List of cruisers

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

Africa[edit]

South Africa[edit]

Protected cruiser

Americas[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Armored cruiser Garibaldi.
Torpedo cruiser
  • Patria (1893) - Decommissioned 1927
Protected cruisers
Armored cruisers
Heavy cruisers
Light cruisers

Brazil[edit]

Light cruiser Rio Grande do Sul.
Auxiliary cruisers (former merchant ships)
  • Niterói (1893) - Ex El Cid, purchased 1893, sold to United States 1898 and renamed USS Buffalo
Torpedo cruisers
  • Timbira (1896) - ?
  • Tamoio (1896) - ?
  • Tupi (1896) - Retired 1915
Protected cruisers
  • Almirante Tamandaré (1890) - Retired 1915
  • Tiradentes (1892) - Decommissioned 1919
  • Republica (1892) - Retired 1921
  • Almirante Barroso class
    • Name unknown (1896) - Not acquired, purchased by Chile and renamed Ministro Zenteno, decommissioned 1930
    • Almirante Barroso (1896) - Retired 1931
    • Amazonas (1896) - Not acquired, purchased by United States and renamed USS New Orleans, decommissioned 1922
    • Almirante Abreu (1899) - Not acquired, purchased by United States and renamed USS Albany, decommissioned 1922
Scout cruisers
Light cruisers

Canada[edit]

Protected cruiser
Light cruisers

Chile[edit]

Armored cruiser O'Higgins.
Unprotected cruiser
  • Arturo Prat (1880) - Purchase canceled and sold to Japan in 1883, renamed Tsukushi, retired 1910
Protected cruisers
Armored cruisers
Light cruisers

Haiti[edit]

Protected cruiser

Peru[edit]

Light cruiser Almirante Grau (1973).
Auxiliary cruisers (former merchant ships)
  • Sócrates class (ex-Portuguese)
    • Sócrates (1880) - Renamed Lima, assigned 1889, retired 1950
    • Diógenes (1881) - Renamed Callao, not delivered, purchased by the United States in 1898 and renamed USS Topeka
Scout cruisers
Armored cruiser
  • Comandante Aguirre (ex-French Dupuy de Lôme) (1890) - purchased 1912, purchase canceled 1914
Light cruisers

United States[edit]

Uruguay[edit]

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

Venezuela[edit]

Protected cruiser

Asia[edit]

China[edit]

Unprotected Cruisers
  • Chaoyong class
  • Kai Che (1882) - Explosion 1902
  • Nan Thin class
  • Pao Min (1885)
  • King Ch'ing class
    • King Ch'ing (1886)
    • Huan T'ai (1886) - Collision 1902
  • Tung Chi (1894) - Sunk 1937
  • Fu An (1897)
Hai Chi on 11 September 1911 in New York City
Hai Chi on 11 September 1911 in New York City
Protected Cruisers
Armoured Cruisers
Light cruisers

India[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

Japan[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Thailand/Siam[edit]

  • Taksin class (1939, requisitioned by Italy 1941)
    • Taksin (unfinished)
    • Naresuan (unfinished)

Turkey/Ottoman Empire[edit]

Battlecruisers
Unprotected cruisers
Protected cruisers
  • Hamidiye (Abdul Hamid) (1903) - BU 1947
  • Mecidiye (1903) - captured by Russian 1915, restored 1918, BU 1948
Light cruisers
  • Midilli (ex-German Breslau ) (1912) - purchased 1914, mined 1918
Torpedo cruisers

Europe[edit]

Austria-Hungary[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Protected cruiser

Croatia[edit]

Light cruiser
  • Zniam (ex-KB Dalmacija, ex-SMS Niobe)

Denmark[edit]

Unprotected cruiser
  • Fyen (1882)
Protected cruisers
  • 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
  • Giorgios 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

Italy[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Norway[edit]

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

Poland[edit]

Light cruisers
Protected cruisers

Portugal[edit]

  • Adamastor (1896) - Sold 1933
  • São Gabriel class
  • Dom Carlos I (1898) - Renamed Candido Reis 1910, disposed of 1923
  • Rainha Dona Amélia (1899) - Renamed República 1910, wrecked 1915

Romania[edit]

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[2] - BU 1963
Light cruisers
Mine cruiser
Torpedo cruisers

Ukraine[edit]

Light cruisers
Guided-missile cruisers

United Kingdom[edit]

Yugoslavia[edit]

Oceania[edit]

Australia[edit]

Protected cruiser
Battlecruiser
Light cruisers
Heavy cruisers

New Zealand[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Flag, Pearl & Peace". Time magazine. July 17, 1933. Archived from the original on November 22, 2010. 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.
  2. ^ a b Friedman, Norman "Anti-Aircraft Cruisers: The Life of a Class" United States Naval Institute Proceedings January 1965 p.96