GALVESTON – The iconic Battleship Texas will make a landmark trip to Galveston on Wednesday from the San Jacinto Battlefield State Historic Site, according to a news release.
Once in Galveston, the 105-year-old vessel will undergo a major $35 million repair at the Gulf Copper & Manufacturing Corporation shipyard to repair the hull, the statement said.
The Battleship Texas repair project group includes the Battleship Texas Foundation, Valkor Energy Services and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
About Battleship Texas
The ship was commissioned in 1914 and is the last large-caliber battleship in the United States naval fleet.
The ship took part in some of the most important naval battles of the two world wars.
It transported soldiers across the Pacific after Japan’s surrender in World War II.
Battleship Texas became the first battleship memorial in the United States when she was decommissioned in 1948.
Scares on the boat?
The battleship has been a popular site for paranormal activity, where people have claimed to hear unexplained noises and witness other bizarre activity. There is also a ghost figure that has been seen moving around the ship and hanging out on different decks. He usually smiles at people.
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