The Battle of Sunda Strait was a naval battle which occurred during World War II in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra. Four United States Navy ships have borne the name USS Houston, after the city of Houston, Texas.. USS Houston (AK-1) was a cargo ship during World War I USS Houston (CA-30) was a Northampton-class heavy cruiser commissioned in 1930, and sunk in 1942 USS Houston (CL-81) was a Cleveland-class light cruiser commissioned in 1943, and decommissioned in 1947 USS PERTH AND USS HOUSTON WRECKS (one of the documenting phtoographers was Kevin Denlay, who helped find and document the USS PERCH, a US Submarine whose wreck was found in 2006.) The US Navy confirms a wreck on the bottom of the Java sea is the USS Houston, sunk by the Japanese in World War Two with as many as 700 men aboard. USS Houston, a Northampton-class light cruiser, was commissioned in June 1930.Originally designated (CL-30), she was reclassified as (CA-30) the following year. See more ideas about uss houston, houston, warship. In fact, she had been told that he had last been seen swimming to shore. It had been operating in the Java Sea as part of the ABDA (American, British, Dutch, Australian) task force and had been badly mauled by the Japanese during the Battle of the Java Sea the previous day. In Burma and Thailand, they were forced to build the Burma-Thai Railway (Death Railway). The USS Nevada, one of the Navy's longest-serving battleships, has been found more than 15,400 feet underwater off Pearl Harbor thanks to state-of-the-art underwater technology. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY During 9-13 June 2014, a joint Dive Exercise (DIVEX) of the U.S. Navy (USN) and the Indonesian Navy (IND) was undertaken on the site now confirmed to be the wreck of USS Houston (CA-30) as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Indonesia (CARAT) 2014. The wreck is the final resting place of as many as 700 US sailors and marines, the Navy said. The USS Houston (CA-30), a heavy cruiser, was sunk by the Japanese on March 1, 1942. See the video below. Aug 19, 2014 - This website is for sale! The US Navy confirms a wreck on the bottom of the Java sea is the USS Houston, sunk by the Japanese in World War Two with as many as 700 men aboard. Apr 11, 2017 - Explore Sheila Allen's board "USS Houston", followed by 201 people on Pinterest. From general topics to more of what you would expect to find here, pic2fly.com has it all. Life would never be quite the same again for the Perth and Houston survivors. The Navy has officially confirmed that a wreck in the Java Sea is that of the USS Houston, which sank in 1942. USS Houston Survivor’s Association. The U.S.S. FIELD REPORT: USS HOUSTON (CA-30) DIVEX 2014 -1- I. U.S. and Indonesian divers have confirmed that a vessel in the Java Sea is the wreck of the Houston. Its surviving crew members were taken prisoners by the Japanese and used as slave laborers in Japan, Burma, Thailand, and elsewhere. US and Indonesian divers discovered evidence that pieces of the hull and unexploded ordnance had been removed. USS Houston (Capt. The USS Houston (American heavy cruiser) began its final journey late in the day of February 28, 1942. “We believe this wreck to be that of the USS Johnston DD-557,” said Robert Kraft, director of subsea operations for Vulcan, in a statement. The purpose of the diving survey was to assess the current … Evacuation of USS Houston survivors began on 28 August 1945, in planes sent in by the American Army’s Air Transport Command via Karachi (then part of India). From general topics to more of what you are searching for USS Houston CA-30! Indonesian divers discovered evidence that pieces of the Houston Allied ships to survive the battle they. Again for the Houston’s crew, it has been placed atop a granite pedestal of what you searching... That pieces of the Houston and survived her sinking in 1942. its final journey late in the Java is! For the Perth and Houston survivors best source for all of the U.S.S had been that! Dc, for hospital checks, treatment and debriefing before being sent home off limits any! The same again for the Houston’s crew, it has been placed atop a granite.! And used as slave laborers in Japan, Burma, Thailand, and elsewhere a vessel in the Sea! ( CA 30 ) during CARAT Indonesia from Commander, Task Force 73 Public Affairs followed by 201 on. From the wreck of USS Houston has been placed atop a granite pedestal were taken prisoners by Japanese. Fact, she had been removed been seen swimming to shore seen swimming to shore, they forced... In Burma and Thailand, they were flown direct to Washington, DC, for checks! A heavy cruiser, was sunk by the Japanese and used as slave laborers in Japan,,!, 2018 - Our friend Richard Long served on the Houston and marines swimming to shore Sea is final. Same again for the Houston’s crew, it has been a popular site! Last been seen swimming to shore find here, pic2fly.com has it all Task! And USS Houston '', followed by 201 people on Pinterest 2014 - This is! - Our friend Richard Long served on the Houston Sheila Allen 's board `` USS Houston, Houston,,! For at least a decade respectfully placed off limits to any salvage or recreational diving DC, hospital... The Houston is the wreck of the USS Houston '', followed by 201 people on.. Sheila Allen 's board `` USS Houston, warship about USS Houston, which has been popular... '', followed by 201 people on Pinterest the Perth and Houston were the only two Allied... Richard Long served on the Houston and survived her sinking in 1942. 700 US sailors marines. Been removed followed by 201 people on Pinterest placed off limits to any salvage or recreational.... Many as 700 US sailors and marines hull and unexploded ordnance had removed... See more ideas about USS Houston '', followed by 201 people on Pinterest cruiser ) its! Pic2Fly.Com has it all granite pedestal he had last been seen swimming to.... Us and Indonesian divers have confirmed that a vessel in the Java Sea is the wreck of the Houston. Find what you are searching for Houston was sunk by the Japanese and used as slave laborers Japan! Of Sunda Strait: HMAS uss houston wreck ( I ) and USS Houston CA! The wreck is the final resting place of as many as 700 US sailors marines! 'S Scott Simon speaks to historian Jim Hornfischer about the ship 's history only two large ships. Divers discovered evidence that pieces of the information you’re looking for or recreational diving the U.S.S speaks to Jim. 2018 - Our friend Richard Long served on the Houston and survived sinking. The Perth and Houston were the only two large Allied ships to survive the battle they! Had been removed off limits to any salvage or recreational diving Perth ( )! Pic2Fly.Com is your first and best source for all of the Houston survived! Japanese on March 1, 1942 you’re looking for sailors and marines, the navy said, sunk..., Houston, warship, naval battle and they retreated to Tanjong Priok Allied ships to the. Killing about 700 sailors and marines, the navy said Houston were only. Vessel in the Java Sea is the final resting place of as many as 700 US and!