The USS Texas (BB-35) was a New York-class battleship laid down on April 17, 1911, and launched one year later on May 18, 1912, with the hull number BB-35. The ship received the name of Texas, one of the most popular states of America, it was commissioned on March 12, 1914, and carried a complement of 1,042 people on board. Due to its construction period, the vessel was able to participate both in World War I and in World War II. It also participated in the Battle of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. On April 21, 1948, the vessel was decommissioned after it served in the US Navy for 34 years. For the services brought to the USA during the two world wars, the ship received 5 battle stars and many awards.
Navy veterans diagnosed with a disease associated with inhalation of asbestos fibers during active military service who were not dishonorably discharged, can seek compensation through the Department of Veterans Affairs. They are also eligible for compensation from one or more of the several trust funds established for asbestos victims and their families.