GNU Webster's 1913
- (Nav.), Archaic A man-of-war carrying a large coal supply, and more or less protected from the enemy's shot by iron or steel armor. There is no distinct and accepted classification distinguishing
armoredand protectedcruisers from each other, except that the first have more or heavier armor than the second.
“As the German battle squadrons wheeled to port, heading southeast, the armored cruiser Roon and her destroyers, which had been directly ahead of the battleships, found themselves in the rear of the new formation.”
“He was assured that reinforcements were on the way: the old battleship Canopus was en route and, more important, the modern armored cruiser Defence would join him from the Mediterranean.”
“Kent was an armored cruiser with heavier guns, but she was old and had been recommissioned only sixty-seven days before.”
“At dawn the next day, although the fog was still so thick that it was impossible for one ship to see another, the 9,350-ton armored cruiser Yorck received permission to proceed into Wilhelmshaven for repairs to her fresh-water tanks.”
“At 5: 45 p.m. on January 23, Hipper sailed from the Jade with the battle cruisers Seydlitz, Moltke, and Derfflinger, the large armored cruiser Blücher, the light cruisers Rostock, Stralsund, Kolberg, and Graudenz, and two destroyer flotillas comprising nineteen ships.”
“Other “sightings” followed: the dreadnought Vanguard fired on an object reported as a periscope; a destroyer on patrol near the Hoxa entrance opened fire; the armored cruiser Drake signaled that she had sighted a submarine.”
“With the attacking battle cruisers steaming slowly back and forth and with the armored cruiser having come to a complete halt in the middle of Tees Bay, the German ships would have made ideal targets for a submerged submarine.”
“Beatty found this speed too slow and, at 9: 30 p.m., ordered the old armored cruiser Hogue to take Arethusa in tow.”
“The armored cruiser Hampshire was older and less strong, but the light cruisers Newcastle and Yarmouth were far superior in size, speed, and gun power to Emden and Nürnberg.”
“Even without Von der Tann, Hipper commanded a powerful force, although the inclusion of the armored cruiser Blücher diminished rather than enhanced its effective strength.”
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