Tag Archives: Admiralty Islands

Manus and Drydock

I found these sets of pictures from the USS Boston Cruise book: Manus is an island in the Admiralty Island chain, just north of New Guinea.  There is an exceptional port called Seeadler Habor at it’s northeast corner.  It was … Continue reading

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LATE NOVEMBER ON THE BOSTON

1943:  After transiting the Panama Canal on Tuesday, Nov. 23, the Boston anchored at Balboa Harbor. The men were given afternoon liberty in Balboa City. They departed Balboa and headed north on the 24th. The men feasted on Thanksgiving Day … Continue reading

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Drydock at Manus Island

Manus Island is a part of the Admiralty Islands off the coats of New Guinea.  In 1942, the Japanese established a military base on Manus island.  This base became a problem for the US, since it strategically interfered with shipping … Continue reading

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