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INTRODUCTION

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Photo is courtesy of Classic Warship Publishing

The Battleship TEXAS is the last dreadnought in existence in the world, a veteran of Vera Cruz (1914) and both World Wars, and is credited with the introduction and innovation of advances in gunnery, aviation and radar. Having been designed in the first decade of the 20th century, (keel laid in 1911 and completed in 1914), and having seen action in some of the most intense and critical campaigns of WWII, she is an important piece of our naval and maritime history.

The Battleship TEXAS is open for viewing by the public year round 10AM to 5PM (closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) at the San Jacinto State Historic Site near Houston Texas.

 This web site celebrates the ship's service, the personnel who served and the people (TPWD employees and volunteers) who today work diligently to preserve and restore her to her active duty status.

 

The information contained within this web site has been divided into the sections above, and are linked with one another. Photos are shown throughout this web site are from several sources and are credited within.

 

If you wish to become involved in our efforts to restore the Battleship TEXAS to her former status, 

please see the "Become a Volunteer" section of this web site.

 

   

 

Hard Hat Tours

 

        

 

Grab a flashlight and a camera!  Hard Hat Tours are given between the months of October and May.

 

Go past the locked gates and explore deep within the world’s last Dreadnought battleship!

CLICK HERE

For Details

 

KHOU Channel 11 News

Everyone needs to view this video that was done aboard the Battleship Texas....

http://www.khou.com/news/state/stories/khou070111_ac_texasparks.2dbc918c.html

   Thanks Channel 11 

 

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