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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, commerce protection, or raiding – fulfilled by a frigate or sloop, which were the cruising warships of a fleet. They are generally the largest ships in a modern fleet other than carriers and usually can perform several roles.
In the middle of the 19th century, cruiser came to be a classification for the ships intended for cruising distant waters, commerce raiding, and scouting for the battle fleet. Cruisers came in a wide variety of sizes, from the medium-sized protected cruiser to large armored cruisers that were nearly as big (although not as powerful or as well-armored) as a pre-dreadnought battleship. With the advent of the dreadnought battleship before World War I, the armored cruiser evolved into a vessel of similar scale known as the battlecruiser. The very large battlecruisers of the World War I era that succeeded armored cruisers were now classified, along with dreadnought battleships, as capital ships.
By the early 20th century after World War I, the direct successors to protected cruisers could be placed on a consistent scale of warship size, smaller than a battleship but larger than a destroyer. In 1922, the Washington Naval Treaty placed a formal limit on these cruisers, which were defined as warships of up to 10,000 tons displacement carrying guns no larger than 8 inches in calibre; heavy cruisers had 8-inch guns, while those with guns of 6.1 inches or less were light cruisers, which shaped cruiser design until the end of World War II. Some variations on the Treaty cruiser design included the German Deutschland-class "pocket battleships" which had heavier armament at the expense of speed compared to standard heavy cruisers, and the US Alaska class, which was a scaled-up heavy cruiser design designated as a "cruiser-killer".
In the later 20th century, the obsolescence of the battleship left the cruiser as the largest and most powerful surface combatant after the aircraft carrier. The role of the cruiser varied according to ship and navy, often including air defense and shore bombardment. During the Cold War, the Soviet Navy's cruisers had heavy anti-ship missile armament designed to sink NATO carrier task forces via saturation attack. The U.S. Navy built guided-missile cruisers upon destroyer-style hulls (some called "destroyer leaders" or "frigates" prior to the 1975 reclassification) primarily designed to provide air defense while often adding anti-submarine capabilities, being larger and having longer-range surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) than early Charles F. Adams guided-missile destroyers tasked with the short-range air defense role. By the end of the Cold War, the line between cruisers and destroyers had blurred, with the Ticonderoga-class cruiser using the hull of the Spruance-class destroyer but receiving the cruiser designation due to their enhanced mission and combat systems. Indeed, the newest U.S. Navy destroyers (for instance the Arleigh Burke class and Zumwalt class) are more heavily armed than some of the cruisers that they succeeded.
Currently only three nations operate cruisers: the United States, Russia, and Peru. (BAP Almirante Grau is still in service with the Peruvian Navy, and is the last gun cruiser currently in service in any navy.)
Selling my extremely reliable 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4x4 SUV. The only reason for moving on is that I need to get a truck. This vehicle comes with maintenance records and it had the 95k service done by Toyota. It is fully loaded and just recently had new tires A/T tires put on it including the...
Tamiya- Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Heavy Cruiser Mogami
Tamiya 1/350 Japanese Heavy Cruiser Aircraft carrying Mogami model Kit
The First Fleet Replenish Program of 1931 gave Japan a special allowance to build 50,955 tons worth of new light cruisers armed with 6-in guns. Construction of the...
Size L. Fits size 43-45. Never worn outside. Tried on indoors only. New condition. These are $495 new. A seriously warm winter jacket. The double cape and arms make this a serious winter jacket.
Selling this for $250 to forum members. I've got it on...
I have a 1980 yamaha xs1100 that has been converted with a 2001 suzuki marauder 800. Frame motor and rear is yamaha. Front forks bars tank and tail are suzuki. Makes for a very comfortable cruiser with inline 4 power and speed. Led headlight and tail light. Have some spare parts to go with...
I saw this and thought it was pretty dang cool, especially to us boat nerds (I know you're out there!). It is a hybrid cruiser that is covered in solar panels that charge a main battery. Off the battery it runs all the systems, including twin electric motors.
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