Many ships are built with the intention to counter a specific opponent, which they never meet. The USS Alaska is such a ship. Built to engage large Japanese cruisers and a rumored Japanese version of the Graf Spee, Alaska and sister, Guam,
provided heavy anti-aircraft support to USN fast carriers.
Kostas Katseas repainted the Neptun 1:1250 scale USS Alaska in her camouflage pattern and mounted it in a sea base.