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USS Houston

By Amy Borgens, State Marine Archeologist

The 600-foot Northampton-class cruiser USS Houston was sunk by the Japanese Navy during World War II on March 1, 1942 during the Battle of Sunda Strait off Indonesia. The sunken ship served as an unintentional grave for many of the more than 700 sailors and marines that perished in the tragedy.  Of the 1,061 crew on board, only 368 survived,...

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