Battleship Texas

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She rarely moves today. Cub scouts get to spend the night in her lower decks. She was new in 1914, was refurbished and reequipped many times, fought in WW1, received one of the first radar-assisted gun directors in the 1930s, and fought in WW2: among other things, escorting convoys across the Atlantic, firing support for the Normandy beachheads on D-Day in 1944, and also for the later Pacific landings on Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

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