Pearl Harbor Raid, 7 December 1941
USS Shaw during the Pearl Harbor Attack



This page features views of damage to the destroyer Shaw, taken soon after the 7 December 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Photo #: NH 50771

USS Shaw (DD-373)


Photographed in floating drydock YFD-2 on 8 December 1941, the day after her forward magazines exploded during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Ford island is in the left distance, with seaplane tender Curtiss (AV-4) at the extreme left. "Battleship Row" is in the right center distance, with ships present including (from left to right): Maryland (BB-46), the capsized Oklahoma (BB-37); Tennessee (BB-43); the sunken West Virginia (BB-48); and the wrecked and sunken Arizona (BB-39).

Collection of Vice Admiral Homer N. Wallin.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, NHHC Collection.

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Photo #: 80-G-32618

Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941


USS Shaw (DD-373) on 9 December 1941, showing damage received in the Japanese attack two days before. Despite the loss of her bow and serious fire damage, she is still afloat.
A motor launch from USS Dobbin (AD-3) is alongside.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives Collection.

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Photo #: 80-G-32771

Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941


Remains of the forward superstructure of USS Shaw (DD-373), and her midships area, showing damage caused by the explosion of her forward magazines during the Japanese attack. Photographed after fires were out, but with the wrecked structure still smoking slightly.
In the foreground is the superstructure of the half-sunken floating drydock YFD-2.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives Collection.

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Photo #: NH 84000

USS Shaw (DD-373)


View of the wrecked bow section, severed from the rest of the ship by the explosion of her forward magazines during the 7 December 1941 Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor. Photographed in the floating drydock YFD-2 on 11 January 1942, as salvage operations were underway. Guns visible are Shaw's forward 5"/38 mounts.

Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of The Honorable James V. Forrestal.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, NHHC Collection.

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