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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He then enlisted in the US Navy serving aboard the USS Columbus Heavy Cruiser CA74.
They put up such a fierce fight that the Japanese thought they were a destroyer and a heavy cruiser. Heermann fired three more torpedoes.
Out toward the west, a heavy cruiser (or whatever) was riding shotgun on our troop ship, the SS Leopoldville II.
Flight crews aboard Nagumo's four carriers had barely begun their work when the scout plane Tone 4 from the heavy cruiser Tone reported "ten ships, apparently enemy," sighted 240 miles from Midway.
THE SAILORS of the heavy CRUISER USS Houston were tired, hungry, and tense from a week on alert.
Questions about what had become of that vessel--the heavy cruiser USS Houston--and her crew were not fully answered until the war was over.
The 4th Freedom Drive, with sport utility vehicles (SUVs), sports cars, 4x4s, modified 4x4s, modified supercars, classic and exquisite cars, heavy cruiser bikes and cyclists was much bigger than Motor Club of Pakistan's previous three drives.
Although the main German forces consisted of only one battleship and one heavy cruiser, planning for the operation was conducted from the operational-strategic to the tactical level of command.
Nonetheless, he returned home aboard the heavy cruiser USS Quincy.
He was also a plank member on the USS Columbus CA-74, a heavy cruiser, and the USS Vixen PG-53, a gun boat where he served under Admiral Ingram, the Commander and Chief of the Atlantic Fleet.
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.