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  uboat.net - Allied Warships - Light cruiser HMS Caledon of the Caledon class
The battleships HMS Nelson (Capt. G.J.A. Miles, RN with Admiral Forbes aboard) HMS Rodney (Capt. F.H.G. Dalrymple-Hamilton, RN) and the heavy cruiser HMS Devonshire (Capt. J.M. Mansfield, DSC, RN) escorted by the destroyers HMS Faulknor (Capt. C.S. Daniel, RN), HMS Fame (Cdr.
On northern patrol, south of the Faroers were the light cruisers HMS Caledon (Capt. C.P. Clark, RN), HMS Cardiff (Capt. P.K. Enright, RN) and HMS Colombo (Capt. R.J.R. Scott, RN).
The light cruiser HMS Glasgow (Capt. F.H. Pegram, RN) escorted by the destroyers HMS Maori (Cdr.
www.uboat.net /allies/warships/ship/1188.html   (597 words)

 Light Cruiser - Lexicanum
The Dauntless Class Light Cruiser is a common scout craft within the fleets of the Imperial Navy.
The Defiant Class Light Cruiser is a variant of the Endeavour Class Light Cruiser, in this case its weapons batteries being replaced by flight decks.
The Endeavour Class Light Cruiser lacks the speed of the Dauntless Class Light Cruiser, and is therefore unsuitable to the anti-piracy role.
wh40k.lexicanum.com /wiki/Light_Cruiser   (890 words)

 PT Cruiser Club
PT Cruiser Club is a resource for you to form friendships with other Chrysler PT Cruiser owners/members.
The retro-styled PT Cruiser had been on the short list of four models that Chrysler was expected to cut due to slow sales.
Despite a sales decline of 27% through September, the PT Cruiser is still the third best-selling model in Chrysler's lineup, behind the 300 sedan and the Town & County minivan.
www.ptcruiserclub.org   (1051 words)

  Light cruiser - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki
In starship classification, a light cruiser is a small- to medium-sized multi-purpose starship.
During the Dominion War a variant type of light cruiser was built from an Intrepid-class primary hull.
Another type of light cruiser used in the Dominion War was a variant of the Constitution-class of starship, a saucer with two warp nacelles.
memory-alpha.org /en/wiki/Light_cruiser   (149 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)

 Light cruiser - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
By World War I, British light cruisers often had either two 6 inch (152 mm) and perhaps eight 4 inch (100 mm) guns, or a uniform armament of 6 inch (152 mm) guns, while German cruisers progressed during the war from 4.1 inch (105 mm) to 5.9 inch (150 mm) guns.
In the Washington Naval Arms Limitation Treaty of 1920, light cruisers were defined as cruisers having guns of 6.1 inch (155 mm) or smaller, with heavy cruisers defined as cruisers having guns of up to 8 inch (203 mm).
Light cruisers were nevertheless useful for fire-support and as fleet escorts, and heavily used.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Light_cruiser   (320 words)

 Emerald class light cruiser   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cruiser, USS The USS Cruiser, NCC-841313, is an Ambassador class starship, stationed at Starbase 5.
Kusanagi, USS The USS Kusanagi, NCC-45054, is a Hiryu-Class Light Cruiser and is part of the Krima Expeditionary Force.
Serapis, USS The USS Serapis, NCC-59025, is a Montu-class Light Cruiser and part of the Krima Expeditionary Force.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Emerald_class_light_cruiser.html   (610 words)

 Cruiser Summary
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.
www.bookrags.com /Cruiser   (2139 words)

 Norfolk Broads wooden Cruiser - Shaft of Light
The Shaft of Light is an ex Norfolk Broads, hire fleet cruiser from the 1940s.
Shaft of Light is a 6-berth, purpose built Norfolk Broads cruiser, built of solid mahogany, and weighs 11 tons.
He adds that Queen of Light, a similar hull from the 50s, but with a different layout, is up for sale at Shepperton Marina.
www.beautifulbritain.co.uk /htm/norfolk_broads/shaft_of_light.htm   (815 words)

 Thoth Industries Crystal Shard Light Cruiser (U.W.W.):
The light cruiser's hull is constructed from enchanted crystalline material that are immune to all non magical energy weapons yet is as strong as any normal light cruiser's hull.
While the light cruiser being impervious to energy means that a large number of weapons are ineffective against the ship, Asyribis was not satisfied with this and wanted a force field as additional protection.
Unlike the corvette, the light cruiser is designed to carry a fighter compliment although with the crystal shard fighters being rather large, the compliment is limited.
www.kitsune.addr.com /Rifts/Rifts-PW-Vehicles/UWW_Crystal_Shard_Cruiser.htm   (2904 words)

 Light cruiser   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A light cruiser is a warship that is not so large and as a regular (or heavy) cruiser but still larger than ships like destroyers.
In the World War II era light cruisers had guns ranging 5.25" to 6.1" the most common size 6" (152mm) while heavy cruisers usually had battery of 8" (203mm) guns.
In the Washington Naval Arms Limitation Treaty 1920 light cruisers were defined as cruisers guns of 6.1" or smaller with heavy defined as cruisers having guns of up 8".
www.freeglossary.com /Light_cruiser   (539 words)

 Italian Light Cruisers
The heavy cruisers had a displacement of 10,000 tons and were armed with guns up to 203 mm (8in); light cruisers had a displacement ranging from 5000 to 9000 tons and guns up to 152 mm (6in).
The light cruisers included four different types, the so called "5000" of the Condottieri class, the "7000" of the Montecuccoli class, the "8000" of the Eugenio di Savoia class to end with the "9000" of the Garibaldi class.
Both heavy and light cruisers were equipped with torpedoes at exemption of the Zara class.
www.regiamarina.net /arsenals/ships_it/cruisers_light/crui_light_us.htm   (560 words)

 U.S. Cruisers
The cruiser is, per definition, the smallest ocean-going warship capable of independent operations, meaning operations in which the cruiser is the largest capital ship.
Along with the design of new battleships, or ships-of-the-line, thus came the construction of two types of cruisers: armoured cruisers, which were intended to serve in "real" fleet actions, meaning battles, and light cruisers, that, with their lighter armament and armor could carry more coal and thus go further.
Those who have stated that the US cruisers were at a disadvantage without them, and that their removement was a great failure, seem not to understand the situation that the US was to find in battle.
www.microworks.net /pacific/ships/cruisers/index.htm   (1714 words)

 light cruisers
Light scouting cruisers like the dauntless class have always been a feature of imperial fleets throughout the empire.
An ideal light cruiser carries enough firepower to drive off opposing escorts and enough fuel and supplies to remain away from bases for months at a time..
The chevalier class light cruiser was a product of the shalom shipyards during the period of secession.
www.angelfire.com /games4/chubbybob/ltcruisers.htm   (1518 words)

 Light Cruisers
Because the only way for light cruisers to be effective was if they were employed in packs, a variant had to be developed which could command the pack and control the flow of the battle.
The CFL is simply a light cruiser with additional power generators installed to handle the day to day running of the ship and the weapons, so that the engines can be left to propel the ship.
Not a class in themselves, some light cruisers were constructed with faster hyperspeed engines to enable them to engage in raiding deep into enemy space and also to be able to keep up with Fast Destroyers which needed support in the way of scouts and fighter carriers.
www.fluency.paintedtarget.org /bsg/colonials/ship_cl.html   (1857 words)

 Star Wars-Imperial-Capital Ships-Carrack Light Cruiser at Galactic Voyage
Carrack light cruisers are small combat cruisers that had been part of the Imperial Navy since the earliest days of the New Order.
At 350 meters long, Carracks are considered light cruisers, but they are quite heavily armed.
The Carrack cruiser Dominant was the main Imperial warship at Bakura.
www.galactic-voyage.com /Dark%20Side-Capital%20Ships-Carrack%20Light%20Cruiser.htm   (470 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.
net.lib.byu.edu /~rdh7/wwi/1916/jutlandb.html   (2704 words)

 Chaos (Slaanesh) Repugnant Class Light Cruiser   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Repugnant class light cruiser is armed with a powerful forward firing lance array, as well the terrible 'Tormenter' claws, which snap and grab at ships that wander too close.
What is known about the Repugnant class light cruiser is that it's very presence seems to infuriate Eldar to the point of madness.
Eldar ships receive a -2 to their leadership when testing to fire upon a ship which is not the closest, if the Repugnant class light cruiser is the closer ship.
www.inisfail.com /bfg/bfg-slaanesh-light-cruiser.html   (376 words)

 Ahoy - Mac's Web Log - German WW1 Light Cruiser SMS Emden versus HMAS Sydney
The cruiser anchored near by, and sent off a landing party of about 50 men under the command of Kapitanleutnant Hellmuth von Mucke, their task to destroy this British radio and Cable station.
The Australian light cruiser, was actually the first cruiser to be built for the fledgling Royal Australian Navy, she commissioned in June 1913.
The German cruiser now lost its second funnel, and her engine room was ablaze, and the third funnel followed its two mates, to be shot away.
ahoy.tk-jk.net /macslog/GermanWW1LightCruiserSMSE.html   (1319 words)

 Light cruiser of project 68 bis, Baltiyskiy Zavod   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Light cruiser of project 68 bis, Baltiyskiy Zavod
Their construction was carried out in accordance with a new technique, by forming (for the first time in national shipbuilding) an all-welded hull (instead of riveted one), which allowed to reduce the construction period about twice.
The cruisers of project 68 bis became the biggest series in the history of national shipbuilding.
www.bz.ru /e052_009.htm   (120 words)

 uboat.net - Allied Warships - Light cruiser HMS Orion of the Leander class
The British light cruiser HMS Orion and the Canadian destroyer HMCS Saguenay intercept the German tanker Emmy Friedrich (4372 BRT) in the Yukatan Strait west of Tampico.
When the British light cruiser HMS Caradoc also arrives on the scene the Germans scuttled their own ship to prevent her capture.
This convoy was escorted by the Anti-Aircraft cruisers HMS Calcutta, HMS Coventry and 4 destroyers.
uboat.net /allies/warships/ship/4005.html   (474 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)

 Japanese Navy Ships--Jintsu (Light Cruiser, 1925)
She was completed at the end of July 1925 and for the next three years mainly served with other light cruisers.
In addition to participation in fleet maneuvers, she made frequent cruises to Chinese waters during the 1920s and 1930s, and provided support for Japanese operations during the war with China that began in mid-1937.
This is probably the battle's initial engagement, in which the Japanese light cruiser Jintsu was sunk by gunfire and torpedo hits and Leander was damaged by a Japanese torpedo.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-fornv/japan/japsh-j/jintsu.htm   (644 words)

 Light Cruiser   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Serapis, USS - The USS Serapis, NCC-59025, is a Montu-class Light Cruiser and part of the Krima Expeditionary Force.
Chesapeake, USS - The USS Chesapeake, NCC-31813, is a Hood Class Light Cruiser and part of Tactical Squadron 33, Green Fleet.
Kusanagi, USS - The USS Kusanagi, NCC-45054, is a Hiryu-Class Light Cruiser and is part of the Krima Expeditionary Force.
www.findly.com /light-cruiser.htm   (154 words)

 SKOTFRED.COM - USS Helena (CL-50) Historical Information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Four weeks later the cruiser exacted vengeance for earlier wounds by pouring 6-inch shells into cruiser "Furutaka" and destroyer "Fubuki" (both were sunk in this action) and other enemy warships in the 11-12 October Battle of Cape Esperance (see "Salt Lake City" for details of battle).
In the early months of 1943 the cruiser was primarily occupied with shore bombardments in the New Georgia area.
Of the three cruisers and four destroyers in the American force, HELENA became the favorite target of aim for Japanese torpedoes because she lacked flashless powder.
www.skotfred.com /cl50.html   (630 words)

 The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II--1941
Light cruiser HMS Dunedin and special service vessels HMS Queen Emma and Princess Beatrix are ordered to depart Freetown, Sierra Leone to join in the search.
Minelayer Oglala (CM-4) is damaged by concussion from torpedo exploding in light cruiser Helena (CL-50) moored alongside, and capsizes at her berth; harbor tug Sotoyomo (YT-9) is sunk in floating drydock YFD-2.
Light minelayer Gamble (DM-15) mistakenly fires upon submarine Thresher (SS-200) off Oahu, 21°15'N, 159°01'W. Thresher mistakes Gamble for destroyer Litchfield (DD-336) (the latter ship assigned to work with submarines in the Hawaiian operating area), the ship with which she is to rendezvous.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/USN/USN-Chron/USN-Chron-1941.html   (16221 words)

 US Cruisers List: Designations
Light Cruiser is defined by the London Treaty as a cruiser with guns of less than 6.1 inches
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)

 ROBOTECH.COM - The Official Robotech Web Site!
The standard light starship of the later Expeditionary Force is the Garfish light cruiser.
This hold allows the cruisers to be used as long endurance cruisers through storage of additional stores, but also as a high speed transport or even as an infantry assault craft by using the hold for general cargo or troops.
However, the cruiser lacks a close-in defensive armament and this took a heavy toll on the class during the attack waves against the Robotech Masters and the Invid.
www.robotech.com /infopedia/mecha/viewmecha.php?id=31   (337 words)

 Vlezdre' Class Light Cruiser
Although they are classified as light cruisers they are moderately armored and heavily armed for their size at the cost of range and speed.
The class is designed for aggressive reconnaissance in advance of the heavy cruisers and to screen them against the other light cruisers, heavier destroyers and System Defense Boats encountered in Imperial Space.
The batch 1 cruisers are deployed in the 10th, 14th -19th Cruiser Squadrons along the borders of the Imperium and Vargr Extents.
zho.berka.com /shipyard/vlezdre.html   (895 words)

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