Battle Cruiser


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Battle Cruiser

 

a subclass of cruisers with powerful guns. They appeared before World War I. Only a few battle cruisers were built. They had displacements of 20,000–42,000 tons, were armed with six to nine turret guns of 280–380 mm caliber and up to 20 113-mm guns, and traveled at 29–30 knots (53.7–55.5 km/hr). Battle cruisers were used in World War I, and three such cruisers that were retained in the British Navy also saw service in World War II. After the war the last surviving battle cruiser was scrapped.

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In the engagement that followed, and for which battle cruisers had been specifically designed, only the fastest German light cruiser, SMS Nurnberg, escaped.
Up until February 1942, the German battle cruiser was bottled up in Brest by Allied naval blockading forces, but made a daring dash through the English Channel to relative safety in her home port of Wilhelmshaven alongside the Nazi ships Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen.
Patent and Trademark Office, securing them on their path to immortality; Russell Crowe's complete naval costume from "Master and Commander"; Gene Roddenberry's Klingon Battle Cruiser filming miniature from "Star Trek".
Given the depth with which Friedman covers the other, related subjects and the controversies surrounding the advent of the "all-big-gun" ship to which he later refers, this would have been a useful foundation and might have enriched the rather truncated and one-sided discussion on the rationale for the battle cruiser that comes later in chapter 8.
NEW MONDAY, BBC2, 9PM Clydebuilt - The Ships That Made the Commonwealth The brilliant series comes to a close with David Hayman, left, meeting men who sailed on the battle cruiser, HMS Hood.
VITAL: The view from the German battle cruiser Admiral von Hipper as it bombed HMS Glowworm during the Battle of the Atlantic on April 1940 (main picture) where, left, Captain Johnny Walker's fabled second escort group eventually helped defeat the constant threat of the U-boats to supply convoys
PARTNERSHIP: Huddersfield's adopted battle cruiser HMS Gambia pictured at the entrance to Valletta harbour, Malta.
O'Neill's We start off in Jonjo's - officially called O'Neill's and located in the Montpellier area - where the battle cruiser is always packed to the rafters with wagon shunters.
Mr Mearns was involved in finding the wrecks of the British battle cruiser the HMS Hood and the DKM Bismarck, the German battleship that sank her in the North Atlantic in 1941.
World War II operations centre in the Western Approaches war rooms at Derby House in Liverpool; Johnnie Walker sank several German vessels during the war; The view from the German battle cruiser Admiral von Hipper as it bombed HMS Glowworm during the Battle of the Atlantic on April 6,1940
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REG WALKER'S letter (Your Say, June 2) relating to the sinking of HMS Hood and the Bismarck brought back memories of my time in the Royal Navy on board the battle cruiser HMS Renown.

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