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Time Short to Save Battleship USS Texas

For several years now, we have followed the progressive decline of the battleship USS Texas, commissioned in 1914. She is the only remaining World War I-era dreadnought battleship and is one of only seven remaining ships and the only remaining capital ship … Continue reading

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Battleship Texas, Barely Hanging on — Closes, Reopens, & Hunkers Down for Tropical Storm Cindy

We have been following the continued slow disintegration of the historically rich, but budget poor, Battleship Texas for several years now. The over 100 year old battleship is the oldest remaining dreadnought battleship and only one of six surviving ships to have served … Continue reading

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Battleship USS Texas – 100 Years Old and Taking on Water Fast

Battleship Texas taking on extraordinary amounts of water The battleship USS Texas was launched 100 years ago on May 19th, 1912.  She is the oldest remaining dreadnought battleship and only one of six surviving ships to have served in both World War … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Novorossiysk

Fifty five years ago today, on October 29th 1955, the battleship Novorossiysk, flagship of the Soviet  Black Sea fleet, moored in Sevastopol Bay, was shattered by a powerful explosion which caused the ship to capsize and sink.  Over six hundred sailors lost … Continue reading

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At the Movies – First Pirates of the Caribbean and now Battleship!

Once movies were based on great novels.  Of course, they usually ruined the story, but at least you could say, “I liked the book better.”   Then, seven years ago,  Jerry Bruckheimer produced a movie based on a Disney World … Continue reading

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