The heavy cruiser was a type of cruiser, a naval warship designed for long range and high speed, armed generally with naval guns of roughly 203mm calibre (8 inches in caliber) and displacing approximately 10,000 tons. While the general mission of the heavy cruiser to act as a fast scout for a battle fleet and protect and hunt down commerce was largely unchanged from the days of sail, its design parameters were dictated by the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Naval Treaty of 1930.
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... with the Kriegsmarine during World War II and commander of the heavy cruiser "Lützow" ... the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross for his command of the heavy cruiser Lützow and his leadership of Kampfgruppe V (5th battle group) during the occupation of Oslo ... With the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, Admiral Hipper, Admiral Scheer and Lützow, and the ships of the line Schlesien and Schleswig-Holstein and the light cruisers Emden, Köln, Leipzig and Nürnberg ...
... HNLMS De Ruyter Dutch light cruiser sunk 27 February 1942 by torpedo from heavy cruiser Haguro during Battle of the Java Sea ... HNLMS Java Dutch light cruiser sunk 27 February 1942 by torpedo from heavy cruiser Nachi during Battle of Java Sea ... HNLMS Kortenaer Sunk by torpedo fired by heavy cruiser Haguro during Battle of the Java Sea ...
... Heavy cruisers were still being built, and they could be balanced designs when nations decided to skirt the restrictions imposed by the London Naval Treaty ... The Germans built their Hipper class heavy cruisers of 14,000 tons, although the Anglo-German Naval Agreement was supposed to limit their shipbuilding ... The US built the Baltimore class of heavy cruisers during the war ...
... ordered to attack this "main body." This Japanese force, consisting of 2 or 3 heavy cruisers and about 30 other ships, including destroyers, transports, and cargo vessels, had evidently been moving toward ... Hits were scored on several Japanese vessels, with one heavy cruiser, one transport and three other ships left burning, however antiaircraft fire, although consistently ... an additional seven B-17Es from the 42d Bomb Squadron arrived on Midway to reinforce the heavy bomber contingent ...
... Japan destroyer 1919-22 1,289 14 completed Tacoma US frigate 1,400 96 Takao Japan heavy cruiser 1930-31 9,850 4 Taiyō Japan escort aircraft carrier 1939-40 20,000 3 Tambor US ...
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