Exhibition

Guardians of Sunda Strait

The world war II loss of HMAS Perth and USS Houston

Guardians of Sundra Strait: The world war II loss of HMAS Perth and USS Houston

Late on the night of Saturday 28 February and into the early hours of Sunday 1 March 1942, the cruisers HMAS Perth and USS Houston fought for their lives in the Dutch East Indies.

  • FREE EXHIBITION

    Late on the night of Saturday 28 February and into the early hours of Sunday 1 March 1942, the cruisers HMAS Perth and USS Houston fought for their lives in the Dutch East Indies. 

    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.

    Find out more about the battle, and its aftermath, in this story by Curator Lindsey Shaw.

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    Open daily, 9.30am–5pm. 28 September – 19 November 2017

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