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The U.S. Navy's Alaska-Class Battlecruiser Was a Failure

Posted on AllSides April 21st, 2024
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The Alaska-class battlecruisers, conceived by the U.S. Navy in the 1930s to counter foreign naval developments, became a case of strategic misalignment by the time they were completed in the late 1940s. Summary: The Alaska-class battlecruisers, conceived by the U.S. Navy in the 1930s to counter foreign naval developments, became a case of strategic misalignment by the time they were completed in the late 1940s. -Originally intended to be fast and powerful “cruiser-killers” with modern 12-inch guns and a top speed of 33 knots, these ships were designed to challenge...

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https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/us-navys-alaska-class-battlecruiser-was-failure-208006

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