Sunday, 5 February 2017

American scout cruiser USS Salem performed well during trials according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1909-1910 no. 6

An item referred to the Army and Navy Journal reported that the American scout cruiser Salem achieved a maximum speed which was 1 mile above that of the Chester. Her engines developed 2.000 hp as on her delivery trial. Everything went well. Her best run was 26,82 miles, her medium speed was 25.70. The Curtis turbines performed in this manner better as the Parsons turbines.(1)

1. Scout Cruiser No. 3. Part of the Chester-class consisting of the Chester, Birmingham and Salem, succeeded by the Omaha-class. Building ordered on 27 Aril 1904, building awarded on 17 May 1905, laid down by Fore River Shipyard, Quincy Point, Quincy, Massachusetts, USA on 28 August 1905, launched by Mrs. Lorna Pinnock on 27 Juy 1907, commissioned on 1 August 1908, reclassified as CL-3 on 17 July 1920, decommissioned on 16 August 1921, stricken on 13 November 1929 and sold to be broken up on 11 February 1930.