Thursday, August 2, 2007
A rare photograph of the battleship Texas, taken in 1899
This rare photograph of the battleship USS Texas was taken in about 1899. The Texas had fought at the Battle of Santiago in 1898. The Texas was at least a second class ship, if not a third class battleship. The Texas carried two 12in guns in single turrets mounted in echelon. There were also 6-6in BLR guns (not QF). On trials, the Texas averaged 17.8 knots.