2/4/24 – Battleship Texas Update
Posted by Battleship Texas Foundation on February 4, 2024
DRY DOCK TOURS
Dry Dock Tours are SOLD OUT! We will announce if new dates become available. Thank you all for your support!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Battleship Texas will remain at Gulf Copper Shipyard for the time being. Additional steel work, removal and replacement of the ship’s deck, and superstructure/aft fire control restoration will continue.
Structural, decking, drainage, and other repairs have already begun on the ship’s foremast and aft fire control tower as part of the Save America’s Treasures grant project.
The ship will be put back into the water in mid to late February 2024 (if weather permits).
Yes, the keel blocks supporting Battleship Texas can be moved. Each block has been moved so the area atop of them can be blasted, repaired (if need be), and coated.
What about the rudder?
The rudder will remain where it is. Funding is best spent elsewhere.
Will the ship run again?
No, the ship will never be able to run under its own power again.
The Battleship Texas Foundation is working on new touring opportunities before the ship reopens.
There is a lot to be done before the ship is ready for touring at its new home in Galveston, Texas. Reopening is projected to happen sometime in 2025 or 2026.
A quality control check was conducted on January 30th, 2024. Leaks were expected and the team has successfully located them. Work will continue to ensure that Battleship Texas is leak free.
Yes, the rest of the ship will receive a new coat of paint once repairs conclude.