Actual Definition of a "CRUISER"...
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Join Date: Sep 2012
09-16-2012, 12:22 PM
Comparatively Speaking, the Cruisers in Starfleet are usually the biggest ships, or big for their era. Over the Centuries the ships sizes have been getting bigger, (and for most ships the crews smaller). Best I can show you the difference is just find a book or article on Capital Ships of World War II.
Cruisers were literally a Battleships little brother. You could hurt your neck looking at the number of guns bristling these things. Then you add Pocket Cruisers, Escorts, and a slew of other ships in the Cruiser range and you will see Cruisers were massive ships compared to Frigates, Escorts, and Destroyers.