100 years and looking good!

The Texas is 100 years old today.

Happy Birthday!

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9 Responses to 100 years and looking good!

  1. Bubblehead Les says:

    Happy Birthday!

    God, I wish the Navy kept Battleships in the Fleet.

  2. tommy says:

    Is she actually wider at the waterline than at the deck, or was that something added on when she was docked?
    Yeah, Battleships are great little pieces of work.
    Happy Birthday!

  3. alan says:

    Yes, it is wider. That’s a belt of armor at the water line.

  4. tommy says:

    Always gotta make a big thing even bigger, eh? Good on em!

  5. McThag says:

    I am happy to see that the donation I sent them went to good use!

  6. mike w. says:

    Wider at the waterline than at the deck?! She’s got a badonkadonk! 😛

  7. Thirdpower says:

    One of the first of the post-Dreadnaught era battleships. Beautiful.

  8. LittleRed1 says:

    I don’t know if it is still possible post-9/11, but back in the day I’d play with the guns and track airliners. Some of them could still swivel and elevate/depress a little. It got a tad claustrophobic below decks, though. She’s quite a lady.

  9. I had the privilege of a private tour and spent the night aboard the Texas with the Boy Scouts. A big “Thank you” to the volunteers who make that possible.

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