Haze Gray Mystery Picture #96 Answer


Can You Identify This Ship?

This is the sunken target ship San Marcos, formerly the second-class battleship Texas.

Texas was the second "modern" battleship in the US Navy, although in reality she was quite obsolete when first commissioned in 1896. The highlight of her career was the Battle of Santiago de Cuba in 1898, where she helped destroy a Spanish squadron. Texas was in reserve from 1900 to 1902, then served with coast defense forces from 1902 to 1905. From 1908 to 1911 she served as the station ship at Charleston, SC; on 15 February 1911 she was renamed San Marcos to release her name for a new battleship. On 22 March 1911 San Marcos was sunk in firing trials on Chesapeake Bay.

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