The last surviving dreadnought battleship which served in both World War I and World War II, Battleship Texas made its way to through the Houston Ship Channel to a Galveston shipyard for $35 million in needed repairs.
The 110-year-old ship has needed to repair issues which has lead workers to pump out about 2,000 gallons of water per minute. It was successfully towed to the shipyard on Wednesday, and the Battleship Texas Foundation President Tony Gregory said there were no issues during the transport.
“It went smoother than we thought and quicker than we thought … and she’s gone, down the channel,” Gregory said.
Originally having been stationed at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, about 40 miles from the shipyard it is at now, Battleship Texas is expected to be re-homed in a new Texas location once repairs have been made.
Feature photo: TX DPS