South Dakota
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Artist zeco Implementation 2020/07/11

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South Dakota

No.402 South Dakota

South Dakota Class Fast Battleship

South Dakota Card.png
Statistics
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
35.6cm/38cm
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381mm
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41cm
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16inch
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Proto 46cm
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46cm
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51cm
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Improvement

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South Dakota Kai

No.407 South Dakota改

South Dakota Class Fast Battleship

South Dakota Kai Card.png
Statistics
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
35.6cm/38cm
??
381mm
??
41cm
??
16inch
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Proto 46cm
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46cm
??
51cm
??
Improvement
[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

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Event Japanese English Note
Introduction
Library
Secretary 1
Secretary 2
Secretary 3
Secretary Married
Wedding
Looking At Scores
Joining A Fleet
Equipment 1
Equipment 2
Equipment 3
 ⇧ shared with expedition selection, resource collection, instant repair and development
Supply
Docking Minor
Docking Major
Construction
Returning From Sortie
Starting A Sortie
Battle Start
Attack
 ⇧ shared with day/night special attacks, support expedition team arrival
Night Battle
MVP
Minor Damage 1
Minor Damage 2
Major Damage
Sunk

Hourly Notifications (Kai)[edit | edit source]

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Character[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

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 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.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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" 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.

See Also

South Dakota Class Fast Battleships
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