Divers identify sunken vessel as World War II wreck of USS Houston where 700 troops perished

  • by: Associated Press
  • Updated: August 18, 2014 - 6:30 PM

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — Navy divers from the U.S. and Indonesia confirmed that a sunken vessel in the Java Sea is the World War II wreck of the USS Houston, a cruiser sunk by the Japanese that serves as the final resting place for about 700 sailors and Marines, officials announced Monday.

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