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1805 viewsThe battleship Texas (BB-35) is shown leaving Norfolk Naval Shipyard in March 1948 to begin its journey to the state of Texas, where it was presented as a memorial. The old Norfolk skyline and the Norfolk-Portsmouth ferry are also visible in the background.
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A frame from color footage shows the battleship USS Texas firing salvos at Axis positions during the Allied landing at Omaha Beach, on D-Day, June 6, 1944.219 views
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USS Texas (BB-35). Underway off Norfolk, Virginia, 15 March 1943, with her main battery gun turrets trained to port. 1752 views
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12 January 1912 photo of Texas (BB-35) being built.116 views12 January 1912 photo of Texas (BB-35) being built. This photo shows the second deck around #4 and #5 barbettes. The tiller room at the bottom edge of the photo has been completely plated over.
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Texas (BB-35) is being towed down the Elizabeth River121 viewsTexas (BB-35) is being towed down the Elizabeth River from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Its destination is the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site at LaPorte, Texas for its final resting space as a ship museum and memorial. The photograph was taken at the foot of North Street in Portsmouth, Virginia. (Date: 3/18/1948).
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1 July 1911 photo of the Texas (BB-35) being built. Sub-assemblies and machinery area bulkheads are in place.105 views
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The USS Texas is shown being maneuvered into its berth at the San Jacinto Battleground in 1948.115 viewsThe USS Texas is shown being maneuvered into its berth at the San Jacinto Battleground in 1948. Plans to put it into dry berth 64 years later have now been shelved because of the cost.
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With her commissioning flag slightly bowed, the Texas (BB-35) is moored dockside on 24 March 1914. Note the trolley tracks alongside for the movement of cranes and the boarding ladder dockside.73 views
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