Air Attack in the Java Sea
Air raids were frequent at Surabaya at this time, and on February 4. as Admiral Doorman, RNN, took his force to engage Japanese reported to be at Balikpapan Houston's gunners splashed four planes. ... Houston took one hit, disabling her No. 3 turret, and cruiser Marblehead was so damaged that she had to be sent out of the battle area. Doorman was forced to abandon his advance.