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Warship Class - Wichita - Cruiser - Heavy Cruiser

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Warship Class - Wichita - Cruiser - Heavy Cruiser
Name Wichita
Country United States (Details)
Period World War II
Source of Text Wikipedia
Credit Link Link
Type Cruiser
SubType Heavy Cruiser
Preceded By New Orleans (Details)
Succeeded By Baltimore (Details)
Number Planned 1
Number Completed 1
First Commisioned 1939
Last Year Active 1947
Other Nations none



History: USS Wichita (CA-45) was a unique heavy cruiser of the United States Navy built in the 1930s. .

Information: A cruiser is a type of warship. Modern cruisers are generally the largest ships in a fleet after aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships, and can usually perform several roles. 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-of-war, which were the cruising warships of a fleet.

Information: 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 203 mm (8 inches) in caliber, whose design parameters were dictated by the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Naval Treaty of 1930. The heavy cruiser is part of a lineage of ship design from 1915 through the early 1950s, although the term "heavy cruiser" only came into formal use in 1930. The heavy cruiser's immediate precursors were the light cruiser designs of the 1900s and 1910s, rather than the armoured cruisers of the years before 1905. When the armoured cruiser was supplanted by the battlecruiser, an intermediate ship type between this and the light cruiser was found to be needed—one larger and more powerful than the light cruisers of a potential enemy but not as large and expensive as the battlecruiser so as to be built in sufficient numbers to protect merchant ships and serve in a number of combat theaters.

History:
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Item created by: gdm on 2019-04-02 07:40:08. Last edited by gdm on 2019-06-15 08:23:22

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