USS Alaska (CB-1): A History in Pictures Laid down 10 days after the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor, the USS Alaska was the lead ship of the Alaska class of large cruisers.
The Navy only built Alaska and one other ship in her class, in addition to the USS Guam. She had 34,253 long tons of displacement along with an 808-foot length.
Her four-shaft General Electric geared steam turbines and eight oil-fired Babcock & Wilcox boilers generated 150,000 horsepower which pushed her to a maximum speed of 33 knots.
Unfortunately, she wasn’t commissioned until June 17th, 1944, so her late entrance to the war limited her tour of duty.