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SALEM (CA 139)
GUN CRUISER
VESSEL STATUS
Class: CA 134 UIC: 03639
Status: Donated as a Museum and Memorial Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 10/13/1994 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: BETHLEHEM STL/QUINCY
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 06/14/1943 Commission Date: 05/14/1949
Keel Date: 07/04/1945 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 03/25/1947 Decommission Date: 01/30/1959
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 47.6 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
10.0
Delivery Date: 05/09/1949 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 45.4 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 07/12/1991
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 717 ft Waterline Length: 700 ft
Extreme Beam: 77 ft Waterline Beam: 75 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 27 ft Draft Limit: 27 ft
Light Displacement: 16000 tons Full Displacement: 20450 tons
Dead Weight: 4450 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 4
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbine
Accommodations: Officers: 115
Enlisted: 1623
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: SCHOOLS, ORGANIZATIONS AND PRIVATE ENTERPRISES
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: SALEM IS LOCATED AT THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SHIPBUILDING MUSEUM, MASSACHUSETTS MILITARY RESEARCH CENTER, 739 WASHINGTON STREET, QUINCY, MA
Last Updated: 06/11/2002
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