ALASKA CB 1
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
Keel Laid 17 December 1941 - Launched 15 August 1943
Struck from Naval Register 1 June 1960
Sold 30 June 1960 for scrap
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- USS Alaska CB-1 Covers Page 1 (1943-1946)
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Post Office Established 1 May 1944 - Disestablished 1 May 1946
Censored. Cachet by George V. Sadworth. From the Lawrence B. Brennan Collection
Locy Type 2z
Censored and signed.
Locy Type 2az
Official Mail. From the Lawrence B. Brennan Collection
Locy Type 9efu
From the Lawrence B. Brennan Collection
Locy Type P
Rubber stamp cachet. From the Lawrence B. Brennan Collection
Ship's straightline marking
NAMESAKE - A territory acquired by the United States from Russia in 1867. Alaska—located in the far northwestern corner of the North American continent and separated from the contiguous 48 states by Canada—was admitted to the Union as the 49th state in 1959.
Four ships of the US Navy have been named ALASKA - USS Alaska (Wooden-Hulled Screw Sloop-of-War 1868), USS Alaska (Steam Trawler 1918), USS Alaska CB-1 and USS Alaska SSBN-732.
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