Light Cruiser

A light cruiser is a type of small- or medium-sized warship. The term is a shortening of the phrase "light armored cruiser", describing a small ship that carried armor in the same way as an armored cruiser: a protective belt and deck. Prior to this smaller cruisers had been of the protected cruiser model, possessing armored decks only.

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Japanese Cruiser Tama - Service Record - Northern Operations
... flagship of Vice Admiral Boshirō Hosogaya's CruDiv 21 with the light cruiser Kiso, in the IJN 5th Fleet ... Both cruisers' hulls were damaged by severe weather, and both were forced to return to dry dock at Yokosuka by the end of the year ... towards Attu with Vice Admiral Hosogaya's IJN Fifth Fleet cruisers Nachi and Maya, light cruiser Abukuma and destroyers Ikazuchi, Inazuma, Usugumo, Hatsushimo and Wakaba escorting a three-s ...
Light Cruiser - United States Navy Classification
... In the United States Navy, light cruisers have the hull classification symbol CL ... Both heavy cruisers and light cruisers were classified under a common CL/CA sequence after 1931, hence there are some missing hull numbers, see List of light cruisers of the United States ... After the development of seaborne guided missiles in the 1950s, all remaining cruisers armed solely with guns, regardless of caliber were redesignated as "Gun Cruisers" (hull ...
Battle Of Durazzo (1915) - Battle
1915, the Austro-Hungarian Navy sent another cruiser Squadron into the Adriatic, this time to interfere with the Serbian Campaign ... The new light cruiser SMS Helgoland—accompanied by five Tatra-class destroyers—left Cattaro and headed for Durazzo late on 28 December 1915, with the submarine U-15 and two destroyers ... Brindisi were alerted to the Austrian force, and the British sent out the Town-class light cruiser HMS Dartmouth ...
SMS Frauenlob - History
... In 1905, she was assigned to the Cruiser Division, alongside her sister Arcona and the cruisers Hamburg and Friedrich Carl ... The British Harwich Force, composed of two light cruisers and 33 destroyers under Commodore Reginald Tyrwhitt, raided the German picket line in the Heligoland Bight ... At about 0900, Frauenlob and the light cruiser Stettin were sent out to reinforce the beleaguered German patrols ...

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