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  Cruiser - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Against the German pocket battleship (heavy cruiser) Graf Spee one heavy and two light British cruisers were able to split the fire of her heavier guns and although damaged, trail her to port where she was subsequently scuttled rather than risk battle again.
Cruisers were also attached to the main battlefleet and used for reconnaissance, sweeping ahead of the fleet looking for the enemy.
Light cruisers were defined to be armed with 6.1 in (155 mm) guns or smaller and heavy cruisers to be armed with larger calibers, 8 in (203 mm) being particularly common.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cruiser   (1860 words)

  
 Alaska class cruiser: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
A heavy cruiser is a type of large warship which originated with the british hawkins class during world war i....
Illinois class battleship[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject]
The midway class aircraft carrier was one of the longest lived carrier designs in modern history....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/al/alaska_class_cruiser.htm   (373 words)

  
 Dyno Cruiser
This lead to the construction of 10,000 light cruisers with twelve to fifteen 6 inch (152 mm) guns that were otherwise identical to the heavy cruisers.
The last heavy cruisers were built during World War II, and ultimately resulted in the ''Alaska'' class of "large cruiser" which were often referred to as battlecruisers because of their size and armament fulfill the battlecruiser-definition as well.
Armored cruisers were the chief combatants in two naval battles: the Battle of Ulsan in the Russo-Japanese War, and the Battle of Coronel in World War I, and played important supporting roles in other battles of the period.
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 USS Alaska CB-01, Battleship Development
Although these large cruisers are often considered capital ships (in view of their main batteries and their general appearance) in fact they were simple developments of US cruiser doctrine and requirements; they were in effect, heavy cruisers finally unencumbered by the Treaty limits of 8 inch guns and a maximum displacement of 10,000 tons.
What is clear is that a 12 inch cruiser project surfaced in the Bureau of Construction and Repair as early as 1938, and that the President may well have inspired it on the basis of his notions of foreign 'battlecruiser' and 'supercruiser' development.
Cruiser practice shows in the provision of one rather than two rudders (which, unfortunately, ensured a very large tactical diameter) and in the requirement for enclosed stowage for aircraft.
www.geocities.com /batdev/alaskacb-01class.html   (633 words)

  
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ALASKA The third ALASKA (CB-1)-the first of a class of "large cruisers" designed as a compromise to achieve a fast cruiser with a relatively heavy main battery-was laid down on 17 December 1941 at Camden, N.J., by the New York Shipbuilding Corp.; launched on 15 August 1943; sponsored by Mrs.
The large cruiser vectored the CAP fighters to the scene, and at 1148, heard the "tallyho" indicating that the CAP had spotted the bogey.
ALASKA continued to provide support for the carriers launching the strikes until detached on 27 March to carry out a shore bombardment against Minami Daito Shimo, a tiny island 160 miles east of Okinawa.
www.hazegray.org /danfs/cruisers/cb1.txt   (2718 words)

  
 USS Hawaii (CB-3) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
USS Hawaii (CB-3) was an Alaska-class large cruiser which was under construction for the United States Navy during World War II, but was never completed.
She was to be third vessel of her class.
One of the projected class of six ships, of which only two were completed, Hawaii and her sisters were designed to cope with the large German pocket battleships and Japanese armored cruisers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/USS_Hawaii_(CB-3)   (289 words)

  
 USA - Alaska Battle Cruiser class   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Protection generally is on the lines of a cruiser rather than of a battleship.
In fact, they are the first battle cruisers to be ordered by any Navy since the Washington conference met in 1921.
Hawaii, still incomplete, has been laid up awaiting final decision concerning armament, which may be modified to include rocket projectors.
www.voodoo.cz /battleships/usa/alaskabcclass.html   (107 words)

  
 Alaska class
This class was kind of a white elephant in the Navy.
This ship, which was presumed to be an improvement of the German "pocket-battleship" idea of the Deutschland class, would have been kind of a threat to the pre-war navy, not relying on carriers for anything but reconnaisance.
Alaska and Guam were both escorting US fast carriers across the Pacific, starting in early 1945.
www.microworks.net /pacific/ships/cruisers/alaska.htm   (315 words)

  
 Alaska Cruise Center : 1st Time Cruiser's Q&A
Alaska cruises and cruisetours bring you from the coast of British Columbia to the icy rim of the Alaska North Slope, and many other exciting places in between: Denali National Park, the brown bears of Katmai, or an Eskimo village near the Bering Sea.
Cruising is the perfect way to sample a number of destinations that you may want to return to for another vacation...and you never have to pack and unpack the destinations come to you!
Cruising offers an atmosphere that's just right for romance...cozy dinners for two, strolling on deck at sunset, dancing the night away (even under the stars) and so much more to remember forever.
www.alaskacruisecenter.com /q_a.htm   (2396 words)

  
 USS Samoa (CB-6) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
USS Samoa (CB-6) was scheduled to be an Alaska-class large cruiser in the United States Navy, but was cancelled prior to construction.
Although Samoa was scheduled for completion by 1 December 1946, all available materials and slipways were allocated to higher priority ships: aircraft carriers, destroyers, and submarines.
This postponed her keel laying until large cruisers were no longer required.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/USS_Samoa_(CB-6)   (163 words)

  
 Battlecruisers Of World War II
This put the Scharnhorst class at a disadvantage compared to the similar size British battleships of the King George V class, and when Scharnhorst encountered the Duke of York and her escorts off Northern Norway late in December 1943, she was overcome by the British battleship's larger guns.
As a consequence, the proposed B 64 class became the B65 class, up-rated with 14in guns.
Against 8in cruiser fire, their immune zone was 9,500-29,200yds, and against the German 11in AP shell it was approximately 16,600-27,800yds.
www.chuckhawks.com /battlecruisers.htm   (9246 words)

  
 Cruiser - QuickSeek Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
In military terminology, a cruiser is a large warship capable of engaging multiple targets simultaneously.
Light cruisers were defined to be armed with 6.1 in (155 mm) guns or smaller and heavy cruisers to be armed with larger calibers, 8 in (203 mm) being particularly common.
The Germans and French used them in World War I as raiders because of their high speed (around 30 knots or 56 km/h), and they were used again as raiders in World War II by the Germans and Japanese.
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 USN Ship Types--Alaska class large cruisers (CB-1 through CB-6)
This plan, dated 18 January 1940 and representing the largest size cruiser studied at this time, is for a ship of 38,700 tons standard displacement, with a main battery of twelve 12"/50 guns, a secondary battery of sixteen 5"/38 guns and a 212,000 horsepower powerplant for a speed of 33.5 knots.
This plan, dated 19 January 1940 and representing the smallest size cruiser studied at this time, is for a ship of 25,600 tons standard displacement, with a main battery of nine 12"/50 guns, a secondary battery of twelve 5"/38 guns and a 150,000 horsepower powerplant for a speed of 33.5 knots.
This plan, dated 19 March 1940 and representing the smallest size cruiser studied in this series, is for a ship of 15,750 tons standard displacement, with a main battery of twelve 8"/55 guns, a secondary battery of twelve 5"/38 guns and a 120,000 horsepower powerplant.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/usnshtp/cru/cb1cl-d.htm   (1059 words)

  
 CB-1 Alaska Class
The six Alaska class "large cruisers" were ordered in September 1940 under the massive 70% Expansion ("Two Ocean Navy") building program.
Other typical cruiser features in their design were the provision of aircraft hangars and the single large rudder.
Unlike other U.S. cruisers of the day, the hangars and catapults were located amidships, and the single rudder made them difficult to maneuver.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/ship/cb-1.htm   (415 words)

  
 Articles - Cruiser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The most recent ships of this type, the four ´´Kirovs´´, were built in the 1970s and 1980s, and are in very poor repair today.
The last operational ´´Kirov´´-class cruiser, ´´Petr Velikiy´´, was recalled to port in March 2004 with severe reactor problems.
In the years since the launch of USS ´´Ticonderoga´´ in 1981 the class has received a number of upgrades that have dramatically improved their capabilities for anti-submarine and land attack (using the Tomahawk missile), and today the name is not mis-applied at all.
www.kimia-sains.com /articles/Cruiser   (1821 words)

  
 USS Hawaii nearly complete - The Honolulu Advertiser - Hawaii's Newspaper
An earlier USS Hawaii, meanwhile, was to be the third 27,500-ton Alaska-class large cruiser.
The Hawaii is the third being built in the class, with Virginia delivered in 2004 and Texas nearing completion.
Features that differentiate Virginia-class subs externally from current Los Angeles models are a sail located farther forward on the hull and a fairing on the front of the sail that curves into the deck.
the.honoluluadvertiser.com /article/2006/Apr/16/ln/FP604160355.html   (1181 words)

  
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The two Nebula class ships were closing rapidly on the mercenary vessel in pursuit of their lost cargo.
To the trained observer they were Nova class battleships, but to the eyes of James T. Kirk they appeared to be borrowed Klingon K'tinga class cruisers.
"Sir, the Alaska has just gone to warp 8." "Warp 8," muttered Picard, what the hell was she in such a hurry for, unless it was urgent enough to break the warp speed limit.
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 Asbestos Exposure at New York Shipbuilding in New York - Early, Ludwick, Sweeney and Strauss   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The ship was laid down in 1920 as a battle cruiser; however, in 1922 the Navy ordered that the ship be converted to an aircraft carrier.
NYS's major contribution to WWII was the Independence Class of light carriers.
The USS Independence was launched on August 22, 1942, and was one of the 26 heavy combatant ships that NYS would furnish for the United States Navy in WWII.
www.elslaw.com /jobsites_ny_shipbuildingcorp.htm   (1165 words)

  
 Starship Modeler: Gallery (Alaska-class USS Babylon)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Most of the hull is from 2 1/2500-scale Galaxies, except the pylons, which are the outer edges of a Miranda rollbar, and the upper wing, which is from a small TOS Klingon D-7 cruiser.
The lifeboat hatches are the decals from the Sovereign- class kit.
The wing-on-saucer idea is something I've toyed with for a while, but this does NOT imply a joint Klingon/Starfleet endeavor.
www.starshipmodeler.com /gallery/shix_ak.htm   (128 words)

  
 Classic Warships 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
A large book of instructions is included with the kit as well as a nice 1:350th scale drawing of USS Alaska and her MS 32/1d Camouflage pattern.
Note that on the Alaska Class CB, there is a port and starboard catapult unlike on other large ships.
In my opinion, the Alaska Class CBs were the most beautiful ships ever built by the US Navy and this kit shows it in every way possible.
www.steelnavy.com /cw_Guam.htm   (8326 words)

  
 Ship Modeling FAQ, Question 019 --- Revised: December 14, 2004
The best method for a 1:1200 waterline model is probably carving from the solid; for a large model either bread-and-butter, planked bulkhead, or some combination of the two will probably serve best.
If you are considering building a hull for display on a fairly large scale check the these references: Scale Ship Modeler, June 1995, Mike Winters had an article on building a cruiser (USS Memphis) using bread and butter method using styrofoam insulation panel instead of wood.
I have been working on a liner at 1:192 and found this material easy to work with and am quite satisfied with result.
home.att.net /~shipmodelfaq/smf-q019.html   (999 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Their Ambassador class is based around the lead ship USS Ambassador Hardin, I have therefore referred to it as the Ambassador Hardin class rather than Ambassador class--a different class.
FASA's Reliant class is also significantly different from the Avenger class to be considered yet another offshoot of the popular frigate design--less than a dozen NCCs fall into the 18xx range and these have been dropped--most NCCs of this class are in the 26xxx range and are included.
Their explanation as to what the entire Constitution class was doing in orbit of Starbase 11 (and never a one aside from the Enterprise seen) and the large seperation in the registry range, has never been given.
www.geocities.com /Area51/Crater/2077/nccs.txt   (3107 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Battleships: Books: Peter Hore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Nevertheless, most naval historians suggest the weight of this class of vessel to be in the 13-17,000 ton range, depending on whether you figure it as "standard load" or "heavy load" [battle provisioned for stores, fuel, munitions].
By the time they saw action, their role had become obsolete, and they were used for the remainder of the Pacific war as escorts for the "Fast-Carriers".
Each class of battleship from various nations (Gloire through to the end of WW2) has at least one photo, technical specifications and some history.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0754814076?v=glance   (2175 words)

  
 Latest Travel News - Go Travel Insurance
Silversea Cruises has announced that it will be offering 11 luxury cruises to Alaska in 2006.
All cruises will be served by the liner's best ship in its fleet, the 382-passenger Silver Shadow.
Alaska has become one of the hottest cruise destinations in recent years.
www.gotravelinsurance.co.uk /public/news.asp?id=15106690   (296 words)

  
 uboat.net - Allied Warships - Alaska class Large cruisers
This class of 6 ships (2 completed) was designed to counter the German pocket-battleships and Japanese armoured cruisers.
They were not successful as they were almost as expensive to build and run as the Iowa class battleships but much less armoured.
means that ship was cancelled (not finished) - not counted in class figures.
uboat.net /allies/warships/class.html?ID=128   (85 words)

  
 Oahu Island News
Sometime next month, after more than 20 years of active service, the Honolulu will depart from Pearl Harbor for the last time, commencing a patrol ultimately ending at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash., where it will be decommissioned as part of the Navy’s Nuclear Submarine Recycling Program.
The first, an Alaska-class cruiser, was never completed when World War II ended and the ship wasn’t needed.
The largest area toured by far was the torpedo room with its racks of MK-48 torpedoes and a couple stowed-away Tomahawk cruise missiles.
www.oahuislandnews.com /Feb06/home.htm   (1553 words)

  
 USN Ship Types--Alaska class (CB-1 through 6)
The Alaska class consisted of six ships, of which three were never begun:
This page features a small selection of photographs of Alaska class large cruisers and provides links to more extensive pictorial coverage of the individual ships.
Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/usnshtp/cru/cb1cl.htm   (815 words)

  
 Woodalls Open Roads Forum: Class A Motorhomes: Alaska
I took a 38' DP to Alaska this year and had no problems.
We found that the worst of the roads could be handled if you just slow down to a reasonable speed...sometimes it is 25mph and sometimes it's 45mph.
Our trip was from Calgary thru Dawson Creek thru Alaska then south on the Cassier (spelling?) highway and amounted to 5000 miles.
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