|Armament||9 12"/50 guns (3x3). 12 5"/38 DP guns (6x2). 56 40mm AA (14x4). 34 20mm AA (34x1).|
|Max speed||33 knots|
|Engines||Geared turbines, 4 shafts|
|Notes on class||Peace-time complement was closer to 1370 men.
This class of 6 ships (2 completed) was designed to counter the German pocket-battleships and Japanese armoured cruisers. They were not successful as they were almost as expensive to build and run as the Iowa class battleships but much less armoured.
All ships of the Alaska class
|USS Alaska (CB 1)|
|USS Guam (CB 2)|
See all Large cruiser classes.
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