PHOTOS: See images of historic Battleship Texas as it makes milestone journey to Galveston for $35M repair

See images of the historic Battleship Texas as it made a milestone journey to Galveston for $35M repair (KPRC 2)

SAN JACINTO, Texas – The historic Battleship Texas made a milestone journey to Galveston on Wednesday from the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site.

The 105-year-old vessel will undergo an extensive $35 million repair at Gulf Copper & Manufacturing Corporation’s shipyard to fix the hull, a news release states.

RELATED: Battleship Texas will make milestone journey to Galveston for $35M repair

The project group dedicated to repairing the Battleship Texas includes the Battleship Texas Foundation, Valkor Energy Services and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Here are some photos that were captured as the iconic battleship made its journey:

shawn O

Battleship Texas

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baytownbill2

Battleship Texas on her way!

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Seabrook
FLeonhardt56@gmail.com,FayeL56

Battleship Texas being moved to Galveston. Here she's passing the end of the TC DIKE, with the Bolivar Lighthouse in the background. Gorgeous site!

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portermom

Battleship!!

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Baytown
Ron Wooten

USS Texas making its way to the Port of Galveston this afternoon. Blew its old horn and quite the sight!

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Bolivar Peninsula
DavidGerany

Battleship Texas on the move to Galveston

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DavidGerany

Battleship Texas and one of her escorts From Texas Parks and Wildlife

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Pins User

Watching the battleship on its way to Galveston, from my Southwest plane!!!

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Pasadena
CarolChampagne

What a sight!

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Galveston
See images of the historic Battleship Texas as it made a milestone journey to Galveston for $35M repair (KPRC 2)
See images of the historic Battleship Texas as it made a milestone journey to Galveston for $35M repair (KPRC 2)
See images of the historic Battleship Texas as it made a milestone journey to Galveston for $35M repair (KPRC 2)
See images of the historic Battleship Texas as it made a milestone journey to Galveston for $35M repair (KPRC 2)
See images of the historic Battleship Texas as it made a milestone journey to Galveston for $35M repair (KPRC 2)
See images of the historic Battleship Texas as it made a milestone journey to Galveston for $35M repair (KPRC 2)
See images of the historic Battleship Texas as it made a milestone journey to Galveston for $35M repair (KPRC 2)
See images of the historic Battleship Texas as it made a milestone journey to Galveston for $35M repair (KPRC 2)
See images of the historic Battleship Texas as it made a milestone journey to Galveston for $35M repair (KPRC 2)
See images of the historic Battleship Texas as it made a milestone journey to Galveston for $35M repair (KPRC 2)
See images of the historic Battleship Texas as it made a milestone journey to Galveston for $35M repair (KPRC 2)
See images of the historic Battleship Texas as it made a milestone journey to Galveston for $35M repair (KPRC 2)
See images of the historic Battleship Texas as it made a milestone journey to Galveston for $35M repair (KPRC 2)
See images of the historic Battleship Texas as it made a milestone journey to Galveston for $35M repair (KPRC 2)
See images of the historic Battleship Texas as it made a milestone journey to Galveston for $35M repair (KPRC 2)
See images of the historic Battleship Texas as it made a milestone journey to Galveston for $35M repair (KPRC 2)
See images of the historic Battleship Texas as it made milestone journey to Galveston for $35M repair (KPRC 2)
See images of the historic Battleship Texas as it made milestone journey to Galveston for $35M repair (KPRC 2)
See images of historic Battleship Texas as it made milestone journey to Galveston for $35M repair (KPRC 2)
See images of historic Battleship Texas as it made milestone journey to Galveston for $35M repair (KPRC 2)
See images of historic Battleship Texas as it made milestone journey to Galveston for $35M repair (KPRC 2)
See images of historic Battleship Texas as it made milestone journey to Galveston for $35M repair (KPRC 2)
See images of historic Battleship Texas as it made milestone journey to Galveston for $35M repair (KPRC 2)
Battleship Texas making trip to Galveston for $35M repair (KPRC 2)

What to know about Battleship Texas

The ship was commissioned in 1914 and participated in some of the most significant naval battles in both world wars.

It carried soldiers home from across the Pacific following Japan’s surrender in World War II.

The Battleship Texas became the first battleship memorial in the United States when it was decommissioned back in 1948.


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