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USS Houston CA-30 "The Galloping Ghost" - Indonesia

Sunk during the Battle of Sunda Strait, Feb 28, 1942

USS Houston, the flagship of the Asiatic Fleet at the outset of World War II.

Known as President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s "favorite ship," the heavy cruiser stared down a Japanese invasion fleet of 12 ships on March 1, 1942, and now lies at the bottom of the sea off the Java coast, along with almost two-thirds of her crew.



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