Was large cruiser a good idea?

Was large cruiser a good idea?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska-class_cruiser
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design_B-65_cruiser

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    In hindsight? No. At that point you're paying nearly as much as you'd do for a full-size fast battleship, and you get a lot less for it.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    ehh
    Was a better carrier escort than BBs in a low torpedo threat area.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    not really, it has all the problems of cruisers and bbs without any of the benefits

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      t. seething muttoid

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        OH NO NO NO NO NO

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >post another russkie pile of shit
        >muh seething mutts
        Lol. LMAO, even.

        Russia has never had and will never have a navy worth jack shit.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks for derailed my thread.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          yoshino is better

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Design 1047
    >30,000t or so
    >9x11" main guns
    >9" belt
    >speed of <34kts
    >universally accepted as a small battlecruiser
    Alaska
    >35,000t or so
    >9x12" main guns
    >9" belt
    >speed of 33kts
    >uhm ackthually it's a heavy cruiser, just like the 8" armed cruisers before and after it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      And before I forget:
      >both designed to fight Jap heavy cruisers

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >>both designed to fight Jap heavy cruisers
        and cruiser hunting was alway the purpose of battle cruisers as a ship class, they are designed to be fast enough to hunt down and kill enemy cruisers.

        battleship caliber guns on a hull as fast as a cruiser and with a similar scale of armour

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Bro if your last resort to an argument is the Dutch, you’ve already lost.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ignoring the eternal "was she a battlecruiser" argument Alaska was sex and should had been preserved/kept as part of the Cold War big gun fleet.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Meh, did she do anything noteworthy? I'm pretty satisfied with what we have preserved from the US fleet, except it would have been good historically to save some of the weird early carriers. The scrapping of the HMS Warspite though I think was the greatest tragedy. That ship had so much history.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      She required a crew almost as large as a BBs, for far less capability.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Was large cruiser a good idea?
    >Less than 36 months of active service before being mothballed
    >scrapped at not even 20 years old
    apparently not

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    > The scrapping of the HMS Warspite though I think was the greatest tragedy
    Enterprise

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They were a dead end. Which is a shame, because I really like the way they look. Plus, they had a really nice 12 inch gun, iirc.

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