USS Texas (BB-35), the second ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the U.S. state of Texas, is a New York-class battleship. The ship was launched on 18 May 1912 and commissioned on 12 March 1914.
The Battleship TEXAS is the last dreadnought in existence in the world, a veteran of Vera Cruz (1914) and both World Wars, and is credited with the introduction and innovation of advances in gunnery, aviation and radar. Having been designed in the first decade of the 20th century, (keel laid in 1911 and completed in 1914), and having seen action in some of the most intense and critical campaigns of WWII, she is an important piece of our naval and maritime history. USSTEXASBB35.COM
Another view of 14 in battleship USS Nevada (see picture nearby), this time in dry dock post war on December 2 with a good view of her underwater protection 'bulges' - common in dreadnought era designs.
USS Texas, a 6315-ton second-class battleship, was built at the Norfolk Navy Yard. Commissioned in August 1895, her initial service was spent along the U.S. east and Gulf coasts. During the Spanish-American War, she was active off Cuba and participated in the Battle of Santiago on 3 July 1898.