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USS SAM HOUSTON (SSBN-609)
Named for the Virginian who won enduring fame in Texas. Sam Houston was the seventh nuclear powered submarine
capable of launching Polaris missile
USS HOUSTON (CA-30)
The cruiser Houston earned two battle stars and the Presidential
Unit citation for engagements in the Philippines
and the Dutch East Indias before being sunk by the
Japanese I March 1942
USS JOHN R. PERRY (DE-1034)
Named for Rear Admiral John R. Perry, a distinguished
Tecan who served in the Civil Engineer Corps, the
destroyer escort is an example of modern antisubmarine
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U.S. Navy Department. Naval History Division. Texas Navy, book, January 1, 1968; Washington D.C.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2419/m1/35/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .