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Diana J. Kleiner
Dawn of the Alamo
Photograph, Picture of the Battleship Texas in its final resting place in Harris County. Courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife. Image available on the Internet and included in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107.

BATTLESHIP TEXAS STATE HISTORIC SITE. The Battleship Texas State Historic Site, near the San Jacinto Monument in east Harris County, is the final resting place of the former United States Navy battleship Texas. The ship was acquired through the efforts of the Battleship Texas Commission, established by an act of the Fiftieth State Legislature, which helped Texans raise money to bring the ship back to Texas and initially administered the site. On April 21, 1948, the ship was decommissioned, presented to the state of Texas, and recommissioned as flagship of the Texas Navy (not the Texas Navy of the republic era). Restorations were begun in 1988, based on plans drawn up by a naval architect in 1984 and funded by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, which acquired the ship in 1983.


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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Handbook of Texas Online, Diana J. Kleiner, "BATTLESHIP TEXAS STATE HISTORIC SITE," accessed August 24, 2019,

Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Modified on September 12, 2016. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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