A last-of-its-kind battleship that fought in both world wars is on the move for the first time in over 30 years for repairs
The USS Texas fought in World War I and II, engaging German U-boats and supporting the D-Day invasion before becoming a floating museum in 1948.
She made it safely from San Jacinto to Galveston for dry docking.
It will be a two year long maintenance period where her hull will be reinforced. Last dry dock was in 1988 and 32 years of saltwater has done its damage. There were serious questions about her ability to remain afloat much longer. At one point they were pumping 2000 GPM overboard.
Once she is done with her overhaul she will go to a new home (hopefully Galveston) where they can generate enough revenue to maintain her. San Jacinto battlefield was just too far off the beaten path for many tourists.
Only surviving capital ship that fought in both WW1 and WW2. Participated in operations Torch, Overlord, Dragoon, Iwo Jima, & Okinawa.