Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Blue Bonnet Newsletter - Dec. 2010

The December issue of the Blue Bonnet newsletter has just been published. Click here to go to the USS Houston's main website. You'll see "Blue Bonnet News" on the left side of the page. Scroll down until you can click on Dec-2010.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Clarence "Skip" Schilperoort

Clarence "Skip" Schilperoort

of Mesa, Arizona

(October 24, 1917 - June 21, 2010)

age 92

Now standing watch with his shipmates.

He will be missed!

(For his obituary, click here)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

USS Houston CA-30 Survivors Association

and the Next Generations

11 November 2010

Veterans Day

Dear USS HOUSTON (CA-30) Family and Friends,

Beginning with our Survivors and including all of those in our CA-30 family who have served our great country in our Armed Forces, we wish you all a wonderful Veterans Day.

Our thoughts go out this Veterans Day to the crewmen of USS HOUSTON (CA-30) "still standing watch over the Sunda Strait."

Our thoughts go out as well to the courageous crewmen of America's light cruiser which carried USS HOUSTON'S name back into the Pacific War - USS HOUSTON (CL-81) and the brave crewmen of America's powerful submarine which currently bears the name USS HOUSTON (SSN-713),

We honor you American servicemen of the past and present with our huge "Thank You".


the Board of Managers

John Schwarz, Executive Director

Sue Kreutzer, President

Pam Foster, Vice-President & Treasurer

Jo Klenk, Secretary

Jane Matthews, Chair of Scholarship Committee

R. Dana Charles, Researcher and Correspondent

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Harry Kelley

Harry Kelley

of Basehor, Kansas

Sept 7, 1920 - Oct 10, 2010

age 90

He will be missed!

(For Harry's bio and memoir, see

Monday, September 20, 2010

Harold McManus

Harold McManus

of Cherokee, Iowa

February 28, 1920 - September 12, 2010
age 90

He will be missed!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Stanley Woody

Stanley Woody

from Norfolk, Virginia

age 88

3/10/1922 - 6/01/2010

He will be missed by all!

Stanley Woody

World War II prisoner of war laid to rest in Norfolk | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com: "Stanley Woody didn't talk much about his time as a prisoner of war.

Maybe he didn't want to bring anyone down, or maybe he didn't want to seem like he thought he deserved something for what he endured. Those explanations make sense to friends and relatives, who say he was endlessly humble and upbeat." (click the link for full story).

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Web Mentions of USS Houston

Ship of ghosts : the story of the USS Houston, legendary lost ...
By oldsaltbooks
Ship of ghosts : the story of the USS Houston, FDR's legendary lost cruiser, and the epic saga of her survivors James D. Hornfischer Houston (Cruiser : CA-30), Java Sea, Battle of the, Indonesia, 1942, World War, ...
Old Salt Books Blog - http://oldsaltbooks.wordpress.com/
The Old Salt's Books: Ship of ghosts : the story of the USS ...
By oldsaltbooks
The navigator of the USS Houston confided these prophetic words to a young officer as he and his captain charted a course into U.S. naval legend. Renowned as FDR's favorite warship, the cruiser USS Houston was a prize target trapped in ...
The Old Salt's Books - http://oldsaltbooks.blogspot.com/
I Read a Lot of Books » Blog Archive » Ship of Ghosts: The Story ...
By Michèle
It didn't add to the story or make the USS Houston into a character all her own. Though the ship is heavily featured in the lengthy title, the story is not about a ship, it is about the men who sailed on that ship. ...
I Read a Lot of Books - http://ireadalotofbooks.com/

Maritime Texas - An Eclectic Blog of People, Places and Events
USS Houston, a 9050-ton Northampton class light cruiser, was built at Newport News, Virginia. She was commissioned in June 1930 and reclassified as a heavy ...
Navy Ship Cover Cruiser USS HOUSTON CA-30 SUNK WWII - eBay (item ...
eBay: Find Navy Ship Cover Cruiser USS HOUSTON CA-30 SUNK WWII in the Stamps, United States, Covers, Event Covers, Naval category on eBay.
eBay: Find USS HOUSTON ENTERING BUFFALO RIVER TEXAS POSTCARD in the Collectibles , Postcards, US States, Cities Towns, Texas category on eBay.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Google Alert - "uss houston"

Google News Alert for: "uss houston" Some interest to the group.

'He touched so many hearts' Area's last Pearl Harbor survivor dies ...
The Daily News of Newburyport
Robert Antell served aboard the USS Chester at Pearl Harbor, the USS Houston and the USS Aaron Ward, the ship that sustained calamitous damage when it was ...
Google Blogs Alert for: "uss houston"
SeaWaves Magazine: USS Houston Arrives in Subic Bay
By SeaWaves Magazine
SUBIC BAY, Philippines (NNS) -- USS Houston (SSN 713) arrived in Subic Bay, Philippines, Feb. 26 for a scheduled port visit. While in Subic Bay, Houston will provide a tour of the ship to a number of distinguished guests from the ...
SeaWaves Magazine - http://seawavesmagazine.blogspot.com/
Google Web Alert for: "uss houston"
USS Houston Arrives in Subic Bay
USS Houston (SSN 713) arrived in Subic Bay, Philippines, Feb. 26 for a scheduled port visit. While in Subic Bay.
Milcom Monitoring Post: USS Houston Arrives in Subic Bay
A tug boat comes alongside the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Houston ( SSN 713) as she arrives in Subic Bay, Philippines. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) ...
DVIDS Images: USS Houston
USS Houston. Navy Visual News Service RSS Courtesy Photo Date: 02.26.2010. Posted: 03.02.2010 12:40. Photo ID: 255883. VIRIN: 100226-N-0000X-001 ...
USS Houston Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast Matchbook - eBay ...
eBay: Find USS Houston Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast Matchbook in the Collectibles , Militaria , WW II 1939-45 , Original Period Items , United States ...
U. S. S. Houston Memorial 2008 - a set on Flickr
IMG_0035 by PB&J-Texas · IMG_0036 by PB&J-Texas · Subscribe to a feed of stuff on this page... Feed – Subscribe to the set "U. S. S. Houston Memorial 2008" ...

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010

1 of only 2 rescued from lifeboat

Signalman was 1 of only 2 rescued from lifeboat
A Marblehead veteran is rescued from the Dutch waship that he served in for the Battle of The Java Sea. It is an amazing story. Most of the US sailors who were "loaned" for signal purposes to the multi national fleet opposing Japan were killed when those ships were sunk. A memorial in Holland notes the names of some of these sailors, a couple of them were USS Houston crew - on loan.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

HMAS PERTH memorial regatta

They are looking for Houston Survivors.
 blog it

Monday, January 11, 2010

"Sea Fights and Shipwrecks"

Eyes Not Sold: "Sea Fights and Shipwrecks"
Blog post mentions a book with inclusion of USS Houston.