As the USS Texas continues to leak, officials said the water coming in has decreased from about 850 gallons per minute to about 100 and they will begin with repairs as early as Monday.
Ship manager Andy Smith said the ship will remain open to visitors this weekend, but will close Monday as repairs begin. The ship will probably be closed until the end of next week.
According to the Houston Chronicle the 100-year-old battleship, which participated in both world wars, developed a leak last weekend that quickly flooded bilge areas beneath the engine room. It’s assumed that the leak or leaks resulted from rusting of the hull.
Looks like the salvage and dive teams will inspect the damaged hull on Saturday, and then figure out a repair plan.
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