VIDEO: Battleship Texas to Get USD 17.5 Million Refit (USA)
The old US warship Battleship Texas will get its first significant repairs in more than 20 years, according to ABC.
A $17.5 million contract intended for the warship’s overhaul has been awarded to Taylor Marine Construction.
In 1948, the Battleship TEXAS became the first battleship memorial museum in the United States. That same year, on the anniversary of Texas Independence, the TEXAS was presented to the State of Texas and commissioned as the flagship of the Texas Navy. In 1983, the TEXAS was placed under the stewardship of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and is permanently anchored on the Buffalo Bayou and the busy Houston Ship Channel.
On the video below, you can see the Battleship Texas foundation:
The repairs, focusing on the ship’s structural foundation, are going to start in April, and the battleship will remain open during the overhaul.
The work is expected to be completed in the fall of 2014.
Naval Today Staff, March 13, 2013; Image: Texas Parks