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FEATURE: The Story of Ensign Weiler's Ring
Photo above by Chris Wright
for the Adobe 'Acrobat
The amazing story of how a nephew of a young officer lost in
the battle, was able to track down his uncle's lost class ring, and the even
more amazing story of how it was recovered in an island battle months after
Captain Albert H. Rooks and Capt. H.M.L.Waller of HMAS Perth,
were both fatally wounded in this, their final battle. Only about 1/3 of the
crew of each ship survived. The medal of honor was awarded for battle action
in support of troop ships in the weeks prior to The Battle of The Java Sea and
the subsequent final battle for the Houston and Perth, in Sunda Strait.
Fate of the Survivors
The Survivors became slave labor to the Japanese
on The Railway of Death and The Bridge on The River Kwai. Learn
more as you browse the information on this site.
The USS Houston
CA-30 Survivors' Association and Next Generations organization welcomes any questions. Email from here.
COMRADES IN ARMS
or learn more about the HMAS Perth here
and Allied Fleets, Ships
and Their Fate
Above is Feb 4 photo of air attack on DeReuter (R) and Houston
USS Marblehead, in same action was damaged so badly she was sent back to CONUS
See HERE and
for more about the Marblehead. Links from Ray
Kester, Pres. Asiatic Fleet.