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USS Texas
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 3:53 PM

Hi Guys,

I just saw on the internet that the battleship USS Texas is currently underway to drydock for repairs.  Hope that she can make the trip without any problems.

tjs

TJS

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 3:59 PM

Yeah!

 I hope they do the job in a reasonable time. She's on my "B" list. Besides, she is one of What? Two of that type world wide? Or the Only one Left?

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 4:29 PM

Capn Mac would know. Remember in that era every couple of ships there was a change in number and size of guns etc. so there were lots of classes with a couple of ships each. Strictly speaking her sister was New York, long gone.

 

Bill

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  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 5:05 PM

The Texas has the distinction of serving in both WWI & WWII.   That's about the oldest for the twentieth century. 

Before that, pre-dreadnaughts of the late 19th century, there is the Olympia in Philly which served in the Spanish/American war and the Mikasa in the Russo/Japanese war

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 5:18 PM

Wow, a lot of history there!

From wiki: Texas saw action in Mexican waters following the "Tampico Incident" and made numerous sorties into the North Sea during World War I. In World War IITexas escorted war convoys across the Atlantic and later shelled Axis-held beaches for the North African campaign and the Normandy Landings before being transferred to the Pacific Theater late in 1944 to provide naval gunfire support during the Battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 6:25 PM

From what I've read, TEXAS is moving to a shipyard in Galveston for some big-time hull work. Unfortunately the old hull (100 years!) has a few leaks and at one point they were pumping out over 2000 gallons per minute to keep her afloat and stable. While at Galveston, there are a number of other projects also planned. Apparently though, After the completion of this maintenance period, TEXAS may not return to San Jacinto, but to another location, still in Texas, of course.

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    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, September 1, 2022 3:40 AM

So important that such historical treasures are cared for and protected. Bit like HooYa really. Wink

Dodgy

 

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