battle cruiser


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battle cruiser

n.
A large warship with lighter armor but greater maneuverability than a battleship.

battle cruiser

n
(Military) a warship of battleship size but with lighter armour and fewer guns and capable of high speed

bat′tle cruis`er


n.
a warship of maximum speed and firepower, but with lighter armor than a battleship.
[1910–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.battle cruiser - a cruiser of maximum speed and firepowerbattle cruiser - a cruiser of maximum speed and firepower
cruiser - a large fast warship; smaller than a battleship and larger than a destroyer
Translations

battle cruiser

nincrociatore m da battaglia
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On the outbreak of war, the Battle Fleet under Admiral Sir John Jellicoe moved to Scapa Flow and Vice-Admiral Sir David Beatty's Battle Cruiser Fleet to Rosyth.
At sea with the Battle Cruiser Force, Beatty adhered to Nelson's maxim to "Engage the enemy more closely," closed his counterpart German cruisers, and ceded the advantage of his longer gun ranges and greater speed.
He was awarded the VC for an incredible act of bravery during a daring submarine attack on the Japanese battle cruiser Takao in Singapore Harbour in July 1945.
Navy's Pacific Fleet based at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and just three days later sank the British battleship Prince of Wales and the battle cruiser Repulse--the first time in history aircraft had sunk capital ships underway.
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According to Tom Fennelly, they come from the German heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, which in 1941 accompanied Bismarck when the German ships sank the British battle cruiser HMS Hood.
The 1st Light Cruiser Squadron crippled them and 2nd Battle Cruiser Squadron blew them off the surface of the water.
His book describes his experience as a teenage ordinary seaman in a battle cruiser in the early months of World War Two - never dreaming that one day he would chair the Board of Admiralty.
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