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BattleshipTexas.png.892c5e55dc8f77a531aa2855c97a930e.pngBattleship Texas led a distinguished 34-year career in the United States Navy. In that time, she fought in both World Wars, earned a number of “firsts,” and was home to tens of thousands of sailors and marines from all walks of life. Texas served with the Grand Fleet during the First World War and earned five battle stars during the Second World War. She fought in North Africa, Normandy, Southern France, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa, and through it all, only lost one crew member to enemy fire. In 1948, Battleship Texas was donated to the State of Texas to serve as a museum and memorial. In the words of her last captain, Charles Baker, “Her wars are over. She has won the right to rest peacefully in Texas waters.” (From https://battleshiptexas.org/education/history/)

Battleship Texas was on the front line of innovations in gunnery, aviation, and radar throughout her career. A veteran of both World Wars, today she is the world's last surviving Dreadnought. Over her career, she was home to tens of thousands of sailors and marines from all around the nation, whose history she carries with her.

The Battleship Texas is currently under a major restoration project.

Important links for more information or to follow the restoration progress:

Battleship Texas Foundation

YouTube Battleship Texas




YouTube video courtesy of Third Cost Drone

First Drone Footage of Battleship Texas Now at Pier D in Galveston after Leaving Dry Dock

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