heavy cruiser


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heavy cruiser

[′hev·ē ′krüz·ər]
(naval architecture)
A warship designed to operate with strike, antisubmarine-warfare, or amphibious forces against air and surface threats.
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Search teams led by Allen have discovered the wreckage of a number of historic warships including the USS Indianapolis, a US heavy cruiser which sank in the Philippine Sea in July, 1945 after being torpedoed by a Japanese submarine.
The Portland-class heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis was commissioned in 1932.
The heavy cruiser was hit by torpedoes from a Japanese submarine on July 30, 1945, while returning from the US island base of Tinian where it had delivered enriched uranium for atomic bomb Little Boy, later dropped on Hiroshima.
257) The Germans mistakenly believed that the enemy cruiser group had moved westward because it had lost a heavy cruiser.
According to Tom Fennelly, they come from the German heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, which in 1941 accompanied Bismarck when the German ships sank the British battle cruiser HMS Hood.
nz Derek said: "As HMS Berwick was a heavy cruiser we were mainly used as a covering force in case Tirpitz was sent forth to create havoc with the slowmoving merchant ships in the convoy.
He enlisted for four years and served on the Heavy Cruiser USS Macon, being deployed to Canada, Brazil, France, Italy and Scotland, of which he had many stories to tell.
That dream lasted until my third class midshipman cruise, when I spent six weeks aboard USS Chicago, CG11, a converted WWII Baltimore class heavy cruiser.
In 1942 Mr Roberts was serving as a coder on the heavy cruiser HMS Edinburgh which was drafted in to help provide cover for the Arctic Convoys.
One of the Honor Flight participants, former Navy yeoman Alfred Mignone, said his ship, the heavy cruiser USS Houston, was torpedoed by the Japanese twice.
The sheer morale-dampening effect of a heavy cruiser with big guns loitering offshore can be profound.
Achates was escorting a flotilla of merchant vessels through the dangerous Arctic waters when it was attacked by German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper, pocket battleship Lutzow and six large destroyers.