The official anchor dedication ceremony for the USS Fort Worth was held today at Veterans Memorial Park. After an outpouring from leaders and residents, construction on the USS Fort Worth began in 2009, but the responsibilities don’t end with an anchor or dedication ceremony.
An official says the 100-year-old Battleship Texas, which had been closed after several leaks flooded the vessel, will likely reopen this weekend.
Just two days after reopening, the 100-year-old Battleship Texas museum is closed indefinitely after several leaks flooded the vessel.
Tomorrow morning the Battleship Texas will reopen to the public. The vessel sprang what was called a “significant leak” and was closed earlier this month.
A 378-foot military ship named for a North Texas city will be commissioned this fall. A ceremony is planned September 22 in Galveston to commission the USS Fort Worth.
A Marine who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor has returned to the USS Arizona — divers placed the urn holding Frank Cabiness’ cremated remains inside the battleship sunk by the Japanese 70 years ago.
Many Americans know about the “date that will live in infamy”. But what about the day the President of the United States was traveling aboard a U.S. battleship when the U.S. Navy fired on it?