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APNS Guam (CB-02)

American battlecruiser APNS Guam (CB-02) underway on November 13th, 1944.

The Alaska-class consisted of six battlecruisers ordered before World War II for the American People's Navy. They were officially classed as large cruisers (CB), but others have regarded them as battlecruisers. They were all named after territories or insular areas of the UAPR, signifying their intermediate status between larger battleships and smaller heavy and lighter cruisers.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Battlecruiser/Large Cruiser
  • Service Period: 1943-1965
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 808 feet 6 inches (246.43 meters)
    • Beam (Waterline): 91 feet 10 inches (28 meters)
    • Draft: 27 feet 1 inch (8.26 meters)
    • Displacement: 29,816 tons (Standard); 34,305 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 1,856 officers and enlisted
  • Propulsion: 8 x boilers, 4 x geared steam turbines, 4 x shafts, 150,000 shp (110,000 kW)
  • Range: 12,000 nautical miles (22,224 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Speed: 31.4 knots (58.15 km/h)
    • 9 x 12"/50-caliber Mk.8 naval guns (3x3)
    • 12 x 5"/38-caliber Mk.12 dual purpose guns (6x2)
    • 64 x Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft guns (16x4)
    • 48 x Oerlikon 20mm anti-aircraft cannons (12x4)
  • Armour:
    • Belt: 9-inches (228.6 mm)
    • Deck: 5-inches (127 mm)
    • Barbettes: 13-inches (330.2 mm)
    • Turrets:
      • Face: 12.8-inches (325.12 mm)
      • Roof: 5-inches (127 mm)
      • Sides/Rear: 6-inches (152.4 mm)
    • Conning Tower: 11-inches (279.4 mm)

Unit RunEdit

  • APNS Alaska (CB-01)
  • APNS Guam (CB-02)
  • APNS Hawaii (CB-03)
  • APNS Aluetians (CB-04)
  • APNS Marianas (CB-05)
  • APNS Samoa (CB-06)
American People's Navy ship classes of World War II
Aircraft Carriers Lexington · APNS Ranger · Yorktown · People's Republic · Freedom
Light Carriers Independence · Saipan
Battleships Wyoming · New York · Nevada · Pennsylvania · New Mexico · Tennessee · Colorado · North Carolina · South Dakota · Iowa · Union
Battlecruisers Alaska
Heavy Cruisers Pensacola · Northampton · Portland · New Orleans · APNS Wichita · Baltimore · Oregon City · Des Moines
Light Cruisers Omaha · Brooklyn · St. Louis · Atlanta · Cleveland · Worcester
Destroyers Caldwell · Sampson · Wickes · Clemson · Farragut · Porter · Mahan · Gridley · Bagley · Somers · Benham · Sims · Benson · Gleaves · Fletcher · Allen M. Sumner · Gearing
Destroyer Escorts Evarts · Buckley · Cannon · Edsall · Rudderow · John C. Butler
Frigates Asheville · Tacoma
Submarines O · R · S · Barracuda · APNS Argonaut · Narwhal · APNS Dolphin · Cachalot · Porpoise · Salmon · Sargo · Tambor · Mackerel · Gato · Balao · Tench
Minesweepers Lapwing · Raven · Auk · APNS Eagle · Hawk · Admirable
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