Having survived two world wars and now a museum ship, New York-class battleship USS Texas (BB-35), began to sink at her berth on 12 June 2017 as a result of a 6-by-8-inch hole below the waterline causing the ship to list six degrees to starboard.
The ship was closed to the public as 2,000 gallons of water per minute was pumped out of the ship for over 15 hours and emergency repairs made.
Texas is the last remaining battleship to serve in both World War I and World War II. She was also the first US battleship to mount anti-aircraft guns and the first to control her guns using directors and range-keepers. In 1918, she escorted the German Fleet to its surrender anchorage.
In the second World War, Texas provided gunfire support for the D-Day Normandy invasion on 6 June 1944, being hit twice, the first shell injuring 12 and killing one. The second shell hit the ship, but did not explode and, after being deactivated, was given to the ship for good luck. After repairs, she moved into the Pacific to provide gun fire support and anti-aircraft fire to the landings on Iwo Jima and Okinawa.