The Last of her kind - USS Salem 4K

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Cruisers are the cavalry of the seas.  Not as heavily armed or armoured as battleships, these vessels are generally faster and (in their original conception) designed to run ahead of the main battle fleet.  In this video, contributor and pilot PO3SMITH gives us a drone's eye view of the  USS Salem, a Des Moines Class heavy cruiser launched shortly after World War II.  TThe 17k ton displacement ship was de-commissioned in 1959, as cruiser technology evolved away from guns towards missile armament.  

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