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Project VALOR Initiative Raising Funds to Save the USS Texas

Posted by Suzie Ford on Nov 01, 2017  | Comments

Project VALOR Initiative Raising Funds to Save the USS Texas - MMORPG.com

The World of Warships team has announced a new Project VALOR (Veterans And Loved Ones Responsibility) fund raising initiative to help save the USS Texas, a veteran battleship of two world wars and currently in danger of sinking after massive damage taken during the recent hurricane. To help raise funds, a number of "Lone Star Texas Bundles" have been created with in-game items reflecting support. Prices range from $5 - $30. 100% of proceeds will go to the Battleship Texas Foundation.

USS Texas was one of the most powerful battleships in the world when she launched in 1914, and was credited with testing advances in gunnery, naval aviation, and radar. She was still fighting hard in 1944, supporting the Normandy Landings with her 14” guns. Nine days later, Allied forces pushed far enough inland to be at the edge of Texas’ gun range, but still needed her guns for tough targets, so again the call for fire support came in. Captain Charlie Baker ordered the battleship’s starboard torpedo blisters flooded, to raise the guns a crucial two degrees. 

Texas answered to the tune of 24 massive shells, and by the end of the war, earned five battle stars. 

Check out the World of Warships site for more information about this worthy historical preservation project.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
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