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I know this topic has been brought up before on the forum. The USS Texas is currently in the water as a museum ship. The passage of many years has corroded the hull to the point that the ship needs taken out of the water for repairs.

The plan over the last decade has been to place the ship in permanent dry dock near it's current location however, leak repairs keep using up the funds set aside for completing the dry-dock.

http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/pasadena/news/article/Battleship-Texas-needs-citizens-to-rally-to-save-11750909.php

I believe this would be a great opportunity for Wargaming to help with the fundraising to save the ship. Even a small gesture such as a flag in the premium shop similar to Operation Valor would certainly help out.

The bonus of directly assisting in the repairs would be major marketing worth much more than the initial investment.

 

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I thought I heard somewhere that some portion of the price of the premium Texas goes to the ship, but could be wrong.

 

It would be nice for WG to come up with something to support the TX, a flag or something. I would definitely buy it.

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Sell the doubleflag enabler for USN Ships (or just USN BB's, whatever they feel is most appropriate). It's cosmetic, so no issues of PTW or altering performance, and it's cosmetic in a way that mostly effects the user, not others.

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Just set up a collab like they did for the hurricane. I don't need to buy something to make a donation. It's easier to have WG facilitate it. Draws more attention to the museum as well.

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Texas is very likely beyond saving.  It's just a matter of time until too much cumulative neglect leads to her demise.

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Just scrape the whole thing. We have a lot of ships that are Museum pieces already.

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13 minutes ago, Aiser50 said:

Just scrape the whole thing. We have a lot of ships that are Museum pieces already.

 

A flippantly ignorant statement. Texas is the only warship of her type and era (WW1 Dreadnought) extant. 

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2 hours ago, awildseaking said:

Just set up a collab like they did for the hurricane. I don't need to buy something to make a donation. It's easier to have WG facilitate it. Draws more attention to the museum as well.

Just donate directly, why involve WG at all.

http://battleshiptexas.org/donate/

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29 minutes ago, Aiser50 said:

Just scrape the whole thing. We have a lot of ships that are Museum pieces already.

Yes, let's just scrap a 103 year old warship that's the last of her kind and a survivor of both world wars.

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As the article states, to scrap the ship the cost is around 30 million dollars plus the environmental impact of the oil disposal in the bunkers. Then the items from the ship will need to be stored in a new museum so even more added cost.

Saving the ship is actually the smarter choice.

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15 minutes ago, Ducky_shot said:

Note this article:

https://worldofwarships.com/en/news/common/assistance-delivered/

Stay tuned for a future charity announcement involving USS Texas -- we're always open for more ways to give back!

Great timing, hopefully we can all come together to save this priceless part of world history from disappearing forever.

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She has a famous triple expansion steam engine that is on some historical engineering list. And I think that she was the only battleship to participate in all theaters of action in WWII.

I'd buy a flag to help save her and make a generous gift through WG if they would take this on.

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8 hours ago, SluggerJackson said:

WG should sell the Texas Stars & Stripes camo, and donate it all to save this ship!

They do sell the camo, don’t know if they give part of the proceeds to the museum ship.  

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Having been to visit that grand old lady a few times in my life, and being my first ever Battleship visit as a kid, scrapping her would be a horrible idea.  I've donated elsewhere, but would be more than happy to do so via WG if we can help get her in a better state of preservation.

 

My hopes would be that if/when they do put her in permanent drydock, they will eventually get her in good enough condition to permit below decks tours.  Even if they were special tours that cost extra, I would be on it in a second if I could check out her engine rooms, barbettes, etc..  Keeping my fingers crossed on this one.

 

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She has an 8 degree list, according to the news article I say today.  Yes, it would cost less to give her a permanent dry dock than to scrap her.  That was a good point by

19 hours ago, Rabbitt81 said:

As the article states, to scrap the ship the cost is around 30 million dollars plus the environmental impact of the oil disposal in the bunkers. Then the items from the ship will need to be stored in a new museum so even more added cost.

Saving the ship is actually the smarter choice.

The very last of the WWI dreadnoughts that also fought in WWII. That makes it one of the most rare museum warships in existence.

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This is a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing the link to donate and bringing awareness to this. I hope that everyone can donate something, I'm sure every little bit helps.

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That's messed up management, whom ever runs that thing need's a boot to the head.

Donate all you want, fact is, if they don't get it out of the water, it's dead.

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Maybe they should try to get some help from the Feds to get her in a drydock and do some real repairs to buy time until a real solution can be found.

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