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South Dakota

No.402 South Dakota

South Dakota Class Fast Battleship

South Dakota Card.png
Icon HP.png HP 79 (81) Icon Gun.png Firepower 81 (100)
Icon Armor.png Armor 77 (93) Icon Torpedo.png Torpedo 0
Icon Evasion.png Evasion 28 (59) Icon AA.png AA 40 (91)
Icon Aircraft.png Aircraft 6 Icon ASW.png ASW 0
Icon Speed.png Speed Fast Icon LOS.png LOS 15 (48)
Icon Range.png Range Long Icon Luck.png Luck 20 (79)
Resource Consumption
FuelKai.png Fuel 150 AmmoKai.png Ammo 190
Build Time Slots
Unbuildable 4
Stock Equipment Space
Large Caliber Main Gun 16inch Triple Gun Mount Mk.616inch Triple Gun Mount Mk.6 381 Card.png 0
Large Caliber Main Gun 16inch Triple Gun Mount Mk.616inch Triple Gun Mount Mk.6 381 Card.png 0
Xx c.png - Unequipped - 3
Xx c.png - Unequipped - 3
Extra Statistics
Modernization Bonus
Firepower+5 AA+2 Armor+5
Scrap Value
Fuel 18 Ammo 32 Steel 50 Bauxite 10
Proto 46cm
Category Equipment that can be improved with South Dakota as helper ship not found


South Dakota Kai

No.407 South Dakota改

South Dakota Class Fast Battleship

South Dakota Kai Card.png
Icon HP.png HP 91 (93) Icon Gun.png Firepower 86 (109)
Icon Armor.png Armor 86 (108) Icon Torpedo.png Torpedo 0
Icon Evasion.png Evasion 36 (65) Icon AA.png AA 58 (108)
Icon Aircraft.png Aircraft 8 Icon ASW.png ASW 0
Icon Speed.png Speed Fast Icon LOS.png LOS 18 (60)
Icon Range.png Range Long Icon Luck.png Luck 36 (98)
Resource Consumption
FuelKai.png Fuel 160 AmmoKai.png Ammo 200
Remodel Level Slots
Level 48 4
Stock Equipment Space
Large Caliber Main Gun 16inch Triple Gun Mount Mk.6 mod.216inch Triple Gun Mount Mk.6 mod.2 385 Card.png 0
Small Radar SG Radar (Initial Model)SG Radar (Initial Model) 315 Card.png 2
Xx c.png - Unequipped - 3
Xx c.png - Unequipped - 3
Extra Statistics
Remodel Cost
Ammo 2400 Steel 2700
Modernization Bonus
Firepower+5 AA+3 Armor+5
Scrap Value
Fuel 24 Ammo 40 Steel 70 Bauxite 20
Proto 46cm
Category Equipment that can be improved with South Dakota Kai as helper ship not found
[Edit]South Dakota Equipment Bonuses
Equipment Extra Requirement Firepower Torpedo Attack Anti-Air Anti-Submarine View Range Armor Evasion Note
High-angle Gun5inch Single High-angle Gun Mount Battery5inch Single High-angle Gun Mount Battery 358 Card.png +1 +1 +1
Large Caliber Main Gun16inch Triple Gun Mount Mk.616inch Triple Gun Mount Mk.6 381 Card.png (★0-5) +2
(★6-MAX) +3
Large Caliber Main Gun16inch Triple Gun Mount Mk.6 mod.216inch Triple Gun Mount Mk.6 mod.2 385 Card.png (★0-5) +2 +1
(★6-9) +3 +1
(★MAX) +3 +2
Equipment Extra Requirement Firepower Torpedo Attack Anti-Air Anti-Submarine View Range Armor Evasion Note
SeaplaneOS2UOS2U 171 Card.png (★5-9) +1
(★MAX) +1 +1
RadarGFCS Mk.37GFCS Mk.37 307 Card.png +1 +1 +1
RadarSG Radar (Initial Model)SG Radar (Initial Model) 315 Card.png +2 +4 +3
RadarSK RadarSK Radar 278 Card.png +1 +1 +3
RadarSK + SG RadarSK + SG Radar 279 Card.png +2 +2 +2 +3


Event Japanese English Note
Introduction Nice meeting you. My name is South Dakota. 提督、よろしくな。 Nice to meet you. My name is South Dakota. Admiral, glad to work with you.
Kai How are you doing? Battleship, South Dakota, 出撃準備に問題はない。提督、今日も頼むぞ。 How are you doing? Battleship South Dakota, ready to sortie. Admiral, I'm counting on you today too.
Library South Dakota-class, USS battleship South Dakotaだ。高速空母機動部隊の護衛、南方ソロモンで水上艦隊の殴り合いなど前線で活躍した戦艦だ。Black Princeなどとも呼ばれたな。何?疫病神だっと?知らんな。 I'm the South Dakota-class USS battleship, South Dakota. From being an escort for high-speed carrier task forces to getting into surface brawls in the Southern Solomons, I'm a battleship that served admirably on the front lines. I was also called the Black Prince. What? Who are you calling a "Jinx"? I wouldn't know anything about that.
Secretary 1 How are you doing? How are you doing?
Secretary 2 あぁ、殴り合いだろう?任せて。楽しみだ。 Ah, time for a brawl? I'm on it. I'm going to enjoy this.
Secretary 3 何だ?何が気になる?あぁ、電気回路か?…うるさいな。電源の大事さは誰よりも知ってる。次はうまくやる…あぁ、あいつな?うまくやるよ。 What? What are you worried about? Ah, about my electrical systems? ...Shaddup, I know better than anyone else how important electrical power is. I'll do better next time... Ah, her? We'll get them time.
Idle おぉ、霧島、元気そうだな。結構なことだ。今度は一緒に戦えるな。小憎らしいheavy cruiserも揃っているな。昨日の敵は今日の…あぁ、そうだ、日本語でなんと言ったかな…そう!友達!それだ。頼むぞ。 Oh, Kirishima, you're looking well. That's great. I'll be fighting by your side this time. All those pesky heavy cruisers are here too. Yesterday's enemy is today's... Ah, yeah, what was the word in Japanese? ...Yes! Friend! That's it. I'm counting on you.
Secretary Married どうした?疲れたのか、提督?まあ、そんな時もある。そんな時は、酒でも飲んで寝てしまえ。少しなら、付き合ってやってもいいぞ。霧島でも誘うか?うん、そうか。 What's the matter? Are you tired, Admiral? Well, that does happen sometimes. When you're feeling like that, just have a drink and go to bed. I can keep you company for a little while. Shall we ask Kirishima to join us too? Yeah, ok then.
Wedding 提督、どうした?あぁ、霧島のことか…?いや、あいつはいいやつだ。なんだか妙に気が合うんだ。なぜだろうな。あぁ、提督、お前もだ。不思議だな。 Admiral, what's the matter? Ah, is it about Kirishima...? No, she's a good girl. We get along strangely well. Ah, you do too, Admiral. It's so strange.
Looking At Scores Information?ん、OK。これよ。 Information? Hmm, OK. Here it is.
Joining A Fleet USS Battleship, South Dakota, 抜錨だ。行くぞ! USS Battleship, South Dakota, weighing anchor. Let's go!
Equipment 1 Thanks. Thanks.
Equipment 2 うん、良さそうだ。 Yep, looks good.
Equipment 3 よし!まあ、いいだろう。 Right! Well, it'll do.
 ⇧ shared with expedition selection, resource collection, instant repair and development
Supply Thanks! 十分だ。 Thanks! This is enough.
Docking Minor 装甲は抜かれていないが…念のため、かな? My armour hasn't been penetrated but... just in case, I guess?
Docking Major 電源、電気回路、入念に確認を頼むぞ。洒落にならん。 Please check my power and circuitry carefully. Don't cut corners.
Construction うん、新造艦が完成したぞ。よし! Yep, a new ship has been completed. Great!
Returning From Sortie Misson complete! よし! Misson complete! Alright!
Starting A Sortie Battleship X、出撃する!殴り合いだ! Battleship X, sortieing! Let's give 'em hell!
Battle Start よし、見つけたぞ。さあ、始めるぞ!OPEN FIRE! Good, we found them. Now, let's get started! OPEN FIRE!
Attack 殴り負けるな。FIRE! I won't lose in a brawl. FIRE!
 ⇧ shared with day/night special attacks, support expedition team arrival
Night Battle よし、夜戦だ!今度はうまくやる。続け! Good, it's a night battle! I'll do it right this time. Charge!
Night Attack ふざけるな。負けるかよ! There's no damn way I'm going down!
MVP うん、battle starか?もらっておこう。Washingtonめ、どうだ?ふふん。 Hmm, a battle star? I accept. Well Washington, what do you think?
Kai うん、battle starか?もらっておこう。Washingtonめ、どうだ?あぁ、霧島、これを見てくれ! Hmm, a battle star? I accept. Well Washington, what do you think? Ah, Kirishima, check this out!
Minor Damage 1 あはぁ、電源は?よし、まだ行ける。 Argh, is the power still up? Great, I can still fight.
Minor Damage 2 そ、装甲は伊達ではない! Right, my armour isn't just for show!
Kai 装甲は伊達ではない!沈むかよ! My armour isn't just for show! Like hell I'll sink!
Major Damage んー、上部構造物が…電源は生きているか!?っち、下がるしかない…のか… Gah, my superstructure has been... is the power still up!? Tch, I'll have to fall back... then...
Kai あへぇ、上部構造物が…電源は生きているか!?よし、まだだ…まだ戦える! Gah, my superstructure has been... is the power still up!? Great, then I can still... fight on!
Sunk 戦場で…沈むのか……あぁ、それもいい…静かだ…な… So I'm sinking... on the battlefield...... Ah, that's fine too... It's so... peaceful...

Hourly Notifications (Kai)[]

Time Japanese English Note



Her flamboyant hair style and her holding a flagpole refers to her design as a flagship from the outset.

Due to her design as a flagship, she only has 8 twin 5in/38 cal secondary guns(2 fewer than her sisters), in exchange for 1 extra level on conning tower. Because of this unique trait, while most other battership girls in game sport a hair ornament that resembles top of their superstructure, South Dakota would wear her conning tower as, one can only describe, a 15-inch (38.1 cm) thick steel helmet. The top of her flagpole would resemble top of her superstructure. (Closeup image of South Dakota's superstructure)

First half of her radio call sign, NovemberNovember.jpg- EchoEcho.jpg, is seen on her right shoulder. Persumably second half of her call sign, BravoBravo.jpg-CharlieCharlie.jpg , is on the other.

There is an eletrical switch on the left side of her gear, which can be observed more clearly on her damaged art. In her kai art, a yellow warning stripe is taped over the switch, referring to her infamous short circuit incident during the second naval battle of Guadalcanal.

From base art to kai, her outfit and gear changes color scheme to deck blue, referring to her historial counterpart adopted MS21 camouflage for majority of her career.



  • She was laid down on the 5th July 1939 and launched just under two years later 7th June '41. She entered service in March '42.
  • Designed as the naval treaties began to fall apart she was redesigned to have heavier armour and 16" (406 mm) guns, however funding was limited so she and her sisters retained the treaty designed hulls and wre rather cramped ships.
  • Enroute to the Pacific theater she ran aground and had to be docked. Despite being a brand new ship she still underwent a refit to improve her AA.
  • Her first active service was the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands, where her newly reinforced AA suite proved its worth accounting for several Japanese planes. She took some damage as well as her Captain being wounded though both healed quickly back at port.
  • With the US carrier presence reduced to just Enterprise following the battle she and Washington were formed into a fast task group to defend the Guadacanal area. They did not have to wait long for the next day a force of destroyers, cruisers and Kirishima were detected and the ships moved to engage. However just before the ships sighted each other in the dark she suffered a major electrical failure putting her radar and most of her guns effectively out of order, she was soon spotted by the Japanese force and took the full brunt of their attacks - though her superstructure was ruined rendering her combat ineffective her hull was undamaged, and her unintentional distraction allowed Washington to catch up and cripple the Ayanami and Kirishima, turning the Japanese away.
  • Following her repairs she briefly saw service in the Atlantic with the British Home Fleet, however no German sortie occured and she was sent back to the Pacific. From here onwards she escorted carriers and took part in bombardments, proving her skills in AA fire on numerous occasions, including the Battle of the Phillipine Sea and Leyte Gulf.
  • She would engage the Japanese home islands in the final year of the war, bombarding Okinawa, Iwo Jima and Japan itself.
  • She continued to serve post-war until 1947 when she was placed in reserve. Despite numerous ideas to modernise her it was considered too expensive and she would be broken up in 1962.

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