Maybe I'm just biased by how much easier I've always found it to pop Gearing's when in my Missouri and Minotaur. I fear a Gearing far less then a Fletcher simply because of how much easier it is to kill one.
Sure it gains an extra gun, but that doesn't really seem worth the trade off for worse maneuverability and increase vulnerability to AP shells. Especially Battleship AP shells.
Are there other advantages the Gearing has over the Fletcher that I am simply unaware of?
Edited by Jnobsir, 16 May 2017 - 01:26 PM.