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TEXAS (SECOND-CLASS BATTLESHIP)
OTHER
VESSEL STATUS
Class: UIC:
Status: Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 03/11/1911 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Naval Shipyard Norfolk
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: Commission Date: 08/15/1895
Keel Date: 06/01/1889 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 06/28/1892 Decommission Date: 02/11/1911
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 18.8 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
16.0
Delivery Date: In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 10/11/1911
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 309 ft Waterline Length:
Extreme Beam: 64 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 23 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 6315 tons Full Displacement:
Dead Weight:
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Vertical Triple Expansion (VTE) Reciprocating Engines
Accommodations: Officers: 30
Enlisted: 362
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: US NAVY
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: TEXAS WAS RENAMED SAN MARCOS ON 2/16/1911. SHE WAS SUNK AS A TARGET ON 3/11/1911 IN SHALLOW WATER BY NAVAL GUNFIRE SEVEN MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OFF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF TANGIER, VA. ALL PARTS OF THE WRECK ABOVE THE WATER WERE DESTROYED IN 1944 BECAUSE SEVERAL SHIPS HAD STRUCK THE SUNKEN HULK CAUSING A NAVIGATIONAL HAZARD.
Last Updated: 07/26/2002
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