Battleship Texas... BB-35

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The USS Texas saw action in Mexican waters following the "Tampico Incident" and made numerous sorties into the North Sea during World War I. When the United States formally entered World War II in 1941, Texas took on the role of escorting war convoys across the Atlantic, and she later shelled Axis-held beaches for the North African campaign and the Normandy Landings before being transferred to the Pacific Theater late in 1944 to provide naval gunfire support during the Battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Texas was decommissioned in 1948, having earned a total of five battle stars for service in World War II, and is presently a museum ship near Houston, Texas. Among the world's remaining battleships, Texas is notable for being the oldest remaining dreadnought battleship. She is also one of only six remaining ships to have served in both World Wars, among US-built battleships.

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Comments (10)

GasGasL€X on April 11, 2012

Awesome photo Henry, love it and thanks for the history update.. I thought she had been sunk at the Bikini atoll Nuke tests in the '50s... thanks for educating me. :) Lex

Henry Scoggin on April 11, 2012

They wouldn't dare destroy a ship named after the Great State of Texas! When I was 10 years old I went on a trip with my older sister and brother-in-law. One of the stops was the San Jacinto Monument. The Battleship was across the road and I wanted to go see it. My brother-in law didn't, so that was that. Well, I finaly got to see it now and I crawled through it every where we were allowed top to bottom. :-D

jockswa on April 11, 2012

A fine image of a fine old ship. It's a darn shame more of these old battlewagons are not preserved. Oz has been an offender here too. What I wouldn't give to have seen the old WWI 'Australia' (battlecruiser) in the flesh! Lk.

jockswa on April 11, 2012

Any more 'Texas' pics Henry?

Henry Scoggin on April 11, 2012

I've got more of the Battleship if thats what you mean. plan on posting 2 or 3 more but havent eddited them yet.

jockswa on April 11, 2012

Yep that's it..sorry, should have made myself clear.

longdistancer on April 11, 2012

Impressive ship! L#3

Arpad Dudas on April 11, 2012

Impressive ship and photo :-)

Like 4 and greetings,


GasGasL€X on April 12, 2012

Yes pls more pics Of her Henry... I know what you mean about crawling over every bit of her. I did that on the USS Missouri in Hawaii, 5 hours wasnt enough..had to be dragged off...

Henry Scoggin on April 12, 2012

Thanks guys, more pic's to come.

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Photo taken in San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, 3523 Independence Parkway, La Porte, TX 77571, USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 10, 2012
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    by Henry Scoggin
    • Camera: SONY DSC-H5
    • Taken on 2012/04/08 11:40:32
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 6.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash