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LaPorte, Texas: Battleship Texas (In Transition)

The world's oldest dreadnought battleship, launched in 1914. Currently in dry dock undergoing repairs.

Battleship Texas State Historical Site

Battleship Texas State Historical Site. Highway 134
Currently in dry dock undergoing repairs.
In Transition

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Battleship Texas

For history or navy buffs. You can sit in the various deck guns and operate them, and that is fun. Smaller than I expected for a ship classified as a dreadnaught.

[Mastiff70, 04/01/2018]

Battleship Texas.

Battleship Texas

The battleship is no longer free to tour. The admission price is now $12.00/adults.

[Todd, 07/10/2016]
Battleship Texas

It's hard to miss the San Jacinto Monument next door -- it is taller than the Washington Monument. For a fee, providing it is working, you can ride an elevator up to the star-shaped indoor observation deck. No BASE jumping allowed...

[El Gallo Rey, 10/05/2013]

Dreadnought USS Texas

Battleship Texas

The Battleship Texas is the last dreadnought in existence in the world, a veteran of Vera Cruz (1914) and both World Wars, and is credited with the introduction and innovation of advances in gunnery, aviation and radar. Having been designed in the first decade of the 20th century (keel laid in 1911 and completed in 1914), and having seen action in some of the most intense and critical campaigns of WWII, she is an important piece of our naval and maritime history. The Battleship Texas was de-commissioned in 1948.

[Dennis, 07/11/2006]

Yea, yea, we're sentimental saps for a good old dreadnought. Will future generations feel the same way about a mothballed big box store?

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