USN - "USS SALEM" (CA-139) Is a (717') Des Moines Class Heavy Cruiser - Commissioned 14 May, 1949 – Compliment: 1,799 Officers and Enlisted Men – Armament: 9 x 8 Inch (203mm) in Triple Mounts, 12 x 5 Inch (127mm) in Twin Mounts, 20 x 3 Inch (76mm) Guns, 8 x 20mm Guns and 1 Utility Helicopter - Decommissioned 30 January 1959 – Became a Museum Ship, Quincy, Massachusetts, October, 1994
USS Salem, Massachusetts: A shadow figure has been seen walking in the corridors near the anchor room. Apparitions are most commonly seen in the ward room, dentist’s office, infirmary and lower op’s. Apparitions have also been seen near the starboard hatches in the forward wardroom. Throughout the ship phantom noises are heard of the former crew still doing their duties from when the ship was functional and battle ready. Phantom footsteps and disembodied voices are heard.
Welcome to the United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum Online. 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.