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Large Cruisers - CB

The US Navy's Large Cruisers were designed in response to Germany's construction of the "pocket battleships" and fears that Japan would build a new battlecruiser class. They were intended to fill the gap between the battleships and the light and heavy cruisers, making them fast cruisers with a relatively heavy main battery.

Alaska CB 1 - class

Ship's NameHull NumberHomeport / Status
ALASKACB 1decommissioned
GUAMCB 2decommissioned
HAWAIICB 3construction suspended February 17, 1947
PHILIPPINESCB 4cancelled in June 1943
PUERTO RICOCB 5cancelled in June 1943
AMERICAN SAMOACB 6cancelled in June 1943

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