Ships History

Records Request Former Crew 1st. USS Texas CGN-39 SSN 775 Contact Info Battle Report Hard Hat Tours Authorized June 24, 1910 Builder Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry-dock Co. Keel Laid April 17, 1911 Launched May 18, 1912 Commissioned March 12, 1914 Decommissioned April 21, 1948 The following are the Campaigns in which the USS Texas […]

USS Texas SSN 775

In late 1998, the contract was let for building the first of the New Attack Submarine. This class, the Virginia-class fully embraces the new strategic concept in … From the Sea and Forward… From the Sea. It is the first U.S. submarine to be designed for battlespace dominance across a broad spectrum of regional and littoral missions as well […]

Dry-Dock 1988-1990

The ship at first was governed by the Battleship Texas Commission which were local businessman in Houston but in 1983 the Legislation turned the management of the USS Texas over to the Texas Parks and Wildlife dept. which were in charge of the San Jacinto Battlegrounds where the ship was located. In 1948 the USS […]

WW II

1 Sep 1939 until  2 Sep 1945 WORLD WAR II 1 Sep 1939 – 7 Dec 1941 East Coast Caribbean Canada … South America German submarine U-203 incident – 20 June 1941 7 Dec 1941 – 2 Sep 1945 US IN WORLD WAR II Dec 1941 – Nov 1942 Canada .. Africa, Scotland Iceland, Caribbean […]

WW1

  Note the Sopwith Camel atop turret # 4 The 6 April declaration of war found Texas riding at anchor in the mouth of the York River with the other Atlantic Fleet battleships. She remained in the Virginia Capes-Hampton Roads vicinity until mid-August conducting exercises and training naval armed-guard gun crews for service on board merchant ships. In August, […]

Vera Cruz Cruz Incident 1914

Commissioning and the Mexican Crisis The operational career of Texas spanned a period of over 30 years, played a major role in two world wars, and helped to establish a strong national defense posture during the peacetime period between the wars. USS Texas (BB35) was commissioned at Norfolk, Virginia, on 12 March 1914 with Captain Albert W. Grant, USN, […]