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NH 82480 USS Houston (CA-30)

Photo #: NH 82480  USS Houston (CA-30)
Title: USS Houston (CA-30)
Description: An Tjilatjap, Java, 6 February 1942, seen from USS Marblehead (CL-12), which was passing close aboard. Houston's colors are half-masted pending return of her funeral party, ashore for burial of men lost when a bomb hit near her after eight-inch gun turret two days earlier during a Japanese air attack in Banka Strait. The disabled turret is visible in the center of the view, being trained to port. The original photograph came from Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison's World War II history project working files. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 82480
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