USS Texas 1892 & (BB-35) : A History In Pictures. A Pictorial History of America’s Most Famous Battleship
USS Texas Currently a museumship in her home state of Texas, she has become an American Icon!
Located 22 miles east of houston and still open to awe-struck crowds.
Texas developed a reputation as a jinxed or unlucky ship after several accidents early in her career; she consequently earned the nickname “Old Hoodoo”
These mishaps included problems during construction, a grounding off Newport, Rhode Island, and flooding shortly afterwards while at dock in New York City. In the last, she settled to the bottom with her gun deck awash and several crew members drowned. She also received significant damage to her hull in drydock after being raised.
She was renamed San Marcos in 1911 to allow her name to be used by USS Texas (BB-35), a new battleship. She became a target ship that same year and was sunk in shallow water in Chesapeake Bay. She was used as a gunnery target throughout World War II and was partially demolished in 1959 because her remains were considered a navigational hazard.