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Online Library of Selected Images:
U.S. NAVY SHIPS -- Listed by Hull Number
CB -- Large Cruisers
The short-lived large cruiser (CB) designation was applied only to the to six-ship Alaska class ordered in 1940. Three of these big cruisers were cancelled before construction began, two were completed in 1944 and one was launched but never finished. The CB series became extinct with the sale of the last of these ships in mid-1961.
This page provides the numbers of U.S. Navy large cruisers.
See the list below to locate photographs of individual large
cruisers numbered in the CB series.
Large cruisers numbered in the CB series:
- CB-1: Alaska (1944-1961)
- CB-2: Guam (1944-1961)
- CB-3: Hawaii. Launched in 1945 but never completed. Reclassified CBC-1 in 1952-54
- CB-4: Philippines. Construction cancelled in 1943
- CB-5: Puerto Rico. Construction cancelled in 1943
- CB-6: Samoa. Construction cancelled in 1943
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citing the organization name: "Naval Historical Center".
Effective 1 December 2008 the name should be cited as: "Naval
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Page made 22 August 2002
Coding updated 23 April 2009