Wiper. Though six large Alaska-class cruisers were ordered by president FDR, only three began construction with only two completed and commissioned — the USS Alaska and the USS Guam. They were finished late during World War II, just in time to see brief service in the Pacific.
Bursting with rare photographs of the massive cruisers, this exciting guide offers readers a thorough history of the construction, combat duty, and decommissioning of the Alaska and Guam, in addition to an analysis of why, exactly, the USS Hawaii was never completed. 72 pages, 70 B&W and color photos, 11"x 8¼", softcover.