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Shaw

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassMahan-class Destroyer
Hull NumberDD-373
BuilderPhiladelphia Navy Yard
Laid Down1 Oct 1934
Launched28 Oct 1935
Commissioned18 Sep 1936
Decommissioned2 Oct 1945
Displacement1,450 tons standard
Length341 feet
Beam35 feet
Draft10 feet
MachineryGeneral Electric Geared Steam Turbines, 2 screws
Power Output49,000 SHP
Speed36 knots
Crew158
ArmamentAs Built: 5x5in/38cal guns, 3x4x21in torpedo tubes, 4x .50cal anti-aircraft machine guns, 2x depth charge racks

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ww2dbaseThe United States Navy Mahan-class destroyer Shaw was laid down 1 Oct 1934 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard alongside sister-ship Cassin and both were launched 28 Oct 1935. Shaw was named for Commodore John Shaw, a Naval hero from the War of 1812 and was christened by his great-great-granddaughter, Dorothy Van Tuyl Lynch Tinker. Shaw was commissioned 18 Sep 1936 with Lt. Cmdr. Edward A. Mitchell in command. She made a shakedown cruise across the Atlantic and back before laying up at the Philadelphia Navy Yard for a year to correct some production deficiencies. Shaw transited to the Pacific at the end of 1938 where she promptly entered Mare Island Navy Yard for another overhaul lasting four-months.

ww2dbaseShaw spent the next year and a half taking part in several exercises on the west coast and in Hawaiian waters until 21 Nov 1941 when she was involved in a minor collision with fleet oiler USS Sabine off the coast of Hawaii. Shaw entered Pearl Harbor Navy Yard for repairs and was placed in the floating drydock YFD-2.

ww2dbaseShaw was still in the floating drydock on 7 Dec 1941 when Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japanese aircraft. Shaw was hit with three bombs in her forward areas. After burning out of control for several minutes, Shaw's forward magazine exploded with tremendous fury at about 10:05 that morning. The fiery explosion was captured in one the attack's most iconic photographs. The blast completely disintegrated Shaw's bow section and caused the drydock to sink.

ww2dbaseAmidst all the damage at Pearl Harbor and the frenzy of post-attack salvage efforts, time was found to fit Shaw with a temporary bow and a temporary bridge. On 9 Feb 1942 was she able to sail for the west coast of the United States under her own power. Shaw emerged from Mare Island with a restored bow and, after a brief shakedown period near San Diego, arrived back at Pearl Harbor 31 Jul 1942. Two months of escort work between Hawaii and the west coast followed.

ww2dbaseOn 16 Oct 1942, Shaw sailed from Pearl Harbor as an escort for the carrier USS Enterprise bound for the South Pacific. Enterprise and her task group met with USS Hornet (Yorktown-class) and her task group and together they sailed to the Santa Cruz Islands north of the Solomon Islands to intercept Japanese shipping headed for Guadalcanal.

ww2dbaseOn 26 Oct 1942, Enterprise and Hornet aircraft engaged the ships of a Japanese task force while aircraft from the Japanese carriers Shokaku, Zuiho, and Junyo in the opposing task force engaged the American ships. Hornet was badly damaged and was scuttled the following day. During the action, a TBF-1 Avenger torpedo bomber from Enterprise made a water landing within the American formation. The airplane's torpedo dislodged upon impact with the water and began an erratic circular run. The destroyer USS Porter stopped to rescue the airplane's crew and was struck by the torpedo. Shaw was first ordered to assist Porter and then was ordered to remove Porter's crew and scuttle the damaged ship.

ww2dbaseShaw spent the next three months escorting ships around Guadalcanal and Tulagi in the Solomon Islands and convoys to and from Efate in the New Hebrides. On 10 Jan 1943 while approaching the harbor at Nouméa, New Caledonia, Shaw ran up on the Sournois Reef and became hard aground. She could not be freed for five days. Sustaining damage to her hull, underwater sound gear, and propellers, Shaw received temporary repairs at Nouméa before returning to Pearl Harbor for extensive repairs that lasted seven months.

ww2dbaseBy late Oct 1943, Shaw was back in the South Pacific escorting reinforcement convoys for operations in New Guinea and the Bismarck Islands, duties she performed through late Dec 1943. On 26 Dec 1943, while supporting operations off New Georgia, Shaw was attacked by two Japanese Aichi D3A 'Val' dive bombers. Bracketed by near-miss bombs on both sides of the ship, shrapnel pierced the hull and left Shaw with over 110 holes in her plating. Thirty-six men were injured, 3 of whom would later die of their wounds. Temporary repairs were made at Milne Bay, New Guinea before Shaw departed for Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco, California.

ww2dbaseBack in action during Jun and Jul 1944, Shaw supported the invasions of Saipan and Guam in the Mariana Islands. After three months of patrol and escort duties, Shaw withdrew to Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands for two weeks of tender upkeep. Shaw then sailed in Oct 1944 with the Seventh Fleet to support MacArthur's landings in Leyte Gulf. More escort and patrol duties followed along the supply routes between New Guinea and the Philippines until Jan 1945 when Shaw sailed in direct support of the landing in Lingayen Gulf on Luzon in the Philippines. On 7 Jan 1945 while escorting the northbound Lingayen Gulf attack force off Manila, Shaw, and destroyers USS Charles Ausburne, Braine, and Russel detected 1,250-ton Japanese escort ship Hinoki at night. With deadly accurate radar-directed gunfire, Hinoki was quickly set afire from stem to stern. Without radar, Hinoki offered some return fire but it was random and ineffective. Hinoki sank with all hands and with no damage to the American ships.

ww2dbaseAfter the Luzon offensive, Shaw participated in the assault and occupation of the Philippine island of Palawan that lasted into Mar 1945.

ww2dbaseWhile operating around the Visayan Islands in the central Philippines on 2 Apr 1945, Shaw again struck a submerged rock formation that damaged her port propeller and required even more repairs. On 25 Apr 1945, Shaw left the Philippines on one propeller bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. After stopping briefly at Eniwetok and Pearl Harbor, Shaw arrived at Mare Island in San Francisco Bay on 19 May 1945. Repairs were completed by the end of Jul 1945 but tests revealed Shaw was unacceptably top-heavy and 30 tons needed to be removed from her main deck. Shaw returned to Mare Island where her Number 3 main gun was removed along with some other superstructure. Shaw departed Mare Island on 7 Aug 1945 bound for San Diego but returned to San Francisco five days later for more yard work. On 15 Aug 1945 when the United States accepted the Japanese surrender, Shaw was once more in the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard.

ww2dbaseReassigned to the Atlantic Fleet, Shaw sailed for the Panama Canal on 21 Aug 1945 and transited the canal on 1 Sep 1945. Shaw stopped briefly at Philadelphia before shifting to New York Navy Yard for deactivation overhaul. USS Shaw was decommissioned 2 Oct 1945 and sold for scrap in Jul 1946.

ww2dbaseUSS Shaw was literally blown to pieces in the opening shots of World War II but returned to survive the war and earned 11 battle stars in the interim.

ww2dbaseSources:
United States Navy
NavSource Naval History
United States National Archives
CombinedFleet Imperial Japanese Navy History
Valka Naval History
Wikipedia

Last Major Revision: Mar 2021

Destroyer Shaw (DD-373) Interactive Map

Shaw Operational Timeline

1 Oct 1934 Mahan-class destroyer Shaw was laid down at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States alongside sister-ship Cassin.
28 Oct 1935 Mahan-class destroyer Shaw was launched at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
18 Sep 1936 Mahan-class destroyer USS Shaw was commissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
21 Nov 1941 Destroyer USS Shaw and fleet oiler USS Sabine suffered a collision at sea that required Shaw to put into Pearl Harbor for repairs.
9 Feb 1942 Fitted with a false bow and a temporary bridge, destroyer USS Shaw departed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for Mare Island, California.
18 Feb 1942 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Mare Island Naval Shipyard for reapirs following the Pearl Harbor Attack.
26 Feb 1942 Destroyer USS Shaw entered Drydock No. 1 at Mare Island Naval Shipyard for repairs following the Pearl Harbor Attack.
13 Jul 1942 Fitted with an entirely new bow section, destroyer USS Shaw departed Mare Island Naval Shipyard bound for San Diego, California.
18 Jul 1942 Destroyer USS Shaw returned to San Francisco, California after a brief shakedown to San Diego and back.
23 Jul 1942 Cruiser USS Raleigh and destroyer USS Shaw departed San Francisco, California bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii escorting a convoy of 8 ships.
31 Jul 1942 Cruiser USS Raleigh and destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii escorting a convoy of 8 ships.
7 Aug 1942 Destroyers USS Shaw and Allen departed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii bound for San Francisco, California escorting 5 ships.
15 Aug 1942 Destroyers USS Shaw and Allen arrived at San Francisco, California escorting 5 ships.
23 Aug 1942 Destroyers USS Shaw and Allen departed San Francisco, California bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii escorting 5 ships.
31 Aug 1942 Destroyers USS Shaw and Allen arrived at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii escorting 5 ships.
9 Sep 1942 Destroyer USS Shaw and cutter USCGC Taney departed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii bound for San Francisco, California escorting 13 ships.
20 Sep 1942 Destroyer USS Shaw and cutter USCGC Taney arrived at San Francisco, California escorting 13 ships.
2 Oct 1942 Destroyer USS Shaw and cutter USCGC Taney departed San Francisco, California bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii escorting 12 ships.
12 Oct 1942 Destroyer USS Shaw and cutter USCGC Taney arrived at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii escorting 12 ships.
16 Oct 1942 Carrier USS Enterprise, with destroyer USS Shaw among her escorts, departed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii bound for the Solomon Islands
20 Oct 1942 Destroyer USS Shaw crossed the equator en route from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to the Solomons.
21 Oct 1942 Destroyer USS Shaw crossed the 180th meridian en route from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to the Solomons.
26 Oct 1942 Destroyer USS Shaw went to assist destroyer USS Porter that had been struck by a runaway American aerial torpedo. Shaw took Porter's crew aboard and then scuttled Porter.
28 Oct 1942 Destroyer USS Shaw transferred survivors of USS Porter to battleship USS South Dakota while en route Efate in the New Hebrides.
29 Oct 1942 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Vila Harbor, Efate, New Hebrides.
30 Oct 1942 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Vila Harbor, Efate, New Hebrides bound for Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands.
2 Nov 1942 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived off Lunga Point, Guadalcanal and commenced shore bombardment west of the Mantanikau River in support of United States Marines ashore. Shaw then retired toward Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides.
5 Nov 1942 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides.
6 Nov 1942 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides bound for Nouméa, New Caledonia.
8 Nov 1942 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Nouméa, New Caledonia.
9 Nov 1942 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Nouméa, New Caledonia bound for Guadalcanal.
12 Nov 1942 Cruiser USS Helena (St. Louis-class) and destroyers USS Shaw and Barton arrived off Guadalcanal and began a shore bombardment near the mouth of the Kokumbona River. The US ships then were subjected to an aerial attack from about 21 Japanese airplanes. Shaw claimed to have shot down two of them.
15 Nov 1942 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides.
27 Nov 1942 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides bound for Guadalcanal.
29 Nov 1942 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived off Togoma Point, Guadalcanal and began escort duties to and from Tulagi.
8 Dec 1942 Destroyers USS Lansdowne and Shaw departed Tulagi, Solomon Islands bound for Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides.
10 Dec 1942 Destroyers USS Lansdowne and Shaw arrived at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides.
11 Dec 1942 Destroyers USS Lansdowne and Shaw departed Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides bound for Tulagi, Solomon Islands.
12 Dec 1942 Destroyers USS Lansdowne and Shaw departed Tulagi, Solomon Islands in escort of the badly damaged cruiser USS New Orleans bound for Sydney, Australia.
24 Dec 1942 Destroyers USS Lansdowne and Shaw in escort of the badly damaged cruiser USS New Orleans arrived at Sydney, Australia.
2 Jan 1943 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Sydney, Australia bound for Wellington, New Zealand.
5 Jan 1943 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Wellington, New Zealand.
6 Jan 1943 Destroyer USS Shaw Wellington, New Zealand bound for Nouméa, New Caledonia.
10 Jan 1943 While approaching Nouméa, New Caledonia, destroyer USS Shaw struck the Sournois Reef and became hard aground.
15 Jan 1943 Destroyer USS Shaw was pulled off the Sournois Reef outside Nouméa, New Caledonia by tugs USS Menominee and Sonoma.
16 Jan 1943 Destroyer USS Shaw entered Auxiliary Repair Dock ARD-2 for underwater inspection.
31 Jan 1943 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Nouméa, New Caledonia bound for Suva, Fiji.
3 Feb 1943 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Suva Harbor, Fiji.
15 Feb 1943 Battleship USS Mississippi, cruiser USS Minneapolis, and destroyers USS Shaw and McKean departed Suva, Fiji bound for Pago Pago, Samoa.
18 Feb 1943 Battleship USS Mississippi, cruiser USS Minneapolis, and destroyers USS Shaw and McKean arrived at Pago Pago, Samoa.
19 Feb 1943 Battleship USS Mississippi, cruiser USS Minneapolis, and destroyers USS Shaw, Boggs, and McKean departed Pago Pago, Samoa bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
2 Mar 1943 Battleship USS Mississippi, cruiser USS Minneapolis, and destroyers USS Shaw, Boggs, and McKean arrived at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
8 Mar 1943 Destroyer USS Shaw shifted from Berth B-17 to Drydock No. 1 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
2 Apr 1943 Destroyer USS Shaw exited Drydock No. 1 and shifted to Berth B-22 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
7 Apr 1943 Destroyer USS Shaw shifted from Berth B-22 to Drydock No. 3 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
2 May 1943 Destroyer USS Shaw exited Drydock No. 3 and shifted to Berth B-12 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
27 Jul 1943 Destroyer USS Shaw shifted from Berth B-18 to Drydock No. 1 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
1 Aug 1943 Destroyer USS Shaw exited Drydock No. 1 and shifted to Berth B-15 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
28 Aug 1943 Destroyer USS Shaw shifted from Berth B-17 to Drydock No. 3 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
31 Aug 1943 Destroyer USS Shaw exited Drydock No. 3 and shifted to Berth B-18 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
6 Oct 1943 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii en route Fiji.
13 Oct 1943 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Suva Harbor, Fiji.
18 Oct 1943 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Nouméa, New Caledonia.
21 Oct 1943 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Milne Bay, New Guinea.
26 Dec 1943 While supporting landing operations on Cape Gloucester, New Britain, destroyer USS Shaw was attacked by two Japanese D3A 'Val' dive-bombers. Shrapnel from three bomb near-misses created over one hundred holes in the hull and injured 36 men, 3 of whom later died of their wounds.
20 Jan 1944 After temporary repairs, destroyer USS Shaw departed Gili Anchorage, Milne Bay, New Guinea bound for the United States.
24 Jan 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw stopped for one night at Espiritu Santo in the New Hebrides while on her way to the United States for repairs.
28 Jan 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw stopped for one night in the Fongafale Anchorage at Funafuti in the Ellice Islands (now Tuvalu) while on her way to the United States for repairs.
6 Feb 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw stopped for one night at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii while on her way to the United States for repairs.
14 Feb 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Hunters point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, California, United States for repairs.
5 May 1944 Battleships USS Maryland, Colorado, Washington, and California escorted by destroyers USS Mugford, Bagley, Sterett, Wilson, Shaw, Helm, Ross, and Selfridge departed San Francisco, California bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
10 May 1944 Battleships USS Maryland, Colorado, Washington, and California escorted by destroyers USS Mugford, Bagley, Sterett, Wilson, Shaw, Helm, Ross, and Selfridge arrived at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii from San Francisco.
29 May 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii en route Kwajalein.
9 Jun 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands and departed right away for Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands.
10 Jun 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands.
11 Jun 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands as part of an escort for transports en route the Mariana Islands.
15 Jun 1944 Transports being escorted by USS Shaw made landings on Saipan in the Mariana Islands
15 Jul 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands after a month supporting the invasion operations on Saipan.
18 Jul 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands as flagship of an anti-submarine screening force bound for Guam in the Mariana Islands.
19 Aug 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw anchored in Apra Harbor, Guam, Mariana Islands and served as an anti-aircraft ship for the next three weeks.
23 Sep 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Guam for Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands.
26 Sep 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands after two months supporting the invasion operations on Guam.
5 Oct 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands bound for the Ulithi anchorage in the Caroline Islands.
14 Oct 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Ulithi, Caroline Islands.
18 Oct 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Ulithi bound for Hollandia (now Jayapura), New Guinea.
20 Oct 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Humboldt Bay, Hollandia (now Jayapura), New Guinea.
25 Oct 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Humboldt Bay, Hollandia (now Jayapura), New Guinea bound for Leyte Gulf, Philippines with a deck load of 128 barrels of fog oil.
27 Oct 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw entered Leyte Gulf, Philippines.
28 Oct 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Leyte Gulf bound for Hollandia (now Jayapura) with 68 survivors of the carrier USS Gambier Bay, including the commanding officer.
4 Nov 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Humboldt Bay, Hollandia (now Jayapura), New Guinea.
9 Nov 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Humboldt Bay, Hollandia (now Jayapura), New Guinea bound for Biak Island, New Guinea.
10 Nov 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Biak Island, New Guinea.
15 Nov 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw departed New Guinea bound for Leyte Gulf as an escort for a convoy of 50 auxiliary and supply ships.
19 Nov 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived in Leyte Gulf, escorted 12 LSTs to Dulag Beach, and anchored in San Pedro Bay.
22 Nov 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Leyte Gulf bound for Palau with convoy.
26 Nov 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Kossol Roads, Palau Islands.
27 Nov 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Palau bound for Leyte Gulf,
29 Nov 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw and her convoy were attacked by one Nakajima Ki-43 (Oscar) and two Nakajima B6Ns (Jill) with no damage to ships or planes.
30 Nov 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived in Leyte Gulf and anchored in San Pedro Bay.
2 Dec 1944 Along with destroyers USS Conyngham, Flusser and Reid, USS Shaw engaged in anti-submarine patrols within Leyte Gulf without results.
4 Dec 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw escorted the landing of supplies at Baybay on the west side of Leyte Island, Philippines.
5 Dec 1944 While returning to San Pedro Bay, destroyer USS Shaw withstood an aerial special attack when a Japanese plane dove on the ship and crashed into the sea 25 yards off Shaw's port bow. Shaw sustained no damage.
8 Dec 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw assumed anti-submarine patrol at the eastern opening of Surigao Strait in the Philippines.
9 Dec 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Leyte Gulf bound for Hollandia (now Jayapura) with 78 survivors of the destroyer USS Ward that had been sunk by special attack aircraft two days earlier.
13 Dec 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Humboldt Bay, Hollandia (now Jayapura), New Guinea.
28 Dec 1944 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Aitape, New Guinea bound for Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippines.
7 Jan 1945 While escorting the Lingayen Gulf attack force off Manila, destroyers USS Shaw, Charles Ausburne, Braine, and Russel detected Japanese escort ship Hinoki at night. Following a barrage of gunfire, Hinoki sank with all hands with no damage to the American ships.
9 Jan 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw entered Lingayen Gulf, Luzon and began anti-submarine patrols and ant-aircraft duties.
15 Jan 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Lingayen Gulf, Luzon bound for San Pedro Bay, Leyte Gulf, Leyte.
20 Jan 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived in Leyte Gulf and anchored in San Pedro Bay.
27 Jan 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Leyte Gulf bound for Nasugbu, Luzon, Philippines.
31 Jan 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw covered the landings at Nasugbu, Luzon south of Manila.
12 Feb 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw departed the Nasugbu, Luzon area bound for San Pedro Bay, Leyte Gulf, Leyte.
15 Feb 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived in Leyte Gulf and anchored in San Pedro Bay.
20 Feb 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw departed San Pedro Bay, Leyte as part of a convoy bound for the Nasugbu, Luzon area.
21 Feb 1945 While destroyer USS Shaw was escorting a convoy from Leyte Gulf to Mindoro, another of the convoy escorts, USS Renshaw, was hit with a torpedo from a Japanese submarine. Renshaw was damaged but not sunk.
22 Feb 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Mangarin Bay, Mindoro, Philippines.
25 Feb 1945 Palawan attack force, with USCGC Spencer as flagship and destroyer USS Shaw as screening vessel, conducted a rehearsal landing off Mindoro, Philippines.
26 Feb 1945 Palawan attack force, with USCGC Spencer as flagship and destroyer USS Shaw as screening vessel, departed Mindoro for Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
28 Feb 1945 Palawan attack force, with USCGC Spencer as flagship and destroyer USS Shaw as screening vessel, made landings at Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
4 Mar 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Palawan bound for Leyte Gulf, Philippines escorting a convoy of unloaded transport ships.
6 Mar 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived in Leyte Gulf and anchored in San Pedro Bay.
23 Mar 1945 Cebu attack force, with USCGC Spencer as flagship and destroyer USS Shaw as screening vessel, conducted a rehearsal landing at Hinunangan Bay, Leyte Gulf, Philippines.
24 Mar 1945 Cebu attack force, with USCGC Spencer as flagship and destroyer USS Shaw as screening vessel, departed Leyte Gulf for Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines.
26 Mar 1945 Cebu attack force, with USCGC Spencer as flagship and destroyer USS Shaw as screening vessel, made landings at Talisay Point, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines.
28 Mar 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Cebu bound for Leyte Gulf, Philippines escorting a convoy of unloaded transport ships.
29 Mar 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived in Leyte Gulf and anchored in San Pedro Bay.
1 Apr 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw departed San Pedro Bay, Leyte bound for Cebu.
2 Apr 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw was detached from her convoy to investigate Japanese shipping off Dauis, Bohol, Philippines but struck an uncharted pinnacle, damaging her port propeller. Shaw headed for Leyte Gulf for repairs.
3 Apr 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived in Leyte Gulf and anchored in San Pedro Bay.
15 Apr 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw entered Auxiliary Repair Dock ARD-2 for underwater inspection and removal of port propeller.
25 Apr 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw departed San Pedro Bay, Leyte bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
2 May 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands on her way to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
3 May 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Eniwetok, Marshall Islands bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
9 May 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw stopped for one night at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii while on her way to the United States for repairs.
10 May 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii en route San Francisco, California.
19 May 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived in San Francisco, California and entered Mare Island Naval Shipyard for repairs.
5 Aug 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Mare Island Naval Shipyard bound for San Diego, California
7 Aug 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at San Diego, California and immediately began sea trials of her sound gear.
10 Aug 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw departed San Diego bound for Mare Island Naval Shipyard.
12 Aug 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived in San Francisco, California and was re-routed to Hunters Point Naval Shipyard for removal of two quad 40mm guns.
21 Aug 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw departed San Francisco, California bound for the Panama Canal Zone.
1 Sep 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw transited the Panama Canal and entered the Caribbean Sea.
6 Sep 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Philadelphia Navy Yard.
11 Sep 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw departed Philadelphia Navy Yard bound for the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York.
12 Sep 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York and began her deactivation overhaul.
2 Oct 1945 Destroyer USS Shaw was decommissioned at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York.

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Hulls of the Mahan-class destroyers Cassin, left, and Shaw, right, on the ways at Philadelphia Navy Yard 26 Oct 1935 two days before they were both launched.Ship’s plaque for the destroyer USS Shaw.Destroyer USS Shaw at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 26 Jan 1937. Photo 1 of 2.Destroyer USS Shaw at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 26 Jan 1937. Photo 2 of 2.
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Hulls of the Mahan-class destroyers Cassin, left, and Shaw, right, on the ways at Philadelphia Navy Yard 26 Oct 1935 two days before they were both launched.
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