Best/Worst WWII Light Cruisers

Surface Ships From Every Era
Vincenzo
Joined: 06 Dec 2010, 23:44

06 Dec 2017, 13:35 #191

ChrisPat wrote: Until you get to something like the present situation with T45s.  No matter how good they may be (we must hope) they can only be in six places; could 7 Townalikes at £14m stop 10 Arethusalikes from getting past them to find their main body?  Depends on conditions, I suspect.
OTOH it would suggest that without that consideration and no WNT nobody would build cruisers at all.  Battlecruisers would be the way to go, and ever bigger ones at that, just as from 1906 to 1918.  Though light armoured cruisers were also built then.
the first time would be that some of the 10 Arethusa can past them but the nest time how many Arethusa will be fit for the operation?
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ChrisPat
Joined: 13 Nov 2008, 22:19

06 Dec 2017, 14:22 #192

If you're fighting a decisive rerun of Jutland it doesn't matter. Everyone was planning for that.
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Vincenzo
Joined: 06 Dec 2010, 23:44

06 Dec 2017, 23:58 #193

ChrisPat wrote: If you're fighting a decisive rerun of Jutland it doesn't matter.  Everyone was planning for that.
This threat is not for the 39 like my, the WW2 was many smaller encounter so there will a next time
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sergeante
Joined: 27 Sep 2011, 21:14

07 Dec 2017, 02:16 #194

ChrisPat wrote: If you're fighting a decisive rerun of Jutland it doesn't matter.  Everyone was planning for that.
And nobody would have gotten it, for the same reason Jutland was a bust in the first place. Capital ships are too valuable to throw away on one roll of the dice. There is always tomorrow, and tomorrow may perhaps be a better day. Many smaller cruiser actions were almost certainly likely in any realistically conceivable war. The tactical effectiveness and logistic efficiency of cruisers was very important.
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