Army & Navy - Tactically Logical Cruiser

Experts had written off the heavily armed, undersized "pocket battleship" after the Graf Spee was bagged by cruisers in 1939. Therefore there was considerable grousing in Washington last week when the high-domed United States Naval Institute Proceedings came out with an article advocating a 10,000-ton cruiser of the Brooklyn class which would be armed, not with the 11-in. guns of a Graf Spee, but with the 14-in. weapons of a full-fledged battleship.

The Tactically Logical Cruiser for Modern War was what Author Peter Marsh Stanford called his unorthodox proposal. Besides four 14-in. guns...

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