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.

  • 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 in the blog post.

    Travelling exhibition dates

    Julia Ideson Building, part of Houston Public Library 2 March 2017 to 30 June  2017

    Panel display version

    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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