USS Alaska CB-1 considered a large cruiser but in reality pretty much a battlecruiser. Alaska and her sister ship Guam were quite a bit more powerful than any heavy cruiser in any navy. she was commissioned in June, 1944 and sold for scrap in 1960. Alaska only saw war service for about a year in the Pacific yet in that time earned 3 battle stars. Alaska was powered by 4 GE steam turbines for a top speed of 31.4kts. her main battery consisted of nine 12" naval rifles with a secondary of twelve 5" rifles. the ship's main armor belt was from 5" to 12" thick and she displaced 29,779tons while being 808' 6" in length. our first picture shows Alaska from side and top views. next is a picture of the vessel in action off the coast of Japan in 1945. she is protecting the carrier USS Franklin which has been hit by a kamikaze. third picture is one of the secondary battery 5" guns being fired. next is a picture of USS Alaska taken from battleship USS Missouri on a shakedown cruise. and finally we see two of the Marine gunners on top of their 5" gun mount.