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Boise

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassBrooklyn-class Light Cruiser

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Schematic drawing of the United States Brooklyn-class light cruiser, of which there were nine. The Brooklyn-class design had a large influence on subsequent cruiser designs, both large cruisers and light.Cruiser USS Boise passing carrier USS Yorktown (Essex-class) in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, United States, 6 May 1943. Note Boise’s Measure 22 paint scheme and F6F-3 Hellcat fighter on Yorktown’s deck-edge elevator.
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Boise Operational Timeline

27 Jul 1942 USS Boise departed Pearl Harbor for Japan; it was to generate radio traffic to deceive the Japanese of a large invasion force.
1 Nov 1944 A battleship force on station at the northern entrance to Surigao Strait consisting of battleships USS Mississippi, California, and Pennsylvania screened by cruisers USS Phoenix, Boise, Nashville, and HMAS Shropshire along with destroyers Ammen, Bush, Leutze, Newcomb, Bennion, Heywood L. Edwards, Robinson, Richard P. Leary, Bryant, and Claxton came under an intense Japanese air attacking force that included special attack aircraft. USS Ammen sustained a glancing blow from a Yokosuka P1Y 'Francis' that caused considerable topside damage and killed 5 men. An Aichi D3A 'Val' crashed across Abner Read's main deck as it dropped a bomb down one the destroyer's stacks that exploded in the engine room. Abner Read jettisoned her torpedoes which immediately began their runs toward other ships in the group. Abner Read began sinking by the stern and 20 minutes after the attack, she rolled over and sank. 24 were killed. Meanwhile, Mississippi and Nashville had to take emergency evasive actions to avoid the torpedoes.
13 Feb 1945 USS Nicholas departed Subic Bay, Luzon bound for Manila Bay, Luzon, Philippines. Nicholas, along with cruisers USS Phoenix and USS Boise and destroyers USS Hopewell, USS Taylor, and USS O'Bannon formed a bombardment group that shelled southern Bataan, Luzon, Philippines. The ships then returned to Subic Bay.
24 Apr 1945 Cruisers USS Phoenix, HMAS, Hobart, and USS Boise with destroyers USS Nicholas, USS O'Bannon, USS Fletcher, USS Jenkins, USS Taylor, and HMAS Warramunga departed Subic Bay, Philippines bound for Tarakan Island, Borneo, Dutch East Indies.
27 Apr 1945 Cruisers USS Phoenix, HMAS Hobart, and USS Boise with destroyers USS Nicholas, USS O'Bannon, USS Fletcher, USS Jenkins, USS Taylor, and HMAS Warramunga arrived off Tarakan Island, Borneo, Dutch East Indies and began operations in preparations for the island’s invasion.
3 May 1945 Cruisers USS Phoenix and USS Boise with destroyers USS Nicholas, USS O'Bannon, and USS Taylor departed Tarakan Island, Borneo, Dutch East Indies bound for Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippines.
5 May 1945 Cruisers USS Phoenix and USS Boise with destroyers USS Nicholas, USS O'Bannon, and USS Taylor arrived at Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippines.




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Schematic drawing of the United States Brooklyn-class light cruiser, of which there were nine. The Brooklyn-class design had a large influence on subsequent cruiser designs, both large cruisers and light.Cruiser USS Boise passing carrier USS Yorktown (Essex-class) in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, United States, 6 May 1943. Note Boise’s Measure 22 paint scheme and F6F-3 Hellcat fighter on Yorktown’s deck-edge elevator.
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