During the early twentieth century, Newport News Shipbuilding Company constructed the USS Texas (BB-35), which was commissioned on March 12, 1914. After surviving two world wars, this magnificent vessel became the last surviving dreadnaught battleship, representing an important piece of local and national history.
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Restoring Texas History: The Last Battle of the USS Texas
By Houston History Magazine on November 8, 2012 in Preservation
by Abbie Salyers Click here to read a pdf of the full article.