One of these new ship types, the battle cruiser, was often misemployed during its career and, as a result, gained an undeserved reputation as a poor warship design. Its misuse was the result of a failure of communication between Sir John Fisher and the officers who decided where and how the battle cruiser would be used.
White, Donald G.
"The Misapplication of a Weapons System: The Battle Cruiser as a Warship Type,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 23
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol23/iss1/7