During WWII the US Navy received 22 of 32 Essex Class Carriers; 4 of 6 Iowa Class Battleships and two of six Alaska Class Large Cruisers plus dozens of other cruisers, hundreds of destroyers and submarines, and thousands of smaller and auxiliary ships. Nearing completion were the three Midway Class, the last two Iowa's, USS Hawaii, CB-3 and many, many, more destroyers and submarines. The US has already canceled three additional Midway Class carriers, the Montana Class battleships, most of the new Des Moines Class heavy cruisers and Worcester Class light cruisers. This was, by far, the largest modern fleet the world as ever seen. There was certainly enough naval power to win the war, But, the Two Ocean Navy was only about 65% complete. My ultimate question is could more of these larger combatants been completed with a rearrangement of production? It seems the US over produced DD's, DDE's, auxiliaries and landing craft. I understand the needs of amphibious operations and ASW during the Battle of the Atlantic impacted priorities too. I'm interested in everyone's opinion to see if more major combatants could have been completed by the end of 1946. I'm using that date because without the Atomic Bombs, Operations Olympic and Coronet (the Invasion of Japan) would have occurred and the shipyard production would have continued to replace the inevitably damaged and lost warships.