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USS Alaska

Four ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Alaska in honor of the 49th state.

The first USS Alaska, was a wooden-hulled screw sloop-of-war that saw numerous small actions between the American Civil War and the Mexican-American War.

The second USS Alaska, was a steam trawler chartered to serve as a minesweeper during World War I.

The third USS Alaska (CB-1), the lead ship of her class of fast cruiser, saw action in the last days of World War II.

The fourth USS Alaska (SSBN-732) is an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine.