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  Mediator-class battle cruiser - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki
The Mediator-class battle cruiser was a warship developed by the Mon Calamari for use by the New Republic Defense Fleet.
The new battle cruisers were introduced prior to the Yuuzhan Vong War and saw service in the opening months of the invasion.
The ships served under Admiral Traest Kre'fey during the Battle of Mon Calamari and were also part of the final assault of the war during the liberation of Coruscant.
starwars.wikia.com /wiki/Mediator-class_battle_cruiser   (568 words)

  
  Battle of Calabria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The battle occurred 30 miles to the east of Punta Stilo, the "toe" of Italy (Calabria), on 9 July 1940.
Their strategy was to have only one ship targeted at a time, as it was learned during the battle of Jutland that with more than one firing at a single target it became very difficult for the rangefinding parties to tell which rounds were theirs.
The Italian heavy cruisers were a serious threat in their own right, and could have evened the battle between the main battleships, but with Warspite in the battle the Allied cruisers returned and the Italians turned to restart their initial fight with them.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Calabria   (2028 words)

  
 The Grand Fleet
At the same time the Battle Fleet was informed that our battle cruisers were in action.with the enemy's battle cruisers, and an inquiry was addressed to Rear-Admiral Evan-Thomas to ascertain whether be was in company with Sir David Beatty, a reply in the affirmative being received, with a report that his squadron was in action.
Our battle cruisers ceased fire altogether for about 30 minutes after 5.12 P.M. owing to the enemy's ships being invisible, fire being reopened at about 5.40 P.M. on the enemy's battle cruisers, three or four of which could be seen, although indistinctly, at a distance of some 14,000 yards.
At 5.10 P.M. the destroyer Moresby,.which had rejoined the Battle Cruiser Fleet after assisting the Engadine with her sea-plane, fired a torpedo at the enemy's line at a range of between 6,000 and 8,000 yards, from a favourable position—two points before the beam of the enemy's leading battle cruiser.
www.richthofen.com /jellicoe/jellicoe12c.htm   (2227 words)

  
 Shree-class Battle Cruiser - Star Wars
The Shree-class Battle Cruiser was a central warship class of the Ssi-Ruuvi Imperium fleet, deployed as a command ship in invasions and space battles.
Battle Cruisers also had five metre tall ceilings since the Ssi-Ruuk were very tall.
Since the P'w'ecks could not be trusted, battle cruisers had stun traps to ensure that the P'w'ecks followed their orders and keep out of the ship's sensitive areas.
starwars.wikicities.com /wiki/Shree-class_Battle_Cruiser   (292 words)

  
 Heavy Cruisers - Backbone of the fleet
Cruisers have filled a vital role in navy history, they were built to go into harms way and show the flag in situations that would not warrent or risk a larger captial ship.
Battle cruisers: This is an interesting evolution of the cruiser idea that didn't quite live up to its expectations when tested in combat.
The Japanese Kongo class battle cruiser are the most successful class of battle cruiser, in both the balances of inherent weakness and strengths, the long successful carriers right up their losses in the Pacific War.
www.polaris.net /~wright/navyard5.html   (1106 words)

  
 The Grand Fleet
Our cruisers ahead seemed to be hotly engaged, but the fact that they were not closing the Battle Fleet indicated to me that their opponents could hardly be battleships.
The bearings of the enemy Battle Fleet, as given by the Lion and the Barham at 6.14 and 6.15 respectively, give a fair "cut," and the bearing on which the Marlborough opened fire enables the position of the Battle Fleet to be placed with considerable accuracy.
At 6.33 P.M., as soon as the battle cruisers had passed clear, the speed of the Battle Fleet was increased to 17 knots, and this speed was subsequently maintained.
www.richthofen.com /jellicoe/jellicoe13a.htm   (2265 words)

  
 First World War.com - Battles - The Battle of Jutland, 1916
Thinking themselves involved in a chase that would end with the destruction of the British battle cruisers, they found themselves under bombardment from Jellicoe's battle fleet, which they had thought to be too far north to intervene.
Finally, in the last phase of the battle, in a night of intense fighting, the retreat of the German battleships was covered by their lighter ships, while Jellicoe lost time after turning to avoid a potential torpedo attack.
Despite that, the battle disappointed in Britain, where news of a new Trafalgar had been expected, and the hard fought draw at Jutland was not appreciated until much later, while the Kaiser claimed a German victory.
www.firstworldwar.com /battles/jutland.htm   (630 words)

  
 H.M.S. Hood Association—Battle Cruiser Hood: History: Origins of the Royal Navy Battle Cruiser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The "battle cruiser" (also "battlecruiser") was a breed of vessel devised by Admiral Sir John "Jackie" Fisher, Britain's premiere naval visionary: It was through his efforts that the Royal Navy took the steps to become the first truly modern navy of the 20th century.
This type would ultimately be redesignated as the "battle cruiser." These vessels would be similar in size and main armament to the dreadnoughts, but would be significantly faster.
Jutland, May 1916: This epic battle was to show all the faults of the battle cruiser concept.
www.hmshood.com /ship/history/BCorigins.html   (1485 words)

  
 Lexington class battle cruiser - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Their original 1916 design was to displace 34,300 tons with a main battery of ten 14-inch guns, relatively light armor and a speed of 35 knots.
The treaty allowed the conversion of two of the battle cruiser hulls to the aircraft carriers Lexington (CV-2) and Saratoga (CV-3).
The other four were formally cancelled in August 1923 and scrapped on their building ways.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lexington_class_battle_cruiser   (313 words)

  
 First World War.com - Primary Documents - British Report on the Battle of Jutland, 24 June 1916
The junction of the Battle Fleet with the scouting force after the enemy had been sighted was delayed owing to the southerly course steered by our advanced force during the first hour after commencing their action with the enemy battle-cruisers.
I formed the battle fleet in line of battle on receipt of Sir David Beatty's report, and during deployment the fleets became engaged.
During the action between the battle fleets the Second Cruiser Squadron, ably commanded by Rear-Admiral Herbert L. Heath, with the addition of Duke of Edinburgh of the First Cruiser Squadron, occupied a position at the van, and acted as a connecting link between the battle fleet and the battle-cruiser fleet.
www.firstworldwar.com /source/jutland_jellicoe.htm   (2950 words)

  
 The Grand Fleet
It is probable that the Black Prince passed to the rear of the Battle Fleet at about 6.30 P.M., and that during the night she found herself close to one of the German battle squadrons, and was sunk then by superior gunfire.
It seems to be impossible that the 3rd Battle Cruiser Squadron engaged the same vessel, and it is more likely to have been another light cruiser in the enemy's screen.
The Onslow closed and engaged the light cruiser with gunfire at ranges between 2,000 and 4,000 yards, and then, although severely damaged by shell fire, succeeded in closing a German battle cruiser to attack with torpedoes; she was struck by a heavy shell before more than one torpedo could be fired.
www.richthofen.com /jellicoe/jellicoe12d.htm   (1593 words)

  
 Lost Battalion Games - Brawling Battleships Steel™ - The Ships of Brawling Battleships Steel: Great Britain ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
She was the last British battle cruiser powered by turbines with coal-fired boilers and the last prewar battle cruiser design.
Like most British battle cruisers, she spent the war with the Grand Fleet or the Battle Cruiser Squadron and put to sea whenever there was a German sortie.
She participated in the Battle of Jutland on May 31, 1916 and proved to be the toughest of the British battle cruisers there, taking 15 heavy 11 inch hits and remaining in action.
www.lostbattalion.com /BB/Tiger.html   (349 words)

  
 Battle Cruiser Hood Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
When it seemed that the Germans were contemplating a class of fast battle cruisers armed with 15" guns (the Mackensen class), the Admiralty drew-up plans for a British equivalent.
While the intention was to lay these ships down in the summer of 1916, the Battle of Jutland was fought with the loss of three British battle cruisers As Hood was in many respects a larger version of the ships that had been sunk, her design was reconsidered.
The new Admiral Class battle cruisers were in effect closer in armour protection to the recently built and much acclaimed Queen Elizabeth Class battleships than to preceding battle cruisers.
www.geocities.com /mph22000/Hood   (294 words)

  
 Beatty's Report on the Battle of Jutland
After the first report of the enemy the 1st and 3rd Light Cruiser Squadrons changed their direction and without waiting for orders spread to the east, thereby forming a screen in advance of the Battle Cruiser Squadrons and 5th Battle Squadron by the time we had hauled up to the course of approach.
In the meantime the 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron had come in at high speed and was able to take station ahead of the battle cruisers by the time we turned E.S.E., the course on which we first engaged the enemy.
Owing to clouds it was necessary to fly very low, and in order to identify four enemy light cruisers the plane had to fly at a height of 900 feet within 3,000 yards of them, the light cruisers opening fire on her with every gun that would bear.
www.lib.byu.edu /~rdh/wwi/1916/jutlandb.html   (2714 words)

  
 KBismarck.com - On-Line Archive - Printing Press
The sinking of one of the greatest warships of the world, the English battle cruiser “Hood” by the German battleship “Bismarck” in a battle between a German fleet unit against an English heavy naval force in the sea region off Iceland is a new shining proof of the offensive spirit of German naval war forces.
According to English admissions, the sunken battle cruiser is the “Hood,” which is the largest warship in the world with its displacement of 42,000 tons excluding fuel and notably 45,200 tons when fully loaded.
With this hit, the battle cruiser “Hood“ suffered the same misfortune that was inflicted upon the English battle cruisers “Queen Mary”, “Indefatigable”, and “Invincible” during the Battle of the Skagerrack.
www.kbismarck.com /archives/gpressart2.html   (954 words)

  
 H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: References & Research Materials-Official Records- ADM 1/8397/365: Warship ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
But there is a weaker feature than this, which is that, unless the policy of building much faster battle cruisers is reverted to, we shall find ourselves in a position of not having any sufficient number of vessels to catch up and engage the increasing number of vessels of this type possessed by Germany.
I still hold that opinion, and should advise the battle cruiser as well as the battleship of the future having 4-inch guns for her anti-torpedoboat armament.
It is observed that in a later design of Battle Cruiser with similar armament prepared in the U.S.A., the increase of the belt armour to 9 inches and the barbette armour to 8 inches involved an increase of displacement to 45,000 tons and a reduction of speed to 33 knots.
www.hmshood.org.uk /reference/official/adm1/adm1-8397-365.html   (6797 words)

  
 Lost Battalion Games - Brawling Battleships Steel™ - The Ships of Brawling Battleships Steel: Great Britain ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Like the radical new battleship Dreadnought, the new battle cruisers were built to carry all-big-guns but, more controversally, sacrificed armor protection for speed.
In theory, battle cruisers were to avoid combat in dangerous situations but this would have been anathema to the hard-driving British captains and the whole battle cruiser concept proved to be a failure whenever these large but poorly-protected ships sailed into the range of large caliber enemy guns.
This proved to be the perfect action for battle cruisers and an overwhelming, annihilating victory.
www.lostbattalion.com /BB/Invincible.html   (408 words)

  
 Battle Cruiser
The main cockpit with clear bubble canopy, a cowling or nosecone, vertical tail plane with wing and main wing, which was actually a large spring loaded pistol.
A super rare "silver" version was also released by the MandD Toy co. as the Cosmic Attack Cruiser.
The Battle Cruiser was also packaged with a sticker and instruction sheet.
www.innerspaceonline.com /battlecruise.htm   (442 words)

  
 Eldar Wraith Class Battle Cruiser
The WRAITH Class Battle Cruiser was designed to consolidate the capabilities of the Shadow and Eclipse Cruisers without having to utilize the Void Stalker Battleship.
The WRAITH Class Battle Cruisers saw action primarily in the Sûl Khaine System (Sector 9) during the Great War, under the command of Biel-Tan Warp Void Fleet Commander Prince Tar-Mintaryu.
The WRAITH Class Battle Cruiser also has the option of replacing the Keel Torpedoes with Launch Bays containing 4 Sqdns.
www.siegetower.com /bfgothic/wraith.htm   (131 words)

  
 Micronaut Vehicles
The cruiser had a wired remote control that could put the vehicle into forward or reverse motion, and it even had a missile launcher in it.
A later variant of the Battle Cruiser had guns that still fired, but the missile stopped inside the launcher.
Mounted to the sides of the tower are two big guns that have the same rubber missiles as the Battle Cruiser.
www.micro-outpost.com /pictures/vehicles/vehicles.html   (1376 words)

  
 The Battle-Cruiser Sharnhorst
The battle against the U Boat was reaching a climax and the decision was taken to move all available escorts to the command of Admiral Sir Max Horton, Commander in Chief Western Approaches, based in Liverpool.
The cruisers Belfast and Jamaica and the Battleship Duke of York were witnessing a pyrotechnic display of tracer and gun flashes.
In order to recreate the battle, the Bergen computers were loaded with navigational data from the log of the flagship, along with her documented performance data.
www.mikekemble.com /ww2/scharnhorst.html   (10026 words)

  
 H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: References & Research Materials-Official Records- ADM 1-9421 : Main ...
In America the battle fleet has been modernised; among other features are, a full speed of 21 knots, a great endurance and heavy protection.
Since the advent of the 8 inch cruiser, the policy has been to give all 8 inch and 6 inch mountings such an elevation as will allow of aircraft being engaged at long and medium range.
This design was for a 30 knot battle cruiser; the protection is insufficient for a battleship, and the tonnage saved on speed (battleship, 23 knots), will be available to bring it up to the standard required.
www.hmshood.org.uk /reference/official/adm1/adm1-9421.html   (7860 words)

  
 German Navy Ships--Seydlitz (Battle Cruiser, 1913-1919)
On 24 January 1915 Seydlitz was flagship of the German battle cruiser force in the battle of the Dogger Bank, losing two gun turrets and nearly 160 crewmen in a major ammunition fire.
In the battle of Jutland, on 1 June 1916, she was struck by a destroyer's torpedo and some two-dozen large shells.
German battle cruisers steaming toward Scapa Flow and internment, 21 November 1918.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-fornv/germany/gersh-s/seydlitz.htm   (562 words)

  
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German battle Cruiser built by Blohn and Voss in Hamburg and launched on the 30th March 1912 and completed on the 17th August 1913.
On the 24th of November 1918, after the armistice she was interned at Scapa Flow where her crew on the 21st June 1919 scuttled her.
The Grand Fleet met this morning at 9.20 5 battle-cruisers, 9 battleships, 7 light cruisers and 49 destroyers of the High Sea Fleet, who surrendered for internment and are being brought to the Firth of Forth.
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 "Destrier" class heavy battle cruiser
Since it's primary function was exploration, and since it was equipped with a vast array of leading-edge technologies, its main mission changed from "battle cruiser with extensive science facilities" to "exploration cruiser with extensive combat capability".
The Destrier single-handedly crippled three of the attacking cruisers and severely damaged the remaining two.
By the end of the battle, the Destrier had suffered enough damage that there was no hope of rescuing the ship itself.
www.geocities.com /Area51/Shire/8641/Destrier.htm   (581 words)

  
 The Battleship Kongo
The consensus of opinion seems to be that the "battle cruiser" was misconceived -- neither fish nor fowl: too much of a battleship to be relegated to cruiser tasks, but too little of a battleship to be hazarded in the line-of-battle.
These cruisers all began to look like miniature battleships and, indeed, it was they that had the speed and range to form lines of battle in most of the significant surface engagements of the Pacific War.
American Treaty cruisers were designated "CA's," which signified "armored cruiser," an old type that was really the conceptual predecessor of the battle cruiser.
www.friesian.com /kongo.htm   (6746 words)

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