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The USS Texas is fighting and winning its last battle

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  1. Dracula

    Dracula Active Member

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    What a day but she made it without any problems. upload_2022-8-31_18-35-13.jpeg
     
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    A really beautiful flyby of moving her. God, she’s still gorgeous and majestic.
     
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    Sitting high, dry, and being inspected. Cruise Cam video tab.
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    On YOUTUBE, check the Third Coast Drone channel. He's going to shoot some incredible Texas video's and he does it in 4K.
     
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    A really cool walk around the dry dock. Pretty cool to see the patch work, torpedo blisters, and dry dock blocks up close.
     
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    "Puny humans!"
     
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    That picture immediately made me think of this...

     
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    And well it should!
     
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    Best 25 minutes I've spent in a long time ! Thanks.
     
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    Glad to hear that and I agree. I saw it was 25 minutes and almost skipped through it. But I got hooked early on and watched the whole thing, excitedly showing my uninterested wife a bunch of stuff she will never see again nor care about. :)
     
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    The Walkaround video was great. Don't forget the video's from https://www.youtube.com/c/ThirdCoastDrone. His photography always impresses me.

    If you pause the video, at the :33 mark, and look across Galveston Channel you will see the Tall Ship Elissa. To the left is a rose colored building and, to the left of that building, is a concrete dock. This area is the Galveston Seaport Museum. If you had a few bucks to bet, Then bet this concrete dock will be the new home of the Texas.
    Goggle satellite view this area and you will see it has everything. deep water, room to spare, parking, and most importantly tourists. The cruise terminals are on either end and draw millions of cruisers each year. Officially, the Texas Foundation still says a decision hasn't been made but c'mon.
    Ya'll be safe.
     
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    Good to see something older than me still getting around.
     
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    Good Morning, the Galveston cruise cam is up close and personal this morning.
    Cruise Video Cam
     
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    Good, Vlad Tepes.
     
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    I was wondering what all that white stuff was, that was being shoveled out of the starboard side stern hole. Then, it dawned on me. They were cutting up and shoveling out the foam filler, that had been sprayed into the compartments.
     
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    The restoration effort is now 1 month+ old. The only up close video documentation is provided by https://www.youtube.com/c/ThirdCoastDrone. Luckily, for any interested party, he must have cut some sweetheart, of a deal to be allowed such close access to the reconstruction.
    The reconstruction looks hard enough in a drydock. How, in the world, did the Pearl Harbor workers do much the same type of work underwater?
     
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