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The First USS Texas In Color

Posted 5/23/2017

A photochrom image circa 1898 of the USS Texas second-class battleship. The Texas was the forerunner of BB-1, USS Indiana. In modern parlance, the USS Texas would have probably been categorized as a Heavy-Cruiser or Battle-Cruiser being under armored and with smaller armaments than that of a Battleship of the period. The USS Texas was the sister ship of the USS Maine which met an unfortunate end in the harbor of Havana. The Main and the Texas where not give hull designations.

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