USS Houston found


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A sunken vessel in the Java Sea has been confirmed as the wreck of the USS Houston, a cruiser sunk by the Japanese during a ferocious Second World War battle.
It serves as the final resting place for about 700 sailors and Marines.
The wreck has long been a popular recreational diving site, but has been confirmed by US and Indonesian Navy divers as being the remains of the Houston, nicknamed The Galloping Ghost Of The Java Coast.

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Firepower: President Franklin Roosevelt under the big guns of the USS Houston in 1938