USS Shaw first found in USS Helena CL-50 War Diary for 11 July 1942,
Below Photo# 19-N-31382. USS Shaw off Mare Island Navy Yard, 5 July 1942.

USS Shaw (DD-373) was a Mahan-class destroyer and the second ship of the United States
Navy to be named for Captain John Shaw, a Naval officer. Commissioned in 1936, Shaw
was plagued by construction deficiencies and was not fully operational until 1938.
After training in the Atlantic, she was transferred to the Pacific and in dry dock in
Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.

Shaw sustained major damage from several bomb hits by Japanese forces during
the Attack on Pearl Harbor. The spectacular explosion of her forward magazine provided
one of the most iconic photographs of the attack. She was repaired within a few months
of the attack, and served in the Pacific through the rest of World War II, earning eleven
battle stars. Shaw was decommissioned in October 1945 and sold for scrap in July 1946.




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