Against overwhelming odds - outnumbered and outgunned by a large advancing Japanese force - they fought bravely and defiantly but lost the battle. Both ships sank that dreadful night in the Battle of Sunda Strait.
This is their story.
A USA Program supported by the USA Bicentennial Gift Fund.
The night of Feb 28, 1942 saw the HMAS Perth and USS Houston face off against a large portion of the Imperial Japanese forces. This is their story of facing overwhelming odds, and the battle's aftermath. Read more
Travelling Panel display
Battleship USS Texas, opens 1 March 2017
The former ambassador to Australia, Tom Schieffer, address at the private dinner after the exhibition opening in Houston.Read now
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