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  uboat.net - Allied Warships - Heavy cruiser HMAS Australia of the Kent class
In August, in company with the cruiser HMS Norfolk she left Scapa Flow for Bear Island area tasked to intercept German fishing boats, however the mission was aborted due to bad weather.
At 0912 the cruiser Devonshire signalled "cruisers withdraw" it was during the withdrawal that HMAS Australia suffered her casualties.
June saw the cruiser escorting convoys in the Tasman Sea and for the remainder of 1941 she was on escort and patrol duties on the South Atlantic station, this period however, included a brief visit to Kerguelen Island, to seek a possible German raider.
uboat.net /allies/warships/ship/1173.html   (1622 words)

  Cruiser - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cruiser   (1657 words)

 Hyperion class Heavy Cruiser: Babylon 5 Tech-Manual.
The Heavy Cruiser is often the first ship sent into a hazardous situation, as it can deliver a massive weapons payload and has proven time and again its resiliency in battle.
Many of the cruisers used during the Earth-Minbari war are still in use today, such as the EAS Hyperion and the famous EAS Lexington which, under the command of Lieutenant Commander John J. Sheridan, achieved the Earth Alliances first and only major victory of the Earth/Minbari war.
It should be noted however that Heavy Cruisers are still far less powerful than the new Omega class Destroyers as illustrated when the EAS Alexander destroyed the Heavy Cruiser Clark's Town with one shot from her aft particle/laser.
www.b5tech.com /earthalliance/earthallianceshipsandvessels/earthcapships/hyperion/hyperion.html   (1076 words)

 Heavy cruiser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The largest heavy cruisers build were the German Hipper class and the American Baltimore classe, both reaching over 14,000 tons (as Germany was not a signatory of the treaties and the Baltimores were build in World War II).
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.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/H/Heavy-cruiser.htm   (581 words)

 Seydlitz History
The heavy cruisers of the Kriegsmarine were a result of the Washington Fleet Treaty of 1921, so called "Washington Cruisers".
Their displacement was not to exceed 10.000 tons and their main artillery was limited to 8" (20,3 cm) guns, but in reality they were up to 60% bigger than allowed.
Between 1935 and 1937 the keels of five of this ships were laid down which belonged to two slightly different classes of ships: The Admiral Hipper and her sister Ship Blücher, the improved second batch consisting of the Prinz Eugen, Seydlitz and Lützow.
www.german-navy.de /kriegsmarine/ships/heavycruiser/seydlitz/history.html   (260 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.
www.chuckhawks.com /heavy_cruisers.htm   (2856 words)

That's why it was the main light cruiser which was used in the conflict, this cruiser was mostly used to destroy planetary defenses and base defenses.
Quite light cruiser, but has been modified to go faster and to be a bit more powerful.
Has been modified to go faster and it also is the fastest heavy cruiser in the IPA's military.
www.angelfire.com /scifi/gigerdiannews/ipcruisers.html   (1204 words)

 US Cruisers List: Designations
Heavy Cruiser is defined as a cruiser with 6.2 inch to 8 inch guns.
Because development of the CM series diverges from cruiser development after the first two ships, CMs will not be traced as part of the evolution of cruiser designations.
The London Treaty defined a Light Cruiser as having guns of 6.1 inches or less, and a Heavy Cruiser as a ship with 6.2 inch to 8 inch guns.
www.hazegray.org /navhist/cruisers/designat.htm   (822 words)

 Heavy Cruiser Admiral Scheer, Page I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Originally designated as Armored Ship, Admiral Scheer was taken to a dry dock after the Spanish Civil war to refit her as a Heavy Cruiser.
The refitting didn't went without troubles and the ship was plagued with engine problems initially and didn't leave from the dock until in November 1940.
This action is shown in the book and while the Jarvis Bay takes the punishment, you can actually see the merchant ships speeding away in the background of the picture.
www.silentwall.com /ScheerI.html   (551 words)

An average Canis Heavy Cruiser is 460 meters long; twice as long as the KDY Nebulon B-Class Escort Frigates, but shorter than other cruisers like the Dreadnaught Heavy Cruisers and MC-80 Class Mon Calamari Star Cruisers.
Two are located in the front of the vessel that; when aided by the more powerful turbolasers, allow the cruiser's fighters to return safely to the hanger.
Other Y-Class Cruisers have had the interior decks and most of the armament removed for the purpose of turning it into a flying hanger, capable of carrying up to 150 fighters.
www.fortunecity.com /boozers/elephant/114/caniscru.htm   (619 words)

 ROBOTECH: Zentraedi Naval Vessels - Thuverl Salan Heavy Cruiser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The heavy torpedo tubes were also forward, firing from the groove between the dorsal and ventral main hull.
In action, the Thuverl Salan cruisers proved to be quite effective, completely outclassing any smaller ship such as the Tou Redir, and having the upper hand when going against older Zentraedi designs such as were used by the Disciples of Zor.
Further combat in the solar system saw the destruction of nine other Thuverl Salan ships, though it must be noted that the Zentraedi were not trying to destroy the SDF-1, but to capture it relatively intact.
www.artemisgames.com /robotech/Naval/zen_Cruiser.html   (2488 words)

 Jupiter Heavy Exploration Cruiser
The council argued that there was no need for a heavy cruiser, and that the Federation budget would not allow construction of a new vessel of that type until at least 2230.
When a Klingon Smilodon battle cruiser fired upon the diplomatic mission's Bohr class cruiser, the U.S.S. Frisch, it attempted to flee.
The Jupiter class heavy cruiser was equipped with the latest advances in shields, drives, and armaments.
www.geocities.com /cyrano_jones.geo/Jupiter.htm   (562 words)

 Heavy Cruiser
Armored cruisers were among the earliest new ships built for the "steel navy" of the later 1880s and the 1890s.
Consequently, at the beginning of July 1931, the eight Pensacola class ships were redesignated as "heavy cruisers" (CA), based on warship classifications established by the London Naval Treaty of 1930, but their hull numbers were not changed.
However these were simply a continuation of the same ships' previous light cruiser numbers and were not part of the earlier "ACR"/CA series, which became extinct with the scuttling of the old USS Rochester (CA-2) on Christmas Eve 1941, soon after the outbreak of the Pacific War.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/ship/ca.htm   (295 words)

 Centauri - Firebird Project
The most important of them are the Vorchan attack cruiser, the Primus heavy Cruiser, and the Octurion heavy Destroyer.
This fast, maneuverable attack craft (classified as attack cruiser, but in fact a frigate) has is force in the powerful and flexible weapon system (Ion cannons, Ion pulse projector, torpedoes, missiles) and in the speed and maneuverability.
A new warship designed to overcome the limits of the Vorchan, and to be his succesor and heir, the Morado ("Challengher") shows some new concepts and devices.
efni.org /centauri.htm   (956 words)

 Voltayre's ENCYCLOPEDIA XENOBIOLOGICA: Earthforce Heavy Cruiser
The Hyperion-class heavy cruiser was the mainstay of the Earthforce fleet during the
When the Earth-Minbari War began, the Cruiser defended the Earth with honor.
After firing on the Minbari Cruise Valen'tha, the Prometheus and its remaining fleet fled into hyperspace.
www.frostjedi.com /vex/html/hyperion-class_heavy_cruiser.htm   (262 words)

 Narn G'Quan class Heavy Cruiser: Babylon 5 Tech-Manual.
Narn G'Quan class Heavy Cruiser was the back bone of the Narn's Military, up until the time of the Narn Regimes downfall at the hands of the Centauri Republic in 2259.
Like Earthforce vessels, the Narn G'Quan class Heavy Cruiser uses nuclear Fusion as their primary means of power generation.
If one looks closely at the G'Quan class Heavy Cruiser, underneath the bright colors and sleek angles, the Narn Heavy Cruisers is just as bulky, cumbersome, and duty oriented as any Earth starships of this classification.
www.b5tech.com /narn/narnships/narncapships/gquan.html   (835 words)

 Cruiser Indianapolis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
In the movie Jaws, Quint relates the WW II story of the sinking of the heavy cruiser Indianapolis and the feeding frenzy of the sharks on the floating survivors.
Japanese submarine I-58 discovered the heavy cruiser in the Philippine Sea a little before midnight on Sunday, July 29, and mistook it for a battleship.
Soon came the sound of a heavy explosion, far greater than that of the actual hits.
guava.futuris.net /nickp/Indianapolis.html   (1040 words)

 New Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The Avatar class Heavy cruiser is the most powerful vessel constructed since the Mothership.
Of course, while the Avatar is powerful and very heavily armored, it is not invulnerable--with every enemy gun trained on it, the Avatar's tactical priority is as much to draw fire from more vulnerable ships as it is to destroy enemy vessels.
As a result, the repair systems aboard a Heavy Cruiser are the most sophisticated to be found in the fleet.
well-of-souls.com /homeworld/hws/kushan/cruiser.htm   (287 words)

 Champion class Heavy Cruiser
This ship, while having a better missile battery than a old Everest class heavy cruiser, carries a powerful heavy energy battery and is designed to engage other ships with beam weaponry more frequently than a Warshield class.
Unlike the heavy G-Cannon turrets on the Warshield Cruiser and Protector Battleship, the cannon fires a single large projectile.
Six (6) 20 cm Heavy Mass Drivers: This weapon replaced the heavy G-Cannon turrets because the G-Cannons did not inflict enough damage on targets and when ships are against other ships that had the spell impervious to energy, the problem was a severe handicap.
www.kitsune.addr.com /Rifts/Rifts-PW-Vehicles/CCW_Champion.htm   (2686 words)

 Brief History - USS Wichita CA-45 - WWII heavy cruiser
Checking fire at 0723 when her spotting planes informed her that the French guns appeared to be silenced, the heavy cruiser shifted her 8-inch rifles in the direction of French submarines in Casablanca harbor.
The heavy cruiser's time in Hawaiian climes was short though, for she was soon underway for the inhospitable Aleutians, heading on 18 April for Adak, Alaska, as flagship for TG 52.10.
The heavy cruiser trained and exercised in the Hawaiian operating area until she sortied on 16 January 1944 for the invasion of the Marshall Islands.
home.earthlink.net /~keylimepie/hist_wich_short.htm   (2017 words)

 Japanese Navy Ships--Chokai (Heavy Cruiser, 1932)
The cruiser was also briefly refitted in Japan in February-March and more extensively in August and September 1943.
To avoid the threat of U.S. carrier aircraft attacks, her base was shifted westward from Truk to the Palaus in February 1944 and in late March to the East Indies area.
Heavy cruiser circling at right, nearest to the camera, is either Maya or Chokai.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-fornv/japan/japsh-c/chokai2.htm   (655 words)

 NightSoft.....Federation - Scorpion class Heavy Cruiser
The DarkKCA variant of the K'tinga class cruiser is a unique refit for the Klingon Shock Corps, the Klingon equivalent of the Marine Corps.
The refit was designed to meet the Shock Corps' need for a strong cruiser that could supplement the Kvort class battlecruisers in their fleet.
The mainframe is based on the D-7 heavy cruisers constructed in the 2290's, and has extensive modifications to bring the ship up to date with current modern cruisers, including new SIF and IDF systems, advanced deflectors, modern cloaking technology, and improved weaponry.
www.nightsoft.net /Downloads/DKCA.htm   (609 words)

 ROBOTECH.COM - The Official Robotech Web Site!
The Masters' heavy cruiser is, ton for ton, the most heavily armed ship known.
They are based in the large vessel holds of the Masters' motherships, and usually serve as the escort fleet units for these large vessels.
Although not equipped with force fields, the heavy cruiser is a very sturdy vessel that can absorb much punishment before she is destroyed.
www.robotech.com /infopedia/mecha/viewmecha.php?id=54   (266 words)

 Heavy Cruiser Class Ship Models
Some sources have suggested that the Battle cruiser is the Dominion equivalent of the Starfleet Explorer type, their large size allowing them to carry out an almost unlimited number of roles.
However, given the nature of the Dominion it seems more likely that these vessels are indeed warships, used in the diplomatic arena as an implied threat rather than because of their suitability to host extended negotiations.
Naturally the Dominion is not forthcoming concerning the Battle cruisers capabilities; they commonly run with sensor jamming equipment active to prevent detailed information being obtained.
www.strategyplanet.com /starfleet/shipyard/heavycruisers_dominion.html   (235 words)

 Truman-class Heavy Cruiser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Like the Constitution and similar heavy cruisers, they were designed with the dual role of defense and to lead research task forces for brief forays into unexplored regions of space adjacent to the Federation.
A thorough investigation by the heavy cruiser Potemkin (CH 1711) turned up no sign on the Federation side of the border, though the Patrick’s and Tuttle’s warp trail did appear to cross in to Cardassian space.
Not unlike the Constitution class heavy cruisers, the Truman's were designed to operate independently or as a part of an exploration task force, able to operate on their own with out supporting vessels.
members.aol.com /griffyards/truman.html   (1190 words)

 Dreadnought class Heavy Patrol Cruiser
First let's look at the Heavy Turbolasers, which are the heaviest weapons mounted on the Dreadnought class.
The Mark IIs heavy turrets mount eight smaller weapons instead of the two larger weapons of the Mark I. To be conservative I decided that each mount had the same total firepower.
So since there were four times as many barrels I consider each to be one fourth the strength.
www.angelfire.com /scifi/ImperialNavyYard/dread.html   (627 words)

 Japanese Navy Ships--Chikuma (Heavy Cruiser, 1939)
After several months as a unit of the Sixth Squadron (Sentai 6) of the Second Fleet, she was transferred to the Sentai 8 in November 1939.
She participated in a cruiser raid on Indian Ocean shipping in March and in mid-June again accompanied aircraft carriers during the Battle of the Philippine Sea, an action that effectively destroyed Japan's seaborne air power.
Japanese heavy cruiser Chikuma underway during the battle, as seen from a USS Enterprise (CV-6) aircraft, 26 October 1942.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-fornv/japan/japsh-c/chikuma2.htm   (829 words)

 Endeavor Class Heavy Cruiser
The Truxton, Confiance, Bunker Hill and La Vengeance were new-build starships originally ordered as replacements for heavy cruisers of the Bonhomme Richard and original Constitution classes that were lost in the line of duty.
Classification: The first eight ships of this class were originally authorized as heavy cruisers in January 2246 after the outbreak of hostilities which led to the Four Years War.
However, it was decided in early 2273 to assign the past names only to vessels not classified as heavy cruisers.
topher.pleh.net /sd/endeavor.html   (981 words)

 Navy Press Release - USS Tuscaloosa CA-37 - WWII heavy cruiser
She has engaged in patrol duty off Iceland and was a participant in the battle of Casablanca, the invasion of Normandy, the action off Cherbourg, and the assault on Southern France.
Meanwhile she brought the assault beach under heavy fire, with her main battery guns, and then shifted the fire behind the beach to four 88 MM guns.
In the early afternoon she directed her fire on the second landing beach and gave it, and a hill behind, a heavy shelling.
home.earthlink.net /~keylimepie/pressrel27oct44.htm   (1563 words)

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