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Supporters worry Battleship Texas could be scrapped for part

 
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BerichtGeplaatst: 17 Nov 2017 20:27    Onderwerp: Supporters worry Battleship Texas could be scrapped for part Reageer met quote

PASADENA, Texas - Battleship Texas scrapped for parts? There is concern for the future of the 103-year-old ship.

Supporters are hoping a trendy idea can help preserve this piece of history.

“It’s the only surviving U.S. ship that served in both World War I and World War II,” said Bruce Bramlett. “The ship was at D-Day, it was at the North Africa shore, it was at Okinawa and Iwo Jima,”

Bramlett is the Executive Director for the Battleship Texas Foundation.

“No. It is not some reproduction. It is the real deal.” he said.

“Basically a decision will have to be made either to scrap the ship, which means to dismantle it and do away with it, or it has to come out of the water,” said Bramlett.

Over the years, the foundation has asked for donations through fundraisers and mailers. This year, in what could be considered a last ditch effort, the foundation is creating a music video.

The video is currently being shot onboard Battleship Texas and will be released as part of a national ad campaign in December.

The foundation hopes, with enough support and calls to state lawmakers, the State of Texas will spend money to move the ship to dry land rather than scrapping it for parts.

On a Texas Parks and Wildlife website, the state outlines repairs to the ship that are happening right now.

They should wrap up in late 2018, according to Texas Parks and Wildfire. The future, according to park rangers is to preserve the ship by removing it from the water and placing it on a base through a process called dry berth.

http://www.khou.com/news/local/supporters-worry-battleship-texas-could-be-scrapped-for-parts/492494240
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BerichtGeplaatst: 03 Dec 2017 12:52    Onderwerp: Reageer met quote

A naval veteran of two world wars, the USS Texas is a battleship which has survived one or two scrapes in its time. But now, over a century on from its launch and after a long and distinguished second career as a floating museum and some-time film set, the ship is facing a fight for its survival. Its rusting hull is in urgent need of repair and campaigners are trying to persuade the State of Texas to step in to help save it from the scrapyard. Patrick Gregory has been looking at its history.

A hundred years ago, in early December 1917, the USS Texas found itself in the New York Naval Shipyard in Brooklyn. It had been there for two months following a serious mishap which had seen it run hard aground in Long Island Sound. The Texas' captain Victor Blue and his navigator had apparently been confused by shore lights and by the location of a channel through the minefield laid at the end of the sound.

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