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San Jacinto Battleground State Park

Battleship Texas Hard Hat Tour

La Porte (Houston), Texas

January 18, 2003

Turret #1

Gun House, Gun Pit

Entering through the public access to Turret #1's gun house, you proceed through the right-hand gate, climb over the gun's ram channel and take a look at the gun and its equipment. You also get to crawl down under the barrel (using the platform for the powder handlers) past the elevation screw and crawl on into the gun pit where there are stations for the pointer and trainer positions. Hint: try not to trip over the foot pedal that opens a flashproof hatch into the powder transfer room, or the powder chute itself.

The Photos

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Gun House

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Gun Pit

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For More Information:

San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Park

USS Texas Volunteers Hard Hat Tour Information

USS Texas History and Information

A Photo Tour of USS Texas

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