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USS Texas (BB-35) and its collection

USS Texas (BB-35)

USS Texas (BB-35) is a museum ship and former United States Navy New York -class battleship . She was launched on 18 May 1912 and commissioned on 12 March 1914. Texas saw action in Mexican waters following the " Tampico Incident " and made numerous sorties into the North Sea during World War I . In World War II , Texas escorted war convoys across the Atlantic and 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. It is a (presently closed) museum ship near Houston , Texas. Texas was also a technological testbed: the first US battleship to mount anti-aircraft guns, the first US ship to control gunfire with directors and range-keepers , the first US battleship to launch an aircraft, and one of the first US Navy ships to receive production radar . Texas was the first US battleship to become a permanent museum ship, the first battleship declared to be a US National Historic Landmark , and is the only remaining World War I era dreadnought battleship. She is also one of the eight remaining ships and the only remaining capital ship to have served in both World Wars.


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USS Texas (BB-35)
3523 Independence Parkway South LaPorte
TX 77571 Houston

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3523 Independence Parkway South LaPorte, Houston

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