Hawaii (CB 3) was the third of the Alaska class large cruisers which were launched in 1943-45. Hawaii's construction was more than 82% complete, including installation of her 12" guns, when she was finally suspended in 1947. An early project to convert Hawaii into a missile test ship resulted in removal of the heavy guns, as seen in this view, but was soon cancelled. Several other conversion ideas, including completion as a command ship (CBC 1) were considered, but none was carried out. Hawaii was stricken in 1958 and scrapped at Baltimore starting in 1960. Her two completed sisterships, Alaska and Guam, met the same fate a year later.
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