Allied Warships

USS Alaska (CB 1)

Large cruiser of the Alaska class


USS Alaska shortly after completion.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeLarge cruiser
ClassAlaska 
PennantCB 1 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down17 Dec 1941 
Launched15 Aug 1943 
Commissioned17 Jun 1944 
End service17 Feb 1947 
History

Arrived at her permanent berthing area at Bayonne, New York on 2 February 1946. Placed in inactive status commission, in reserve at Bayonne, on 13 August 1946. Alaska was ultimately placed out of commission, in reserve, on 17 February 1947. The large cruiser never returned to active duty. Her name struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 June 1960, the was sold on 30 June 1960 to the Lipsett Division of Luria Brothers of New York City, to be broken up for scrap.

 

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1Peter Kalsh Fischler, USN17 Jun 194427 Jan 1945
2Kenneth Hill Noble, USN27 Jan 194518 Dec 1945

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