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Alaska -class cruiser. Alaska. -class cruiser. Turrets: 12.8 in (330 mm) face, 5 in (130 mm) roof, 5.25–6 in (133–152 mm) side and 5.25 in (133 mm) rear. The Alaska class was a class of six large cruisers ordered before World War II for the United States Navy. They were officially classed as large cruisers (CB), but others have regarded

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Thus from the armoured and speed points of view, they were battle cruisers in any other Navy. To the USN, however, they were merely large cruisers. The main machinery exhibited a mixture of battleship and cruiser practice, and was similar to that of the Essex class carriers. Trials, however, were disappointing, Alaska making only 32.71kts on

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The Alaska class were intended to serve as "cruiser-killers", capable of seeking out and destroying these post-Treaty heavy cruisers. To facilitate their purpose, the class was given large guns of a new and expensive design, limited armor protection against 12-inch shells, and machinery capable of speeds of about 31–33 knots (36–38 mph, 58–61 km/h).

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The Alaska-class cruiser is not one of them. The Alaska-class cruiser was a beast of a machine. A 34,000 ton battleship that was custom made to destroy the best and biggest ships that Japan and Germany had to offer. These boats were one of the largest projects the U.S. Navy had ever undertaken at the time.

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Along with Alaska, she was decommissioned on 17 February 1947 and was scrapped in 1961. USS Hawaii (CB-3) was intended as a third ship of the class, but she was never completed. Numerous plans to utilize her as a guided-missile cruiser or a large command ship in the years after the war were fruitless, and she was scrapped.

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The six Alaska class "large cruisers" were ordered in September 1940 under the massive 70% Expansion ("Two Ocean Navy") building program. The Navy had been considering since 1938 building ships of this entirely new type, intermediate in size between battleships and heavy cruisers. The new ships were to carry out what were then the two primary missions of heavy …

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In addition, one drawing presents an abortive 1942 concept for converting Alaska class large cruisers to aircraft carriers: Photo #: S-511-6 "Proposed Heavy Cruiser - CA2-D" Preliminary design plan prepared for the General Board as part of the process leading to the Alaska class (CB1-6) large cruiser design. This plan, dated 18 January 1940 and representing the largest …

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Alaska Class Cruiser - Ships. Ships. USS Alaska (CB-1) was commissioned on 17 June 1944. She served in the Pacific, screening aircraft carriers, providing shore bombardment at Okinawa, and going on raiding missions in the East China Sea. She was decommissioned on 17 February 1947 after less than three years of service and was scrapped in 1960. USS Guam (CB-2) was …

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Alaska-class cruisers were constructed late in WWII in response to the “cruiser arms race” that had developed between the U.S. and Japan. By the time the ships were completed the need for cruisers was no longer as urgent, but Alaska-class cruisers did play a key role in escorting and protecting carrier ships. Their unique hybrid design permitted a versatile range of duties.

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Alaska-Class Large cruiser Class Overview Builder New York Shipbuilding Corporation Type Large cruiser Technical Information Length 246. 43 meters beam 28. 0 meters Draught 8. 26 meters 9. 68 meters displacement 29 771 tons 34 253 tons machinery 4-shaft General Electric steam turbines, double-reduction gearing, 8 Babcock & Wilcox boilers generating 150 000 shp …

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Template:Cruiser class. The Alaska class of large cruisers was a small class of United States Navy vessels; while six were originally planned, only two were ever completed. Although the gunnery and displacement of this class is midway between heavy cruisers and battleships, most auhorities feel that the Alaskas should not be considered as battlecruisers.

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The Alaska Class: Battlecruisers or Cruisers? Quiz The Alaska class ships, built by the U.S. Navy during World War II, were larger than a heavy cruiser, yet smaller than a battleship. What do you know about them? Home » Quizzes » World Trivia » U.S. Military » U.S. Navy. Author Reamar42. Type Multiple Choice. Quiz # 407,930. Updated Jan 20 22 # Qns 10. …

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Alaska-class cruisers were built late in WWII in response to the cruiser arms race that had established between the US and Japan. There were real problems Americans would need to combat both at very same time, and potentially alone, if the allies were beat before the United States entered war. The modern-day 12 weapons brought by Alaska's were also …

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Alaska Class : America's (Not Quite) Battlecruisers - Navy Save www.navygeneralboard.com Battlecruisers traditionally devoted anywhere from 19.5% (HMS Invincible),29% (Lexington class Battlecruiser), and even up to 32% (HMS Hood) of their tonnage to armor, a category the Alaska class squarely falls into. 354 People Learned More Courses ››

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The Awesome Alaska Class: America's (Not Quite) Battlecruisers Free www.warhistoryonline.com Battlecruisers traditionally devoted anywhere from 19.5% (HMS Invincible),29% (Lexington class Battlecruiser), and even up to 32% (HMS Hood) of their tonnage to … 373 People Learned More Courses ›› View Course

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What is an Alaska class cruiser??

The Alaska class was a class of six large cruisers ordered before World War II for the United States Navy. They were officially classed as large cruisers (CB), but others have regarded them as battlecruisers.

What is an Alaska class ship??

The Alaska-class was a type of battlecruiser starship in service to the Federation Starfleet in the 24th century . The Alaska -class was considered the most powerful vessel of its time. ( FASA RPG module: Star Trek: The Next Generation Officer's Manual ) The 1988 FASA guide identifies only one Alaska -class vessel, that being the USS Enterprise -C.

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( Google Books link) Worth, Richard (2002). Fleets of World War II. Da Capo Press. ISBN 0-306-81116-2. ( Google Books link) Wikimedia Commons has media related to Alaska class cruiser.

How did the Alaska class get its name??

Planning for ships that eventually evolved into the Alaska class began in the late 1930s after the deployment of Germany's Scharnhorst -class battleships and rumors that Japan was constructing a new large cruiser class, the B-65 cruiser.

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