Battleship Texas closes for repairs

Battleship Texas in La Porte

June 18, 2012 3:01:19 AM PDT
Battleship Texas will be closed through Friday so crews can identify and repair a leak.

Sunday was the last day for the public to visit the battleship before it closes for the repairs.

Battleship Texas survived World Wars I and II, but it started taking on water last weekend.

Divers have not been able to pinpoint the exact location of the leak, but it's believe to be somewhere below the engine room.

The historic vessel sits in La Porte and serves as a museum and as a memorial for those who sacrificed their lives.

Texas Parks and Wildlife is accepting donations to help pay for permanent repairs to the ship. For information on now you can help, go to www.BattleshipTexas.org.


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