Ship Type Identification
|駆逐艦||Destroyer||駆逐||DD||High evasion, low resource consumption, & ASW-capable, but lacks armor & firepower.|
|海防艦||Destroyer Escort||駆逐||DD||Can OASW at 60 ASW.|
|軽巡洋艦||Light Cruiser||軽巡||CL||Very flexible. Utilizes medium main guns, ASW, & artillery spotting.|
|重雷装巡洋艦||Torpedo Cruiser||雷巡||CLT*||Can equip Type A Ko-hyoteki to enable the opening torpedo attack.|
|重巡洋艦||Heavy Cruiser||重巡||CA||Stronger in surface combat than light cruisers at the expense of ASW.|
|航空巡洋艦||Aviation Cruiser||航巡||CAV*||A CA that is capable of initiating fighter combat to enable artillery spotting & ASW via seaplane bombers.|
|戦艦||Battleship||戦||BB||Utilizes high-caliber main guns, heavy armor, & the second shelling phase. Lacks ASW & torpedo attacks.|
|Fast Battleship||The Kongou-class & Bismarck. Has faster repair times.|
|航空戦艦||Aviation Battleship||航戦||BBV*||Has ASW via seaplane bombers & can initiate fighter combat to enable artillery spotting.|
|正規空母||Standard Aircraft Carrier||空母||CV||Achieves air superiority by fighters. Cannot attack during night battle. Must equip with bombers to enable regular attacks.|
|装甲空母||Armored Aircraft Carrier||装母||CVB||Armored Aircraft Carriers can still attack with moderate hull damage.|
|軽空母||Light Aircraft Carrier||軽母||CVL||Weaker than standard carriers, but capable of attacking submarines.|
|水上機母艦||Seaplane Tender||水母||AV||The Chitose-class' basic form and Mizuho. Can participate in all day attack stages given the correct setup.|
|潜水艦||Submarine||潜||SS||Limited to both torpedo phases & night battle. Only ships with ASW can attack them.|
|潜水空母||Submarine Aircraft Carrier||潜母||SSV*||Some submarines can equip seaplanes.|
|揚陸艦||Amphibious Assault Ship||揚陸||LHA*||Akitsu Maru comes with a Daihatsu, which increases resource gain from expeditions.|
|工作艦||Repair Ship||工||AR||Akashi can repair ships while idle. Explained on her page.|
|潜水母艦||Submarine Tender||潜母艦||AS||Taigei is weak, but enables superior pathing in 6-1.|
|Fleet Oiler||補給||AO||Hayasui can refuel ships mid-sortie and functions as a small AV/CVL.|
- '*' Abbreviations are derived rather than official
- Battleships & Fast Battleships share the hull classification, BB.
- Light Aircraft Carriers & Standard Aircraft Carriers are termed 正規空母, or Fleet Carriers, to distinguish them from Escort Carriers or other carrier types. This term sometimes refers only to Standard Aircraft Carriers.
- There are 167 kanmusu (sans remodels & class changes) as of the November 18th, 2015 update.
- Training Cruisers & Torpedo Cruisers do not count as a Light Cruiser for expeditions or branching rules requirements.
- Similarly, Aviation Cruisers & Aviation Battleships do not count as a Heavy Cruiser & Battleship, respectively.
- The Chitose-class' carrier remodels shifts them from Seaplane Tenders to Light Aircraft Carriers.
- Taigei's remodel shifts her from a Submarine Tender to a Light Aircraft Carrier.
- Firepower , Torpedo , Anti Air , Armor , & Luck can be upgraded by Modernization.
- Firepower , Torpedo , Anti Air , Armor , Anti-Submarine , Line of Sight , & Evasion will improve from leveling up.
- Marrying a ship will increase her HP , Luck , & level cap. The increase in level cap allows the ship to have higher Anti-Submarine , Evasion , & Line of Sight .
- Ship remodel
- 改 (Kai), in Japanese, stands for Modified, Revised, Improved, or Altered. It's used on all single remodelled ships.
- ニ (Ni), in Japanese, stands for the number 2 or Second. It's applied in combination with 改 to ships with a second remodel.
- Zwei, in German, stands for the number 2 or Second. It's applied alone to ships with a second remodel.
- Drei, in German, stands for the number 3 or Third. It's applied alone to ships with a third remodel.
- Although German kanmusu have a 改, they omit it with Zwei & Drei.
- Top-Left: Common
- Bottom-Right: Ultra-rare
- Based on Kanmusu Catalog, the ships' rarity classifications are the following: C>SC>R>SR>H>SH
Note that other than background color, the metallic symbol on the top left corner may also identify rarity.