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In the News (Tue 15 Jan 19)

  
  Avalanche Press
Arbuthnot saw his transfer to the cruiser squadron as a demotion, though some in the Admnrialty noted that First Cruiser Squadron had a reputation for “slackness” and needed a firm hand to repair the damage done to the crews’ morale by their failure to engage Goeben off Zante.
During the confused night action between cruisers and destroyers that followed the German turn to the south she became tangled with the 12th Flotilla and drawn toward the German battle line.
The armored cruisers were slightly faster than the dreadnoughts but not appreciably so, with an advantage of one or two knots at best, and they had never been intended to stand up to a battleship’s guns even when designed.
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  Armored cruiser - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The armored cruiser was a naval cruiser protected by armor on its sides as well as on the decks and gun positions.
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.
The last armored cruisers were built around 1910, after technological developments allowed the type to evolve alongside battleships by including a uniform main gun armament and increasing their speeds.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Armored_cruiser   (547 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Armored cruisers were the chief combatants in two naval battles: the Battle off 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.
Armored cruisers began to appear in large Western navies around 1873 and the type continued to be built until 1908.
Armored cruisers were directly replaced in battle fleets by the larger, faster and better-armed battlecruisers.
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 Building Kombrig's 1/700 Armored Cruiser Rurik
A largest cruiser built at the time with large number of guns extremely impressed the naval officers of the German, French and Royal Navies and caused a reaction in naval circles comparable with appearance of the German Pocket Battleship some 35 years later.
The squadron consisting of the battleship Navarin, two armored cruisers Rurik and Dmitry Donskoy and gunboat Grozyaschiy left Kronshtadt on 29 October 1895.
As the cruisers steamed to the rendezvous point they were intercepted by Admiral Kamimura with 4 armored and 2 protected cruisers 36 miles north of Tsushima, near a Korean port of Ulsan.
www.modelwarships.com /reviews/ships/ru/ca/700-rurik-vy/rurik.htm   (2659 words)

  
  Admiral Togo's Report of the Battle of Tsushima
The main squadron, the armored cruiser squadron, the Uriu section and the various destroyer sections at noon reached a point about 10 nautical miles north of Okinoshima, whence, with the object of attacking the enemy's left column, they steered west, and at about 1.30 p.m.
The Fujimoto destroyer section steaming from the north, the Yajima destroyer section, and the Kawase torpedo section from the north-east, bore down on the enemy's main squadron, while the rear of the same squadron was approached by the Yoshijima destroyer section from the east and the Hirose destroyer section from the south-east.
The main squadron and the armored cruiser squadron had already reached a point some 20 miles south of the Ulneung Islands, and the other sections, as well as the various torpedo craft which had been engaged in the attack during the night, gradually and by different routes drew up towards the rendezvous.
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 Cruiser - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki
This of course defined cruisers as ships which did not fight in the line of battle, so that the term was particularly applied to frigates, fast, mid-sized vessels that were not designed to stand up to the firepower of ships of the line.
These ships were essentially lighter-weight cousins of contemporary battleships, with less-heavy armor and main guns, and they were divided into two types: armored cruisers, which had armored belts on the sides of the hull in the manner of contemporary battleships, and protected cruisers, which simply had an armored deck over their vulnerable engines and magazines.
In the early twentieth century, inspired by the new generation of battleships represented by HMS Dreadnaught, the armored cruiser developed into the battlecruiser, which carried guns of the same caliber as battleships, and came to be thought of as a type of fast, light-armored capital ship that could fight with the battlefleet.
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 Cruiser Summary
Cruisers were large enough to fend off attacks from smaller surface ships and self-sufficient enough to roam far from their home bases.
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.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During that voyage, the armored cruiser touched at Hampton Roads and Piney Point, Virginia; Colon, Panama; Chiriqui lagoon; and Mona Passage before she returned to Newport News on 26 November.
The armored cruiser subsequently underwent another period of repairs at the Portsmouth Navy Yard before heading south with stores and material for delivery to the 5th Division of the Fleet in Cuban waters.
Later that spring, the armored cruiser took on board drafts of men from Norfolk and Port Royal, South Carolina, on 30 April and 2 May; touched at Key West, Fla.; and proceeded to Santo Domingo.
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 Naval History/USS Washington AC-11
The armored cruiser subsequently underwent another period of repairs at the Portsmouth (N.H.) Navy Yard before heading south with stores and material for delivery to the 5th Division of the Fleet in Cuban waters.
The armored cruiser, flying the flag of Rear Admiral Caperton and commanded by Capt. Edward L. Beach— the father of the future naval officer who would win fame as a famous submariner and author—stayed in port there until the 26th investigating "political conditions" before she shifted to the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, on 27 January.
On 17 February 1941, the erstwhile armored cruiser was reclassified as IX-39.
www.multied.com /navy/cruiser/WashingtonACR10.html   (2933 words)

  
 Origins of the Battlecruiser
Thus armored cruisers might actually have an advantage over battleships at some ranges, and some proposals (in Italy and Russia) were put forward for ships armed exclusively with 8-inch guns (which were seen as the ideal combination of rapid-fire with armor-piercing).
In general, however, armored cruisers were fitted with a few big turret guns fore and aft (8-inch to 10-inch) to act as "closers" that could penetrate the other fellow's armor once his topsides had been chewed up by the quick-firers at longer ranges.
There was a time when these new armored cruisers seemed the coming thing, and one French admiral, Fournier, argued in the mid-1890s that they were in fact "universal" ships that could fulfill the role of battleships and of commerce protecting (or commerce raiding) ships.
www.gwpda.org /naval/bcs001.htm   (3016 words)

  
 MaritimeDigital Archive Encyclopedia - Home > 003 Military vessels > Cruisers - Armored cruisers > American vessels > ...
The second USS Pennsylvania (ACR-4), also referred to "Armored Cruiser No. 4", and later renamed Pittsburgh and numbered CA-4, was a United States Navy armored cruiser, the lead ship of her class.
Aside from a cruise to Hawaii and Samoa in the fall of 1909, the cruiser operated along the west coast, sharpening her readiness through training exercises and drills, until December 1911, when she sailed for Honolulu, and in March 1912 continued westward for duty on the Asiatic Station.
After cruising to Japan and China to represent American interests in the Far East, she returned to the west coast 27 September 1907 for exercises along the Californian and Mexican coasts, in the Hawaiian Islands, and off Central and South America.
www.ibiblio.org /maritime/photolibrary/index.php?cat=934   (3426 words)

  
 Cruiser support for the Great White Fleet - South Dakota
The first South Dakota (Armored Cruiser No. 9) was launched on 21 July 1904 by the Union Iron Works San Francisco, Calif., sponsored by Miss Grace Harreid; and commissioned on 27 January 1908, Capt. James T. Smith in command.
On 24 August, she departed San Francisco for a cruise to Samoa and headed eastward in September to operate in Central and South American waters.
Following operations along the Pacific coast during much of 1911, South Dakota began a cruise in December with the Armored Cruiser Squadron which took her from California to the Hawaiian Islands, the Marianas, the Philippines, and Japan.
www.greatwhitefleet.info /GWF_South_Dakota.html   (253 words)

  
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 MaritimeDigital Archive Encyclopedia - Home > 003 Military vessels > Cruisers - Armored cruisers > American vessels > ...
The new armored cruiser departed Hampton Roads on 8 November 1906 as escort for Louisiana (Battleship No. 19) in which President Theodore Roosevelt had embarked for a cruise to Panama to check on the progress of work constructing the Panama Canal.
On 8 November, the armored cruiser departed Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and proceeded to Charleston, South Carolina, to embark President William Howard Taft for a round trip voyage to Panama to inspect further progress on the canal.
In October 1935 the armored cruiser was scrapped in accordance with the London Treaty for the reduction of naval armament.
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  The Battle of Santiago de Cuba
Three of the four cruisers had defective breech mechanisms and no reliable ammunition for their 5.5-inch guns, the Colon did not have her big guns mounted at all, and the Viscaya, long overdue for a lay-up, had a bottom so fouled that her speed was cut drastically.
All that was accomplished was that the lone Spanish cruiser was inspired to retreat further into the bay to join her sisters, now all relying upon the massive fortifications and hills for protection.
Only the new cruiser Cristobal Colon was able to survive long enough to proceed more than a few miles from the harbor; she led a running battle to the west for sixty miles before being overcome by the American forces.
www.battleship.org /html/Articles/History/Santiago.htm   (11624 words)

  
  Cruiser at AllExperts
Cruisers were large enough to fend off attacks from smaller surface ships and self-sufficient enough to roam far from their home bases.
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.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
cruisers of the 1900 Program was one of the worst designs ever devised for the United States Navy.
Called a "semi-armored" cruiser the class was listed in the standard cruiser numbering, rather than those of the armored cruisers.
She was equally under armored for her size with a very limited four inch belt with most of the protection coming from an armored deck, which was the primary protection for protected cruiser designs.
www.steelnavy.com /ISWMilwaukeeQTrammell.htm   (191 words)

  
 Heavy Cruisers of WW II (Part 1)
The last British heavy cruiser to be built was the famous Exeter, which battled the German "pocket battleship" Graf Spee in the South Atlantic, and was later sunk by Japanese cruisers and destroyers in the Java Sea.
Her light AA battery was inferior to the German cruiser, not only in numbers but also in quality: the French 37mm gun was inferior in performance to the German equivalent (the improved Mod 33 was still being tested when France fell).
The heavy cruisers were designed to be individually superior to those of Britain and France, in an attempt to at least partially offset their numerical inferiority.
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 Naval Ship Class
Cruisers: Cruisers are an extremely large and varied group.
In general, these cruisers are dual-role offensive/defensive ships, operating as defensive screens for major fleet units against enemy cruisers, hunting commerce raiders, raiding commerce themselves, offensive surface combatants, and served as flagships for squadrons of smaller cruisers.
Armored cruiser and 1st class cruiser are generally pre-dreadnought designations; heavy cruiser was defined by the London Treaty (1930) as having 6.1 to 8 inch main guns, making it one of the few clearly defined warship types in recent memory.
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 South Dakota
The first South Dakota (Armored Cruiser No. 9), was launched on 21 July 1904 by the Union Iron Works, San Francisco, Calif.; sponsored by Miss Grace Harreid; and commissioned on 27 January 1908, Capt.
On 24 August, she departed San Francisco for a cruise to Samoa and headed eastward in September to operate in Central and South American waters.
Following operations along the Pacific coast during much of 1911, South Dakota began a cruise in December with the Armored Cruiser Squadron which took her from California to the Hawaiian Islands, the Marianas, the Philippines, and Japan.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/s15/south_dakota-i.htm   (684 words)

  
 Origins of the BC - Discussion
She was still conceived of as a raiding cruiser, but had the secondary duty of operating with the fleet.
This "mix" seen in the British armored cruisers was carried over to the battlecruisers; but in the Russian navy at least it is clear that the "fleet" type of armored cruiser was the direct ancestor of the the IZMAIL (or BORODINO) class battlecruisers; there was absolutely no element of commerce raiding/protection in their design philosophy.
For the role of the armored cruiser in the Russian navy in particular, see my article in the forthcoming issue of Warship annual (at least, it's *supposed* to be there!).
www.gwpda.org /naval/bcs002.htm   (2519 words)

  
 USN Ship Designations
Armored Cruisers formerly designated as "ACR-X" were redesignated as "CA-X" and used the same hull number as previously assigned.
ASW Cruisers - A planned class of Submarine Hunter-Killer Cruisers were designated CLK and numbered in a separate series, but only one ship of this type, USS Norfolk CLK-1, was actually laid down and she was redesignated as Frigate DL-1 on 2 February 1951 prior to her commissioning on 4 March 1953.
It was planned to convert the Large Cruiser USS Hawaii (CB-3) into a large command cruiser and she was so redesignated as CBC-1 on 26 February 1952, but this conversion was later cancelled and she reverted back to her original designation on 9 October 1954.
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 Langsdorff of the Grafspee
Germany built these armored ships (panzerschiffe) to add strength and prestige to the fleet that was badly depleted after World War I. Conceived in 1928, the new warships were designed according to weight restrictions (10,000 tons) imposed by the 1919 Versailles Treaty.
Reputed to be faster than a battleship and more powerful than a cruiser they caused some alarm in international naval circles.
Their 3 1/2-inch (80mm) armored side-belt and skimpy decks belied any claim to battleship status.
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 Gallery Cruisers   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The cruiser was a Baltimore heavy cruiser converted to a missile cruiser by the removal of the aft turret and installation of missile systems.
This kit portrays the cruiser after that conversion and as she appeared as part of the Japanese force at the Battle of Surigao Strait, where she was sunk.
USS Brooklyn, Armored Cruiser 1898 - The 1:350th scale model of the flagship at the Battle of Santiago, Cuba from Iron Shipwright has been built in her buff and white paint scheme by Michael Taylor.
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 USS Seattle I
In April and May 1907, the armored cruiser was present at the Jamestown Exposition.
On 25 May, the armored cruiser left Newport R. I., for duty in connection with the Cuban Rebellion.
During the first half of 1915, the armored cruiser continued her operations in the West Indies and the Gulf of Mexico.
www.historycentral.com /Navy/cruiser/seattleI.html   (870 words)

  
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CBC - Large tactical command ships are large cruisers which use their additional space to carry special advanced equipment that can be used to coordinate and track operations of a large number of starships, including shuttlecarrier flight groups if needed.
When force is called for, these fast, well armored, and agile ships (for their size at least and definitely relative to BB's) are ready to answer the call.
Light cruisers typically have a greater power to mass ratio that other cruisers and, hence, are genrally more maneuverable and faster on acceleration even if top speeds of the large, heavy, and light cruisers are generally similar.
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