Allied Warships

USS Houston (ii) (CL 81)

Light cruiser of the Cleveland class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeLight cruiser
PennantCL 81 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down4 Aug 1941 
Launched19 Jun 1943 
Commissioned20 Dec 1943 
End service15 Dec 1947 

On 14 October 1944 USS Houston (ii) was severely damaged by torpedoes during a Japanese air raid off Formosa.
The ship was hit yet again 2 days later and was nearly lost.
Decommissioned 15 December 1947.
Stricken 1 March 1959.
Sold to be broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Houston (ii) (CL 81)

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1T/Capt. William Wohlsen Behrens, USN20 Dec 194330 Jul 1945
2T/Capt. Howard Emery Orem, USN30 Jul 194521 Jun 1946

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