The Cruiser Houston

Right Block

The heavy cruiser USS Houston (CA-30), flagship of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet during World War II, fought bravely for her country during actions in the southwestern Pacific. On March 1, 1942, the Houston was sunk by the Japanese, and her surviving crew members were taken prisoner of war. This web exhibit tells the story of the Houston and her crew through digital images of items from the Cruiser Houston Collection at the University of Houston Libraries.

Contact Information:

Christian Kelleher
Head of Special Collections
713-743-0346 cdkelleher@uh.edu