The USS Shaw DD-373 was a Mahan -class destroyer. She was commissioned on September 18, 1936, but she suffered from many mechanical problems and was not ready to join the fleet until 1938. She was present in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. At the time of the Japanese attack, the USS Shaw was in a floating drydock next to the main drydock facilities close to the USS Cassin and USS Downes. She received three bomb hits which started fires throughout the ship. While a valiant attempt was made to put out the fires, her firefighting facilities could not handle the blaze any further. The order to abandon ship was given, and the USS Shaw was left burning until her forward magazines detonated in the second most spectacular explosion at Pearl Harbor on that day. The floating drydock she was in sank, and her bow was blown clear off. Miraculously, she was deemed repairable. A temporary bow and helm position was installed, and she made for San Francisco. After repairs were completed, including the installation of a new bow, she headed for the war zone. She served throughout the Pacific Theater and was decommissioned on October 2, 1945. Below is a list of the personnel killed on December 7, 1941. Please view the list to learn the names of those who lost their lives on that day.