On August 31, the Texas Battleship will be departing from the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site – moving for the first time in 30 years – to Galveston, where it will undergo needed repairs, according to The Battleship Texas Foundation (BTF), and partners, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Historical Commission.
While the official date is subject to postponement, Texas Battleship is slated to ship off in the early hours of August 31. During which time the San Jacinto Battleground Historic Site, parts of Independence Parkway, and Lynchburg Ferry will be closed.
“The ship can be viewed throughout her route over most of the day. Good viewing locations for the public include, subject to the local authority, Bayland Island, Texas City Dike, Seawolf Park, and Pier 21,” the organization writes on its website.
“The ship should pass the Texas City Dike and Seawolf Park around early to midafternoon and be in Galveston by mid to late afternoon.”
For those that can’t make their way out to catch the ship being towed, Battleship Texas will be updating their website and social accounts with live tracking and live streams on its Facebook and Youtube channels.
Texas Battleship will undergo repairs to its hull at Gulf Copper shipyard wherein it’s expected to arrive on August 31 in the mid afternoon.
“Battleship TEXAS is credited with the introduction and innovation of advances in gunnery, aviation, and radar. She is the last surviving Dreadnought as well as the only battleship in existence today that fought in both World War I and World War II.”