Named for the five previous US Navy ships bearing the name Boxer

USS Boxer and USS Enterprise


The ship name Boxer has an extensive history in British sea faring lore with ten ships sharing the name. The US Navy started its own history of the ship name, Boxer, when His Majesty’s Brig Boxer, under the command of Captain Samuel Blyth, encountered and was captured by the U.S. Brig Enterprise, under the command of Lieutenant William Burrows, off the coast of Maine on 5 September 1813.
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