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December 10, 2016

Battleship Texas celebrates 100th anniversary of her commissioning

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  • miceal o'laochdha posted at 12:54 pm on Fri, Mar 14, 2014.

    miceal o'laochdha Posts: 661

    Good Story Mr. Nelson, thank you. For this 100 year old dreadnought, there must be a million stories just from those who are still alive.

    America was once a great shipbuilding nation. 10 years after Mr. Nelson's story here, American shipyards on all three coasts were launching one Liberty ship or T-2 tanker per DAY. Not to even mention the war ships being built (and sunken ones replaced) at the same time. Now we build a handful of commercial and Navy ships, and it takes approximately 2 years from keel laying to launching.