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  HMAS Sydney [Australian War Memorial]
On the afternoon of 19 November 1941 the German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran (Commander Theodor Detmers) was steaming on a northeasterly course off the coast of Western Australia, approximately 150 miles south west of Carnarvon.
Her automatic 2-centimetre anti-aircraft guns and rapid firing 3.7-centimetre anti-tank guns played onto the cruiser's bridge and also amidships, where the two port four-inch guns of the secondary armament and the torpedo tubes were mounted.
However, the cruiser's forward turrets were knocked out by the raider's third and fourth salvoes, then the fifth caught the Sydney's aircraft on the catapult, wrecking it and spreading burning fuel over the ship amidships.
www.awm.gov.au /encyclopedia/hmas_sydney/action.htm   (903 words)

  
 Auxiliary cruiser - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Auxiliary cruisers were merchant ships taken over for conversion into a vessel armed with cruiser-size guns, and employed either for convoy protection against true cruisers, or for commerce-raiding missions, where its appearance was used to trick merchant ships into approaching.
Whilst the British used armed passenger liner as auxiliary cruisers and used them to protect convoys, the Germans used normal freighters provided with hidden weapons as commerce raiders.
The German auxiliary cruiser - Hilfskreuzer or Handels-Stör-Kreuzer (HSK) - approached its target under a false flag with its guns concealed and its appearance altered with fake funnels and masts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Auxiliary_cruiser   (522 words)

  
 German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Atlantis, known to the Kriegsmarine as Schiff 16 and to the Royal Navy as Raider-C, was a converted German Hilfskreuzer (auxiliary cruiser, or merchant or commerce raider) of the Kriegsmarine, which, during World War II, travelled more than 161,000 km in 602 days, and sank 22 ships totaling 144,384 tons.
The cruiser carried a dummy funnel, variable-height masts, and was well supplied with paint, canvas, and materials for further altering her appearance, including costumes for the crew and flags.
By April, Atlantis had returned to the Atlantic where, on the 17th, Kapitän Rogge, understandably mistaking the Egyptian liner Zamzam for a British liner being used as a troop carrier or Q-ship, as she was in fact the former Bibby Liner Leicestershire, opened fire at 8.4 km.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/German_auxiliary_cruiser_Atlantis   (1887 words)

  
 Cruiser biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
For many years cruisers filled a sweet spot between very light craft such as the torpedo boat, and the ships intended to take part in fleet combat, later generally referred to as battleships.
Cruisers were also attached to the main battlefleet and used for reconnaissance, sweeping ahead of the fleet looking for the enemy.
An even more limited type was the auxiliary cruiser, merchant ships hastily armed with small guns on the outbreak of war.
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 Cruiser - Biocrawler definition:Cruiser - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 weakness of the battle cruiser concept was further demonstrated in the Second World War, during the hunt for the German battleship Bismarck by the British fleet in 1940.
From the 1950s to the 1970s, US Navy "cruisers" were large vessels equipped with heavy offensive missiles (including the Regulus nuclear cruise missile) for wide-ranging combat against land-based and sea-based targets.
www.biocrawler.com /biowiki/Cruiser   (1735 words)

  
 German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran (HSK-8, Schiff 41, Raider G) was a warship used in World War II.
It is perhaps best-known for the sinking of Australian light cruiser HMAS Sydney in November 1941, following a battle which also caused the Kormoran to be destroyed.
In common with other auxiliary cruisers, it had substantial (hidden) armament: six 150mm (5.9 in) guns, torpedoes and seaplanes, but lacked the armour protection and speed of a proper warship.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/German_auxiliary_cruiser_Kormoran   (627 words)

  
 Cruiser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cruisers were large enough to fend off attacks from smaller surface ships and self-sufficient enough to roam far from their home bases.
Auxiliary cruisers were used to fill gaps in their long-range lines or provide escort for other cargo ships, although they generally proved to be useless in this role because of their low speed, feeble firepower and lack of armor.
The British, Germans and French used them in World War I as raiders because of their high speed (around 30kts), and they were used again as raiders in World War II by the Japanese, and in the early part of the war, as convoy escorts by the British.
www.yotor.com /wiki/en/cr/Cruiser.htm   (1445 words)

  
 HMAS Sydney [Australian War Memorial]
Major warships whose presence was needed elsewhere had to be employed on long, tedious patrols, ships had to be re-routed and their sailings sometimes stopped, and choke-points continually swept for minefields laid by these auxiliary cruisers.
As the raider sped away from the scene, she narrowly missed interception by the armed merchant cruiser HMS Arawa, which had been fitted out in Australia and was crewed mostly by Australian reservists.
The Australian cruiser was soon ablaze, with her forward turrets wrecked.
www.awm.gov.au /encyclopedia/hmas_sydney/komoran.htm   (1230 words)

  
 Auxiliary cruiser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The auxiliary cruiser, also known as the armed merchant cruiser, was a type of warship employed by nearly all naval participants in World War II.
While the typical British auxiliary cruiser was usually an armed passenger liner used to protect convoys, the German auxiliary cruiser was a normal freighter provided with camouflaged weapons and used as a commerce raider.
The German auxiliary cruiser -- Hilfskreuzer or Handels-Stör-Kreuzer (HSK) -- approached its target under a false flag with its guns concealed and its appearance altered with fake funnels and masts.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/auxiliary_cruiser   (370 words)

  
 Auxiliary cruiser Prairie
PRAIRIE was an auxiliary Cruiser outfitted for use in the Spanish American War.
As the Navy prepared for the Spanish American War, the vessel was purchased from the Southern Pacific Co. on April 6, 1898 and outfitted as an auxiliary cruiser.
Initially, the vessel cruised off of New York, Massachusetts and Delaware until the scare of possible attack on the coastal cities by Admiral Cervera’s squadron was laid to rest when the Spanish squadron was located and blockaded in Cuba.
www.spanamwar.com /prairie.html   (583 words)

  
 Auxiliary Cruisers
USS Yale, a 10,499 gross ton auxiliary cruiser, was built in 1889 at Glasgow, Scotland, as the British-flag passenger liner City of Paris.
USS Yankee, a 6225-ton auxiliary cruiser, was built at Newport News, Virginia, in 1892 for commercial use.
USS Resolute, a 4175-ton auxiliary cruiser and transport, was built at Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1894 as the passenger steamer Yorktown.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/ship/ac.htm   (759 words)

  
 Traffic Escort Ships and Auxiliary Cruisers
During the conflict, thirty-six ships were requisitioned as auxiliary cruisers (military designation: D followed by a progressive number), and of these as many as thirty-two were sunk, although three of them were recovered and restored to service after the war.
The armistice was particularly harmful: two auxiliary cruisers were sunk and ten were captured by the Germans.
The cruiser Adriatico was sunk on December 1st, 1941 by the cruiser Aurora and the destroyer Lively: when she was hit by two broadsides, the order to abandon ship was given; in spite of this, the ship's forward battery returned fire, but a third broadside blew her up.
www.regiamarina.net /merchant/escort/escort_us.htm   (357 words)

  
 Connecticut State Police Museum - In Memorium Photos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Since 1922, 20 troopers and auxiliary troopers of the Connecticut State Police Department have made the supreme sacrifice for our department, the State of Connecticut and its citizens during the performance of their duties.
On May 25, 1994, Auxiliary Trooper Phillip A. Mingione of Milford was struck and killed on I-91 in the town of North Haven.
Auxiliary Mingione had stopped and was standing outside his vehicle when a passing motorist lost control of her car and struck Auxiliary Mingione.
www.ctstatepolicemuseum.com /In_Memorium/list.asp   (1927 words)

  
 Hilfskreuzer (Auxiliary Cruiser / Raider) - Introduction
These ships represented the second wave of auxiliary cruisers and were not the initially improvised ones; the first wave being made up of the large passenger ships already at sea or at neutral ports when the war began.
Etappendienst was the key for commerce war, for regular naval units, auxiliary cruisers, blockade runners that brought strategic goods to Germany from Japan and other countries, and for the replenishment of fuel, drinking water, food, spares and torpedoes for U-Boats at sea.
It was more critical for the auxiliary cruisers than for the capital ships, as the latter were never at sea for so many months, and so their replenishment needs were correspondingly less urgent.
www.scharnhorst-class.dk /hilfskreuzer/hilfskreuzer_introduction.html   (7624 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The auxiliary cruiser spent the night of 16 and 17 June at Kingston and returned to Cuban waters on the 19th.
At the conclusion of that encounter, the auxiliary cruiser pulled back out of range of the gunboats and their protecting shore batteries to resume her blockade station.
On 13 November 1900, the former auxiliary cruiser was blown from her anchorage by a particularly violent hurricane--first ashore and then out to sea from Apra harbor.
www.hazegray.org /danfs/cruisers/yosemite.txt   (666 words)

  
 Auxiliary Cruiser
The auxiliary cruisers of the Kriegsmarine were converted merchant, equipped with guns and torpedoes to attack Allied merchant shipping.
During their operations, the nine auxiliary cruisers sunk over 140 ships with over 700000 t.
When the Australian CL Sydney wanted to inspect the auxiliary cruiser Kormoran and closed up to 1000m, the Kormoran opened fire and was able to sink the Australian ship (but was lost because of too much damage during this battle).
www.german-navy.de /kriegsmarine/ships/auxcruiser   (196 words)

  
 Maritime Disasters of WWII 1942, 1943
The Perth, accompanied by the American cruiser Houston, was later sunk in the Sunda Strait half an hour after midnight about four miles from St. Nicholas Point in Java as the two ships attempted to escape southwards from the battle area and into the Indian Ocean.
Two of the cruisers from the Midway force under the command of Vice Admiral Takeo Kurita, the Mikuma and the Mogami, both of the Mogami class heavy cruisers, came under attack of the USS Tambor, a submarine of the US Strike Force.
Badly damaged in the attack, the cruiser had to be scuttled by her crew leaving 150 dead on board.
members.iinet.net.au /~gduncan/maritime-1a.html   (9650 words)

  
 Juncker Auxiliary Cruiser badge??? - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums
After close inspection of all the badges, I agree that the unmarked Auxiliary Badge that are posted were produced by the firm of C. Junker.
As per the Auxiliary Cruiser badges, I feel like Gordon that the most likelihood these badges are made by C. Junker.
However, the hinge block on the marked Schwerin Auxiliary Cruiser Badge are not the same.
www.wehrmacht-awards.com /forums/showthread.php?t=5104   (1220 words)

  
 Hull classification symbol Online Research :: Information about Hull classification symbol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The United States Navy 1975 ship reclassification of cruisers, frigates, and ocean escorts brought US Navy classifications into line with other nations' classifications, and eliminated the perceived "cruiser gap" with the Soviet Navy.
The primary surface combatants are battleships, cruisers and destroyers.
All self-propelled submersible types regardless of whether employed as combatant, auxiliary, or research and development vehicles which have at least a residual combat capability.
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 [No title]
The auxiliary cruiser arrived off Cienfuegos on 13 June and began patrolling the approaches to the harbor.
The auxiliary cruiser continued her blockade of that stretch of the Cuban coast until 24 June when her dwindling supply of coal forced her to head for Key West.
Three days later, while she cruised the northern coast of Cuba, YANKEE received word of the cessation of hostilities in response to Spain's suit for peace.
www.hazegray.org /danfs/cruisers/yankee.txt   (1863 words)

  
 Admiral Scheer: Jervis Bay - Ross Memorial Park: Heritage Resources Saint John
During this engagement she sank the British auxiliary cruiser HMS Jervis Bay.
On her way back, she was sighted by a reconnaissance aircraft from the British cruiser Glasgow, and a massive search operation was launched to engage the German pocket battleship.
During this successful cruise, she had sunk fourteen ships and one British auxiliary cruiser, and had captured two other ships.
www.saintjohn.nbcc.nb.ca /~Heritage/JervisBay/AdmiralScheer.htm   (996 words)

  
 Hilfskreuzer (Auxiliary Cruiser / Raider) - Kormoran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As this coal-burning Greek freighter was low in fuel when captured, she was of little use as an auxiliary or prison ship and so, was scuttled.
Having challenged the raider, which was masquerading as the Dutch Straat Malakka, to identify herself, and not having received a satisfactory response, the cruiser's Captain inexplicably brought his ship to well within 1.000 metres of her - with disastrous results.
In such circumstances Kormoran had little choice but to open fire, and in the following action quickly devastated the cruiser, with a torpedo strike and sustained gunfire, which wiped out her bridge and fire control systems.
www.deutschland-class.dk /hilfskreuzer/kormoran.html   (1705 words)

  
 5109--Buddy An 18-Foot Tabloid Auxiliary Cruiser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The subject of small cruising boats has always been one which is close to the hearts of those who love boats and the ways of the sea.
Her owner cruised her all along the Bay, and she was built in every port in the world--Paramaribo, New York, Singapore, New Orleans, Duluth-—everywhere.
So in presenting the last ward in tabloid cruisers, it was learned that Sam was doing Pic over, mainly changing the cabin.
www.dngoodchild.com /5109.htm   (223 words)

  
 Hilfskreuzer (Auxiliary Cruiser / Raider) - Pinquin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
She was the first of the German Auxiliary Cruisers to be sunk.
The demolition charges having failed to sink her quickly enough, she was finished off with a torpedo, and Krüder, disappointed that he had been unable to help himself to some of her tempting cargo, took his ship swiftly from the scene.
Uncertain as to the true identity of his quarry, the British captain spent most of the day shadowing the raider, until late in the afternoon he closed rapidly with her, leaving Krüder in no doubt that there was no alternative but to fight it out.
www.bismarck-class.dk /hilfskreuzer/pinguin.html   (3714 words)

  
 Naval Actions and losses 1940
Auxiliary merchant cruiser Carinthia torpedoed, sunk on the 7 June.
C class Cruiser HMS Calypso torpedoed and sunk by the Italian submarine Bagnolini.
Cruiser HMS Kent damaged by a torpedo drpped by a bomber and towed into Alexandria 19th September.
www.wolftree.freeserve.co.uk /Naval/Naval_Actions_WW240.html   (1763 words)

  
 MWDC
June 15, 1908 the auxiliary cruiser USS Yankee, a veteran of the Spanish American War, was recommissioned into the United States Navy in the capacity of a training ship.
The summer of that year was spent cruising between Boston and Chesapeake Bay, with either Naval Academy midshipmen or naval militia reservists learning the rigors of shipboard life.
On April 14, 1898, Yankee was commissioned, at New York, as an auxiliary cruiser.
www.mwdc.org /Shipwrecks/USSYANKEE.html   (645 words)

  
 Atkin & Co. - Captain Cicero   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This latest design shows a shipshape and practical type of auxiliary cruiser and one in which a generous measure of simplicity is woven.
The design this month shows a well modeled hull and one which shows every promise of being a comfortable, able and well behaved cruising yacht, not by any means a racing machine, rather a useful, easily handled craft.
The little vessel's overall length is 29 feet 10 inches; the water line length 25 feet; the breadth 8 feet 9 inches; and the draft 4 feet 10 inches.
www.boat-links.com /Atkinco/Sail/CaptainCicero.html   (554 words)

  
 My Shipyard
Having a drone cruiser that can also function as the fleet scout is a tremendous tactical advantage, plus it is now able to perform bombardment missions alone, instead of wasting valuable scout ships.
War Cruiser (CW): As the CL+ is not the equal of the other races' war cruisers, the Federation would have been forced to introduce their own war cruiser.
Unlike the cruisers, the number of phasers on the K9R-A and K9R are the same, but I had to keep the wing phasers, in addition to adding the plasma Fs, to do this.
www.caddocourt.com /sfb/shipyard.html   (7755 words)

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