Parent subjectWarships
Description The battle-cruiser was conceived by the Royal Navy in the years prior to the First World War as a means of providing a modicum of the might of a battleship, but investing it in a vessel with more speed and manoeuvrability. Thus, armament and protection were sacrificed for speed. These vessels were used to hunt down smaller classes of enemy ship as well as to provide a flexible striking force with which to exploit weak spots in the enemy's battle-line during major engagements.

Battle cruisers