Description: The third USS Salem (CA-139) was a Des Moines-class heavy cruiser in the United States Navy.
Salem was laid down on 4 July 1945 by the Bethlehem Steel Co.'s Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Mass.; launched on 25 March 1947; sponsored by Miss Mary G. Coffey; and commissioned on 14 May 1949, Captain J. C. Daniel in command. Her main battery held the world's first automatic 8" guns and were the first to use cased ammunition instead of shell and bag loading.
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