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The United States Navy Memorial

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