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Marshal Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
75 years ago Gensui (Marshal-admiral) Isoroku Yamamoto died in a plane crash during an engagement with the enemy while directing a strategic operation on the front line. The Imperial Japanese Navy has lost a legend. This outstanding Japanese naval officer, who is mainly known for conceiving of the surprise attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor on Dec 7th, 1941, received his first battle experience while still an ensign. Isoroku Yamamoto took part in the Russo-Japanese war and never stopped moving through the ranks, becoming a marshal admiral and a Commander-in-Chief during the early years of the Pacific War. Not everyone knows, that Yamamoto's original family name is Takano; his father was a former samurai warrior. Although his surname would change, he would carry on his birth family’s warrior tradition by pursuing a career in the navy. As a lieutenant commander, Yamamoto studied English at Harvard University and spent several years as an assistant naval attaché in Washington. In 1924, at age 40, he changed his specialty from gunnery to aviation, recognizing the upcoming trend in naval warfare and becoming one of Japan's foremost aviation officers. Isoroku Yamamoto was an inspiring example of an exceptionally good tactician and a great leader. Though out his career he had a strong influence on the development of Japanese naval aviation. He was against invading China and against the conflict between Japan and the United States, resulting in a constant confrontation with the Japanese army command. At the same time, he remained one of the most popular officers and took the lead of the Combined Fleet in 1939.17.01.2019
Her Majesty's Ships
Legends! We are happy to announce that the long-awaited Royal Navy is almost ready to enter the Legend's harbor. The cruiser fleet is quite small at the moment and is represented only by three ships: Tier I Weymouth Tier II Caledon Tier III Danae The Royal Navy battleships come in full force with all the relevant tiers covered: Tier III Orion Tier IV Iron Duke Tier V Queen Elizabeth Tier VI King George V Tier VII Vanguard Soon we will reveal who will be featuring as the legendary commanders for the British ships. Not only the Royal Navy is entering the port. Here are some premium ships that will be waiting for you when the game comes into the full release: Tier IV Soviet destroyer Gremyashchy Tier II British destroyer Campbeltown Tier III Japanese cruiser Iwaki Tier II US destroyer Smith Tier III US Battleship Arkansas Our team is also working on implementing camouflage and boosters, The boosters will be displayed as signal flags on ships' masts in the battle and will improve your ship's combat and economic capabilities. We are in the Beta Testing stage and as the game content is still being tested, you can expect some changes closer to the release. More information on the game updates and the Beta events is coming soon! Please stay tuned and turn the Tide!9.01.2019
Graf von Spee
In World of Warships: Legends we are focusing a bit more on the commander role and representation. Our commanders are meant to make the gameplay more varied and personalized, provide you with an avatar with which you can identify. Let’s see what historical figures will accompany you along your naval journey. We are proud to introduce you Vice Admiral von Spee - one of the most famous German commanders during WWI. Von Spee joined the Imperial Navy at the age of 17 and served in a variety of roles and locations. He took part in expeditions to Western Africa and military operations in China. In 1912 he was appointed to lead the cruiser Squadron in East Asia, where his forces consisted of the armored cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau as well as of the light cruisers Emden and Nürnberg. Maximilian von Spee became famous for winning the battle of Coronel, Chilie. Several ships were named after this notorious Vice Admiral, including a pocket battleship and a heavy cruiser.