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Frank McGovern the last survivor

In February 1942, PERTH joined the Allied Fleet defending the Dutch East Indies, (now Indonesia) and saw action in the Battle of the Java Sea on 27th February 1942. HMAS PERTH and USS HOUSTON, having survived that battle, were ordered south. Sailing in company, PERTH and HOUSTON encountered a large Japanese invasion fleet in the Sunda Strait

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