By Michael Graczyk – The Associated Press
LA PORTE, Texas — Retirement hasn’t been kind to the battleship Texas, the only remaining U.S. battleship to survive World Wars I and II.
Once touted as the most powerful weapon on the planet, the nearly century-old battlewagon has endured some 60 years as an historic relic moored in the brackish Houston Ship Channel, corrosion from water outside and inside munching at its steel and patchwork repairs.
“Our boat’s been sitting in the water and rusting away, so we get it out of the water,” says Andy Smith, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s manager of the battleship site east of Houston.
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