One of the highlights of our trip was a visit to the USS TEXAS, the only remaining battle wagon in the world, and at one time (1914) the most powerful ship afloat. The
State Republic of Texas is doing the restoration up proud!
At 571 feet long and displacing 34,000 tons, it is an impressive ship! The above view is from the top of the San Jacinto monument
The main guns can throw a 1500 pound projectile 15 miles using 400 pounds of powder per shot.
Defensively, it was formidable, but was doomed by the advancement of aviation.
The Armour was impressive also
All in all, a very fun trip! How they managed to get 1600 people on board is another puzzle. Below decks was a mass of hanging cots, sick bay, stores, and dentistry.
I would recommend the site, if you are in the San Jacinto area!