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USS Houston  USS Houston (CA-30) sunk by gunfire and torpedoes of Japanese warships in Sunda Strait, Netherlands East Indies, 1 March 1942.

USS Houston USS Houston sunk by gunfire and torpedoes of Japanese warships in Sunda Strait, Netherlands East Indies, 1 March

USN; USS Houston, a Northampton class Heavy Cruiser in the locks on the Panama Canal c/w the Electric donkeys.

USS HOUSTON – USS Houston (originally designated nicknamed the “Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast”, was a Northampton-class heavy cruiser of the United States Navy.

USS Houston (CA 30)

USS Houston (CA In Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, in after her final modifications

Serving on board the USS Houston (CA-30) -- torpedoed and sunk in WWII, Pacific Theater (look it up) - Chaplain George S. Rentz, who had surrendered his life jacket to a younger sailor after finding himself in the water, was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross. He was the only Navy Chaplain to be so honored during World War II.

Serving on board the USS Houston (CA-30) -- torpedoed and sunk in WWII, Pacific Theater (look it up) - Chaplain George S. Rentz, who had surrendered his life jacket to a younger sailor after finding himself in the water, was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross. He was the only Navy Chaplain to be so honored during World War II.

USS Houston (CL-81) Cleveland class light cruiser off Norfolk, VA. January 12, 1944. She is painted in Camouflage pattern Measure 32, Design 1d. (wikipedia.image)

USS Houston Cleveland class light cruiser off Norfolk, VA. January She is painted in Camouflage pattern Measure Design (wikipedia.

Photo #: 80-G-373678  USS Houston (CL-81)

Photo #: 80-G-373678 USS Houston (CL-81)

Photograph of ship's party for the crew of heavy cruiser USS Houston (CA-30) 23 November 1940. Philippines. [1904  1330]

Photograph of ship's party for the crew of heavy cruiser USS Houston (CA-30) 23 November 1940. Philippines. [1904 1330]

Killed in Action, Awarded the Medal of Honor, Submariner, Captain Albert Harold Rooks (USNA 1914). He was Commanding Officer of the heavy cruiser USS Houston (CA-30) during the first three months of the Pacific War. He fought his ship hard until they were the last ship standing. On March 1, 1942 in the Naval Battle of the Java Sea, She was sunk in surface action. Of the original crew of 1,061, only 368 survived-including 24 of the 74 USMC detachments only to become prisoners of war.

Killed in Action, Awarded the Medal of Honor, Submariner, Captain Albert Harold Rooks (USNA 1914). He was Commanding Officer of the heavy cruiser USS Houston (CA-30) during the first three months of the Pacific War. He fought his ship hard until they were the last ship standing. On March 1, 1942 in the Naval Battle of the Java Sea, She was sunk in surface action. Of the original crew of 1,061, only 368 survived-including 24 of the 74 USMC detachments only to become prisoners of war.

Sinking of USS Houston (CA-30) in the Battle of Sunda Strait, 1 March 1942. Painting by Joseph Fleischman, 1950. Naval History and Heritage Command Photo

Sinking of USS Houston in the Battle of Sunda Strait, 1 March Painting by Joseph Fleischman, Naval History and Heritage Command Photo

Franklin D. Roosevelt in the admiral's cabin onboard USS Houston in 1939. National Archives and Records Administration Photo

Franklin D. Roosevelt in the admiral's cabin onboard USS Houston in National Archives and Records Administration Photo

The USS Houston (CA-30), nicknamed “The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast,” sank in the Java Sea during the Battle of Sunda Strait on Feb. 28, 1942. It carried 1,068 crewmen, but only 291 sailors and Marines survived both the attack and becoming prisoners of war.

Sixteen Liberated POWs arrive in Washington -- Fifteen survivors of the ill-fated cruiser USS Houston (CA and one sailor captured when Corregidor fell, are shown upon their arrival in Washington, Sept.

Franklin D. Roosevelt aboard the USS Houston (CA-30) off Cocos Island. 9 October 1935. [1759 3000]

fdrlibrary: “ todaysdocument: “ “ Franklin D. Roosevelt on the U. Houston off Cocos Island, Series: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library Public Domain Photographs, 1882 - Collection: Franklin D.