Ernest Evans ordered flank speed and went straight at the Japanese battleships and heavy cruisers
Four heavy cruisers
(three American, one Australian) were sunk by an equal strength but decidedly more skilled Japanese force.
These dimensions are about the size of the German heavy cruisers
of the Hipper class.
Over the next two years, the navy installed an improved version of the XAF, the CXAM, on all American carriers, six battleships, five heavy cruisers
, and two light cruisers.
The USS Enterprise, with James Wilson aboard, was about 215 miles west of Oahu, along with heavy cruisers
Northampton, Chester and Salt Lake City, and nine destroyers.
Kiyohide Shima, with the support of two heavy cruisers
, a light cruiser and four destroyers.
Meanwhile, a scout plane from USS or to n (CV 5) found the Japanese Covering Group, the light carrier o o and four heavy cruisers
, which faulty message coding transformed into "two carriers and four heavy cruisers
At the same time, under command of Admiral Count von Spee, the strong German Far-East squadron consisting of two heavy cruisers
Scharnhorst and Gneisnenau plus the light cruisers Leipzig, Dresden, Nurnberg and Emden moved from Tsingtao.
During his service he went to the Mediterranean when Malta was under siege and was "Mentioned in Dispatches" following a successful engagement with some Italian heavy cruisers
Shortly after 8am on December 16, 1914, three German heavy cruisers
emerged from the mist and unleashed around 1,000 shells on unsuspecting residents.
The convoy was to be closely escorted by a team of destroyers and heavy cruisers
The following day Fleming was in the air again, this time leading a flight of six SB2U-3s in a strike against the Japanese heavy cruisers
Mogami and Mikuma, which had collided the previous night and had been spotted early that morning by a patrolling PBY.