USS Texas battleship museum fighting battle against rust

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by KENS 5

kvue.com

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 8:09 AM

HOUSTON -- The retired battleship named after our state is headed in for some major repairs.

The USS Texas survived two world wars, including assisting in the D-Day invasion and shelling the shores of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

But she's losing her battle against the elements after 99 years. Rust is causing leaks in the hull.

Next month, contractors will begin a $17.5 million repair job to keep the now-giant museum floating in the Houston ship channel.

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