Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts – How to Refit or Change a Captured Ship

In this guide I will give a brief summary of how you can Refit or Rebuild a ship from another Nation into one of your own design. This guide is relevant to at least 1.4.07.


How to Refit a Prize Ship

Okay, so you’ve won a war and gotten some ships out of the enemy but you can’t refit them? Well, here’s what you do. First make a new design of the same Hull Classification, if you have a Light Cruiser you use CL hulls, Heavy or Armored you go with CAs, so on and so forth.

Now that you’ve made the hull you name it after the ship you want to refit, you can go ahead and make whatever you want with it if you haven’t already and save it.

Alright, now you need to do something that constitutes a refit, add some armor or something and save it, so long as you save a refit it’s fine.

Now for the final step, go into Ship Designs and select the class you’ve made and if you’ve done it right the “refit” option should be available. What you do now is refit the ship, that’s it just press the refit button and you can refit them. It’s a bit Cursed but it works well enough as a stopgap if you really want to refit a ship you’ve grabbed in a Peace Deal.

Bonus: How to Frankenboat Like You’re a Nuclear Abyssal Sub Princess.

Okay, here’s something absolutely cursed I’ve found out, I’ve had an old Austro-Hungarian Light Cruiser from a while ago and I decided I wanted to try something and see if I can modernize it in some way, so I did the former thing but I did it with a hull from a different period, I used a Modern Light Cruiser Hull while the original ship was an extremely outdated Semi-Armored Cruiser… I think, anyway, I honestly haven’t looked at the Austro-Hungarian hulls much but point is it is a very old CL I had lying around I figured why not give it new life and have it be an active part of my fleet.
This is the results of my first experiment.

Now, as you can see something has obviously gone a bit weird. Now, if you want to make such Abominations to make even Georgia herself tell you to slow down then boy do I have news for you! By following the same basic principles as the the above guide we can go beyond just refitting captured ships, we can rebuild them, remake them, and bring them to life!

Now, before we begin I have to ask, do you have anyway of editing or unlocking tech fast or just have random Prize Ships hanging around? If yes then we can go on ahead and make it wild as can be, you see the only thing that matters is that you have the same Hull Classification Symbol and Class Name as the ship you want to… Improve the hull being of the same time period does not matter at all. So with this knowledge we can theoretically change even a Coastal Defense Ship into a Super Battleship, the results of such a drastic move? Well that’s up to you dear readers, I am merely giving the knowledge on such insanity and how to do it as long as the Devs don’t patch it. Honestly in my opinion this should just be a toggle if they fix it, because the potential chaos and madness of such a thing is too great to let but if they fix it they fix it. However, between now and the time it is patched I bid you all to have Fun with this bit of madness I have found. Note, this also works on your own old ships as evidenced here

I don’t know how well such things will preform in combat but if you all find them effective or just functional then please tell me.

Closing Statement and Disclaimer

And that is the guide on how to both refit a ship from another nation and on how to make such cursed creations. I hope you all find this information useful in some way and if not then oh well. Also please don’t report any issues that stem from this bug to the Devs since this is inherently not something you’ll encounter during normal gameplay and this is, well, a bug itself. I’ve already submitted a bug report just before publishing and I don’t know when this will be fixed so have fun while ye can.

Now, to end off I must ask that you all please share whatever you create with this knowledge, I want to see what cursed things you all make if you decide to walk the Path of Madness and if you just use it to refit your prize ships then I am happy to know I have helped in some way.

More Guides:

Leave a Comment