will end up failing even with all other criteria fulfilled.
It is the opposite of fatigue. If one or more ship girls sparkle, they will either:
- Gain an evasion boost during a sortie. The boost is not shown directly.
- A chance for 150% resource gain & a higher likelihood of returning with a special item during an expedition.
- However, boosted resource gain during expeditions requires the entire fleet to be sparkling. (see Success Conditions for further details )
A medal (勲章) , is a multi-purpose item that can be used in exchange for a small amount of resources or a remodel blueprint (改装設計図) . They are obtained by clearing certain maps, events, or a particular map and are shown on the item page (アイテム).
A 'First Class' medal, or 'Class A' medal, is a rare medal which provides rare resources and can only be obtained by clearing Events in hard mode.
- 1 medal will equal x300, x300, x300, x300 & x2.
- 1 medal will equal Improvement Materials x4.
- 4 medals will equal Remodel Blueprint x1.
- 1 'First Class' medal will equal x10000, x 10, , & .
This occurs in-game when a ship girl fires any equipped machine guns to defend herself, reducing incoming damage from enemy bombers. A flagship will always do this by default even without an anti-air stat.
It involves using a submarine fleet to clear maps with weak anti-submarine opponents.
- Red plane: carrier-based Dive Bomber
- Blue plane: carrier-based Torpedo Bomber
- Green plane: carrier-based Fighter
- Yellow plane: carrier-based Recon Aircraft
- Light-Green plane: ship-based bomber and reconnaissance Seaplanes
It is based on their roles, not their ability.
- Red gun: Main Gun - primarily used against ships with a secondary role as AA .
- Yellow gun: Secondary Gun - increases AA and accuracy ( hidden stat).
- Green gun: High-angle dual-purpose guns or AA machine guns
- High-angle guns effectively attack both aircraft & ships.
- AA machine guns used specifically to attack aircraft and always trigger the tracer-fire effect.
Also known by it's design code name Type A Ko-hyoteki (甲標的甲型) , which literally means Target Type A. It's a submarine equippable on Torpedo Cruisers, Submarines, & Seaplane Tenders. They are frequently used because of their ability to attack before the shelling phase.
Skilled Carrier-based Aircraft Maintenance Personnel. Improve carriers shelling performance.
Fleet Command Facility allows users to opt to send a taiha'ed ship back to homeport without retreating the whole Combined Fleet when equipped on the Combined Fleet's Main Fleet's flagship. See equipment page for details.
Striking Force Fleet Command Facility allows users to opt to send a taiha'ed ship back to homeport without retreating the whole fleet [This is where the similarities with the Fleet Command Facility ends; see the last clause for more information] when equipped on the Striking Force Fleet's flagship (the Striking Force is your third available fleet during events). However, there is a significant difference from the Fleet Command Facility that is used for a Combined Fleet. See equipment page for details.
Drum Canister (Transport Use) is occasionally needed when the quest/map/expedition/routing requires you to transport something.
Daihatsu Landing Craft a type of equipment that increase efficiency for expeditions as well as transport load off.
Green-colored secondary armament or small gun. It features relatively high anti-air stats. It is not to be confused with green-colored AA/machine gun/autocannon. See the "color-coded naval guns" section above.
Anti-Air Fire Director. It's most significant use is to allow a Anti-Air Cut-In (AACI) when equipped in a certain setup. Some equipment setups, such as HA mount + AAFD, enable different types of AACI. There are also some ships embedded with AAFD and thus do not require an AAFD to activate AACI.
A type of equipments that increase armor but reduce evasion slightly.
Shipname-based gun nickname
|10cm Twin High-angle Gun Mount + Anti-Aircraft Fire Director||Akizuki||akigun|
|10cm Twin High-angle Gun Mount (Carriage)||Ooyodo|
|12cm Single Gun Mount||Mutsuki|
|120mm/50 Twin Gun Mount||Libeccio|
|12.7cm Twin Gun Mount Model B Kai 2||Yuudachi||poigun|
|12.7cm Twin High-angle Gun Mount (Late Model)||Urakaze|
|12.7cm High-angle Gun + Anti-Aircraft Fire Director||Maya|
|14cm Twin Gun Mount||Katori|
|15.2cm Twin Gun Mount||Agano|
|15.5cm Triple Gun Mount||Mogami|
|20.3cm (No.2) Twin Gun Mount||Haguro|
|20.3cm (No.3) Twin Gun Mount||Mikuma|
|SKC34 20.3cm Twin Gun Mount||Prinz Eugen||pudding guns|
|35.6cm Twin Gun Mount (Dazzle Camouflage)||Haruna||dazzle panty guns|
|41cm Twin Gun Mount||Nagato/Mutsu|
|46cm Triple Gun Mount||Yamato||hotel guns|
Different Kanmusus use different words to call the Admiral.
Here includes all the names that your Kanmusus call you.
List of names
(Kongou's Damaged line)
(Zuikaku's Secretary(1) line)
(Fubuki's Secretary(3) line)
|Commander||司令官||Shireikan||Used primarily by the destroyers|
(Tokitsukaze's Idle line)
|Commander||司令||Shirei||Also used by Yukikaze|
(Akitsu Maru's Secretary(1) line)
|Officer||将校||Shoukou||A name used by IJA, but don't know if I should put it here, since Akitsu Maru have realized that you're an Admiral.|
(Maruyu's Showing score line)
|Sir/Leader||隊長||Taichou||Also an IJA name, used frequently by Maruyu|
(Sazanami's Secretary(2) line)
|Master||ご主人様||Goshujin-sama||This name is used by Sazanami only.|
(Akebono's Introduction line)
|Shitty Admiral||クソ提督||Kuso Teitoku||This name is used by Akebono only.|
(Prinz Eugen's 3rd Anniversary line)
|Admiral||アドミラール||Adomirāru||Used by Iowa, rarely by U-511 and Prinz Eugen.|
(Graf Zeppelin's 2:00AM Hourly Notification)
|Admiral||アトミラール||Atomirāru||Used by Graf Zeppelin, very rarely by Bismarck. ("Atomiraru"?! Speak about poor choice of syllables. Nagato and Prinz Eugen are probably not amused..)|
(Warspite's Secretary (2)line)
|Admiral||アドマイラル||Admyral||Used by Warspite only.|
(Ark Royal's Docking (Major) line)
(Richelieu's Introduction line)
||Used by Richelieu only.|
(Tashkent's Introduction line)
|Comrade Admiral||同志提督||Dōshi Teitoku||Used by Tashkent only.|
(Tashkent Kai's Introduction line)
|Comrade Admiral||同志アドミラル||Dōshi Adomiraru||Used by Tashkent Kai only.|
(Jervis Kai's Night Battle line)
|Darling||ダーリン||Dārin||Used by Jervis only.|
The enemy we are fighting against in this game.
Before the word got coined by the game staff, some called them "Ship Souls" and so forth.
According to a interview on the game staff, the idea of an abyssal fleet came from the negative emotions of ships that sank from both side of 'the war'.
See Yukikaze and notice the similarities. Pic related.
Japanese fans call her 'Hamster' instead.
A group of battleships built to carry the largest naval gun (16"/41cm) allowed by the Washington Naval Treaty. It comprised of Nagato, Mutsu, USS West Virginia, USS Maryland, USS Colorado, HMS Rodney, and HMS Nelson.
Black Rick Shooter/Black Ruck Shooter
- Abbreviated as BRS.
Black Wock Shooter
A nickname for Standard Carrier Wo-Class Kai Flagship.
- Abbreviated as BWS.
A notable line or catch phrase from Kongou, who loves tea & tea time and is fond of interspersing English words into her lines due to being built in England.
Other examples include:
- 提督ゥ～、You've Got Mail! Love letterは許さないからネ!
- Wow! Congratulation!
- Tea timeは大事にしないとネー
- 撃ちます！ Fire！
The go-getter nickname for the Battleship Princess, due to her immense HP and defense which enables her to divert and take a massive amount of attacks intended for the enemy flagship from the player's fleet, which is in turn, referenced to the vacuum cleaners under the Dyson brand due to their never ending suction power.
Shorthand for Kitakami and is a play on the Japanese net slang 'KTKR'. It is read as Kita Kore, which literally means 'It's here!', representing 'Woohoo, I got it!' or 'I've been waiting for this!'
Last Dance is the attempt to slay the boss when the boss HP bar is depleted to its final form. This usually can be seen during Events or on Extra Operations where people are struggling to clear the operation.
A nickname for Yuubari due to her uniform color scheme and general resemblance to a melon and/or the City of Yuubari, on the namesake Yuubari River, which is well-known for its melons.
The name is due to Nagato's (長門) second kanji, 門, which can be pronounced as mon.
Instead of being cool and serious, Nagato is usually doing silly things or showing love to random destroyers, Northern Princess, and other ship girls.
A common theme where Tenryuu and destroyers are regularly used in expeditions due to low fuel and ammo costs. The official 4-koma, Fubuki, Ganbarimasu!, also shows Tenryuu as a good caretaker of children (destroyers), hence the name.
Nickname given to Zuikaku, which references her performance in the Battle of the Philippine Sea, nicknamed "the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot". Due to both inexperienced pilots and new American fighters (F6F Hellcats and F4U Corsairs), most of the Japanese carrier aircraft were easily shot down with little loss on the American side resulting in "a turkey shoot."
- Literally Night Battle. Can refer to both the battle stage in game mechanic or battles conducted at night in real world as well as with sexual subtext.
- Literally Night Battle Idiot or Night Battle addict. Refer to Sendai. See her page for detail.
Shimakaze's name read backwards, as in traditional Japanese, the characters are read right-to-left. It is found on one of the Rensouhou-chan's life buoys.
A nickname for Prinz Eugen which comes from the Japanese pronunciation of Prinz being Pu Ri N Tsu which is very close to the Japanese pronunciation of pudding, Pu Ri N.
The Akizuki class. Refers to the Nihon-shiki romanization of Akizuki, which is Akiduki and shortened to 'Duki.
Also known as their launch date.
Alternative dates are their construction start date, their laid down date, their completion date, their service start date, their date of construction/drop for the KanColle player, or the date they are introduced into KanColle.
- I-168 26 June 1933
- I-8 20 July 1936
- I-19 16 September 1939
- Luigi Torelli 6 January 1940
- I-26 10 April 1940
- U-511 22 September 1941
- I-58 9 October 1943
- RO-500 16 September 1943 (Handed over to Japan)
- I-13 30 November 1943
- UIT-25 September 1943 (Handed over to Germany)
- I-400 18 January 1944
- I-401 11 March 1944
- I-14 14 March 1944
- Maruyu 10 April 1944
- I-504 May 1945 (Handed over to Japan)
- Mamiya 26 October 1923
- Taigei 16 November 1933
- Shinshuu Maru 14 March 1934
- Akashi 29 June 1938
- Kashima 25 September 1939
- Katori 14 December 1939
- Irako 14 February 1941
- Akitsu Maru 24 September 1941
- Hayasui 25 December 1943
- Kamoi 8 June 1922
- Commandant Teste 12 April 1929
- Chitose 29 November 1936
- Chiyoda 29 November 1937
- Mizuho 16 May 1938
- Nisshin 30 November 1939
- Akitsushima 25 July 1941
List of Vessels by Seiyuu
List of Vessels by Artist
List of Music by Composers
|Okamiya Michio (岡宮道生)||Game, Event, OST -Akatsuki-, Incomplete|
|Ookoshi Kaori ( 大越香里)||Game, Event, OST -Akatsuki-, Incomplete|
|Usami Hiroshi (宇佐美宏)||Game, Event, OST -Akatsuki-, Incomplete|
While it is preferable to not use abbreviations to avoid confusion, some discussions will inevitably have them. This is an incomplete list utilized by English-speaking KanColle players.
- AA - Anti-Air
- AACI - Anti-Air Cut-in
- ACH - Aircraft Carrier Hime
- AD - Air Denial
- AFP - Air Fighter Power
- AI - Air Incapability
- AP - Air Parity
- ASW - Anti-Submarine Warfare
- AS - Air Superiority
- AS+ - Air Supremacy
- BP - Blueprint
- CCCI - Credit Card Cut-In (fancy way of saying, go buy DMM points)
- CI - Cut-In
- CV - Character Voice, same as VA; or Standard/Fleet Aircraft Carrier
- CVCI - Carrier Vessel Cut-In
- DA - Double Attack
- DMM - 1. Name of the portal site which this game serve via, or 2. Douse Minna Mutsuninaru, everyone will just become Mutsu.
- EO - Extra Operation (maps 1-5, 2-5, 3-5, 4-5, 5-5, and some event maps)
- FBB - Fast Battleship
- FCF - Fleet Command Facility
- FP - Firepower
- GS - Great Success
- FS - Flagship
- KC - Kantai Collection
- LSC - Large Ship Construction
- LBAS - Land Base Aerial Support
- LoS/LOS - Line of Sight
- OASW - Opening Anti-Submarine Warfare (pre-emptive ASW)
- RE - Reinforcement Expansion
- RSC - Resources
- RNG - Random Number Generator
- SCAMP - Skilled Carrier-based Aircraft Maintenance Personnel
- SFFCF - Striking Force Fleet Command Facility
- TP - Torpedo or Transport Phase
- VA - Voice Actress, same as CV