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BB-35 USS TEXAS
1920 - 1926

Radio Call Sign: November - Alpha - Delta - Victor

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1911 - 1914
1915 - 1919
1927 - 1941
1942 - 1949
1950 - Present


New York Class Battleship: Displacement 27,000 Tons, Dimensions, 573' (oa) x 95' 3" x 29' 7" (Max). Armament 10x 14"/45 21 x 5"/51, 56 x 4 x 21" tt. Armor, 12" Belt, 14" Turrets, 3" Decks, 12" Conning Tower. Machinery, 28,100 IHP; Vertical, triple expansion engines, 2 screws. Speed, 21 Knots, Crew 1052.

Operational and Building Data: Laid down by Newport News, Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA., April 17, 1911. Launched May 18, 1912. Commissioned March 12, 1914. Decommissioned April 21, 1948. Stricken April 21, 1948.
Fate: Perserved as memorial, San Jacinto Battlefield, 3523 Highway 134, La Porte TX, 77571.Texas.
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BB-35 Texas74k 1920 photo of the Texas (BB-35) probably when she was reassigned to the Pacific Fleet.USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri. Text courtesy of DANFS.
BB-35 Texas78k 1921 photo of the Texas (BB-35) as part of the Pacific Fleet.USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri. Text courtesy of DANFS.
BB-35 Texas 56k Texas (BB-35) watches Arkansas (BB-33) fire, 16 Apr 1921 with the Sixth Battleship Division out of San Pedro, CA. USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-35 Texas 48k A smoky Texas (BB-35) cuts through the Pacific waters, circa 1921. USN photo by O.W. Waterman from Jane's Fighting Ships, 1924 submitted by Robert Hurst.
BB-35 Texas29kA snowy Texas (BB-35). The snowy scene of the No. 4 Turret shows the long base range finder mounted on the back of the turret and the 3” AA battery on the wing platforms were not added until 1922. These photos are probably all taken during the summer 1924 midshipman’s cruise. USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels. Text & i.d. courtesy of Chris Hoehn.
BB-35 Texas29kCrewmen bend over shells for Texas'(BB-35) main armament during her WW I service. USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
BB-35 Texas24kPhoto caption "American ships braving the fury of the elements in the North Sea."USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
BB-35 Texas36kWater pours off the bows of the Texas (BB-35) as she makes her way across the North Sea.
Up we go.
USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
BB-35 Texas25kAnd through it.
Note the 5"/51 gun covered in canvas.
USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
BB-35 Texas20kAnd down we come. USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
BB-35 Texas29k Texas (BB-35) with a airplane on her turret catapult, circa early 1920's. USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
BB-35 Texas22kSighter takes aim and the crew prepare on a 5"/51 gun in warm and calm weather. USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
BB-35 Texas27kCanvas bags hang from the barrels of her forward turrets as 2 sailors are framed between them.USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
BB-35 Texas38kLoading a 14" inch shell into the breech. USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
BB-35 Texas25kCrewmembers of a 5/51" pause for conversation during gunnery practice.USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
BB-35 Texas118kBoxing match held on board during Battle Fleet maneuvers off Panama in 1923. View looks aft toward the rear of Turret # 4, which bears a banner reading "Texas (BB-35) ... Come On Texas ". Note Turret # 3 in the lower right, with a rangefinder and two 3"/50 anti-aircraft guns mounted on its top.USNHC # NH 55196, Photographed by Holtwick, now in the collections of the National Archives.
BB-47 Washington 93k A salvo from the battleship New York (BB-34) strikes the Washington (BB-47) on her starboard side while the ship was used as a target off Virginia Capes, Virginia, 26 November 1924. The battleship Texas (BB-35) is in the background. USN photo courtesy of maritimequest.com.
BB-35 Texas65k Texas (BB-35) in drydock at Norfolk Navy Yard in 1925 as she began modernization. The ship at the right is the New York (BB-34), also undergoing modernization. U.S. Navy Photograph, contributed by Mike Green, courtesy of Leeward Publications.

USS TEXAS BB-35 History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry
(Located On The Hazegray & Underway Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Mr. Arthur E Mayle
Address: 911 Free Way Melbourne, FL, 32940-6929
Phone: 407-242-0026
E-mail: None


Note About Contacts.

The contact listed, Was the contact at the time for this ship when located. If another person now is the contact, E-mail me and I will update this entry. These contacts are compiled from various sources over a long period of time and may or may not be correct. Every effort has been made to list the newest contact if more than one contact was found.


Additional Resources
Special Feature Battleship Texas BB-35
87 Images of the only surviving American Dreadnought. 87 High Resolution Images also available.
Unofficial Web Site By D. Mitchell.
Great site detailing the restoration work on the Texas (BB-35) and tons of other information.
Battleship Texas - BB-35 By Charles Moore.
Hazegray & Underway Battleship Pages By Andrew Toppan.
Official Web Site (State of Texas)

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