Repairs are ongoing, it seems; not sure if the ship was open to the public on Sunday, but it's actually closed today.
Originally Posted by TheWalrus
Read, hear and see bit more here: Battleship Texas to reopen Sunday after leak repairs | khou.com
It's a shame and I hope that the foundation keeping the ship afloat will receive sufficient $$ to preserve this piece of history.
While on topic and quite coincidental, I read in the Dutch news about battleships gone missing ..... this is the link to the story and I hope that the Google Language Tools offer enough assistance to get the story / details. I probably shouldn't post the pics from the story as these are copyrighted. Check the 1937 picture of Hr. Ms. Java* for the great resemblance to USS Texas.
The short of this story:
Hr. Ms. Kortenaer, Hr. Ms. De Ruyter and Hr. Ms. Java went under on February 27, 1942 in the Java Sea battle. These ships were part of an allied fleet with Dutch, British and American vessels and were trying to prevent the Japanese forces from taking the Indonesian island Java. Some 2,200 lives were lost in this battle.
Amateur divers rediscovered these shipwrecks in 2002, locations marked and all. A recent expedition in preparation of the 75th memorial revealed that the wrecks are gone; sonar images still show the imprints in the seafloor. It is not known yet who has (illegally) "lifted" the ships and American, Australian, British and Indonesian authorities have been notified of the disappearance
* Her Majesty Java - after all, it's the Royal Dutch Navy