- Get Involved
BATTLESHIP TEXAS STATE HISTORIC SITE
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.
Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
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 February 21, 2018, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ghb01.
Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Modified on September 12, 2016. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.