Trading armor for speed, British battle cruisers were used more as battleships than as cruisers, with horrific results

Kissel, Robert P.
February 2001
Military History;Feb2001, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p70
Deals with the consequences of the decision of the Royal Navy of Great Britain to trade armor for speed during its war against Germany. Opposition to the design proposed by John Fisher, designer of the Royal Navy; Battle cruisers developed by the navy; Comparison between the battle cruisers of Great Britain and Germany; Superiority of German battle cruisers.


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