Tuesday, 25 April 2017

American battleship US Texas fitted out with anti aircraft armament according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1916-1917 no. 8

New York-class

An item reported that above the fixed part of the boat crane on board of the American battleship USS Texas a platform was made for placing anti aircraft guns on 12 metres height above the water level.(1)

1. Part of the New York-class consisting of the New York and the Texas, preceded by the Wyoming-class and succeeded by the Nevada-class. Building ordered on 24 June 1910, laid down by Newport News Shipbuilding on 17 April 1911, launched on 18 May 1912, sponsored by Claudia Lyon, commissioned on 12 March 1914, overhauled between 31 July 1925-23 November 1926, decommissioned on 21 April 1948, stricken on 30 April 1948 and now museum ship. Building costs 11.179.195 US dollars.