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USS Houston (CA-30) was a Northampton Class Heavy cruiser


Started the war near Port Moresby, joined there with ANZAC cruiser force.

Joined Task Force 132 At Port Moresby to Raid Japanese Landings at Finschhafen and Rabaul (12/16/1942)

Finschhafen Raid (12/18/1941)

5 Japanese Ships Sunk

Rabaul Raid (12/19/1941)

6 Japanese Ships Sunk

Assigned Task Force 9 to raidsupport invasion of Efate (1/20/1942)

Ordered to Raid Rossel Island (3/9/1942)

4 Japanese Ships sunk at Rossel Island (3/11/1942)

Under Refit in Sydney (3/15/1942)

Repairs Completed at Sydney (4/5/1942)

Supported Invasion of Lunga (5/29/1942)

Attacked by Japanese Submarine near Fiji (6/14/1942)

Escorted HMS Illustrious and HMS Formidable with HMAS Canberra, HNLMS Java, and HMS Newcastle

Attacked IJN Maya near Port Moresby (7/14/1942)

Engaged IJN Kako and IJN Kiso Tagula Island (7/27/1942)

Attacked by Japanese Planes near Goodenough Island (8/16/1942)

Escorted HMS Illustrious and HMS Formidable with HMS Devonshire, and HMS Dauntless (8/18/1942)

Begins refit at Sydney (10/3/1942)

Repairs Finished at Sydney (10/24/1942)

Escorted USS Yorktown and USS Wasp in raid on Rabaul with USS South Dakota, HMS Prince of Wales, USS Portland, USS Atlanta, USS Juneau, and USS Trenton (12/1/1942)

Defended Convoy near Pearl Harbor from IJN Nagato and IJN Agano with USS California, USS Chester, USS Atlanta, and USS Phoenix (12/22/1942)

Supported Invasion of Wotje with USS North Carolina, USS California, USS Chester, USS Phoenix, USS San Diego, and USS Atlanta (1/6/1943)

Took 5 Shell hits

Supported Invasion of Maloelap with USS North Carolina, USS California, USS Chester, USS Phoenix, USS San Diego, and USS Atlanta (1/18/1943)

Took 35 Shell hits causing fires

Escorted USS Wasp in shipping raid around Rabaul with USS West Virginia, USS Indianapolis, HMS Durban and USS Juneau (5/26/1943)

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