This is a sort of tongue-in-cheek "modernized Alaska" made for the North Point / SMSWorld game. It follows the traditional Iowa-class modernization scheme retaining all the main guns) and receiving various bolt-on anti-ship missile launchers etc. Phalanx CIWS systems sit at the usual spots with RIM-116 RAM launchers abeam the bridge and on the stern. A helipad has been added to accommodate Sea Sprite and Cougar helicopters used by the North Point Sea Command. Modernized electronics have been fitted, with SPS-49 air search and SPS-67(V) surface search radars fitted on the upper works, along with various SATCOM antennas and electronic warfare systems. Armored box launchers for Tomahawk cruise missiles have been fitted in the old aircraft handling space between the stack and the fire control tower, with a fifth and sixth set of launchers abeam the aft Mark 37 director. A large refuelling king post (for UNREPing escorts) has been added near the rear of the superstructure.
In the fiction, this ship serves with a Commonwealth surface action group in the Axackal Sea, launching Tomahawk strikes against Syndicalist targets before providing gunfire support for the Praetonian landings at Baltimore (Operation GLADIATOR). During GLADIATOR, CB-1 took a direct hit from a Syndicalist P-15 Termit anti-ship missile, jamming its no.3 turret in train, destroying its starboard refuelling post, and killing 14 sailors.
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