It was thought that a RN 'cruiser/destroyer', similar to and derived from the US Mitscher-class Destroyer Leaders of about 3750 tons (a concept which, in 1949-51, the RN envisaged as potentially armed with three US Mk 54 single 5-inch and two twin 3-inch 50-cals) might be sufficient to meet the limited interim threat perceived from Soviet gun cruisers. Moore. These were the last class of armoured cruisers built for the Royal Navy, with that role being substantially replaced by battlecruisers. The intention was to spread this over 14 ships of 6,500 tons each, to be known as the Leander class. Want to support the channel? The listing has ended. S. Courtenay & B.Patterson. By 1944 the seven Minotaurs under construction represented four distinct groups, which were so significantly different that they should probably be regarded as four separate classes of cruiser. Just out of curiosity, what are your Minos captains skills guys and setups post 0.8.0? Seen in the foreground, providing cover, is the Amarillo-class cruiser St. Petersburg. Royal Navy cruiser website dedicated to the Minotaur Class. Design Z4C combined engine and boiler rooms, while designs ZA and ZB were two smaller alternatives with the same general combat characteristics such as armament, protection, and speed, but with reduced space. The Minotaur Class first class armoured cruisers were the last British first class cruisers built with mixed main armament. Im November/Dezember 1912 diente sie als Begleitschiff der Royal Yacht Medina. Minotaur deployment created by Fabio Passaro: In the cover of a nebula, and flanked by escort vessels, two Yorktown-class carriers release Minotaur fighters. Design work, however, continued on the Minotaur class in the meantime. Minotaur No. Here's the two images I can find, one and two. Filling the role of the dedicated cruiser and doubling as the typical warships to command battlegroups of ships the Minotaur-class Battlecruiser at 1,200m long is packed to the prim with heavy armaments. Category:Minotaur class cruiser (1906) From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. The Minotaur-class light cruiser (hull classification symbol: CM) was a general-purpose maritime warship created for the UNSC Maritime Navy. Light cruisers Minotaur class. HMS Tiger (20) 5 Light cruisers (6 names) of the Minotaur class. Minotaur Class. The underlying idea was to create a ship that could be on par with cruiser Worcester, built on the basis of American technology and armament systems. See all Light cruiser classes. The six cruisers planned to be built were allocated the names Neptune, Bellerophon, Centurion, Edgar, Mars and Minotaur. Minotaur— British Tier X cruiser. Minotaur class cruiser three-ship class of armoured cruisers built 1905–1909. A. Preston. 1 Operational History 1.1 Development 2 … History is important boys and girls. Nov 4, 2016 - HMCS Ontario, a Minotaur class light cruiser of the Canadian Royal Navy. This is part of my collection of warships, keep an eye out for more to come. The Americans, focused on the Pacific theater, wound up developing a cruiser that would become the Worcester-class. She was commissioned 25/05/45. The completion of Lion and Blake was in real danger of being stopped in early 1960, and automatic gun cruisers were considered obsolete in the United States and Soviet Union. [7] This design was largely implemented a decade later on its half-sisters Tiger and Blake. They were never completed. The third group of Minotaurs, the Tigers, were being built from quite early in their evolution with a different main battery consisting of three triple Mk 24 6-inch turrets, which were dual purpose, elevating to 60 degrees, and which automatically tracked and followed targets under 274/275 radar control. Swiftsure introduced the reliable 274 lock and follow radar, which increased the accuracy of the main armament to get on target quickly. Design Z had several proposed configurations with differing armament and propulsion arrangements. (google.image) 11.16 New Articles incorporating text from Wikipedia, Abandoned military projects of the United Kingdom, https://military.wikia.org/wiki/Minotaur-class_cruiser_(1947)?oldid=4209120, Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls, 6,000 nmi (11,000 km; 6,900 mi) at 20 knots (37 km/h), 4× quadruple 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes. A more limited update of the Swiftsure and Superb with new L/70 proximity fused Bofors was approved and then cancelled,[4] because the time and cost of Swiftsure′s modernisation was proving too great, and it was clear that fitting the four L/70 mounts would require conversion from DC to AC power, which was considered too expensive on half-life ships. Die Atlanta-Klasse, teilweise auch als Atlanta-Oakland-Klasse bezeichnet, war eine Klasse Leichter Kreuzer der United States Navy.Die elf in drei Baulosen zwischen 1941 und 1946 fertiggestellten Schiffe waren die kleinsten und am leichtesten bewaffneten und gepanzerten Kreuzer der US-Marine aus der Zeit des Zweiten Weltkrieges; sie standen bis 1956 im Dienst. The Minotaur class of light cruisers of the British Royal Navy, also known as the Swiftsure class, was designed as a modified version of the Fiji class incorporating war modifications and authorised in 1941. The Minotaur class of light cruisers of the Royal Navy, also known as the Swiftsure class, was designed as a modified version of the Crown Colony class incorporating war modifications and authorised in 1941, but, in spite of the heavy toll of cruisers in that year and the following one, the building of this new class had a relatively low priority and only three were completed by the war's end. Minotaur Class. Swiftsure was completed with sixteen twin and six single 20 mm guns, but had all the singles and eight of the twin removed in the summer of 1945, when she received, in lieu, eight 40 mm Bofors and five single 40 mm Bofors Mk III. However, in spite of the heavy toll of cruisers in that year and the following one, the building of this new class had a relatively low priority and only three were completed by end of World War II. Conway Maritime. Cruiser DEsign in Warship 2006, p 57. The new Mk 26 mounts had full remote power control (RPC) and featured automatic loading that gave each gun a designed rate of fire of 15-20 rounds per minute, considerably faster than the 6-8 rounds per minute of the older Mk 24 mounts. As of 2558 the BDA wields six Minotaur-class Cruisers. It's fine, because Hindenburg can keep at range and be a threat with her guns. Transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy & renamed in July '44. [3] The designs were large ships that were planned to be armed with ten 6 in (152 mm) quick-firing dual purpose guns and an extensive array of 3 in (76 mm) secondary guns. [3], A total of six Minotaur-class cruisers were planned over a ten-year period by the Royal Navy, with the same planned names as the preceding Neptune-class cruiser design: Minotaur, Neptune, Centurion, Edgar, Mars, and Bellerophon. The Minotaur class of light cruisers of the Royal Navy, also known as the Swiftsure class, was designed as a modified version of the Crown Colony class incorporating war modifications and authorised in 1941, but, in spite of the heavy toll of cruisers in that year and the following one, the building of this new class had a relatively low priority and only three were completed by the war's end. Originally the class had very short funnels but these were raised around 1909-1910. Posted on April 28, 2020 by MSW. It’s an update of the planned Neptune-class to fix some issues with the design brought up near the end of the war. shipping. Later ships were completed as Tiger class. Due to cost and the emphasis on aircraft carriers and anti-submarine warfare after the Second World War, this plan ultimately never materialized. Western Powers' (1983)London, p150. HMS … The Minotaur class was a three-ship class of armoured cruisers built in the first decade of the twentieth century for the Royal Navy. Minotaur — British Tier X cruiser. The Minotaur class, or Design Z, was a proposed class of light cruisers planned for the British Royal Navy shortly after the Second World War. But she doesn't want to get too close out of fear for her citadel. She carried dual-purpose main guns placed in new turrets, allowing for … [3] The 1953 plan to modernize the ship with the new twin 3-inch 70 calibre guns [3] was rejected around 1954 because Swiftsure′s beam of 63 feet (19 m) did not allow enough space, and the cost of a full reconstruction of Superb as a fourth Tiger, with its full new armament, was considered too expensive. I think it was shown in a previous WOWS video. History of Royal Navy cruisers (heavy cruisers, light cruisers). The culmination of the British drive for as many armored cruisers as possible occurred in 1905 when production began on some of the most powerful armored cruisers ever constructed: the Minotaur-class… On top of that, USN cruiser AP has favorable auto bounce mechanics and can bypass auto bounce from 22.5 to 30 degrees instead of the usual 30 to 45 on other cruisers. As … However, in spite of the heavy toll of cruisers in that year and the following one, the building of this new class had a relatively low priority and only three were completed by end of World War II. The plan involved laying down two cruisers in 1951, 1952, and 1953 with completion in 1954, 1955, and 1956 respectively. As the last British battlecruisers, the three Minotaurs marked an additional milestone towards an overpowering artillery, to the detriment of protection, with tonnage and greater dimensions. These guns and those for Hawke, the fourth Tiger, were nearly complete by late 1946 and were stored at Rosyth until the late 1950s as alternatives to the Mk 26 automatic twin 6-inch guns that were eventually fitted. However, it was placed in reserve rather than fitted out with the only available armament, which was its original and labour-intensive triple 6-inch guns, two twin 4-inch guns, and a pair of L/60 Bofors which would have been controlled by a six-channel MRS8 US supplied fire control system. HMS Minotaur is a Swiftsure-class cruiser (called Minotaur-class because of some minor changes made to the design). [3], The Design Z proposals for light cruisers were evolutions of the Design Y proposals, also known as the Neptune class, that were planned during the final years of the Second World War. A light cruiser design with a more powerful and sophisticated AA system. The Minotaur class of light cruisers of the British Royal Navy, also known as the Swiftsure class, was designed as a modified version of the Fiji class incorporating war modifications and authorised in 1941. This was intended to allow more space on carriers for fighters and strike aircraft. They carried a slightly more consistent mix of guns than the previous Warrior class, with four 9.2in guns in twin turrets fore and aft, and ten 7.5in guns in single turrets, five on each side of the ship.. Bellerophon was to be built at the Vickers-Armstrong shipyard on the River Tyne, changing from the Minotaur-class cruiser (Tiger sub-class) she was planned to be originally. The treaty allowed Great Britain to build a further 91,000 tons of cruisers up to the end of 1936. 1,878 posts. Minotaur Reviews . You have to find your own amusement where you can. The light cruiser HMCS Ontario (53) of the Royal Canadian Navy. The Minotaur Class first class armoured cruisers were the last British first class cruisers built with mixed main armament. The Minotaur or Plan Z cruisers were a proposed light crusier design for the Royal Navy shortly after WWII. This design was then given the name Minotaur to distinguish it from the Neptune designs and replaced the latter in the building programme. Here we see the Minotaur -class cruiser, Her Majesty’s Ship Blake, pennant C99, of the Royal Navy as she appeared after her refit to accommodate both a fleet flag suite and a quartet of helicopters. The Minotaur class was a three-ship class of armoured cruisers built in the first decade of the twentieth century for the Royal Navy. As an alternative, by 1947, the Minotaur-class cruiser project was created. The model is an approximation based on the original designs. In a June 1946 meeting that compared the Neptune design with the various Design Z versions, the First Sea Lord deemed the version D with five twin 6 in (152 mm) Mk 26 mounts and eight twin 3 in (76 mm) to be acceptable; the design had three superfiring Mk 26 mounts forward and two aft. Three of the laid-up vessels were completed in the 1960s as Tiger-class cruisers. Battlecruisers stem as far back as the early days of the Terran Confederacy. The Director Naval Ordnance (DNO) also adopted this caliber in order to achieve commonality with the United States Navy which was also developing a twin 3"/70 mount at the time. 5 ships . Yeah, Smolensk and Colbert pack more guns and “more fun”, but they’re both just pay to win monsters that Wargaming has created to lure players into playing the game, just to make a profit out of it. London (2006), p56. These three ships provide a fine example of the zenith of armored cruiser construction. 5 ships . Post War Cruiser Design in Warship 2006, p 56. English: The British Minotaur class light cruisers of 1943, also known as the Swiftsure class. The Americans, focused on the Pacific theater, wound up developing a cruiser that would become the Worcester-class. The culmination of the British drive for as many armored cruisers as possible occurred in 1905 when production began on some of the most powerful armored cruisers ever constructed: the Minotaur-class. Minotaur Reviews . Technical information. They played no significant part in the Second World War, though Swiftsure, as flagship of the British Pacific Cruiser Squadron, was selected by Admiral Cecil Harcourt to hoist his flag for the Japanese surrender at Hong Kong. The model is available in other scales; please select your choice from the drop-down menu. Minotaur class Armoured Cruisers (1906) HMS Minotaur, Defence, Shannon (1906) The last British Armoured cruisers. This 1/1800 scale model represents the 1947 Minotaur class or "Design Z" cruisers as they were designed. While Carriers command fleets, it is the Cruisers whom lead the ships into battle and act as the forward combat vessel with Carriers remaining mostly in the rear. However, their construction priority was considered low as British naval warfare at the time centred a lot around anti-submarine warfare - a role which ships of this class weren't intended to fill. The Minotaur class cruiser designs. The Plymouth is based on an early design of the Edinburgh sub-class of light cruisers. Superb was completed to a slightly different design. Starting bid: US $9.99. There are times when a Cruiser cannot safely get close. Alle Cruiser auf Lager sofort lieferbar! The Minotaur we have is the 1947 “Design Z”, which was to be called called the Minotaur-class. [7] However, First Lord Earl Mountbatten, following the Suez 'debacle' in 1956, saw 'no use' for Cruisers [8] and closed the RN cruiser design department in April 1957 [9] Mountbatten had always favoured smaller guided missile destroyers to carry Seaslug and vetoed nuclear weapons as impractical for anti-aircraft duties, on political and escalation grounds. As the last British battlecruisers, the three Minotaurs marked an additional milestone towards an overpowering artillery, to the detriment of protection, with tonnage and greater dimensions. The three Tiger-class cruisers were initially laid down as Minotaur-class cruisers early on in WW2. English: The British Minotaur class light cruisers of 1943, also known as the Swiftsure class. The last class of 'conventional' British armoured cruiser before construction was switched to battlecruisers. London (1983) p149. The class was originally to have consisted of nine ships, laid down in 1943, but by the end of World War II only Minotaur, Swiftsure, and Superb were complete, whilst the others were laid up. They initially served with the Home Fleet, generally as … The options were; (1) A fully designed Minotaur (1951) cruiser with 5 twin Mk 26 6 inch turrets but (halved) 4 twin 3-inch/70 AA armament;[4] (2) Mk 3 broad beam Dido cruiser with 4 twin Mk 6 4.5 turrets and; (3) Immediate restarted Tiger class with Mk 24 turrets in A & B and Mk 6 4.5 twins in X and Y positions - probably similar to the final offer to complete the class for the RAN in mid 1945. Minotaur Class Armored Cruisers. You have to find your own amusement where you can. The cruiser programme, which consisted of the new Minotaur class and completion of the Tigers, was suspended in 1947 due to lack of immediate threat, the austerity budget imposed by the Labour government and to allow reconsideration of cruiser design. They were the only British cruisers with twin 9.2 inch gun turrets. Minotaur's shell float like DM-class and she likes to poke around and fight at the same intermediate ranges as DM does. Diese war das zehnte Schiff der M-Klasse der Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company. Time left: d. h. m. s. day. The options for a new cruiser alternative to the Tiger in November 1954 were; the C17, small cruiser of 10,000 ton light with 3 twin Mk 26 6 inch and four Mk 11 L/70 [5] or; a new Tiger sized cruiser with a 'cruiser/destroyer' armament of two twin 5/56 (in large turrets sized for the cruiser) and two twin L70, with cruiser armour and AD/AW processing. While the Minotaur-class cruisers were canceled, the guns and mountings were eventually fitted onto the Tiger class, whose hulls were laid down during the Second World War and was later redesigned to accommodate these mounts. By the turn of the century, the German Navy proved a greater challenge to British naval supremacy than France and Russia. Apparently the ship will have: Ten 6 inch dual purpose gun turrets with a ROF of 20 RPM! Condition: New. They were the only British cruisers with twin 9.2 inch gun turrets. In 1947, the DNC compared the Minotaur design with Worcester; the comparison file also included several Design Z alternatives and refinements to Minotaur. G.Moore. Moore. Hawke represented a further development, surprisingly scrapped on the slip in late 1945,[1] with its boilers and machinery complete, and its guns nearly finished.[2]. Die HMS Minotaur war das Typschiff der nach ihr benannten letzten Klasse britischer Panzerkreuzer.Sie lief 1906 vom Stapel. As an alternative, by 1947, the Minotaur-class cruiser project was created. Mouse finds Happiness 30 mo ago. They played no significant part in the Second World War, though Swiftsure, as flagship of the British Pacific Cruiser Squ… The Minotaur class, also known as the Swiftsure class, are light cruisers of the British Royal Navy which was designed as a modified version of the Crown Colony class incorporating war modifications and authorised in 1941. 11,515 battles. Here is my opinion about it. The Minotaur class of light cruisers of the British Royal Navy, also known as the Swiftsure class, was designed as a modified version of the Crown Colony class incorporating war modifications and authorised in 1941. Conways All the Worlds Fighting Ships 1947=1982 (1983) and G. Moore. Minotaur — British Tier X cruiser.. A light cruiser design with a more powerful and sophisticated AA system. [6] Based off a design memo from the United States regarding a need for light cruisers for escort duties. The cruisers of the Leander class were the result of the London Conference of 1930, ending the 8-inch gun programme. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. Item Information. Very similar cruiser Chatham dockyard, Kent. The Minotaur-class was the final all gun cruiser design of the Royal Navy. Home of the Fleet.RN Museum Publications (2005) Portsmouth, p 71, Learn how and when to remove this template message, Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy, List of cruisers of the Royal Canadian Navy, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Minotaur-class_cruiser_(1943)&oldid=995576882, Articles lacking in-text citations from January 2013, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 2,000 nautical miles (3,700 km) at 30 knots (60 km/h), 8,000 nautical miles (15,000 km) at 16 knots (30 km/h); 1,850 tons fuel oil, This page was last edited on 21 December 2020, at 20:25. The Historical Background. Shippost: Mouse finds Happiness. The three armoured cruisers of the Minotaur Class were completed in 1908 and 1909. 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