Battleship Texas is 100!

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btfBattleship Texas celebrated its 100th anniversary with reunion of its final crew at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Site. A private Centennial Ceremony honoring World War II crew members was held on the decks of the Battleship.

The event honored the Battleship Texas, her history and paid tribute to the surviving crew members, who served during World War II.

Commissioned on March 12, 1914, the Battleship Texas served in both world wars and is the last remaining dreadnought, or big-gun battleship. It was part of many firsts including the first US battleship to launch an airplane and to house anti-aircraft guns. The battleship was awarded five Battle Stars during World War II.

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From a story on KHOU, Houston, Texas.

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