Beloved Battleship Texas slowly sinking: How a video game company is trying to save a piece of American history!

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LA PORTE, Texas— The beloved Battleship Texas was first launched in 1912 and commissioned in 1914, and is the only ship of its kind that survived both world wars.

Now, the 103-year-old battleship is fighting just to stay afloat.

Before the 34,000-ton vessel can be moved out of the water and dry berthed on land, repairs must be made. Repairs can cost upwards of $50 million, and that's only if the government doesn't decide to scrap it first.

The Battleship Foundation says they're willing to foot half the bill, but needs the state of Texas to cough up the rest or turn to outside companies for help.

That's when online game developer, Wargaming came to the rescue!

The company has created a person-to-person battleship game called "World of Warships."

In just two months War Gamers raised $283,000 from gamers who paid to sail the USS Texas into a gaming battle.

And now through March 31, 2018 gamers can register an account on

For each new player getting to Tier 6, Wargaming will donate $25 to the Battleship Texas Foundation.

If you want to help save a piece of history, contact the Battleship Texas Foundation.

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