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Hawaii was launched on 3 November , but post-war budget cutbacks necessitated its cancellation on 17 February The Alaska -class large cruisers were seen as requiring a crew almost as large as South Dakota or Iowa -class battleships , while the armor and protection of the capital sized Hawaii was no better than a Baltimore -class cruiser , and this was particularly significant as the underwater protection designed into Hawaii was poor given the threat level experienced in WW2 from Japanese and German fast torpedoes and expected future development.
The last two incomplete Iowa -class ships, Kentucky and Illinois had been redesigned with improved, protection and underwater arrangement and subdivision counter modern torpedoes.
Additionally the US Navy facing by a serious threat to its large carrier building fleet and demands for a larger peace dividend by putting even its latest Iowa -class battleships into reserve, as was done to all but Missouri before the Korean war, had found that Alaska and Guam , with only a single rudder, could hardly turn within the turning circle of Iowa and constituted some greater risk of collision.
In a famous [Proceedings] article in January , Frank Uhlig, dismissed the performance of the class in and concluded the battlecruiser had no place in the postwar USN  For a time, the US Navy planned to convert the ship into the US' first guided missile cruiser, but this did not come to fruition. A conversion to a large command ship was later contemplated, and planning went far enough that money was allocated in the budget for this purpose.
However, with one command ship already completed Northampton and a second already chosen Wright , no work was started upon Hawaii.
Having been laid up for twelve years, the still incomplete ship was towed to breakers to be scrapped on 20 June The initial impetus for the design of the Alaska class came from the commerce-raiding abilities of German and Japanese ships; the three Deutschland -class cruisers, the two Scharnhorst -class battleships, and Japan's large force of both heavy and light cruisers.
By the time that they were built, their role had expanded to protect carrier groups. It was thought that the class's bigger guns, greater size and higher speed would give them a marked advantage in this role over heavy cruisers, and they would also provide insurance against reports that Japan was building "super cruisers" more powerful than American cruisers limited by the London Naval Treaty.
Two were placed on the centerline superfiring over the main battery turrets, fore and aft, and the remaining four turrets were placed on the corners of the superstructure.
Along with the five Montana -class battleships and the final three Alaska -class cruisers, the construction of Hawaii was suspended in May before work began. This freed materials and facilities so that they could be used to build additional ships which could be completed faster and were needed in the war zones, like anti-submarine escorts. Similar to the unfinished battleship Kentucky , [A 6] Hawaii was considered for a conversion to be a test platform for the development of guided missiles in September Most missiles would have been mounted toward the bow, while two "missile launching pits" would be located near the stern.
For this task, no armor would have been needed, and previously installed armor was to be taken off the ship when required. Two years later, in , a similar conversion plan was put forth. This plan called for Hawaii to be completed with 12 vertical launchers for U. The design process began with an approval from the U. Navy in September Hawaii would have also been able to launch the JB-2 "Loon" cruise missile from a hydraulic catapult installed on her forward flight deck; lastly, an aircraft crane and twin aircraft catapults were to be added on the stern of the ship.
The conversion, as envisioned, would have looked similar to a completed Graf Zeppelin -class aircraft carrier.