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USS Alaska (CB-1)

USS Alaska (CB-1) was the first member of the Alaska class of large cruisers to enter service, and took part in the final stages of the fighting on Iwo Jima, the invasion of Okinawa, and supported the fast carriers during their raids on the Japanese Home Islands and in the East China Sea. She was awarded three battle stars for her World War II service.

The Alaska was laid down in December 1941, launched in August 1943 and commissioned on 17 June 1944. Her shakedown cruiser took her to Chesapeake Bay and Trinidad and was followed by a period of yard work. She set off for the Pacific in mid-November 1944, and reached the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor on 13 January 1945. She crossed the Pacific to Ulithi with TG 12.2, and at the start of February 1945 she joined TG 58.5, part of the fast carrier task force.

On 10 February the Alaska sailed as part of TG 58.5 (USS Saratoga CV-3 and USS Enterprise CV-6), as part of the carrier screen. This was the first major carrier strike on the Japanese Home Islands, and was intended to provide cover for the invasion of Iwo Jima. Poor weather prevented the Japanese from attacking the US fleet.

The Alaska was then moved to TG 58.4 to support the invasion of Iwo Jima. Her task force wasn't attacked during the nineteen days the Alaska was based off Iwo Jima.

On 14 March the fleet left Ulithi to conduct another raid on the Japanese home islands, this time with the aim of destroying Japanese aircraft before the invasion of Okinawa. The Alaska was still with TG 58.4, which contained the carriers Yorktown (CV-10), Intrepid (CV-11), Independence (CVL-22) and Langley (CVL-27), and once again was part of their anti-aircraft screen. The carriers hit airfields at Usa, Oita and Saeki on 18 March. The Alaska finally got to fire her guns in anger on this day when Japanese aircraft attacked the fleet. Her first target was a Yokosuka P1Y 'Frances', which was targeting the carrier Intrepid, but that was destroyed by a direct hit from the Alaska. This marked the start of a day of kamikaze attacks, but most were shot down by the carrier's fighter aircraft or heavy AA gunfire. The Alaska claimed a second victory over a 'Judy'.

On 19 March the carriers sent their aircraft against Japanese warships in the Inland Sea. Once again the US fleet came under air attack. The carriers Franklin (CV-13) and Wasp (CV-18) were both hit.

The Alaska and her sister ship USS Guam (CB-2) were allocated to a new salvage unit, TU 58.2.9, which was formed to protect the Franklin. The unit contained the two Alaska class ships, the light cruiser Santa Fe (CL-60) and three destroyer divisions. The damaged carrier made for Guam, covered by TU 58.2.9. The other carriers from TG 58.2 provided more distant cover. On the afternoon of 19 March the small fleet was approached by two aircraft. One was identified as a friendly, but the other was a 'Judy', which was able to attack and escape unscathed. The Franklin was also undamaged, but the Alaska suffered her only combat casualty of the war when several men suffered flash burns.

The Alaska escorted the Franklin until 22 March, when she was freed to rejoin TG 58.4. Late that day a Japanese submarine was detected close to the group, and it was rammed and sunk on the following morning. The Alaska returned to her position in the anti-aircraft screen while the carriers bombarded Okinawa.

In late March the Alaska was ordered to bombard the island of Minami Daito Shima, 160 miles east of Okinawa, while on her way to refuel. She fired 45 12in shells and 352 rounds of 5in anti-aircraft shells at the island on the night of 27-28 March, without any response from the island.

TG 58.4 refuelled and then returned to Okinawa to protect the invasion. The Alaskas upported the invasion of 1 April, and also provided anti-aircraft cover. The Japanese navy attempted to send a suicide sortie of heavy ships to Okinawa, but they were repulsed by carrier aircraft on 7 April. Amongst their victims was the giant battleship Yamato.

During April the Alaska covered the fast carriers as they operated against targets on Okinawa and on Kyushu. She claimed one assist and one victory on 11 April and three victories and three assists on 16 April, although on the same day the carrier Intrepid was hit.

The Alaska returned to Ulithi to replenish on 14 May, after two months at sea. The 5th Fleet now became the 3rd Fleet, and the Alaska thus became part of TG 38.4. The group now included the carrier Ticonderoga (CV-14) and the battleship Iowa (BB-61). The fleet sailed in late May, and once again the Alaska formed part of the anti-aircraft screen. She also carried out another shore bombardment, this time hitting Okino Daito Shima, close to Minami Daito Shima, on 9 June, when her targets were Japanese radar bases.

The Alaska spent the period between 13 June and 13 July resting at San Pedro Bay, Leyte. She was then allocated to the new Task Force 95, the first US surface fleet to enter the East China Sea since the attack on Pearl Harbor. The task force, which also included the Guam, encountered very little resistance during three sweeps into the East China Sea, operating from a base at Buckner Bay on Okinawa.

After the Japanese surrender the Alaska formed part of the 7th Fleet's occupation forces. She visited the Yellow Sea and the Gulf of Chihli, before reaching Inchon in Korea on 8 September 1945 to support US troops that were occupying the southern part of Korea. She then moved to Tsingtao a former German possession on the Chinese coast taken by the Japanese early in the First World War. The US Marines occupied the port in October.

The Alaska finally left the Far East in November as the start of a 'Magic Carpet' trip back to the United Stats. She reached Boston on 18 December 1945, where she prepared to be inactivated. She was placed in commission in the reserve on 13 August 1946 and out of commission on 17 February 1947. She was struck off on 1 June 1960 and sold for scrapping later in the year.

Displacement (standard)

29,779t

Displacement (loaded)

34,253t

Top Speed

33kts

Range

12,000nm at 15kts

Armour – belt

5-9in

- armour deck

3.8-4in
1.4in weather deck
0.625in splinter deck

- barbettes

11-13in

- turrets

12.8in face
5in roof
5.25-6in side
5.25in rear

- conning tower

10.6in
5in roof

Length

808ft 6in

Armaments

Nine 12in/50 guns (three triple turrets)
Twelve 5in/38 guns (six double positions)
Fifty six 40mm guns (14 four gun positions)
Thirty four 20mm guns

Crew complement

1,517

Laid down

17 December 1941

Launched

15 August 1943

Completed

17 June 1944

Stricken

1 June 1960


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ALASKA CB 1

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    Alaska Class Large Cruiser
    Keel Laid 17 December 1941 - Launched 15 August 1943

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USS Alaska (CB 1)


USS Alaska shortly after completion.

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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1T/R.Adm. Peter Kalsh Fischler, USN17 Jun 194427 Jan 1945
2T/Capt. Kenneth Hill Noble, USN27 Jan 194518 Dec 1945

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USS Alaska (CB-1) Photographed in the summer or fall of 1944, probably in the Hampton Roads area, Virginia. Copied from an original print included in the Fifth Naval District's War Diary of Open Intelligence Branch of District Intelligence Office. NHHC photo [6080x4848]

It’s a shame these never got to fight in a surface action, especially against their intended prey of cruisers.

Or what would have been even more interesting would have been against a more peer opponent like a Scharnhorst, a Kongō, or even say one of the Italian reconstructions. Not a fight I’d want to be in one of these in necessarily, but that’s part of what would make it interesting.

They didn’t get to do much of anything though unfortunately, not even getting Hawaii made into some missile or command cruiser.

I just refer to them as supercruisers. And, yes, it's a shame that the 2 classes of cruiser murderer, (Them, and the Des Moines) never got to be used in their intended roles.

I've recently seen and read enough to firmly convince me that these are not deserving of the battlecruiser classification, and that large cruiser is in fact very fitting. Part of the problem comes from a common misconception that battlecruisers were only fast capital ships that were meant to hunt cruisers and disengage when real battleships were encountered. Rather, they had many differing design aspects and intended roles dependant upon nation. The British leaned toward lightly armored ships mounting heavy guns of equal caliber to contemporary battleships, while the Germans stuck with better armor and guns of slightly smaller caliber or in fewer mountings. The common trait was simply speed on a heavy hull with a loss in either protection or firepower. Missions ranged from scouting or trade protection to assisting the battle line by screening cruisers or adding their guns to the fight and chasing the fleeing enemy.

Firstly and at the core of the issue is that the Alaska is essentially a heavy cruiser scaled up to

30k tons putting it roughly in between contemporary heavy cruisers and battleships and not on par or above battleship displacement as was a common characteristic of battlecruisers. As well, being that they are derived from cruisers, their protection is on the level of cruisers and not battleships.

As far as armament goes, they were also squarely in the middle of heavy cruisers and battleships. Additionally, the oft touted "fact" that the new 12" SH shell outperformed the standards' 14" guns is a bit of an overstatement, as someone in a battleship group I'm in took a look and it seems they only really stand out in terms of deck penetration, the caveat is that it's a comparison between the modern 12" and the 14" as it was first rolled out in the 1910s and ✠s. One would hope that a new weapon taking advantage of the latest design features and practices would be better than a

Speedwise they were on par with heavy cruisers and battleships at 33 knots, nothing standout there either.

To judge the Alaska, it's imo right and fair to compare them to the Iowa, being that they are contemporary battleship and "battlecruiser" designs. Following the battlecruiser design theory, we should see Alaska give up firepower or protection compared to Iowa in order to gain speed. Compared to Iowa, it does both, but does not have any speed advantage, so it falls flat of the intent of a battlecruiser as well racking up a battleship level pricetag.

It's my opinion based off of my understanding that the fast battleship is the final evolution of the battlecruiser concept in that it is a product of the desire for an "ultimate warship" (that has both high speed, heavy firepower, and good protection) and the technology to fulfill that desire without the need to drop off either protection or firepower. It's from that understanding that I hold the opinion that the Alaska class is not only not a battlecruiser, but a design that falls short of providing a meaningful advantage over either contemporary heavy cruisers or fast battleships. For the cost of one Alaska you could have a full fledged battleship that can do everything better, or two heavy cruisers that are cheaper and just as capable.


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USS Alaska was ordered for construction on September 9, 1940. She was laid down by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation at Camden on December 17, 1941, launched on August 15, 1943 and commissioned on June 17, 1944. She served in the Pacific, escorting aircraft carriers and performing commerce raiding against Japanese merchant fleets in the East China Sea. One of her most notable periods of service was during the landings at Okinawa, were she provided shore bombardment ahead of the US Marine Corps landing elements. She was decommissioned on February 17, 1947 after less than three years of service and was finally scrapped at Newark in 1961.

USS Alaska was named after the United States territory of Alaska. Her pennant code was CB-1, classifying her as a large cruiser, when in theory she was actually a battle cruiser.


USS Alaska (CB-1) - History

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Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Alaska are as follows:

  • Slot 1: Main Armaments Modification 1 ( ) *
  • Slot 2: Surveillance Radar Modification 1 ( ) *
  • Slot 3: Aiming Systems Modification 1 ( )
  • Slot 4: Damage Control System Modification 2 ( ) *
  • Slot 5: Concealment System Modification 1 ()
  • Slot 6: Main Battery Modification 3 ( )

Upgrade Slot 1 provides players with two viable choices. Main Armaments Modification 1 ( ) is generally recommended however, for anti-aircraft duties, players should take Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 ( ).

Upgrade Slot 2 allows players to extend the duration of the Surveillance Radar () consumable if they have the appropriate upgrade available in the Armory. Otherwise, Damage Control System Modification 1 ( ) is recommended.

Upgrade Slot 4 provides several viable options. For increased survivability, Damage Control System Modification 2 ( ) is a good choice. Many players utilize Steering Gears Modification 1 ( ) to increase the maneuverability of the ship, while others will opt for Propulsion Modification 1 ( ) in order to get Alaska moving quickly when stationary. Choosing between these upgrades will be determined by the intended play style.

The default pick for many players in Upgrade Slot 5 will be Concealment System Modification 1 (), but as a cruiser, Alaska also has access to Steering Gears Modification 2 ( ). When stacked with Steering Gears Modification 1 ( ) in Upgrade Slot 4, Alaska becomes highly maneuverable and can sometimes juke and dodge incoming fire at longer ranges. This is a valuable ability to have in the early stages of a match, and captains who feel comfortable eschewing a maximum stealth build are encouraged to try it.

Commander Skills

Unique American commanders with the buffed version of Gun Feeder (-75% instead of -50%) are highly recommended for Alaska given the long reload duration on her main battery.

+15% main battery traverse speed .

-10% cooldown time of Main Battery Reload Booster, Torpedo Reload Booster, Spotting Aircraft, Catapult Fighter, and Defensive AA Fire .

-50% time to switch loaded shell type .

Receive a warning of a salvo fired at your ship from more than 4.5km .

The ship remains able to move and maneuver - slowly - while the engine or steering gears are incapacitated .

+1% chance of main and secondary HE shells causing a fire .

-10% torpedo tubes reload time .

+10% action time of Hydroacoustic Search, Surveillance Radar, Smoke Generator, & Engine Boost .

The detection indicator will show the number of enemies targeting you with main battery .

In the priority AA sector:
+25% continuous damage.
+1 flak burst per salvo .

+10% HE and SAP shell damage.

+15% ship detectability guns 149mm and up .

-0.2% reload time of all armaments per 1% HP lost

+0.2% AA continuous damage per 1% HP lost .

+5% damage for AP shells 190mm and larger .

+1 charge to all consumables .

-10% reload time of secondary batteries

If enemy ship is spotted within detectability range, -8% reload time of main battery .

If there are more visible enemies than allies within the ship's base main caliber firing range:

+8% ship speed
-10% main battery dispersion .

Shows the direction to the nearest enemy ship.

The enemy is alerted that a bearing has been taken. .

+25% armor penetration of HE shells

Base fire chance reduced by half .

-10% detectability range of the ship .

Consumables

Alaska can equip the following consumables:

  • Slot 1:Damage Control Party ()
  • Slot 2:Defensive AA Fire () orHydroacoustic Search ()
  • Slot 3:Repair Party ()
  • Slot 4:Surveillance Radar () orCatapult Fighter () orSpotting Aircraft ()

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Alaska comes included with Type 10 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces her repair costs, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Signals

Alaska captains should mount standard signal flags to improve the ship's performance in battle. Sierra Mike () flags are highly recommended to increase the ship's top speed. India Delta () and India Yankee () flags should be mounted to improve the ship's survivability. November Foxtrot () flags can also be mounted to decrease consumable cooldown time. Lastly, economic and special signal flags can be mounted to increase the ship's economic gains per battle.

+5% continuous AA damage at all ranges.

+5% damage from flak bursts.

+5% to secondary battery maximum firing range.

-5% to maximum dispersion of secondary battery shells.

-5% to secondary battery loading time.

+1% chance for HE bombs and shells with a caliber above 160mm causing a fire.

+0.5% chance for bombs and smaller shells causing a fire.

+5% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating. [1]

+15% chance of causing flooding.

+5% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating. [1]

+1% chance for HE bombs and shells with a caliber above 160mm causing a fire.

+0.5% chance for bombs and smaller shells causing a fire.

+4% chance of torpedoes causing flooding.

-20% to damage received when ramming the enemy.

+50% to damage dealt when ramming the enemy.

-5% reload time on all consumables.

+5% to the ship's maximum speed.

+20% to the amount of HP recovered when Repair Party () is used.

-100% to the risk of magazine detonation. [1]

+20% credits earned for the battle.

-10% to the cost of the ship's post-battle service.

+50% XP earned for the battle.

+50% Commander XP earned for the battle.

+300% Free XP  earned for the battle.

+50% credits earned for the battle.

+100% XP earned for the battle.

+100% Commander XP earned for the battle.

+333% Commander XP earned for the battle.

+777% Free XP earned for the battle.

+50% XP earned for the battle.

+150% Commander XP earned for the battle.

+250% Free XP earned for the battle.

+75% XP earned for the battle.

+30% credits earned for the battle.

+50% XP earned for the battle.

+100% Commander XP earned for the battle.

+200% Free XP earned for the battle.

+20% credits earned for the battle.

+50% XP earned for the battle.

+150% Commander XP earned for the battle.

+25% credits earned for the battle.

Note: Use of the Juliet Charlie signal makes detonation impossible.


USS Alaska (CB-1) - History

USS Alaska, an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, is the fourth United States Navy ship to bear the name of Territory of Alaska or the State of Alaska.

The keel for SSBN 732 was laid on March 9, 1983. On January 12, 1985, Mrs. Catherine Ann Stevens the wife of Senator Ted Stevens from Alaska, christened the ship during ceremonies held in Groton, Connecticut. The ship was commissioned at the Naval Underwater Systems Center, New London, Connecticut, January 25, 1986.

February 21, 1986 The Alaska (Blue) successfully launched a Trident I (C4) missile in support of the ship&rsquos Demonstration and Shakedown Operation.

October 23, USS Alaska completed her first strategic loadout at Strategic Weapons Facility, Pacific, Bremerton, Wa. First patrol began Dec. 7 and ended Feb. 22, 1987.

August 14, 1987 SSBN 732 successfully launched four Trident I missiles in support of the 27th Trident Follow-on Operational Test.

April 17, 1989 The Alaska completed her ninth deterrent patrol. So far the U.S. Navy completed 119 Trident, 1245 Polaris, 1103 Poseidon, and 233 C4 Backfit patrols.

July 17, 1990 USS Alaska Gold Crew successfully launched two Trident I missiles in support of a Follow-on CINC Operational Test.

February 20, 1997 SSBN 732 successfully launched four C4 missiles during a Follow-on CINC Evaluation Test.

May 1, 2000 USS Alaska commenced backfit to Trident II (D5) configuration at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS). The backfit completed Nov. 23, 2001.

March 9, 2002 A team from the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard recently returned USS Alaska to the fleet ahead of schedule, after completing a 19-month overhaul at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, for Trident II D5 backfit an upgrade to the sub's missile system. This overhaul also included the installation of the most technically advanced navigation and fire control systems available.

March 16, SSBN 732 successfully launched a Trident II missile off Port Canaveral. This was the first Demonstration and Shakedown Operation (DASO) conducted following backfit to a D5 configuration.

May 1, USS Alaska completed the first Trident II backfit strategic loadout at Strategic Weapons Facility, Atlantic, Kings Bay, Ga.

June 4, 2004 Cmdr. Robert James III relieved Cmdr. Warren Belt as CO of USS Alaska (Blue).

July 8, 2006 USS Alaska, commanded by Cmdr. Jon Fahs, will change her homeport to Kings Bay, Georgia, to undergo an engineering refueling overhaul in Norfolk, Virginia. During its time at Naval Base Kitsap, the nuclear powered fleet ballistic-missile submarine completed 47 C4 and 12 D5 missile patrols.

March 8, 2009 SSBN 732 finished its 27.5 month Engineered Refueling Overhaul (ERO) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), successfully marking the first East Coast overhaul of a SSBN.

April 1, USS Alaska (Green), commanded by Cmdr. Paul Haebler, arrived for the first time at its new homeport in Kings Bay.

May 29, The two crews of USS Alaska officially split during an assumption of command ceremony held at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, putting the ballistic-missile submarine one step closer to becoming a deployable asset. Cmdr. Cory Jackson took command of the Gold crew and Cmdr. Paul Haebler is now the Blue crew CO.

November 23, Cmdr. Kevin M. Byrne relieved Cmdr. Paul Haebler as CO of the SSBN 732 (Blue) during a change-of-command ceremony at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Chapel.

April 5, 2011 USS Alaska (Blue) returned to homeport after a three-month strategic deterrent patrol.

September 23, Cmdr. Robert E. Wirth relieved Cmdr. Cory Jackson as CO of the Alaska (Gold) during a change-of-command ceremony on Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.

January 11, 2012 USS Alaska returned to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay after successfully completing sea trials.

October 5, Cmdr. Todd A. Figanbaum relieved Cmdr. Kevin M. Byrne as CO of the Alaska (Blue) during a change-of-command ceremony at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Chapel.

February 14, 2014 Cmdr. Craig M. Gummer relieved Cmdr. Robert E. Wirth as CO of SSBN 732 (Gold) during a change-of-command ceremony at the NSB Kings Bay Chapel.

May 22, USS Alaska (Blue) returned to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay after completing a strategic deterrent patrol.

September 19, A commemoration ceremony was held on board the Alaska at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay's Explosive Handling Wharf #1, after the Gold Crew recently completed the 4,000th strategic deterrent patrol for the U.S. Submarine Force since the first patrol of the USS George Washington (SSBN 598) in 1961.

January 7, 2015 USS Alaska (Blue) returned to homeport following a strategic deterrent patrol.

March 27, Cmdr. David S. Forman relieved Cmdr. Todd A. Figanbaum as CO of the Alaska (Blue) during a change-of-command ceremony at the NSB Kings Bay Chapel.

September 24, USS Alaska (Blue) moored at Refit Wharf #2 on Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay following a strategic deterrent patrol.

May 12, 2016 SSBN 732 (Blue) moored at Refit Wharf #3 on Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay after completing a strategic deterrent patrol.

September 30, Cmdr. Eric Cole relieved Cmdr. Craig M. Gummer as CO of the USS Alaska (Gold) during a change-of-command ceremony at the NSB Kings Bay Chapel.

June 1?, 2017 USS Alaska (Blue) moored at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay after completing its 100th strategic deterrent patrol.

September 29, Cmdr. Dave Brooks relieved Cmdr. David S. Forman as CO of the Alaska (Blue) during a change-of-command ceremony at the NSB Kings Bay Chapel.

November 14, 2018 USS Alaska (Blue) returned to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay following a strategic deterrent patrol.

May 31, 2019 Cmdr. Adam J. Thomas relieved Cmdr. Eric D. Cole as CO of the USS Alaska (Gold) during a change-of-command ceremony at the NSB Kings Bay Chapel.

July 2, USS Alaska (Blue) moored at SSBN Jetty on Her Majesty's Naval Base (HMNB) Clyde in Faslane, Scotland, for a week-long liberty port visit to Glasgow to celebrate the Independence Day.

September 9, USS Alaska (Gold) moored at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay following a strategic deterrent patrol.

April 3, 2020 Cmdr. William Dull relieved Cmdr. Dave Brooks as CO of the Alaska (Blue) during a change-of-command ceremony on Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.


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