Maritime sacrifice remembered in historic ceremony

One of the Royal Australian Navy’s most heroic wartime confrontations has been remembered during a solemn ceremony in Indonesia’s Sunda Strait. On March 1st, 1942, the cruiser HMAS Perth (I), in company with USS Houston, confronted a large Japanese Naval taskforce in the entrance to the Sunda Strait. Outgunned and outnumbered, Perth courageously engaged the enemy until finally, having run…

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USS Coronado visits Jakarta, lays wreath on USS Houston in Sunda Strait

USS Coronado (LCS 4) made a goodwill visit to Jakarta, Indonesia, Sept. 14-16 to engage with civic leaders, the diplomatic community, and counterparts from the Indonesian Navy. During the visit to Jakarta the crew hosted a shipboard reception attended by U.S. Ambassador Joseph Donovan and senior members of the Indonesian government and military. The port visit also provided an opportunity…

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US Navy Completes Review of Initial Survey Data from World War II Cruiser Wreck Site

February 13, 2017 – The Naval History and Heritage Command has completed a review of initial data acquired from a multi-beam sonar survey of the wreck of World War II cruiser USS Houston (CA 30), Navy officials announced Feb. 13. In December, the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) and the National Research Centre of Archaeology Indonesia/Pusat Penelitian Arkeologi Nasional (ARKENAS) conducted…

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