Tuesday, September 25, 2007

USS Salem


The USS Salem was built in Quincy by the Bethlehelm Steel Company and launched in 1949. She served a distinguished 10 year career as flagship of the US Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean and the Second Fleet in the Atlantic.

She was decommissioned on 30 January, 1959 and joined the Atlantic Reserve Fleet at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. After being mothballed for 35 years the Salem was moved back to Quincy where she is now the centerpiece of the United States Naval and Shipbuilding Museum.

4 comments:

slinger said...

wonderful view on this grand ship. It's good to see it's back in service in a different sort of way now.

Zsolt said...

this photo is great! perfect angle:)

bluechic said...

oh that is great re the ship being the museum centerpiece. and i do like how you got the whole ship in your photo, i have a really tough time with buildings...

NorthBayPhoto said...

Fantastic photo!!