Saturday, November 19, 2005
Houston Lifebuoy Found in Australia in 1942
Mr. Brian Morris has written from Australia that his father, Cres Morris (now deceased), found a life raft and a lifebuoy with "USS Houston" marked on it shortly after the Houston and Perth had sunk in 1942, in the fishing village of Emu Park on Great Keppel Island where he lived. At that time, he was unaware of the sinkings. In 1942 or 1943, an Australian military intelligence officer came to his house and took the lifebuoy away. Brian Morris (the son) is now wondering what happened to the lifebuoy. If anyone has any information, please email the blog (see sidebar link "blog questions or comments").