Battleship Texas re-opens to the public

The Battleship Texas re-opened to the public on Saturday June 23, 2012, after repair crews pumped out water to repair a leak in the lower region of the hull.

Battleship Texas Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

In 1948, the Battleship TEXAS became the first battleship memorial museum in the United States. That same year, on the anniversary of Texas Independence, the TEXAS was presented to the State of Texas and commissioned as the flagship of the Texas Navy. In 1983, the TEXAS was placed under the stewardship of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and is permanently anchored on the Buffalo Bayou and the busy Houston Ship Channel.

The Battleship Texas is the only U.S. Navy vessel that survived two world wars and is currently on show at the State Historic Site at LaPorte, TX.

More information:

Battleship Texas
3523 Independence Parkway South
LaPorte, TX 77571

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