battleship texas

The Future of Battleship Texas Holds Shipyard Repairs and a New Home

April 6, 2020 | By Pam LeBlanc

The Battleship Texas, the only ship still in existence that served in both world wars, is one step closer to leaving its berth on the Houston Ship Channel, where it has been since 1948.

Battleship Texas to be Moved to a New Location for Repairs and Visitors

June 3, 2019 | By TH Staff

The Houston Chronicle reports that Battleship Texas will move from its home on the Houston Ship Channel near La Porte as part of a plan to preserve the historic ship and draw more visitors. While still awaiting the governor’s signature, recent legislation calls for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to become the ship’s caretaker and for the ship to be repaired.

San Jacinto Day Ceremony Cancelled for First Time in 80 Years

April 18, 2019 | By TH Staff

Organizers of the annual Official Observance of San Jacinto Day at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site in La Porte have cancelled this year’s event because of ongoing cleanup and closures related to the March 17 chemical fire at Intercontinental Terminals Co.

“I’ve Been Everywhere”

August 20, 2009 | By Shelia Scarborough

Driving down Independence Parkway to the La Porte home of Battleship Texas, it’s hard to believe that maritime and Texas history await discovery right around the bend, at the San Jacinto Battleground.

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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