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    The most powerful weapon in the world in 1914

    Battleship Texas was on the front line of innovations in gunnery, aviation, and radar throughout her career. A veteran of both World Wars, today she is the world's last surviving Dreadnought. Over her 34 year career she was home to tens of thousands of sailors and marines from all around the nation, whose history she carries with her.

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    Battleship Texas on water

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    Battleship Texas Foundation could not restore and maintain Battleship Texas without the generous support of donors like yourself. With Battleship Texas now in dry dock at Gulf Copper Galveston, your support is more impactful than ever.

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    Virtual Exhibit

    Operation Torch

    The first major battle of Battleship Texas's career was Operation Torch - the Allied Invasion of North Africa in 1942. Captain Roy Pfaff led his men to victory off the coast of Port Lyautey with a young Walter Cronkite onboard, while Battleship Massachusetts dueled the French Battleship Jean Bart at Casablanca and the British and American forces seized Oran and Algiers. Learn more about this pivotal moment in the Second World War!

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