USS Salem CA – 139

USS SALEM CA-139 – Famed 717-ft Flagship of the U.S. Navy’s Sixth Fleet and “star” of The Finest Hours and The Graf Spee movies. Visit one of the ship’s four engine rooms and sit in the captain’s chair on the ship’s bridge. Go below decks where over 1,600 officers and sailors lived and worked. Envision yourself part of the ship’s company and visit the ship’s store, barber shop, tailor shop, and cobbler shop. Imagine eating dinner in the crew’s mess deck or having an ice cream sundae at the “Gee Dunk”. Step inside one of three 8 inch gun turrets that once fired 260 pound shells almost 18 miles. As you venture further down in the ship you will enter the Combat Information Center (CIC) at the heart of the USS Salem. Amid the darkness you will think you are on the high seas and preparing for battle.

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Step onboard the United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum and discover a world of history, learning, and exploration.


Open seasonally 10am – 4pm
Saturdays & Sundays
April 15 – November 19, 2023
and Fridays during July & August.