What forum does this story belong in? The history of the USS Texas overlaps so many forums, that it would do somewhat of a disservice to her, to limit her story, to one or several, you make the call. On so many levels, Texas's service history is unparalleled. She was commissioned in 1914 and served until 1946. She was never flashy just a reliable workhorse. It would take too long to list just a few of her achievements but she was always there, when push came to shove. In 1946, she was placed in reserve but, in reality, that was just the first step toward the scrappers yard. In 1947, the State of Texas Legislature stepped up and passed legislation to bring her home, to Texas, where she was berthed, at the San Jacinto Battleground State Park, from 1948 until today. Somehow, through all those years, and, with the dedicated help of an army of volunteers, she survived the longest and toughest battle of her life vs Mother Nature. By 1988, her situation had become so dire, that either she was going to dry dock for repairs or be scrapped. She went to dry dock, in Galveston, and returned to her berth, in 1990. Mother Nature never stops attacking and, by 2007, she was once again, in a repair her or scrap her situation. The Texas Legislature approved $25,000,000, to move her into a dry berth arrangement, but the funding was never sufficient, to achieve what should have been a permanent solution. By 2019, she was leaking and the situation had escalated, to a whole new level of now or never. Politicians and lawyers, you just can't trust them, until you need one or two. Just a few months ago, the Texas Legislature passed legislation, which provides $35,000,000, for moving her into drydock for repairs, sometime towards the end of 2019. Unfortunately, the only dry dock big enough to handle her is in Mobile, Alabama, over 500 miles away. Also, one of the provisions, of the bill, is that she is moved to a more visitor friendly location somewhere along the upper Texas coast. Everyone, that is involved with the arm twisting that got this bill passed, are suggesting that her final destination hasn't been determined. I call BS. Just say it, GALVESTON, and I totally agree, with that relocation. Remember the first figure of $25,000,000, to put her in a dry berth, and now the State has approved $35,000,000. She may not make 500 miles but I would bet she can make it the 60 odd miles back to the shipyard, that did her repairs, in 1988. Officially, the dry dock (AFDM-2) that is now available, at the old Todd Shipyard but which is now Gulf Copper shipyard is not big enough but couple that one with what looks to be another section currently located, at the Gulf Cooper facility in Port Arthur, Texas, and maybe it's just a fortunate coincidence or maybe not. Also, if the Texas was repaired, in Galveston, The shipyard is located directly across the ship channel, from a prime new dock location or possibly a dry berth arrangement near the Tall Ship Elissa, at the Texas Seaport Museum, in Galveston. In November, 1914, The Texas visited Galveston. The locals presented the ship a custom made silver service. It's been on display, I've seen it, and it is spectacular. Now, sometime after 2019 and with a little luck and some arm twisting,the locals will be welcoming her once again. Bless her heart, she is fighting and winning, what should be her last battle.