Quincy (Kwin' zee), Massachusetts, City of Presidents and Birthplace of the American Dream
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
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.