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USS Salem (CL-3)

Scout Cruiser Warship

USS Salem CL-3, a scout cruiser warship serving the United States Navy, operated from 1908 until decommissioned in 1921.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 12/12/2017
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Year: 1908
Ships-in-Class: 3
Named Ships: USS Chester (CS-1); USS Birmingham (CS-2); USS Salem (CS-3)
Complement: 368
Length: 423 ft (128.93 m)
Width: 47 ft (14.33 m)
Height: 16.8 ft (5.12 m)
Displacement (Surface): 3,800 tons
Propulsion: 12 x Fore River boiler units feeding 2 x Curtis steam turbines developing 19,578 horsepower and driving 2 x Shafts.
Speed (Surface): 24 kts (28 mph)
Operators: United States


2 x 5" (130mm) /50 caliber Mark 6 main guns.
6 x 3" (76mm) /50 caliber Rapid-Fire (RF) guns.
2 x 3-pounder (47mm) Driggs-Schroeder saluting guns.
2 x 21" (533mm) torpedo tubes.

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