Post Reply USS Texas is sinking (last Dreadnought)
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Posted 11/11/17 , edited 11/11/17
For those who don't know or have heard what is happening, the last remaining Dreadnought "USS Texas" BB-35, is taking in water slowly after many years. It served in both World Wars and has many efforts to try and preserve the ship. There are some websites where you can donate money, or actually go to it in person and donate money to save it. (I won't post said websites, of course) Personally, I hope it is saved before it is too late, as I believe it is a very important piece of history, even if it is a war machine. Thoughts? Opinions? I just thought I would share this here for those who were interested in it. Here's an article summarizing it, along with some more info on the ship:
https://www.houstoniamag.com/articles/2017/6/28/battleship-texas-leaks-and-fundraising
https://www.usstexasbb35.com/
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Posted 11/11/17 , edited 11/11/17
I too think it should be preserved but I fear that even if it is saved from sinking some group out there will label it a war/hate machine and demand it be completely deconstructed. I love navy ships and think that all of the ones that survived the test of time should be forever kept intact for they are part of what made our country what it is today.
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Posted 11/11/17 , edited 11/15/17
The game I play World of Warships has raised $100k so far
https://worldofwarships.com/en/news/common/dont-mess-with-uss/
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Posted 11/11/17 , edited 11/12/17

AedonBlackheart wrote:
I too think it should be preserved but I fear that even if it is saved from sinking some group out there will label it a war/hate machine and demand it be completely deconstructed. I love navy ships and think that all of the ones that survived the test of time should be forever kept intact for they are part of what made our country what it is today.


I'm sure a handful of idiots on the internet somewhere might do that but its hardly going any significant voice. If ship's aren't scrapped they do sometimes get scuttled to become natural reefs. This one though has considerable historical value, yeah. It *should* be a "floating" museum so to speak. Even if it absolutely must be scrapped it should be sectioned, restored and put in museums. If you can't see it as is on the water, it would still be great if you could walk through a couple of its deck sections at a museum.
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Posted 11/12/17 , edited 11/13/17
Why don't they just dry-dock it?
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Posted 11/14/17 , edited 11/14/17
turn it into a spacship
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Posted 11/14/17 , edited 11/15/17

CKD-Anime wrote:

turn it into a spacship


Yes.



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