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USS Salem (CA 139) - Quincy MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 42° 14.643 W 070° 58.218
19T E 337446 N 4678752
Quick Description: Located in historic Quincy, Massachusetts. The USNSM is home to the USS Salem, the world's only preserved Heavy Cruiser. We are located in the former Quincy Fore River Shipyard, once one of the Nation's largest Shipbuilding Enterprises.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 6/30/2014 9:33:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMM15W
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member C4A
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Long Description:
Ordered by the US Navy on 14 June, 1943, USS Salem (CA 139) was laid down on 4 July, 1945 at the Bethlehem Steel Company's Quincy Yard in Quincy, MA and launched on 25 March, 1947. She was commissioned at the Boston Navy Yard on 14 May, 1949.

When USS Salem was decommissioned on 30 January, 1959 and joined the Atlantic Reserve Fleet at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Dwight D. Eisenhower was president of the United States

In October of 1994, Salem once again made her way north to her birthplace in Quincy, where she is now the centerpiece of the United States Naval and Shipbuilding Museum.

Source: (visit link)
Type of vessel: Heavy Cruiser ~ 7/4/1945~ Bethlehem Steel Company

Admission? Cost?: 8.00

Parking Coordinates: N 42° 14.657 W 070° 58.214

Date: 1/1/1959

Hours of use: Not listed

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