SHAW DD 68
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
Keel Laid 7 February 1916 - Launched 9 December 1916
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Locy Type 2z
Postmark did not originate from SHAW, ship had no postal facilities. Passed by Censor, From the Jim Myerson collection. "On Piece"
NAMESAKE - Captain John Shaw, USN (1773 - 17 September 1823)
Shaw was born at Mountmellick, County Laois, Ireland, in 1773, and moved to the United States in 1790, where he settled in Philadelphia, and entered the merchant marine.
Appointed Lieutenant in the United States Navy on 3 August 1798, he first served in USS Montezuma in Commodore Thomas Truxtun's squadron in the West Indies during the early part of the Quasi-War with France. On 20 October 1799, he was given command of the schooner USS Enterprise in which, during the next year, he captured seven armed French vessels and recaptured several American merchantmen. By the time he was relieved of command due to ill health in October 1800, he had made USS Enterprise one of the most famous vessels of the Navy.
During the First Barbary War, Shaw commanded frigate USS Adams in the Mediterranean under Commodore John Rodgers from May to November 1804. He was promoted to Captain in August 1807.
Shaw helped suppress the 1811 German Coast Uprising.
During the War of 1812, Shaw commanded the New Orleans naval post as well as the frigate USS United States.
Captain Shaw died at Philadelphia, where he is interred in the Christ Church Burial Ground.
The ships sponsor was Mrs. Virginia Kemper Lynch Millard.
Two ships of the US Navy have been named in his honor - USS Shaw DD-68 and USS Shaw DD-373
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