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805 KIDDER BREESE SE -- WASHINGTON NAVY YARD
WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060

Online Library of Selected Images:
-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS Texas (1895-1911), later renamed San Marcos

USS Texas, a 6315-ton second-class battleship, was built at the Norfolk Navy Yard. Commissioned in August 1895, her initial service was spent along the U.S. east and Gulf coasts. During the Spanish-American War, she was active off Cuba and participated in the Battle of Santiago on 3 July 1898.

After the War, Texas continued her western Atlantic operations and was flagship of the Coast Squadron in 1902-05. In 1908, she became the station ship at Charleston, South Carolina. The ship was renamed San Marcos in February 1911. Struck from the Navy List the following October, she was sunk in gunnery tests in Chesapeake Bay.

This page features several views of USS Texas and provides links to others.

For scenes on board Texas, and views showing her in the background of pictures of other subjects, see the page USS Texas (1895-1911) -- Scenes on Board and Distant Views

If higher resolution reproductions than these digital images are desired, see "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.

Photo #: NH 63506

USS Texas (1895-1911)


Probably photographed prior to the Spanish-American War.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 67,671 bytes; 740 x 606 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 61227

USS Texas (1895-1911)


Photographed in 1898, probably upon her return to U.S. waters from Spanish-American War service.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 40,289 bytes; 740 x 444 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 74104

USS Texas (1895-1911)


Ready for post-war drydocking, at the New York Navy Yard, 3 August 1898.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 57,098 bytes; 740 x 619 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 82646

USS Texas (1895-1911)


Taking on coal from a lighter, 1898.
The original photograph was copyright 1898 by B.L. Singley, and published on a stereograph card by the Keystone View Company.

Courtesy of Captain George Atkins, USNR(DC), 1975.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 49,099 bytes; 587 x 641 pixels

A stereo pair version of this image is available as
Photo # NH 82646-A

Online Image of stereo pair: 38,581 bytes; 675 x 360 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 89467

USS Texas (1895-1911)


In Cuban waters, during the Spanish-American War, May-July 1898.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 77,623 bytes; 740 x 616 pixels

 

For scenes on board Texas, and views showing her in the background of pictures of other subjects, see the page USS Texas (1895-1911) -- Scenes on Board and Distant Views

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12 October 1998