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.
|Ship's Name||Hull Number||Homeport / Status|
|HAWAII||CB 3||construction suspended February 17, 1947|
|PHILIPPINES||CB 4||cancelled in June 1943|
|PUERTO RICO||CB 5||cancelled in June 1943|
|AMERICAN SAMOA||CB 6||cancelled in June 1943|