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USS Boise (CL-47)

Please see below for item level images and donated collections containing photographs of USS Boise (CL-47)

USS Boise (CL-47) was launched 3 December 1936 by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News , Va.; sponsored by Miss Salome Clark, daughter of Governor Clark of Idaho; and commissioned 12 August 1938, Captain B. V. McCandlish in command.

In February 1939, following a shakedown cruise to Monrovia, Liberia; and Cape Town, Union of South Africa, USS Boise (CL-47) joined Division 9, Cruisers, Battle Force, at San Pedro, Calif. Until November 1941 she operated alternately off the west coast and in Hawaiian waters. She then escorted a convoy to Manila, Philippine Islands, arriving 4 December 1941. USS Boise (CL-47) departed 8 June 1943 for the Mediterranean, arriving at Algiers, Algeria , 21 June. During January-September 1944 she took part in operations along the northern shore of New Guinea.  During 3-16 June USS Boise (CL-47) carried General MacArthur on a 3,500 mile tour of the Central and Southern Philippines and Brunei Bay, Borneo, and then returned to San Pedro, Calif. , arriving 7 July.

USS Boise (CL-47) remained in San Pedro area undergoing overhaul and training until October. She sailed 3 October for the east coast, arriving at New York 20 October. USS Boise (CL-47) remained there until decommissioned 1 July 1946. She was sold to Argentina 11 January 1951.

For a complete history of USS Boise (CL-47) please see its DANFS page.