- Inscription on back: "Probably last photo of Houston, Feb 18, 1942, U.S.S. Peary Astern, sunk next day, Feb 19, 1942."
- Caption on white card: "Photographs of the U.S.S. Houston and the U.S.S. Peary, 18 February 1942 (one photo shows the U.S.S. Peary afire after an explosion. Photos were taken from the nearby H.M.A.S. Deloraine., Caption on front: "U.S.S. Houston, a cruiser which escorted the Timor Sea convoy, and U.S.S Peary, with part of the convoy they brought back to port on February 18"