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Topic Review (Newest First)
06-20-2008 07:13 PM
82sabre It's amazing the energy that we put into killing eachother
06-20-2008 04:19 PM
Boasun Maybe we could break it out of its concrete slip and send it to off the coast of Somalia and take permanent care of those pirates.
says the pirates.
06-20-2008 04:13 PM
sailortjk1 Jazus Cripe!




Nice Pics.
Tim
06-20-2008 04:09 PM
FortWorthPhil
Thanks Dan!

Hi Dan,

Thank you sir. Have a great weekend!

Phil
06-20-2008 03:38 PM
danjarch Pictures are great, Nice looking family too.
06-20-2008 03:13 PM
FortWorthPhil
Recent pics of the Texas

Hi Hesper,

Here are a few recent pics of the Texas (as promised) with my family on board.

Have a great week.

Philip
06-11-2008 11:57 AM
FortWorthPhil
Mee too Hesper

I too have a special place for all warships with Battleships taking the very top spot. When ever we travel I will always check on ship tours to take part in. Just got back from the Lexington in Corpus last month. We visited the USS Cavala (she sunk the Shokaku) in April this year too. I will get a few pics of the Texas up when I get home.

I love touring the Texas. I can't imagine the fear bad guys must have had rush over them to know she's in the area and then spot the Texas coming at them with guns blazing. I guess from 14+ miles away, only a few folks would ever even know she was getting ready to reign down fire & steel on them. I'm sure our guys on June 6 1944 felt better seeing her steaming with the convoy.

We try to go visit her every time I am in La Porte.

Cheers.

Philip
06-11-2008 08:44 AM
Hesper Phil, please do post those photos. I have a place in my heart for all battleships.
06-10-2008 08:56 AM
FortWorthPhil I just got back from taking my sons (2 & 5) to see the Texas. She is in beautiful shape with a new paint job. I always enjoy touring that ship (any battleship for that matter) and was proud to able to board her. They still have special "hard hat" tours set up about 2-3 times each year. These are invitation only and you must apply to be able to take part. You get to go on a very long tour of the engine rooms and deep within the ship. Must be at least 12 years of age, otherwise I would have taken my oldest with me. He climbs those ladders like a monkey now. By all means go see her again next time your down there. She is a fine beautiful ship. I have some great pics I can post of anyone wants to see her.
Have a good week.
Philip
09-07-2006 10:43 AM
CharlieCobra It was the last time I went down there.
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