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The USS Texas is fighting and winning its last battle

Discussion in 'WWII General' started by Dracula, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. ULITHI

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    God Bless Texas. Thank you for the update Dracula!
     
  2. Dracula

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    No new updates. The tank foaming and sealing work is done. I ran across these recent drone video's, that provide a clear and up close view of what a Battleship Row era ship looked like. The first, is several months old. You can tell because the deck mounted AA is still there. The second, , is just a few months old. The deck guns have been removed. Ya'll take care.
     
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    It's been a long time since the last update and over 2 years since I first started this thread but finally here she goes. The Texas Foundation and the State of Texas have worked long and hard to preserve the Texas. At this point, she's buttoned up, ready, and apparently only 39 miles to go.

    The latest update answers the outstanding questions, of where and when. Battleship Updates - The Battleship Texas Foundation
    The Texas Foundation reports, that a shipyard in Galveston, is in the process of acquiring a drydock large enough to handle the Texas. The Foundation also reports the move date to be sometime in the first quarter of 2022. The only shipyard, in Galveston, is the same location, where the Texas was repaired back in the late 80's. It's located across the Galveston Ship Channel from the Galveston Historic Seaport Museum and cruise ship row. The only questions left are how long will repairs take and where will she make her new home. The repairs will take several months but the where is pretty obvious. Follow the tourist money and the tourist money is literally sitting across the Galveston Ship Channel, on cruise ship row.

    It's been a long 2 years and the Texas is about to finish her journey.

    There have been several interesting video's made since the last update. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4CrnGFZuP1ZRVMYLeKf-Iw/videos
     
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