Sea Weapons

Large Cruiser

Alaska

USS Alaska (CB-1)

Preceded by:

None

Succeeded by:

None

Datafile

ClassAlaska
TypeLarge Cruiser
Year1944
Crew1,517
Dimensions
Length241.3 m (pp)
246.4 m
Beam27.8 m
Draught9.7 m
Displacement
Empty29,779 t
Loaded34,253 t
Performance
Speed61 km/h
Range22,224 km @ 28 km/h
Machinery
Shafts4
Turbines4 x Geared steam
150,000 hp
General Electric
Boilers8 x Babcock & Wilcox
FuelOil: 3,619 t
Armament
Main9 x 305-mm/50 (3 x 3)
12"/50 Mk. 8
-3° / +45°

Anti-Aircraft 56 x 40-mm (14 x 4)
Bofors
34 x 20-mm (34 x 1)
Oerlikon
Broadside4,654 kg
Armor
Belt127 - 229 mm
Deck16 - 102 mm
Barbettes279 - 330 mm
Gun turret127 - 325 mm
Conning tower127 - 269 mm
Sensors
RadarSK
SG-1
Mk. 8
Mk. 12/22
Aircraft
Aircraft4
Production
Built2
Total2

Registry

Ship Code Builder Laid Launch Comm Decomm Fate
Alaska CB-1 New York SB17/12/4115/08/4317/06/4417/02/47Sold/Scrapped
Guam CB-2 New York SB02/02/4212/11/4317/09/4417/02/47Sold/Scrapped
Hawaii CB-3 New York SB20/12/4311/03/45--Cancelled, scrapped
Philippines CB-4 New York SB----Cancelled
Puerto Rico CB-5 New York SB----Cancelled
Samoa CB-6 New York SB----Cancelled

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