Battleship Texas

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the Battleship Texas is moored in the Houston Shipping Channel, over the road from the San Jacinto monument and part of the State Park.
it was the only U.S. battleship to serve in both World Wars. brand new at the outbreak of the first one, it
helped launch troops for storming of the beaches at Normandy on D-Day.
arrived in Texas in April 1948 with the expressed intent of serving as a memorial. struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 21 April 1948, anniversary of the Texan victory at San Jacinto.
it first battleship memorial museum in the U.S. apparently the hull is not faring so well in the Channel and there is talk of building a dry dock to house it. we didn’t want to pay the $15 to get over the bridge and onto the ship. after several trips to the USS Midway, the USS Texas just didn’t quite compare.

Author: Erica

born in the midwest with wandering feet.