Four ships of the United States Navy
have been named
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.