USS Texas (BB-35), the second ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the U.S. state of Texas.Soon after her commissioning, sorties into the North Sea during World War I. When the United States formally entered World War II in 1941, Texas escorted war convoys across the Atlantic, and later shelled Axis-held beaches for the North African campaign and the Normandy Landings. Texas was decommissioned in 1948, having earned a total of five battle stars for service.
Battleship USS Texas BB-35, the last survivor of the Dreadnought Era (although not the last dreadnought). The ship is a century old and badly in need of funding for restoration and dry-berthing. The ship's structural integrity is becoming a critical concern.