The USS Houston (CA-30) (nicknamed The Galloping Ghost of the Florida Coast) was a Northampton-class heavy cruiser in the United States Navy. The Houston was the flagship of the United States Asiatic Fleet, which was stationed in the Philippines before and during the Second American Civil War. The Houston, along with the rest of the Asiatic Fleet, was never captured by the Union of American People's Republics. During World War II, several crew members of the Houston as well as the patrol boat USS Luzon participated in installing a tachymetric anti-aircraft fire control system on several ships of the Allied Pact.
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