Copyright © 2009 art by wayne
Full details on each of these projects and more are to be found my USN BATTESHIP CONVERSIONS PROJECTS book available at:
Amphibious assault ship USS North Carolina LPH2 with 2 Army Piasecki H21 Workhorse helicopters shuttling troops and supplies to the beach head.
launching a strike
armored supply ship
Guided Missile Battleship USS South Dakota BBG5 armed with two twin Tartar missile launchers aft and a twin Talos launcher forward
South Dakota class conversion Fleet Replenishment Ship USS Indiana AOR1 with Comvair F2Y Sea Dart preparing to land on the smooth waters
Large Guided Missile Cruiser a 1948 proposal for the unfinished USS Hawaii CB(G) 3. The ship was to fit three verical launch tubes for V2 rockets a catapult to launch JP2 Loon cruise missiles and six XPM SAM launchers
Polaris armed USS Hawaii CB(M)G3 firing a Polaris IRBM from one of six aft vertical launchers
Carrier Task Force Command Ship USS Hawaii CBC3. Two F7U thunder over.
task force flag
Conversion Projects Gallery 4
North Carolina-South Dakota-Alaska Class