Rag Saves USS Texas From Sinking
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.
If only it were this easy to stop an oil leak. The USS Texas is docked at a state park near Houston. The old battleship served in both World Wars. Now it's a museum, and a park employee noticed it was sinking. A water pump burned out. The ship settled low in the water before a backup pump was switched on. Employees pumped 105,000 gallons of water after stopping the leak in the battleship with a rag.
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