Houston. Saved by Morris Knorr Morris Knorr No comments: Post a Comment. [3], Assigned to the newly designated Task Group 38.2 (TG 38.2) under Rear Admiral Gerald F. Bogan, Houston steamed on 30 August for air attacks on Palau on 6 September, after which she and a group of destroyers bombarded Peleliu and other islands in preparation for the upcoming amphibious landings by U.S. Marines and Army troops. Two days later, the task force moved toward its real objective: Formosa. The monument design features the ship’s bell, which was recovered by divers after the end of the war. USS Houston (CA-30) Memorial Service. During this short period she was awarded three Battle Stars. About. They were received as payment by a medical doctor based at Gosford, NSW, in 1964, by one of his (unidentified) patients. [4], Houston departed Norfolk on 1 February 1944 for her shakedown cruise in the Caribbean Sea, and after a period of training out of Boston, she steamed for the Pacific on 16 April. As part of Navy Week, October 2012, Seabees from U.S. The U.S.S. Thank you to all the U.S. Navy Seabees, Art In Parks is Funded by a grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, Home • 311 Help & Info • Contact Us • FAQs • Privacy Policy • CitizensNet, The U.S.S. It is the scene of an annual commemoration of the sailors who died in the sinking of the Houston in the Sunda Strait, March 1, 1942, by the Japanese Navy. She was launched by Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Newport News, Virginia, on 19 June 1943, sponsored by Mrs. C. B. Hamill. It is the scene of an annual commemoration of the sailors who died in the sinking of the, ADULT SPORTS/SPORTS LEAGUES AND RECREATION, AFTER-SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM (A.S.A.P. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest. [3], After extensive work in New York, Houston steamed out of New York harbor on 11 October 1945. The contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia on 1 August 1975 and her keel was laid down on 29 January 1979. PROGRAMS, ONLINE REGISTRATION - SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS, - Dec. 16 - El Paseo Del Segundo Barrio Dedication, - Oct. 28 - Astros Golf Foundation Unveil Chevron Center, - Jun. The USS HOUSTON monument is located in the Sam Houston Historical Park located where Allen Parkway merges with west edge of downtown Houston. This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. (Photo by Dennis Flynn) 2 Mar 2018: RADM Samuel Cox, USN (Ret.) presented an update about USS Houston (CA-30) at the Friday Night Dinner. Newer Post Older Post Home. The monument’s existence is a result of a major Texas NOUS fund raising and building effort. [3], In the Battle of the Philippine Sea, the first phase of which was called "The Great Marianas Turkey Shoot", Japan's naval air power was struck a severe blow from which it never recovered, and the invasion of the Mariana Islands was secured. KIA, WWII, Battle of Sunda Strait, Pacific, USS Houston (CA 30), Ship Pages in category "USS Houston (CA 30)" The following 16 pages are in this category, out of 16 total. Houston Monument to the existing walkway in front of the Nichols-Rice-Cherry House. She then returned to Eniwetok on 12 August to prepare for the next operation. My Grandmother’s brother, George Cummings (pictured far right), was one of those men. Houston, which has been placed atop a granite pedestal. Houston splashed about four aircraft in one attack on 12 October, and helped repel another attack next day, in which Canberra was hit by an aerial torpedo. Best address is in the park behind the Houston Heritage Society at 1100 Bagby. Captain Broussard was later awarded the Silver Star for his actions. Location: Sam Houston Park The U.S.S. The shipwreck of the USS Houston is located at Lat 05.48.45S Long 106.7.55E Fates of the Crew Of the crew of 1,061 only 368 survived including 24 of the 74 man U. S. Marine Corps (USMC) detachment aboard.