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| [ Hidaka Rina] || [[Ryuujou]], [[Mutsuki]], [[Kisaragi]], [[Satsuki]], [[Fumizuki]], [[Nagatsuki]], [[Kikuzuki]], [[Mikazuki]], [[Mochizuki]], [[Yayoi]], [[Uzuki]]
| [ Hidaka Rina] || [[Ryuujou]], [[Mutsuki]], [[Kisaragi]], [[Satsuki]], [[Fumizuki]], [[Nagatsuki]], [[Kikuzuki]], [[Mikazuki]], [[Mochizuki]], [[Yayoi]], [[Uzuki]]
| [ Horie Yui] || [[Asagumo]], [[Yamagumo]], [[Amagi]], [[NPC#Port|Supply Ship Mamiya]], [[NPC#Port|Supply Ship Irako]], [[Aircraft Carrier Water Demon]] special boss
| [ Horie Yui] || [[Asagumo]], [[Yamagumo]], [[Amagi]], [[NPC#Port|Supply Ship Mamiya]], [[NPC#Port|Supply Ship Irako]],
| [ Iguchi Yuka] || [[Kaga]], [[Tone]], [[Chikuma]], [[Tenryuu]], [[Tatsuta]], [[Nagara]], [[Isuzu]], [[Natori]]
| [ Iguchi Yuka] || [[Kaga]], [[Tone]], [[Chikuma]], [[Tenryuu]], [[Tatsuta]], [[Nagara]], [[Isuzu]], [[Natori]]
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| [ Komatsu Mana] (小松真奈) || [[Zuihou]], [[Hamakaze]], [[Tanikaze]], [[Urakaze]]
| [ Komatsu Mana] (小松真奈) || [[Zuihou]], [[Hamakaze]], [[Tanikaze]], [[Urakaze]]
| [ Misato] (味里) || [[Musashi]], [[I-19]], [[I-8]]
| [ Misato] (味里) || [[Musashi]], [[I-19]], [[I-8]], [[Airfield Princess]] special boss, [[Battleship Princess]] special boss
| style="white-space:nowrap;" | [ Miyagawa Wakana] (宮川若菜) || [[Chitose]], [[Chiyoda]], [[Asashio]], [[Ooshio]], [[Michishio]], [[Arashio]], [[Arare]], [[Kasumi]]
| style="white-space:nowrap;" | [ Miyagawa Wakana] (宮川若菜) || [[Chitose]], [[Chiyoda]], [[Asashio]], [[Ooshio]], [[Michishio]], [[Arashio]], [[Arare]], [[Kasumi]]
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| [ Noto Mamiko] || [[Taihou]], [[Akitsu Maru]], [[Maruyu]]
| [ Noto Mamiko] || [[Taihou]], [[Akitsu Maru]], [[Maruyu]]
| [ Ogura Yui] || [[Amatsukaze]], [[Taigei|Taigei/Ryuuhou]]
| [ Ogura Yui] || [[Amatsukaze]], [[Taigei|Taigei/Ryuuhou]], [[Harbour Princess]] special boss, [[Isolated Island Demon]], special boss,
| [ Ootsubo Yuka] || [[Ise]], [[Hyuuga]], [[Furutaka]], [[Kako]], [[Ooi]], [[Kitakami]], [[Hiyou]], [[Junyou]]
| [ Ootsubo Yuka] || [[Ise]], [[Hyuuga]], [[Furutaka]], [[Kako]], [[Ooi]], [[Kitakami]], [[Hiyou]], [[Junyou]]
| [ Ozawa Ari] || [[Akizuki]], [[Prinz Eugen]], [[Nowaki]], [[Destroyer Princess]] special boss
| [ Ozawa Ari] || [[Akizuki]], [[Prinz Eugen]], [[Nowaki]], [[Destroyer Princess]] special boss,[[Aircraft Carrier Water Demon]] special boss
| [ Sakura Ayane] || [[Nagato]], [[Mutsu]], [[Shimakaze]], [[Kuma]], [[Tama]], [[Kiso]], [[Sendai]], [[Jintsuu]], [[Naka]]
| [ Sakura Ayane] || [[Nagato]], [[Mutsu]], [[Shimakaze]], [[Kuma]], [[Tama]], [[Kiso]], [[Sendai]], [[Jintsuu]], [[Naka]]

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Class classification

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
Kanji Romaji
DD 駆逐 駆逐艦 Kuchikukan Destroyer
AS 潜母艦 潜水母艦 Sensui bokan Submarine Tender
SS 潜水艦 Sensuikan Submarine
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*
AV 水母 水上機母艦 Suijōkibokan Seaplane Tender
CVB/CV/CVL - 正規空母 Sei'ki kūbo Fleet Carrier
CVL 軽母 軽空母 Kei kūbo Light Aircraft Carrier
CV 航空母艦 Kōkū bokan Standard Aircraft Carrier
CV 装母 装甲空母 Sōkō kūbo Armored Aircraft Carrier*
BB 戦艦 Senkan Battleship
FBB* 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
AR 工作艦 Kōsakukan Repair 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


API link

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

Mamiya blinking icon

Blinking button in the 'Organize' menu showing that Mamiya's food can be used.

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.

Naval Exercise

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
    1. Reconnaissance (Stat boost, avoid being T-crossed)
    2. Initial airstrike (opening bombing, air superiority)
    3. Support fleet attack
    4. Opening/initial torpedo strike (see Type A Ko-hyoteki (甲標的甲型))
    5. Shelling/artillery phase (regular airstrike happens here)
    6. Torpedo salvo
  • 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).

  • 1 medal can be used to exchange for Fuel x300, Ammunition x300, Steel x300, Bauxite x300 and Item Icon Instant Repair Material x2.
  • 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.

Tracer-fire effect

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.


Color-coded Aircraft

  • SeaplaneLight Green Plane: Seaplane Bomber and Reconnaissance Seaplane

Color-coded Naval Guns

It is based on their roles, not ability.

  • RedGunMediumRed Gun: Main Gun; Primarily used against ships, with a secondary role as AA.
  • YellowGunYellow Gun: Secondary Gun; increase in accuracy and AA stats.
  • Green Gun: High-angle dual-purpose guns or AA machine guns
    • GreenGunDPHigh-angle guns have the ability to effectively attack both aircraft and ships.
    • GreenGunMGAA machine guns specifically attack aircraft and always trigger tracer-fire effect.

Midget Submarine

Also known by it's design code name Type A Ko-hyoteki (Torpedo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.


TurbineTurbine are equippable on any ship. Turbine increases the evasion stat causing enemies have higher miss rate.



One of Inazuma's lines written "backwards", in traditional Japanese format. Also appears as a wall scroll in the furniture page.


The fleet idol, Naka-chan dayo!~ (see number 48 designation).
2-4-11 refers to the fuel/ammo/steel combination received from her scrap.



A picture of Yukikaze Beaver

See Yukikaze and notice the similarities. pic related. Japanese fans call her 'Hamster' instead.

Big Seven

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


Notable line from Kongou, a Kongou-class battleship built by Vickers Shipbuilding Company. Loves tea and fond of using English words due to her being built in England. Other examples:

  • 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).

Rensouhou-chan (連装砲ちゃん)

A Danbo-like robot which appears with Shimakaze. Amatsukaze, having a more formal character, calls hers Rensouhou-kun instead.



Light Carrier Ryūjō which has a second flight deck very flat chest. Don't complain about it, the chart agrees.

Tenryuu Kindergarten

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.

Zekamashi (ぜかまし)

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

Light Cruisers

  • 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

Heavy Cruisers

  • 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

Light Carriers

  • 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

Standard Carriers

  • 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
  • Maruyu


  • Akitsumaru 24 Sept
  • Akashi 29 June
  • Taigei/Ryuuhou 16 November
  • Mamiya 26 October

List of vessels by Japanese voice actresses

Voice actress Ship girls
Bridcut Sarah Emi Maikaze, Hatsukaze,Yuubari, Suzuya, Kumano
Endou Aya Bismarck, Z1, Z3
Fujita Saki Akagi, Fusou, Yamashiro, Kagerou, Shiranui, Kuroshio, Yukikaze, Tokitsukaze
Hayasaka Kozue (早坂梢) Sazanami, Akebono, Ushio, Oboro
Hidaka Rina Ryuujou, Mutsuki, Kisaragi, Satsuki, Fumizuki, Nagatsuki, Kikuzuki, Mikazuki, Mochizuki, Yayoi, Uzuki
Horie Yui Asagumo, Yamagumo, Amagi, Supply Ship Mamiya, Supply Ship Irako,
Iguchi Yuka Kaga, Tone, Chikuma, Tenryuu, Tatsuta, Nagara, Isuzu, Natori
Ise Mariya I-401
Kanemoto Hisako Kiyoshimo, Hayashimo, Harusame, Northern Princess special boss
Kawasumi Ayako Unryuu, Isokaze, Ooyodo, Midway Princess special boss
Kayano Ai Asashimo, Katori, U-511/Ro-500, Light Cruiser Demon special boss, Battleship Water Demon special boss
Kobayashi Motoko Hatsuharu, Nenohi, Wakaba, Hatsushimo
Komatsu Mana (小松真奈) Zuihou, Hamakaze, Tanikaze, Urakaze
Misato (味里) Musashi, I-19, I-8, Airfield Princess special boss, Battleship Princess special boss
Miyagawa Wakana (宮川若菜) Chitose, Chiyoda, Asashio, Ooshio, Michishio, Arashio, Arare, Kasumi
Nakajima Megumi Mikuma, I-168, I-58, Kinugasa
Nomizu Iori Shoukaku, Zuikaku, Kinu, Abukuma, Special bosses (敵巨大母艦, 鬼, 姫, 戦鬼, 戦姫)
Noto Mamiko Taihou, Akitsu Maru, Maruyu
Ogura Yui Amatsukaze, Taigei/Ryuuhou, Harbour Princess special boss, Isolated Island Demon, special boss,
Ootsubo Yuka Ise, Hyuuga, Furutaka, Kako, Ooi, Kitakami, Hiyou, Junyou
Ozawa Ari Akizuki, Prinz Eugen, Nowaki, Destroyer Princess special boss,Aircraft Carrier Water Demon special boss
Sakura Ayane Nagato, Mutsu, Shimakaze, Kuma, Tama, Kiso, Sendai, Jintsuu, Naka
Suzaki Aya Mogami, Houshou, Aoba, Akatsuki, Hibiki/Верный, Ikazuchi, Inazuma
Taketatsu Ayana Yamato, Akigumo, Yuugumo, Makigumo, Naganami
Taneda Risa Myoukou, Nachi, Ashigara, Haguro, Shouhou, Samidare, Suzukaze, Akashi
Tanibe Yumi (タニベ ユミ) Yura, Shigure, Murasame, Yuudachi, Shiratsuyu
Touyama Nao Kongou, Hiei, Haruna, Kirishima, Takao, Atago, Maya, Choukai, Ayanami, Shikinami
Uesaka Sumire Souryuu, Hiryuu, Fubuki, Shirayuki, Hatsuyuki, Miyuki, Murakumo, Isonami
Yamada Yuki (山田悠希) Agano, Noshiro, Yahagi, Sakawa

List of vessels by artist

Illustrator Ship girls
Akira (アキラ) Special bosses 泊地棲鬼, 泊地棲姫, 飛行場姫
Amemiya Chiyou
Samidare, Suzukaze
Ayaki (彩樹) Tenryuu, Tatsuta, Murakumo, Hatsuharu, Nenohi
bob Sendai, Jintsuu, Naka, Myoukou, Nachi, Ashigara, Haguro, Tone, Chikuma, Shouhou
drew Oboro, Akebono, Sazanami, Ushio, Tutorial Musume
Fujikawa (藤川) Kinugasa, Akigumo, Yuugumo, Makigumo, Naganami, Ooyodo, Supply Ship Mamiya, Error Musume, Akashi, Ooyodo, Hayashimo, Kiyoshimo, Supply Ship Irako, Asagumo, Yamagumo, Asashimo
hatsuko (ハツ子) Aoba
Konishi (コニシ) Kongou, Hiei, Haruna, Kirishima, Asashio, Ooshio, Michishio, Arashio, Arare, Kasumi, Kagerou, Shiranui, Kuroshio, Shoukaku, Zuikaku, Yura, Kinu, Abukuma, Yuubari, Zuihou, Suzuya, Kumano, Maikaze, Hatsukaze, Agano, Noshiro, Yahagi, Sakawa, Nowaki
Kujou Ichiso
Shiratsuyu, Shigure, Murasame, Yuudachi, Taigei/Ryuuhou, Harusame
Kusada Souta
Mutsuki, Kisaragi, Yayoi, Uzuki
Kuu Ro Kuro
Ryuujou, Nagara, Isuzu, Natori, Chitose, Chiyoda, Hiyou, Junyou, Akitsu Maru, Maruyu, Unryuu, Amagi
Mikoto Akemi
Takao, Atago
Oguchi (おぐち) All standard enemy vessels (main design concept creator)
Parsley (パセリ) Maya, Choukai, Hamakaze, Tanikaze, Urakaze, Isokaze, Katori
Rikka (六花) Fusou, Yamashiro
Shibafu (しばふ) Akagi, Kaga, Souryuu, Hiryuu, Ise, Hyuuga, Fubuki, Shirayuki, Hatsuyuki, Miyuki, Isonami, Ayanami, Shikinami, Ooi, Kitakami, Houshou, Mogami, Mikuma, I-401
Shimada Humikane
Taihou, Bismarck, Z1, Z3, Prinz Eugen, U-511/Ro-500
Shizuma Yoshinori
Nagato, Mutsu, Yukikaze, Shimakaze, Yamato, Musashi, Amatsukaze, Tokitsukaze, Akizuki
I-168, I-58, I-19, I-8
UGUME Kuma, Tama, Kiso, Furutaka, Kako
Satsuki, Fumizuki, Nagatsuki, Kikuzuki, Mikazuki, Mochizuki, Akatsuki, Hibiki/Верный, Ikazuchi, Inazuma, Wakaba, Hatsushimo
youki Shinano (speculative, from p.26 of Teitoku no Natsuyasumi & p.31 of Teitoku no Fuyuyasumi)

List of music by composers

Composer Tracks
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
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