Texas (CGN 39) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1991

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two hits which killed one man but caused no disabling damage. After repairs, she proceeded to the Mediterranean for the invasion of Southern France. TEXAS left Europe, the need for battleships there having come to an end, and after repairs steamed to the Pacific to fight the Japanese. She arrived there just in time to prepare for the invasion of Iwo Jima. There, she blasted the enemy installa- tions with every round of ammunition allotted to her. She was present at the famous flag-raising at Mount Suribachi. l After a brief rest, TEXAS participated in the invasion of Gkinawa, where she fired four complete shiploads of ammunition in support of ground operations. Her crew set a near record by remaining a their battle stations for a period of 50 days, sleeping at their posts and eating at odd hours, thus sunfiving one of the toughest naval opera- tions in history. Following the war, TEXAS was decommissioned and moved to San Jacinto Battlegrounds, Texas, for a well deserved rest. She remains there today as a memo- rial Proud Purpose I!!

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