Last chance to visit the Battleship Texas


Battleship Texas, which served both World War I and World War II, will be closing for visitors later this month on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Houston. The Battleship Texas Foundation will be taking over the operations and repairs of the 106-year-old ship. The nonprofit organization will be moving the ship for repairs and will find it a longtime home. (Godofredo A Vásquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Officials say Sunday is the last day for the public to visit the Battleship Texas near Houston before the 107-year-old vessel undergoes repairs.

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department says during the closure, staff will be securing thousands of artifacts on board the ship and will remove large exhibit collections before it is transported for repair to fix a leaking hull.

The ship will be moved from its location in La Porte (luh-PORT’) to a repair site where $35 million in renovations will be done.

The Battleship Texas Foundation has said the ship will get a new home after it’s repaired. A decision on the ship’s new home has not yet been made.

The ship saw action in both World War I and World War II.

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