The USS Texas is a United States battleship launched in 1912, commissioned into service in 1914. The USS Texas is a New York-class battleship and served for over 36 years. Although being launched long before World War 1, the Texas never saw service in WW1. The Texas would eventually be christened in battle during World War 2. Throughout its tenure in the US Navy, the USS Texas earned 5 battle stars and fought in famous battles such as the battles for Okinawa, Normandy, and Iwo Jima.
After her illustrious career, the Battleship Texas was turned into a warship museum and resides in the state of her namesake, Texas. The United States is home to seven more battleship museums that allow visitors to tour everything from the engine rooms in the bottom of the ship to the bridge. The United States retired its last battleship in 1992 with the decommissioning of the USS Missouri.