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BattleshipTexas

Battleship Texas


Though it serves as a museum today, this historic battleship is one of two remaining vessels to have served in both WWI and WWII. During its active service, the battleship commonly escorted convoys on missions and earned a total of five battle stars during its career. Texas was the first battleship to be equipped with anti-aircraft guns and to launch an aircraft from its deck.

Fun Fact: Texas served in D-Day operations and in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

Photo source: Carol M. Highsmith

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