July 3 - July 7, 2017

Extensive corrosion has plagued the century-old USS Texas battleship, which serves as a floating museum in LaPorte, Texas, and the state has sunk tens of millions of dollars into repairing it. Should the efforts to preserve the ship continue?


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Yes. It’s a valuable piece of history. 69%
No. The cost to the state is too much. 31%
Other (please explain in the comments section). 0%


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Tagged categories: Corrosion; Government; Quality Control; Ships and vessels

Comment from M. Halliwell, (7/5/2017, 12:53 PM)

Definitely worth preserving. However, depending on the circumstance, it may be worth considering shutting in her little bay and converting it to a dry-dock-like structure. Marine environments are tough on steel and require significant work to prevent corrosion and deterioration...getting the Texas "out of the water" could make it easier to maintain the hull, which is likely the biggest expense in maintaining her.


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