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Throughout the year, Battleship Texas is celebrating the 100th year of its launching—which occurred May 18, 1912. Our State Park Guide Bryan Frazier has details.
63—There simply is not a more historic watercraft that we have here in the united states. Everything from the only remaining dreadnaught class battleship to the only surviving battleship to have fought in both WWI and WWII. It was the first US naval craft to get a commercial radar put on its decks. It was the first ship in the navy to get anti aircraft guns mounted on its deck back in 1916. It sits in the Houston Ship Channel in la Porte Texas near the San Jacinto Battleground Complex. People can tour it, there are overnight events, and they’re celebrating the hundredth year of its launch. And its and amazing piece of living history. It’s not only significant to Texas; it’s significant to our country. It’s not only this gigantic boat that sits there moored in the harbor, but it’s a symbol of everywhere we’ve been with our military history, and it just represents the pride and the investment that people have put into that, and what our country and our freedom have stood for on the seas. Battleship Texas is a living legend, and it is 100 years old this year.
That’s our show for today…with funding provided by Chevrolet, supporting outdoor recreation in Texas; because there’s life to be done.
For Texas Parks and Wildlife I’m Cecilia Nasti.