Alaska class large cruisers (USN, CB-1)

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Alaska class large cruisers


Displacement: (Alaska) 29,779t standard, 35,253t full load
Dimensions: 24.25m wl, 246.43m oa × 27.76m × 9.70m full load
Machinery: 4-shaft General Electric turbines, 8 Babcock & Wilcox boilers, 150,000shp = 33kts. Oil 3619t, range 12,000nm at 15kts
Armour: Belt 9in-5in, armour deck 3.8in-4in with 1.4in weather deck and 0.625in splinter deck, barbettes 11in-13in, turrets 12.8in face, 5in roof, 5.25in-6in side, 5.25in rear, CT 10.6in with 5in roof
Armament: 9-12in/50 (3 triples), 12-5in/38 (6 twins), 56-40mm (14 quadruples), 34-20mm
Complement: 1517


No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate Note
CB-1 Alaska New York SB 17 Dec 1941 15 Aug 1943 17 Jun 1944 Jul 1961 BU
CB-2 Guam New York SB 2 Feb 1942 12 Nov 1943 17 Sept 1944 Aug 1961 BU
CB-3 Hawaii New York SB 20 Dec 1943 11 Mar 1945 Jan 1960 BU
CB-4 Philippines New York SB 24 Jun 1943 cancelled
CB-5 Puerto Rico New York SB 24 Jun 1943 cancelled
CB-6 Samoa New York SB 24 Jun 1943 cancelled