Designated C, these are large ships between the battleship and destroyer classes.  Gun equipped cruisers such as those of WW II had a gun caliber larger than 5in.  Guided missile cruisers, designated CG or CGN for nuclear-powered units also exist.

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            HMS Belfast

                                                                                                    Edinburgh class


CG60 USS Normandy
Ticonderoga class


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