The modern "Cruiser"November 17 2003 at 12:58 PM
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Response to From what I remember...
Evolved from the Nelsonian Frigate.
Put another way, cruisers grew from their frigate roots into something a bit more robust, and they were indeed scouts, but never the the heavyweight fighters that Ships of the Line were. That "fusion" happened in the early 1900's when the Battle Cruiser and the Battleship started to look a bit more like one another in terms of sheer hitting power, though the Dreadnaughts tended to stand out yet again as in a class by themselves.
I think Pete raises a good point about mixing eras, which I appear to have done, which not make the terminology any easier to distill.
- Well... - Lissa on Nov 17, 1:12 PM
- When I served on a Cruiser - Occhi on Nov 17, 1:38 PM