Tag Archives: USS Texas

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

Posted in Current, History, Lore of the Sea, Ships | Tagged , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Current, Lore of the Sea, Ships | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Fire in Tampa, Lightning in the Gulf and the Battleship Texas Still Afloat

Busy days in the Gulf of Mexico.  On the surface above the continuing Deepwater Horizon disaster yesterday, a drill  ship attempting to contain the oil was struck by lightning and caught on fire shutting down containment operations.  Reportedly, operations resumed today.   BP: Oil … Continue reading

Posted in Current, Lore of the Sea, Ships | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments