Read more. Did the County class have any redeeming qualities over the Town Class? The Arquitens-class command cruiser, also known as the Imperial light cruiser, was a multipurpose light cruiser used by the Imperial Navy, in which it filled roles from detached patrol vessel to communications ship to capital ship support. Armoured cruisers were protected by a belt of side armour and an armoured deck. Were the Town class, in general, much superior ships to the County? The Monmouth-class was a ten-ship class of 10,000 ton armoured cruisers built around 1901 to 1903 for the Royal Navy and designed specifically for commerce protection. 2 people found this helpful. Comment Report abuse. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 16, 2019. A detailed look at the County class Cruisers Not the 10,000t 8”armed cruiser the RN wanted, but the 10,000t 8” armed cruiser the RN deserved. I did say I would do a review of these ships at some point, and well, here I am. Our thanks to Seaforth Publishing for supplying our review sample – get this excellent book here now. First class cruisers. https://www.amazon.com/Shipcraft-19-County-Class-Cruisers/dp/1848321279 The most popular 1/350 scale cruiser models brands include Trumpeter, Tamiya, Academy Plastics, Hobby Boss, and Zvezda. Hobbylinc carries 20 1/350 scale cruiser models at discounts up to 21%. The Town class cruisers as a whole in game (Belfast, Sheffield) seem much better than the County class rares (Aussie, and Kent.) And I was wondering what everyone's thoughts on it. In that old … County Class Cruisers. The ships were also referred to as County-class cruisers as they carried the names of British counties. A review in tow. The heavy cruiser was a type of cruiser, a naval warship designed for long range and high speed, armed generally with naval guns of roughly 203 mm (8 inches) in caliber, whose design parameters were dictated by the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Naval Treaty of 1930. Author: Les Brown Published by Seaforth Publishing: ShipCraft Modelling Series No.19 ISBN: 9781848321274 Pages: 64 Paperback A4 size Price around £14.99 GBP (December 2013) Review by Les Venus. The York class was the second and final class of 8-inch (203 mm)–gunned heavy cruisers built for the Royal Navy under the terms of the 1922 Washington Naval Treaty.They were essentially a reduced version of the preceding County class, scaled down to enable more cruisers to be built from the limited defence budgets of the late 1920s. See all reviews from the United States. Helpful. Top international reviews MR M T. 5.0 out of 5 stars war ships. 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