Any idea if it can be seen readily in dry dock? When I visited Houston I missed the opportunity to see her near the San Jacinto memorial. Now that I live her she is in dry dock hope they keep her in the Houston area when she is refit
Definitely gonna pick up the trumpeter kit at sole point
Lovely to see an old ship like this getting refurbished.
Along with a few other US Ships, USS Texas was anchored off Bangor in County Down in an area now known as ‘Eisenhower Pier’ at a time prior to D-Day. General Eisenhower visited the ships there and made several speeches on 18th and 19th May 1944. Here he is on the USS Texas on 19th May.
The cruiser USS Olympia is also badly in need of docking and refurbishment. A few years ago the city of Philadelphia proposed towing her our to sea and sinking her as a cost-saving measure! The national outcry put it off for now, but a proper refit is as far as ever.