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USS SALEM CA-139 PAGE 2


The 2 forward 8-inch guns with the superstructure in the background.


A closer look at the massive barrels of the 8-inch guns.


Inside the turret, you can see where they used to pack and load the projectiles.


I can only imagine how loud it was in the turret when these things fired.


The forwardmost anti-aircraft gun.


a close up of the rear side.


I bet it was something to be looking up at the sky while manning this gun.


The gunner's seat and controls.



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