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light cruiser

a naval cruiser having 6-inch (15-cm) guns as its main armament.
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  • Later they run into him when he is presumed to be the owner or a yacht that is about the size of a light cruiser.
  • One converted light cruiser, a large minesweeper, and a cargo ship were sunk and other ships damaged.
  • The escort consisted of a light cruiser and a few destroyers.

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