Tuesday, August 15, 2006
In China in the 1930's
The USS Houston in her coloruful days with the Asiatic Fleet. In August, Jerry Ranger, son of John Ranger (survivor-deceased) headed up a dive team with National Geographic and Historical Archivists to photograph and map out some of the interior with a robot camera. Alas, an obscure Navy department with obviously no prior understanding of the survivor's association or the ship's history, blocked the attempt to record photos. We think this may have been the last best chance to gather information from the wreck - especially the interior.