KONCEPCJA KRĄŻOWNIKA LINIOWEGO JAKO PRÓBA ZAPEWNIENIA BEZPIECZEŃSTWA MORSKIEGO

Jarosław Dziubiński
Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny im. KEN w Krakowie


Article presents the analysis of the battlecruiser warship as a concept of an universal warship class, in the Great War era. They were both strongly
armed and therefore able to fight back enemy’s battleships, and at the same
time fast enough to protect the seagoing trade. That concept was provided,
simultaneously, by the British and the Japanese; the Germans adopted other
way of use the battlecruisers, as “fast battleships” rather than “powerful cruisers”.
Some of the other countries’ battlecruiser plans and unfinished project
are shown, which were not completed according to the lack of military necessity,
founds shortage or due to the Washington Treaty.


Keywords
Battlecruiser, John Fisher, the Treaty of Washington, Invincible, Tsukuba