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Naval History of Texas

By Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division

The Texas state motto is “Friendship,” and Texans definitely have a friend in their U.S. Navy, just ask anyone who has served on one of the over 100 ships named in honor of the state!

If you believe everything really is bigger in Texas, then you have to learn more about the battleship USS Texas (BB 35). You can even go visit the ship, a member of the Historic Naval Ship Association’s museum ships in La Porte, Texas.

If you want to know more about the service of notable Texas Sailors, read about Fleet Admiral Nimitz, Commander Dealey, or Mess Attendant Dorie Miller.

Wondering where Sailors serve today in the Lone Star state? Check out the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi or visit one of the events during Fleet Week San Antonio! For a list of events during 2016’s Navy Week San Antonio and more, visit http://www.outreach.navy.mil/Navy-Weeks.