List of cruisers

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This is a list of cruisers, from 1860 to the present. It includes protected, light, armoured, battle-, heavy and missile cruisers. Dates are launching dates.

Argentina[edit]

Australia[edit]

Small cruisers
Light cruisers
Battlecruiser
Heavy cruisers

Austria-Hungary[edit]

Armored cruisers
Protected cruisers
Light cruisers
Torpedo cruisers

Brazil[edit]

Canada[edit]

Protected cruiser
Light cruisers

Chile[edit]

  • (Arturo Prat) (1880) - To Japan before delivery, renamed Tsukushi, BU 1910?
  • Esmeralda (1883) - To Japan, renamed Idzumi, discarded 1912
  • Presidente Errazuriz class
    • Presidente Errazuriz (1890) - Discarded c. 1920
    • Presidente Pinto (1890) - Discarded c. 1910
  • Blanco Encalada (1893) - Discarded 1946
  • Ministro Zenteno (1896) - Discarded 1931
  • Chacabuco (1898) - Stricken 1959
Armored cruisers
  • Esmeralda (1894) - Discarded 1929
  • O'Higgins (1897) - Discarded 1946/54
Light cruisers

China[edit]

Chaoyong docked at Weihaiwei
Hai Chi on September 11, 1911 in New York City
Hai Chi on September 11, 1911 in New York City
  • Chao Yung class
  • Chi Yuan (1883) - Captured by Japan 1895, renamed Sai Yen, mined 1904
  • Kai Che class
    • Kai Che (1882) - Explosion 1902
    • King Ch'ing (1886)
    • Huan T'ai (1886) - Collision 1902
  • Nan Thin class
    • Nan Thin (1883)
    • Nan Shuin (1884)
    • Fu Ch'ing (1893) - Storm 1898
  • Chih Yuan class
  • King Yuan class
  • Lung Wei (1888) - Renamed Ping Yuen
  • Tung Chi class
    • Tung Chi (1895) - Sunk 1937
    • Fu An (1894)
  • Hai Tien class, 4,300 ton, Armstrong
  • Hai Yung class
    • Hai Yung (1897) - Sunk 1937 as blockship in Yangtze river
    • Hai Chou (1897) - Sunk 1937 as blockship in Yangtze river
    • Hai Shen (1898) "Pearl of the Sea" - Sunk 1937 as blockship in Yangtze river [2]
  • Chao Ho class
  • Ning Hai class
    • Ning Hai (1931) - Sunk 1937. Re-floated by Japan and renamed Ioshima, Sunk by USS Shad(SS-235).
    • Ping Hai (1931) - Sunk 1937. Re-floated by Japan and renamed Yasoshima. Sunk by US aircraft attack.
  • Chung King class

Denmark[edit]

  • Fyen (1882)
  • Valkyrien (1888)
  • Hekla (1890)
  • Gejser class
    • Gejser (1892)
    • Heimdal (1894)

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Greece[edit]

  • Amalia (1861) - Renamed Hellas 1862, BU 1906
  • Navarchos Miaoulis (1879) - Sold 1931
  • Elli (1912, purchased 1914) - Torpedoed by Italian submarine 1940
  • Georgios Averof (1910) - Italian Pisa class, preserved at Faliro as museum
  • Elli II (1935, ex-Italian Eugenio di Savoia, obtained in 1951 as war reparations) - Stricken 1964

Haití[edit]

  • Triumph - EX USS Atlanta, sunk in heavy seas 1869

India[edit]

Italy[edit]

Japan[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Norway[edit]

Protected cruisers
  • Viking (1891)
  • Frithjof (1896)

Pakistan[edit]

Peru[edit]

Former merchant ships
  • Sócrates class (ex-Portuguese)
    • Sócrates (1880) - Renamed Lima
    • Diógenes (1881) - Renamed Callao, not delivered, purchased by the United States in 1889 as USS Topeka
Light cruisers

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

  • Adamastor (1896) - Sold 1933
  • São Gabriel class
    • São Gabriel (1898) - Disposed of 1924
    • São Rafael (1898) - Wrecked 1923
  • Dom Carlos I (1898) - Renamed Candido Reis 1910, disposed of 1923
  • Rainha Dona Amélia (1899) - Renamed República 1910, wrecked 1915
  • Vasco da Gama (1901) - Disposed of 1936
  • Carvalho Araújo class - Flower class sloops re-rated as cruisers
    • Carvalho Araújo (1921) - Disposed of 1959
    • República II (1921) - Disposed of 1943

Romania[edit]

Protected cruiser

Russia/USSR[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Armoured cruiser
  • Fylgia (1905) - Sold for BU 1957
Seaplane cruiser
  • Gotland (1933) - converted to an anti-aircraft cruiser[3] - BU 1963
Light cruisers
Mine cruiser
Torpedo cruisers

Turkey/Ottoman Empire[edit]

Battlecruisers
Protected cruisers
Light cruisers
Torpedo cruisers

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

See List of cruisers of the United States Navy

Uruguay[edit]

Protected cruisers
  • Montevideo (ex-Italian Dogali ) (1885) - purchased 1908, decommissioned 1932

Yugoslavia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Friday, 20 December 1901. (36643), p. 5.
  2. ^ a b "Flag, Pearl & Peace". Time magazine. July 17, 1933. Retrieved 2010-12-18. "The cruiser Hai Chi ("Flag of the Sea") earned in 1911 the distinction of being the first Chinese war boat ever to visit the West when she steamed as near as possible to the Coronation of King George V, discharged a cargo of Chinese emissaries in gorgeous silken robes. Built in 1897 the Hai Chi and the equally venerable Hai Shen ("Pearl of the Sea") were still listed last week as the only cruisers in China's Northeastern Squadron." 
  3. ^ a b Friedman, Norman "Anti-Aircraft Cruisers: The Life of a Class" United States Naval Institute Proceedings January 1965 p.96