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USS SALEM Scout Cruiser 3 / (CL 3)

CLASS - CHESTER
Displacement 3,750 Tons, Dimensions, 423' 1" (oa) x 47' 1" x 19' 3" (Max)
Armament 2 x 5"/50, 6 x 3"/50 2 x 21" tt.
Armor, 2" Belt.
Machinery, 22,242 SHP; Direct Drive Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 25.95 (trial) Knots, Crew 356.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid on 28 AUG 1905 at Fore River Shipbuilding Co. Quincy, MA
Launched 27 JULY 1907
Commissioned 01 AUG 1908
Decommissioned 20 APR 1912
Commissioned 23 APR 1914
Decommissioned 1 DEC 1914
Commissioned 21 MAY 1916
Decommissioned 02 DEC 1916
Commissioned 21 APR 1917
Decommissioned 23 APR 1917
Commissioned 25 JUL 1917
Reclassified CL 3 17 JUL 1920
Decommissioned 16 AUG 1921
Stricken on 13 NOV 1929
Fate: Sold for scrap to D. G. Seagraves of San Francisco, CA on 11 FEB 1930


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Dominician Campaign Medal - Mexican Service Medal - World War I Victory Medal w/ESCORT Clasp


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Size Image Description Contributed
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Salem 266k Port Bow, Underway. 1908 Image # (19-N-11288). National archives
Salem 116k Good overhead showing excellent details, Undated. USN
Salem
0400305
912k

Starboard bow view, date and location unknown. Prior to modifications to bridge area.

From "The Marine Steam Turbine", 1919. Image scanned by the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Library

Christopher Edwards
Salem
0400304
129k

Starboard quarter view while underway, location unknown, sometime between 1910 and 1915.

Library of Congress photo #LC-DIG-ggbain-09977

Bill Gonyo
Salem 98k Off Boston on March 19, 1919 as modified after WW1. Modifications include a destroyer- type bridge wind deflector; an enclosed signal platform above the bridge; a crow's nest; a raised signal platform aft of the main mast. USN
Salem
0400306
128k

USS Salem (CL 3) anchored off Naval Station (NAS) San Diego, circa 1920.

US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No. 1985.055.001.025

Mike Green

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Class Final Rank Dates
Wilson, Henry Braid, CDR   ADM 08/01/1908 - 08/24/1908
Key, Albert Lenoir., CDR     08/24/1908 - 11/12/1909
Evans, George Robert, CDR     11/12/1909
Key, Albert Lenoir., CDR     09/26/1910 - 11/07/1911
Chandler, Lloyd Horwitz, CDR   RADM 11/07/1911 -
Decommissioned     04/20/1912 - 04/23/1914
Collins, Marshall, ENS     10/07/1912 - 03/30/1913
Decommissioned     12/01/1914 - 05/21/1916
Christy, Harley Hannibal, CDR   VADM 05/21/1916 - 12/01/1916
Olmsted, Percy Napier, CDR     06/15/1916 -
Sellers, David Foote, CAPT   ADM 12/01/1916 - 12/02/1916
Decommissioned     12/02/1916 - 04/21/1917
Pollock, Edwin Taylor, CDR     04/21/1917 - 04/23/1917
Decommissioned     04/23/1917 - 07/25/1917
Graham, Stephen Victor, CDR     07/25/1917 -
Berrien, Frank Dunn, CAPT     10/10/1918 - 04/02/1919
Ellis, Hayne, CAPT   RADM 04/02/1919 - 07/31/1920
Foote, Percy Wright, CDR 1901 RADM 07/31/1920 - 08/16/1921

(Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves - Photos courtesy of Bill Gonyo)


USS SALEM Scout Cruiser 3/(CL 3) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Not Applicable To This Ship

Additional Resources
Hazegray & Underway Cruiser Pages By Andrew Toppan.
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