28 Feb '14, 9pm

MT @NavyHistoryNews: Lest we forget our #Sailors aboard USS Houston (CA 30) this day in 1942

MT @NavyHistoryNews: Lest we forget our #Sailors aboard USS Houston (CA 30) this day in 1942

Tonight, while you are at home or out, it might be appropriate to spend a minute in remembrance of the 1,082 men of USS Houston . It was 72 years ago tonight that she sailed for the final time into the teeth of enemy fire. In the Sunda Strait, and in concert with HMAS Perth , she ran into a main Japanese invasion force. Low on fuel and with her after turret out of action; this as a result of damage sustained at the Battle of Makassar Strait (where she lost 41 men), she entered the fray. HMAS Perth went down first, fighting to the end, and Houston was left alone surrounded by enemy ships and aircraft.

Full article: http://www.navalhistory.org/2014/02/28/lest-we-forget-the...

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