The thread on "What is the most interesting US Warship class in WW2?" raised additional questions in my mind about U.S. Cruisers in comparison with those of other countries. thread here:http://www.ww2f.com/weapons-wwii/40485-what-most-interesting-us-warship-class-ww2.html Here's the question. Cruisers played an important role in the naval battles in the Solomon's, the Japanese appeared to have more success than the U. S. Navy did. Why? Was it due to superior training of the Japanese Navy? Was it superior Cruiser design? Superior weapons systems, like the Long Lance or superior tactics? I tend to think it was not inferior cruiser design. I think our guns and fire control were on par with and in many cases exceeded that of the Japanese. They did possess an advantage in the excellent Long Lance torpedo but I don't think it was the deciding factor. I tend to think it was mainly due to superior training and night fighting tactics. How would British cruisers have fared in the same situation? How would U.S. Cruisers and sailors have fared against the German Navy? Thanks.