USS Texas (BB-35) is a New York-class battleship. Texas saw action in Mexican waters following the "Tampico Incident."
She escorted war convoys across the Atlantic, shelled Axis-held beaches for the North African campaign and the Normandy Landings, and provided naval gunfire support during the Battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
Laid down: April 17, 1911
Launched: May 18, 1912
Commissioned: March 12, 1914
Decommissioned: April 21, 1948
Struck: April 30, 1948
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