From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships
A group of volcanic islands in the southwest central Pacific.
The name Samoa was selected for CB-6, an Alaska-class large
cruiser ordered on 9 September 1940 from New York Shipbuilding Corp.,
Camden, N.J. Although Samoa was scheduled for completion by 1
December 1946, all available materials and slipways were allocated to
higher priority ships: aircraft carriers, destroyers, and submarines.
This postponed her keel laying until large cruisers were no longer
required. Samoa's construction, never begun, was finally cancelled
on 24 June 1943.