Friday, May 18, 2012

Weekend Steam Again

The Battleship Texas was the most powerful weapon in the world when she was launched May 18, 1912. The ship was powered by two triple expansion steam engines, which, I think you can see up close if you take the hard-hat tour. Here is a video telling us about it from the Texas tourism people.

There is a lengthy article on Wikipedia well worth reading HERE.

Good photos HERE.  Battleship Texas Foundation HERE.

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