What is cruiser?


A cruiser is a type of warship. The term has been in use for several hundred years, and has had different meanings throughout this period. During the Age of Sail, the term cruising referred to certain kinds of missions – independent scouting, raiding or commerce protection – fulfilled by a frigate or sloop, which were the cruising warships of a fleet.

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Cruiser Tank
... The cruiser tank (also called cavalry tank or fast tank) was a British tank concept of the inter-war period ... In British use, the cruiser formed part of a doctrine paired with the "infantry tank", a much slower but better amoured design intended to work in ...
Prince Henry Of Prussia (1862–1929) - Naval Career and Advancement
18 October 1884 Executive Officer, Armored Cruiser SMS Oldenburg, 1886 Korvettenkapitän, 18 October 1887 Commander, 1st Torpedo Boat Division, 1887 ...
Cruiser - The US Navy's "cruiser Gap"
... the US Navy used odd naming conventions that left its fleet seemingly without many cruisers, although a number of their ships were cruisers in all but name ... From the 1950s to the 1970s, US Navy "cruisers" were large vessels equipped with heavy offensive missiles (including the Regulus nuclear cruise missile) for wide-ranging combat against land-bas ... II Oregon City, Baltimore- and Cleveland-class cruisers ...
Japanese Cruiser Nisshin
... Nisshin (日進?), also transliterated as Nissin, was a Kasuga-class armored cruiser of the Imperial Japanese Navy designed and built by Ansaldo in Genoa Italy ... Designed as a cross between a battleship and a cruiser, but with a very small displacement, it had the ability to stand in the line of battle and the speed to avoid action with battleships ... covered a far greater percentage of the hull than previous armored cruiser designs ...
French Cruiser Foch
... The Foch was a French heavy cruiser of the Suffren class, that saw service in World War II ... On 14 June 1940, the French 1st cruiser division with Algérie, Foch and escorting destroyers bombarded Vado near Genoa ...

More definitions of "cruiser":

  • (noun): A large fast warship; smaller than a battleship and larger than a destroyer.