Houston, circa 1930, photo 1 of 1Houston, circa 1930, photo 2 of 2HoustonHouston
Houston, circa 1930, photo 1 of 1Houston, circa 1930, photo 2 of 2Houston's crew, 1931-1933; Captain Robert A. Dawes in centerHouston's 5in anti-aircraft guns in action during anti-aircraft battle practice off Chefoo, China, circa 1932-1933
Houston dressed with flags, off Tsingtao China, 4 July 1933; note the four-star flag of Admiral Montgomery M. Taylor flying at her forepeakHouston anchored off San Pedro, California, United States, 18 Apr 1935Houston off San Diego in Oct 1935, with Roosevelt on board; note she was flying an admiralPresident Roosevelt fishing aboard cruiser Houston, Sullivan Bay, GalŠpagos Islands, Jul 1938
Houston dressed with flags, off Tsingtao China, 4 July 1933; note the four-star flag of Admiral Montgomery M. Taylor flying at her forepeakHouston anchored off San Pedro, California, United States, 18 Apr 1935Houston off San Diego in Oct 1935, with Roosevelt on board; note she was flying an admiral's four-star flag at her foremast peak and the Presidential flag at her mainmast peakPresident Roosevelt fishing aboard cruiser Houston, Sullivan Bay, GalŠpagos Islands, Jul 1938
Houston in Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, circa 1940-1941HoustonUSS Houston at Tjilajap, Java, Dutch East Indies, 6 Feb 1942, seen from USS MarbleheadHouston at Darwin, Australia, 15 or 18 Feb 1942
Houston in Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, circa 1940-1941Houston's baseball team, circa 1940-1941USS Houston at Tjilajap, Java, Dutch East Indies, 6 Feb 1942, seen from USS MarbleheadHouston at Darwin, Australia, 15 or 18 Feb 1942
Cruiser USS Houston under tow by the USS Pawnee 17 Oct 1944 following Houston being torpedoed twice off Formosa (Taiwan) three days earlier. Note that Houstonís draft is 6-feet deeper than the maximum to be seaworthy.Cruiser USS Houston moored alongside repair ship USS Hector in Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, 1 Nov 1944. Houston was getting repairs after two torpedo hits on 14 and 16 Oct 1944 off Formosa (Taiwan).Aerial view of the Reserve Fleet Basin at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States, 19 May 1955
Cruiser USS Houston under tow by the USS Pawnee 17 Oct 1944 following Houston being torpedoed twice off Formosa (Taiwan) three days earlier. Note that Houstonís draft is 6-feet deeper than the maximum to be seaworthy.Cruiser USS Houston moored alongside repair ship USS Hector in Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, 1 Nov 1944. Houston was getting repairs after two torpedo hits on 14 and 16 Oct 1944 off Formosa (Taiwan).Aerial view of the Reserve Fleet Basin at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States, 19 May 1955
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