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Update: Battleship Texas Fully Repaired and Will Reopen to the Public June 17

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On June 14, we reported the profuse amount of water that had seeped into the USS Texas battleship, causing it to list and subsequently be closed to the public for an indeterminate amount of time. We’re now happy to update that the leaks have been repaired on the retired battleship, and the historic site will reopen on Saturday, June 17.

Update: Battleship Texas Fully Repaired and Will Reopen to the Public June 17

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Now back to its normal tilt of just below 2 degrees, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department have announced that divers have finished patching her hull and the Battleship Texas has been pumped clear of water that had leaked in as a result of holes which were found to be approximately 15 feet below the waterline.

Update: Battleship Texas Fully Repaired and Will Reopen to the Public June 17

Photo: Facebook/Texas State Library and Archives Commission

The 103-year-old vessel has since been cleared to reopen to the public, and visitors can once again be welcomed on the ship commencing at 10 a.m. this Saturday. Playing a significant role in both World War I and II battles, Battleship Texas was built in 1914. Among her “firsts” were being outfitted with anti-aircraft guns as well as having radar installed. The ship was decommissioned in 1948 and has been a memorial ship ever since, now berthed in La Porte, just east of Houston.

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NBC DFW