D-Day stories: Why the USS Texas deliberately flooded itself

One of the most bizarre incidents of the Second World War

Stars Insider

05/06/24 | StarsInsider


One of the lesser-known facts about the Second World War is the extraordinary incident that took place during the Normandy Landings when the crew of the battleship USS Texas purposely flooded the vessel in the thick of the action. Most vessels would never voluntarily flood part of their hull, especially during wartime, so why was this bizarre decision made, and what did it achieve?

Click through and revisit the moment seawater was deliberately allowed to swamp the lower decks of one America's most famous warships.

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