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All of ship class codes on the list are based on USN Hull Classification Codes or modifications thereof.
|Terms||In-game Code||Japanese Name||English Name|
|AS||潜母艦||潜水母艦||Sensui bokan||Submarine Tender|
|SSV*||潜母||潜水空母||Sensuikūbo||Submarine Aircraft Carrier*|
|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*|
|CVB/CV/CVL||-||正規空母||Sei'ki kūbo||Fleet Carrier|
|CVL||軽母||軽空母||Kei kūbo||Light Aircraft Carrier|
|CV||航||航空母艦||Kōkū bokan||Standard Aircraft Carrier|
|CV||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".
- In-game, the cards & encyclopedia have the ship class English Name, 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"
- There are no USN hull classification codes for:
- Submarine Aircraft Carriers
- Training Cruisers
- Torpedo Cruisers
- Aviation Cruisers
- Armored Carriers
- KanColle-fans keep using CVB, which was for the largest aircraft carriers, such as Shinano.
- Fast Battleships
- Aviation Battleships
Method to play the game without having to access the official DMM website.
Crossing the T
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 your fleet crosses the enemy fleet, BOTH sides (counter-intuitively) gain a significant increase in damage dealt. When the opponent crosses your fleet, BOTH sides gain a significant damage decrease.
Allow your damaged ships to be repaired to full health. The repair, also known as "bath" requires steel and fuel, and will take "some" time to complete. You can use the Instant repair item/Bucket (高速修復材) to instantly complete the repair.
This is where you send your fleets to complete expeditions, in exchange for resources and certain items. For some ships and items, the only way to obtain them is by doing expedition. None of the expeditions involve combat, so you won't have to worry about losing any of your ships. You will, however, need to resupply their fuel tanks once the expedition is finished. Also, it is one of the main sources of income.
Food supply ship Mamiya
Removes any fatigue on your fleet. If you don't use it, it could function as a fatigue indicator, as it informs you of when a girl in your fleet has fatigue, even without the orange fatigue indication. See here for the Wikipedia entry.
Process of using unused ships to increase stats (Firepower, AA, Torpedo, Armor) of a single ship. Also known as Merging.
PVP-like battle with no risk of repair and sinking, and only costs the player fuel, ammo and bauxite. Opponent teams update in real-time, but there is no simultaneous play.
- New opponent list refreshed at 03:00 and 15:00 JST
Phases of Battle
- Day Battle
- Night Battle
Often confused with Modernization, will usually result in *ship name*-Kai (改). also known as Upgrading.
Orange/sad faces are displayed next to the ship icon if they are too fatigued. Rest them for 15 minutes or so if it happens. Fatigue will reduce by 3 every 3 minutes.
Fatigued ships will have lower accuracy and evasion.
If your ships are still fatigued upon returning from expedition, your expedition will end up failing even with all other criteria fulfilled.
The polar opposite of Fatigue. If one or more of your ships sparkle, they will gain evasion boost during sortie. The evasion boost stats are not shown in your ship stats directly. Or, if you choose to send a sparkling ship on an expedition, it will have a chance for 150% resource gain and a higher likelihood of returning with a special item (note that this requires the entire fleet to be consisting of sparkling ships).
Medal(勲章), is a multi-purpose item that can be used to exchange for a small amount of resources or a remodel blueprint(改装設計図).
- 4 medals are needed to exchange for 1 x remodel blueprint.
Medals can be obtained by clearing certain maps. You can find the amount of medals owned by accessing the Item page(アイテム) at the top menu bar of the main screen. Remodel blueprint is needed to remodel certain ships.
This occurs when a ship fires any equipped machine guns to defend itself, reducing incoming damage from enemy bombers. Your flagship will always do this by default, even without any anti-air stat.
- 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: Seaplane Bomber and Reconnaissance Seaplane
It is based on their roles, not ability.
- Red Gun: Main Gun; Primarily used against ships, with a secondary role as AA.
- Yellow Gun: Secondary Gun; increase in accuracy and AA stats.
- Green Gun: High-angle dual-purpose guns or AA machine guns
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 equipable on Torpedo Cruisers, Submarines, and Seaplane Tenders. Frequently used because of their ability to attack before the shelling phase.
One of Inazuma's lines written "backwards", in traditional Japanese format. Also appears as a wall scroll in the furniture page.
See Yukikaze and notice the similarities. pic related. Japanese fans call her 'Hamster' instead.
A group of warship built to carry the biggest naval gun (41cm) allowed by the Washington Naval Treaty. It comprise of Nagato, Mutsu, USS West Virginia, USS Maryland, USS Colorado, HMS Rodney, and HMS Nelson.
Black Rick Shooter/Black Ruck Shooter
Nickname of Standard Carrier Wo-Class Kai Flagship
- Abbreviated BRS
Black Wock Shooter
Nickname of Standard Carrier Wo-Class Kai Flagship
- Abbreviated BWS
- 提督ゥ～、You've Got Mail! Love letterは許さないからネ!
- Wow! Congratulations!
- Tea timeは大事にしないとネー
Shorthand for Kitakami. Wordplay from Japanese netslang KTKR which is read as kita kore, literally 'it's here', sort of like 'woohoo I got it' or 'I've been waiting for this!'.
Nickname for Yuubari due to her uniform color scheme and general resemblance to a melon as well as the city of Yuubari, on the namesake Yuubari river, which is well known for its melons.
Instead of being cool and serious, Nagato is usually depicted doing silly things or showing her love to random destroyers, Northern Hime and other cute stuff (she even kidnaps little girls in this mode).
A common theme where Tenryuu and her destroyers escort was regularly used in expeditions due to her low fuel and ammo cost. The official 4-koma also showed Tenryuu as being good at taking care of children (destroyers), hence the name.
Shimakaze's name read backward (in traditional Japanese, characters are read right-to-left). Found on one of the Rensouhou-chan's life buoy.
Birthdays of Ship Girls
The birthdays of the ship girls are based from their date of launch sourced from their appropriate wikipedia pages.
- Fubuki 15 November
- Shirayuki 20 March
- Hatsuyuki 29 September
- Miyuki 29 June
- Murakumo 27 September
- Isonami 24 November
- Akatsuki 7 May
- Hibiki 21 February
- Ikazuchi 22 October
- Inazuma 25 February
- Tenryuu 11 March
- Tatsuta 29 May
- Kuma 14 July
- Tama 10 February
- Kiso 10 February
- Nagara 25 April
- Isuzu 29 October
- Natori February 16
- Yura 15 February
- Kinu 29 May
- Abukuma 16 March
- Sendai 30 October
- Jintsuu 8 December
- Naka 24 March
- Ooi 15 July
- Kitakami 3 July
- Yuubari 5 March
- Agano 22 October
- Noshiro 19 July
- Yahagi 25 October
- Sakawa 9 April
- Ooyodo 2 April
- Furutaka 25 February
- Kako 10 April
- Aoba 25 September
- Kinugasa 24 October
- Myoukou 16 April
- Nachi 15 June
- Ashigara 22 April
- Haguro 24 March
- Takao 12 May
- Atago 16 June
- Maya 8 November
- Choukai 30 June
- Tone 21 November
- Chikuma 19 March
- Mogami 14 March
- Mikuma 31 May
- Suzuya 20 November
- Kumano 15 October
- Prinz Eugen 22 August
- Nagato 9 November
- Mutsu 31 May
- Kongou 18 May
- Hiei 21 November
- Kirishima 1 December
- Haruna 14 December
- Fusou 28 March
- Yamashiro 3 November
- Ise 12 November
- Hyuuga 27 January
- Yamato 8 August
- Musashi 1 November
- Bismarck 14 February
- Houshou 13 November
- Ryuujou 2 April
- Hiyou 24 June
- Junyou 26 June
- Shohou 1 June
- Zuihou 19 June
- Chitose 29 November
- Chiyoda 29 November
- Ryuuhou 16 November
- Akagi 22 April
- Kaga 17 November
- Souryuu 21 December
- Hiryuu 16 November
- Shoukaku 1 June
- Zuikaku 27 November
- Taihou 7 March
- Unryuu 25 September
- I-8 20 July
- I-19 16 September
- I-168 26 June
- 1-58 30 June
- I-401 8 January
- Akitsumaru 24 Sept
- Akashi 29 June
- Taigei/Ryuuhou 16 November
- Mamiya 26 October
List of vessels by Japanese voice actresses
List of vessels by artist
|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|
Ever see an acronym in the wiki you didn't know the meaning of and urbandictionary doesn't have it? While it is preferable to not use acronyms to avoid confusion, some discussions will inevitably have them. This is an incomplete list of acronyms used in discussions by English-speaking KanColle players.
- AA - Anti-Air
- ACH - Aircraft Carrier Hime
- ASW - Anti-Submarine Warfare
- AS - Air Superiority
- AS+ - Air Supremacy
- BP - Blueprint
- CI - Cut-In
- CV - Character Voice, same as VA
- DA - Double Attack
- EO - Extra Operation (maps 1-5, 2-5, 3-5, 5-5, and some event maps)
- FBB - Fast Battleship
- FCF - Fleet Command Facility
- FP - Firepower
- AFP - Air Fighter Power
- FS - Flagship
- KC - Kantai Collection
- LSC - Large Ship Construction
- LoS/LOS - Line of Sight
- RSC - Resources
- RNG - Random Number Generator
- SCAMP - Skilled Carrier-based Aircraft Maintenance Personnel
- TP -Torpedo
- VA - Voice Actress, same as CV