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Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Wednesday, December 8, 1943
Shore Battery Fire near Nauru Island
During the bombardment of Nauru Island, Boyd was damaged by a Japanese shore battery while on a rescue mission. As a result she had to return to Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, for repairs.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 10

Namesort descending Service Branch
MM 2c James Armstrong USN
MM 2c John Carlson USN
CMM Louis Huntington USN
Lt Thomas Malone USN
F 2c Harvey Mitchell USN
MM 1c Clyde Payne USN
MM 1c Paul Reek USN
MM 2c John West USN
EM 1c Ralph Witt USN
MM 2c J. Young USN
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships