Was reading the Wiki pages. It seems several of the mid-tier ships have a base MB rotation of 15 seconds (fast for a cruiser), but rest not so much. I was planning to go DCF/EM/SI/CE/AFT for captain skills, in that order, but it seems SA mk. 2 and LS are wiser cause apparently this cruiser line is fond of losing its steering and is fragile.
It seems maybe I should go SA/LS/DE/CE/EM/BFT instead. Gonna be interesting, 2 planes for extra torp detection or be forewarned how many players are sick of me.