light cruiser


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light cruiser

[′līt ′krü·zər]
(naval architecture)
A naval vessel whose armaments consist primarily of 6-inch (152-millimeter) guns.
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Instead the Royal Navy saw sense and took on this unassuming hero who lost his life when HMS Caledon came under fire while chasing German minesweepers escorted by light cruisers.
9-inch guns carried by German light cruisers, but took the worst of the gun duel, receiving 16 to 20 hits before firing four torpedoes, laying smoke and zig-zagging away.
The consequences of the scuttling were severe: the Allies demanded full compensation, and claimed 80 percent of all German port equipment; and the navy had to surrender its last five modern light cruisers.
On December 16, out of the morning mist, steamed the battlecruisers Derfflinger and Von der Tann and the light cruiser Kolberg.
The depressing outcome for us is that neither the former World War II and last surviving D-Day landing craft tank Landfall (recovered from Birkenhead Docks) or the World War I light cruiser HMS Caroline (built at Cammell Laird, Birkenhead) will have a permanent home on Merseyside.
My fatherinlaw served in the Royal Navy in a submarine in the North Atlantic and on a light cruiser at DDay and nally the Colossus in "My fatherinlaw served in the Royal Navy in a submarine in the North Atlantic and on a light cruiser at DDay and nally the aircraft carrier HMS Colossus in the Far East at the end of the Second World War and many of his former comrades who need support are receiving it from the Poppy Appeal.
Heralded by many observers as an event akin to Eugene Ely's historic flight from a temporary deck built on the light cruiser USS Birmingham (CL 2) in 1910, the X-47B unmanned combat air system demonstrator ensured its place in Naval Aviation history on 14 May when it became the first aircraft to be launched from a carrier at sea without a human at the controls.
The British light cruiser played a key role throughout World War II, and this account documents their naval achievement and how they helped gain control of the seas during the war.
John Blue was assigned to the brand new light cruiser USS Juneau (CL-52).
A C-class light cruiser (D43) launched in 1916 and scuttled after an air attack near Egypt in 1942.
The eight classes of light cruiser developed by the IJN were fast, well-armed and technologically superior to the fleets the Allied powers could bring to bear.
HMS HAMPSHIRE, 1997: The 10,850-ton armoured cruiser launched in April 1904 and saw WWI action, taking part in the hunt for the German light cruiser Emden, which was disguised to look like a British cruiser.