Japanese cruiser Mogami, lead ship of the Mogami class of heavy cruisers in 1935, when she entered service in the Imperial Japanese Navy.[1980 × 1215]

Japanese cruiser Mogami, lead ship of the Mogami class of heavy cruisers in 1935, when she entered service in the Imperial Japanese Navy.[1980 × 1215]

This is the Mogami as a light cruiser with 15 6 inch guns. The entire class was up gunned to 10 8 inch guns shortly before The class had to be rebuilt shortly after completion as they were structurally weak.

The Des Moines-Class Heavy Cruiser, USS NEWPORT NEWS (CA-148)

The second USS Newport News was a Des Moines-class heavy cruiser in the…

Japanese heavy cruiser "Takao" at sea. Was sunk before war's end.

IJN Heavy Cruiser "Atago" of the Japanese Imperial Navy running trials, February

HMS Exeter after refit in 1941. This heavy cruiser, one of only two "York Class" heavy cruisers built, suffered major damage in the Battle of the Rio Plata against the German pocket battleship, Admiral Graf Spee. Lest we forget: 61 RN officers and ratings were killed aboard HMS Exeter during that battle. Photo courtesy of Imperial War Museum posted by Charles McCain

HMS Exeter after refit in This heavy cruiser, suffered major damage in…

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The Blücher Blücher was the second of five Admiral Hipper-class heavy cruisers of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine, built after the rise of the Nazi Party and the repudiation of the Treaty of Versailles.

USS Salem (CA-139) - last all-gun heavy cruiser; as 6th Fleet flagship; deployments to Mediterrean and Guantanamo Bay (training); decommissioned  1959.

USS Salem - last all-gun heavy cruiser. Served as Fleet flagship. Service included deployments to Mediterrean and Guantanamo Bay (training).

HIJMS Heavy Cruiser Suzuya 大日本帝国海軍重巡洋艦-鈴谷 (google.image) 7.17

HIJMS Heavy Cruiser Suzuya 大日本帝国海軍重巡洋艦-鈴谷 (google.image) 7.17

French heavy cruiser Colbert of the Suffren-class, that saw service in World War II.

French heavy cruiser Colbert of the Suffren-class, that saw service in World War II.

IJN Heavy Cruiser Ashigara 『足柄』

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A Japanese heavy cruiser with a German counterpart behind her

USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37). Moored in Scapa Flow, April 1942, while she was operating with the British Home Fleet. The British heavy cruiser London is in the background. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives, 80-G-12018.

Heavy cruiser USS Tuscaloosa in Scapa Flow whilst operating with the British Home Fleet in April The 'Town' class light cruiser HMS London is in the background.

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Heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper was captured at the end of in a heavily damaged state - she was famously rammed by the destroyer HMS Glowworm in 1940 in a Victoria Cross winning action.

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