This index is meant to serve as a quick summary of the Premium Warships, both currently and previously available. This will be faster and easier for me to update when something new comes out than the time it takes to write a longer article. This guide is not meant to be comprehensive, but to give players a glance over of what each ship entails while providing easy to navigate links to more thorough reviews. Click the name of a ship in posts #2 and #3, you can find full reviews of any of the ships in question.
Recent Changes (Last Updated March 8th, 2019)
Last five reviews: Irian, Wichita, Charleston, Alaska, Exeter
Catching up on a month's worth of work. Lots of cleaning house.
Limited Release Warnings:
Exeter is available from now until the end of March.
For individual ship availability and reviews of all ships, please see posts #2 and #3. Post #2 contains all destroyers and cruisers, post #3 includes all battleships and aircraft carriers. Ships are listed by tier in ascending order.
Legend & Notes
Ship availability will be described with one of these colour-coded descriptions. Here's what they mean:
Online Store - These are ships that you need to spend real-world money (or premium currency) to acquire. In the case of limited release ships, players can only buy this ship directly through the online store. Some of the more common premium ships may also be available for purchase through the in game tech tree for doubloons, but only if specifically listed.
Reward Ship - Players can currently acquire this ship as a reward -- no money is needed to acquire this vessel. Details will always describe the source through which this ship may be obtained. This can be from bonus codes, contests, achievements, events and (in at least one case), through spending free experience. Ships from previous events that are no longer available will not have this designation.
Not available - Ships is temporarily unavailable. It may become available again sometime in the future.
Rare Collector's Item - Wargaming has removed the ship from sale and has released information detailing that this ship is unlikely to ever be available again in the future. Unless specifically stated otherwise otherwise, these ships are unavailable.
Work in Progress - Ship is still under development by Wargaming and has not been released to the public. This includes ships that have been pulled from circulation for to re-balance them (only one example so far).
LIMITED TIME! - Attached to Online Store, Reward Ship or Rare Collector's Item ships that will only be accessible for a limited window of opportunity. Where possible, the final day the ship will be available will be documented. If you want this ship, do not wait until the last minute and then blame it on me if there's a misunderstanding on the specifics on when a promotion ends.
When the ship's name is a link, it will lead you to the full review of the given vessel. Pay close attention to the date of the review. Older reviews may contain information no longer relevant to the current meta
Angry YouTuber Review
This is a shorthand evaluation of how advantageous a given ship is within the meta. It's meant to be a little tongue-in-cheek and a gross oversimplification of the overall power level of a ship. This won't explain why or how a ship is evaluated as such -- merely that it is. A player can own an overpowered ship and still suck with it, or excel with what amounts to a garbage boat. Here's the breakdown:
GARBAGE– I hate it!
Mehbote – An average ship. Probably forgettable.
Gudbote – The best thing ever. Totally not overpowered because I like padding my stats in it.
OVERPOWERED – I hate playing against it!