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Let's see if these USS Texas drydock tour photos from another forum will show up.  Ok since it worked I will cut and past some of the text.

 

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-Front half of the starboard torpedo bulge completely removed pending replacement. Some new frames in place now. Back half is being replaced as well.

 

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-Port torpedo bulge only has access holes cut every 20 feet or so, but is going to receive the same treatment. Dents in torpedo bulge aft caused by ruined framing from rust.

 

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-They aren't reinstalling the bulge below the point where it is inaccessible. The outer keels aren't being reinstalled either.
-Bottom 20' or so of stern from shaft penetrations to rudder being replaced. They've got maybe half the hull plating installed on the port side.

 

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-Expected drydock work finished by May.
-Still hoping for donations to do some extra work while in drydock, like complete repainting.
-Still no decision on final home.
Here's the Starboard side aft:

 

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On 12/11/2022 at 6:50 PM, Abilene Slim SASS 81783 said:

Her final home appears to up in air. I assume the preferred location is a dry berth?

 

At this time of her life, that would probably be the best way to preserve her.

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5 hours ago, Cold Lake Kid, SASS # 51474 said:

 

At this time of her life, that would probably be the best way to preserve her.

 

Unfortunately ships have to be in the water as the pressure on them is even from all sides. When a ship rests on dry land the ship's own weight slowly compresses it.

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