Cheshire is a variant of a British heavy cruiser with a main battery comprised of 234 mm guns. In real life, this cruiser existed only on paper; in the game, she was modeled on the basis of cruiser Albemarle. When designing Cheshire, the World of Warships developers were guided by theorizing the logic of a possible evolution of the Albemarle class in the 1940s. The outbreak of World War II rendered all existing naval armament restrictions invalid, which untied the British engineers’ hands and would have allowed them to build a larger and more powerful heavy cruiser. Cheshire carries Mark XII guns with a caliber of 234 mm, which had demonstrated good performance on British monitors during World War I.