Controversial from the day their keels were laid, the thin-hulled so-called "Treaty"-class cruisers fought valiantly in the Pacific War.
I think when you read about these "Tin-Clads"....You'll soon come to realize that they fought hard...and performed far more than the expectations of there designers and builders. Seven of the 35 cruisers were sunk and an equal number damaged.
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