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USS ' Texas '

Photo taken when passing Miss River in around 1980, can anyone tell where was the place and the name of the cruiser ?

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Looks like the USS TEXAS, museum ship on the Houston Ship Canal at the San Jacinto National Park.
 

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Hi Bob, was calling a few ports in the gulf at that time so cannot remember
very clearly where the photo was taken , but Houston was one of it, yeah, seem to be the ' Texas '

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Hi Fred + Alan

Another glances reviewed that the ship's main guns are no less than 15 inches calibre and are heavily armoured, and in the absence of helicopter platform and/or missile / torpedo launcher it is a battleship.

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Hi William

Don't think helicopters & missiles were about in WW1 ;)
 

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If I remember correctly from a tour in'98,she is the only surviving "Dreadnought"
battleship.....Doug
 

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Yes, Bob

It was meant to mean ' reconnaissance plane / float plane / rockets whatsoever which are often seen in cruisers

Anything story behind her ?, amazing of such a splendid ship in the WW1

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The USS Texas served in both WW1 and WW2.
This is at the site of the battle of San Jacinto, which the tall monument commerates. This is where Sam Houston defeated Gen. Santa Anna.

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tks OM

took over the ' Maipura/ GNBS ' in HK in 74, vsl was renamed ' Libery Retailer ' .
pity cannot remember the name of the R/O as surely would like to yell him a big hello

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I think it is great that the Americans preserved so many WW2 ships as museum pieces. I was in Wilmington in the 70's and they had the Battleship North Carolina, a destroyer and submarine all for public display. I sure wish more had been done to save a few of the British battleships for future generations to marvel at the sea power this country once had.
 

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