More Info Coming Soon
The Battleship Texas Foundation (BTF), with our partners, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Historical Commission, announce that Battleship Texas will be departing San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site for repairs in mid to late August. Repairs will be done at Gulf Copper & Manufacturing Corporations’ Galveston Shipyard. A departure date will be announced as soon as it is set, which may be as close as four days before the tow. Due to weather or delays, the departure may need to be postponed.
San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, parts of Independence Parkway, and the Lynchburg Ferry will be closed to the public on the departure date. The ship can be viewed throughout her route over most of the day. A good viewing location for the public is the Texas City Dike. The ship should pass the dike around early to mid-afternoon.
Once a departure date is set, it will be announced via every possible channel (social media, our newsletter, local news, our website, etc.). Throughout the departure day, live updates will be posted here on battleshiptexas.org/departure. This will include tentative scheduling updates, possibly live streaming, and progress updates throughout the day.