Links of Interest

Historical / Reference

Naval Historical Center (Main Page)
Naval Historical Center (USS ALASKA PAGE)

Hull Number (Crew Roster)’s mission is to provide a means for shipmates to keep in touch with one another.

Wide array of resources related to naval history, current naval affairs, shipbuilding, maritime history, and naval and maritime photography

USS Alaska CB-1 – World War II Database
A database of information about World War II curated by C. Peter Chen and others.

NavSource Online: Cruiser Photo Archive: USS Alaska (CB-1)
Historical photos with descriptions & credits.

Naval Warfare: USS Alaska (CB-1)
Examining ships that have made an impact on Naval Warfare and Naval History.

The National WWII Museum (New Orleans)
The National WWII Museum in New Orleans opened on June 6, 2000, as The National D-Day Museum. Founded by historian and author, Stephen Ambrose, the Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world — why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today — so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. In 2003, Congress officially designated us as America’s National WWII Museum.

National Museum of the Pacific War
Since 1968, the Museum has expanded to occupy a six-acre campus and gained a reputation as one of the premier military museums in the nation. Over the years the Museum was upgraded and enlarged, and the campus grew to accommodate the Memorial Courtyard, the Plaza of Presidents and the Japanese Garden of Peace.


World War II Memorial – Washington DC (National Parks)
National WWII Memorial
The National World War II Memorial was funded almost entirely by private contributions, as specified in Public Law 103-32. Support came from hundreds of thousands of individual Americans, hundreds of corporations and foundations, veterans groups, dozens of civic, fraternal and professional organizations, states and one territory, and students in 1,200 schools across the country.

WWII Memorial Site at Legacy.Com
This site is dedicated to the Allies and those they sought to protect – the troops who bravely served their countries, Holocaust victims who endured and survived against all odds, and all the men and women who helped to ensure the legacy of “The Greatest Generation.”

Wikipedia Pages

USS Alaska (CB-1)
Alaska-class cruiser

Naval, Military & Government

Naval Vessel Registry
Official inventory of US Naval ships and service crafts

U.S. National Archives & Records Administration
Official U.S. Government Web Portal

USS Alaska, was the first of the Alaska class large cruisers.