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VI. A Heritage of Ships and Men
The select photographs which follow are representative of the Texas heritage
as reflected in the United States Navy of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
USS GALVESTON (CLG-3)
Galveston was launched too late to see action in World War II, hut converted to a guided
has cruised the waters of the South China Sea in support of operations committed
independence of South Viet Nam
missile cruiser in 1957, she
to the preservation of the
USS HOUSTON (CL-81)
Houston added her antiaircraft fire and shore bombardment to task forces in
and later around Guam. Her antiaircraft support of fast carrier groups
mid-October 1944 off Formosa forced her retirement from the fight.
the Philippine Islands, around Formosa,
ended when battle damage sustained in
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