|Coastal Defense Ship||Destroyer|
|Light Cruiser||Torpedo Cruiser|
|Heavy Cruiser||Training Cruiser|
|Aviation Cruiser||Fast Battleship|
|Standard Aircraft Carrier|
|Armored Carrier||Seaplane Tender|
|Submarine||Aircraft Carrying Submarine|
Skilled lookouts can be deployed on surface warships. Using their skilled naked eyes, they can largely contribute in scouting the enemy depending on the situation and before the advent of enemy radars, can spot for targets especially during night battles.
- Can be equipped in Reinforcement Expansion slots.
- January 2015 Ranking Reward for Top 5, 20, and 100.
- Was obtainable via a Hishimochi 2015 mini-event quest.
- Fall 2015 Event E-1 Hard reward.
|IJN Light Cruisers||+1||+2||+3||+2|
|IJN Heavy Cruisers||+1||+3||+2|
A crow's nest is a structure in the upper part of the main mast of a ship or a structure that is used as a lookout point. This position ensured the best view for lookouts to spot approaching hazards, other ships or land. It was the best device for this purpose until the invention of radar.
The IJN took great pains to maximize the capabilities of their lookouts, who were carefully selected for their superior night vision, supplied with enormous pedestal-mounted binoculars and trained to cover their eyes whenever their ships' guns were about to fire (as signaled by a double buzzer). Japanese ships always fired in salvo rather than continuous fire at night to ensure that lookouts could protect their night vision and the Japanese put considerable effort into developing flashless powder that both protected their lookouts' night vision and made the flashes harder for an enemy to detect and get a fix on.