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  Soviet battlecruiser Kirov - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kirov, the lead ship of the eponymous class of missile cruisers, is one of the major and biggest surface warships of the Russian Navy, though it was originally built for the Soviet Navy.
Kirov (renamed Admiral Ushakov after the 18th Century admiral Fyodor Fyodorovich Ushakov in 1992 for political reasons) was laid down in June of 1973 at Leningrad (now St.
Kirov suffered a reactor accident in 1990 while serving in the Mediterranean Sea.
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 Cruiser - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This battlecruiser role was achieved by building a vessel which had the size and firepower of a battleship but only the armor protection of a cruiser; the weight saving used to provide it with more powerful propulsion.
The concept was successful where battlecruisers were employed in their designed role, as at the Battle of the Falkland Islands in 1914.
The battlecruiser HMS Hood, known as "The Mighty Hood", was the pride of the British fleet.
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 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Kirov
Kirov loyally supported Joseph Stalin, and in 1926 he was rewarded with the leadership of the Leningrad party.
Kirov was close friends with Sergo Ordzhonikidze, whom together formed a moderate bloc to Stalin in the Politburo.
On December 1, 1934, Kirov was assassinated by Leonid Nikolaev in Leningrad.
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 soviet battlecruiser kirov   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Kirov class nuclear powered battlecruiser is one of the major and biggest surface warships of the Russian Navy.
It is one of the biggest warships of the world and is similar in size to a World War II battleship.
The Kirov (renamed Admiral Ushakov in 1992 for political reasons) was laid down in June of 1973 at Leningrad (now St. Petersburg)'s Baltiysky Naval Shipyard, launched in December 26 of 1977 and commissioned in December 30, 1980.
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 Soviet battlecruiser Kirov   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Kirov class nuclear powered cruiser is one of the major and biggest surface warships of the Russian Navy.
It is one of the biggest warship of the world and it looks like a World War II battlecruiser.
The "Kirov" (now named "Admiral Ushakov") was laid down in June of 1973 at Leningrad Naval Shipyard, launched in December 26 of 1977 and commissioned in December 30 of 1980.
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 Cruiser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The new battlecruiser role was filled by a ship with much larger guns than would normally be carried, trading off that extra weight by carrying less armor.
The battlecruiser concept was put to the test in WWI, but were asked to form into the main lines with battleships, where they were badly mauled.
In the years since the launch of the Ticonderoga the class has received a number of upgrades that have dramatically improved their capabilities for anti-submarine and land attack (using the Tomahawk missile), and today the name is not mis-applied at all.
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 Battlecruiser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Battlecruisers were large warships of the first half of the 20th century.
The result was a disaster for the Royal Navy's battlecruiser squadrons: Invincible, Queen Mary and Indefatigable exploded with the loss of all but a handful of their crews The German battlecruisers were better armoured, although L├╝tzow was damaged and had to be scuttled, and Seydlitz was heavily damaged.
The first battlecruiser to see action in the Pacific War was Repulse when she was sunk near Singapore on December 10 1941 whilst in company with HMS Prince of Wales.
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 iqexpand.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Battlecruisers were of comparable size to a battleship and had the guns of a battleship but substantially thinner armor, the weight saving allowing more powerful engines to be fitted to give it greater speed.
The idea was that the big guns would allow a battlecruiser to take out destroyers and smaller cruisers before the battlecruiser ever got into range of their guns or torpedoes, while their speed would enable them to escape enemy battleships, or to swoop on crippled enemy battleships during a fleet action.
Battlecruisers are defined as distinct due to their mounting armament equivalent to that of the battleship and having insufficient protection against such armament.
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 Kirov Class Battlecruiser Encyclopedia Article @ VariedTastes.com (Varied Tastes)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Kirov class (Soviet designation Project 1144 Orlan, meaning Sea eagle) nuclear powered missile cruisers, named after Sergey Kirov, are some of the largest and most powerful surface warships of the Russian Navy, though they were originally built for the Soviet Navy.
Although some call the Kirov a battlecruiser or battleship because of this, the Kirov lacks the characteristic heavy armour.
It is more appropriate to consider the Kirov a super-sized guided missile cruiser, similar to the analogy Alaska-class cruiser which had a displacement of a battlecruiser but otherwise was more similar to heavy cruisers.
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 Battlecruiser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Of the three specialist battlecruisers, "large light cruisers" in the Royal Navy's terms, ships of substantial size but with only the armour of light cruisers intended to be armed with a few battleship calibre guns for operations in the Baltic Furious had already been converted to an aircraft carrier during the war.
The Soviet Kirov class of Raketny Kreyser (Missile Cruiser), displacing approximately 26,000 tons, is classified as a battlecruiser in the 1996-7 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships, even though in actuality they are very large missile cruisers.
Their classification as battlecruisers arises from their displacement, which is roughly equal to that of a World War I battleship, and the fact that they possess more firepower than nearly every other surface ship.
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 Serebella Contents Soviet---Finnish War-Soviet Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Following the October Revolution, all factories eventually had soviets organized according to the Bolshevik understanding of Marxist-Leninist theory, supplanting the earlier meaning that allowed for independent soviets.
(Dissident existing soviets were won over or suppressed; Bolshevik soviets were organized in factories that lacked soviets.) The view was widely promoted and expressed that Bolshevik power rested on the collective will of these soviets, representing the fulfillment of the slogan.
Based on and in support of that view of the state, the term naturally extended, or consciously was extended, to mean in effect any body formed by a group of soviets to delegate, up a hierarchy of soviets, the authority to express and effect their will.
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 Battlecruiser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
A battlecruiser is a large gunship, larger than a cruiser and ofcomparable size to a battleship.
The idea was that the big guns would allow it to take out destroyers,cruisers, and other smaller ships before the battlecruiser ever got into the range of their smaller guns or torpedoes, while its speed would enable it to escape enemy battleships.
Her armour was stronger than that of earlier battlecruisers, but it also proved a fatal weakness,as she exploded and sank in a duel with Bismarck during World War II.
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 Soviet Army - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Soviet Army
Despite intervention by the Allies on behalf of the White forces, the Bolsheviks' ultimate victory in 1920 led to the establishment of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1922.
The army of the USSR until 1946; it later became known as the Soviet Army.
Founded by the revolutionary Leon Trotsky, it developed from the Red Guards, volunteers who were in the vanguard of the Bolshevik revolution.
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 Kirov class battlecruiser: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The appearance of the Kirov class was a significant factor in the U.S. Navy (U.S. Navy: the united states navy (usn) is the branch of the united states...
The lead ship, Kirov (renamed Admiral Ushakov in 1992 for political reasons) was laid down in June of 1973 at Leningrad (Leningrad: A city in the European part of Russia; 2nd largest Russian city; located at the head of the Gulf of Finland; former capital of Russia) (now St.
Kirov suffered a reactor accident in 1990 while serving in the Mediterranean Sea (Mediterranean Sea: The largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia).
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 ipedia.com: Soviet battlecruiser Kirov Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Kirov -class nuclear powered battlecruiser is one of the major and biggest surface warships of the Russian Navy.
The Kirov-class nuclear powered battlecruiser is one of the major and biggest surface warships of the Russian Navy.
The lead ship, Kirov (renamed Admiral Ushakov in 1992 for political reasons) was laid down in June of 1973 at Leningrad (now St.
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 Soviet battlecruiser Kirov: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The appearance of the Kirov class was a significant factor in the US Navy recommissioning the Iowa class[for more info, click this link].
Kirov (renamed Admiral Ushakov in 1992 for political reasons) was laid down in June of 1973 at Leningrad (A city in the European part of Russia; 2nd largest Russian city; located at the head of the Gulf of Finland; former capital of Russia)
Kirov suffered a reactor accident in 1990 while serving in the Mediterranean Sea (The largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia)
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 USS KIROV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Sergei Kirov was murdered in his office in Leningrad (known after the fall of the Soviet Union as St Petersburg) on December 1, 1934.
She served in the Soviet Navy during the "Cold War" of the late 20th Century.
She was decommisioned in 1998 for refit parts for the Admiral Nakhimov, the last of the Kirov class cruisers.
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 Soviet aircraft carrier Kuznetsov - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Admiral Flota Sovetskogo Soyuza Kuznetsov (originally named Tbilisi) is an aircraft carrier serving as the flagship of the Russian Navy.
She was named after the Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Nikolai Gerasimovich Kuznetsov.
She was given to Ukraine, and eventually sold to the People's Republic of China.
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 Articles - Battle cruiser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Originally thought of as simply a new type of armored cruiser (their armour was the same as that of the older armoured cruisers´), they were then designated "dreadnought cruisers".
However, Hood was completed with armour that was thought to be capable of resisting her own weapons, the classic measure of a "balanced" battleship and her armour weaknesses were recognised and tackled to some extent during refits - the onset of the Second World War preventing her last planned rebuild.
The other two battlecruisers retained, HMS Renown and HMS Repulse were modernised significantly in a series of refits between 1920 and 1939.
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 Battlecruisers Of World War II
The battlecruiser has always been the most romantic of all warships to me. A ship as large as a battleship, with the big guns of a battleship, and the sea speed of the fleetest cruiser.
The battlecruiser was not designed to slug it out with the heavyweights, but (as Muhammad Ali, a pretty famous heavyweight in his own right, once said) to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.
Battlecruisers successfully did these things during WW I. What they were not intended to do was join the battle line itself and shoot it out with enemy capitol ships.
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 Ushakov - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For cruiser Admiral Ushakov, see Soviet battlecruiser Kirov.
For Soviet explorer of Arctics, see Georgy Ushakov.
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
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 Cruiser (warship)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The [[Royal Navy]] quickly scrapped most of theirs after the war, and upgraded the armor on the rest to the limited extent that was possible.The weakness of the battle cruiser concept was further demonstrated in the Second World War, during the hunt for the German battleship [[German battleship Bismarck''Bismarck'']] by the British fleet in [[1940]].
The most recent ships of this type, the four [[Kirov class battlecruiser''Kirovs'']], were built in the [[1970s]] and [[1980s]], and are in very poor repair today.
The last operational ''Kirov''-class cruiser, [[Soviet battlecruiser Kirov''Petr Velikiy'']], was recalled to port in March [[2004]] with severe [[nuclear reactorreactor]] problems.The United States Navy has centered on the [[aircraft carrier]] since WWII.
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 Cruiser (warship)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This battlecruiser role is achieved by building the vessel which had an size with firepower of the battleship but only an armor protection of the cruiser; an weight saving used to provide it with more powerful propulsion.
The concept is successful where battlecruisers were employed in their designed role, for at an Battle of an Falkland Islands in 1914.
The battlecruiser HMS Hood, known for "The Mighty Hood", is an pride of an British fleet.
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 WSO Blog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Kirov and Slava class are still scary, though I haven't seen them in play yet.
The entire Soviet surface fleet slips into a fogbank and emerges within Sandbox range of the Trajanic battle group, attacking in combination with the French and British, and then they all get together and form a huge robot...
Battlecruiser fleets and risk theory went out of fashion long before 1988...
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 The history and deployment of the Kirov cruiser
The original specification for the Kirov battlecruiser came in 1971 as an effort to counter the carrier task forces operated by NATO nations.
The Kalinin was the third Kirov class battlecruiser to enter service when it was completed in 1988.
When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 it was decided that all of the ships were to be renamed to reflect the political views of the new Russian Republic.
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 Cruiser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The battlecruiser HMS Hood (1918)HMS ''Hood''/ was the pride of the British fleet, known as "The Mighty Hood".
The most recent ships of this type, the 4 ''Kirov''s, were built in the 1970s and 1980s80s, and are in very poor repair today.
The last operational ''Kirov'' class unit, Soviet battlecruiser Kirov''Petr Velikiy'', was recalled to port in March 2004 with severe nuclear reactorreactor/ problems.
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Designed to challenge the U.S. Navy in the Cold War and originally named the Yuri Andropov after the former Soviet leader, the Peter the Great -- or Pyotr Veliky -- spent years in the dockyard after the Soviet Union collapsed before being finally commissioned, despite concerns over its cost, in 1998.
The establishment was also reported to be unhappy with such choices as replacing the aft depth charge launchers with an orchestra pit.
Still, the former Soviet Union couldn't be choosy and the cruiser was duly commissioned with Captain Vladimir Ilychin in command, with Donald O'Connor as first mate and comic relief.
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