Texas Navy Association

Welcome! Take a few minutes to navigate through our web site where you will find a vast collection of historical documents and information about the Texas Navy Association's mission to promote and preserve the history of the Texas Navy. 


Current Texas Navy Association Projects

CAMP MABRY  was the first museum project the TNA funded and opened.  Located in the Texas Military Forces Museum depicting the gun deck of  a Texas Navy ship of war, it clearly makes you feel a part of those days when ships were wood and men were steel.  The cannon is ready to be loaded and fired.  This exhibit  is also equipped with a fully interactive touch screen display  showing the significant events in our war for independence from Mexico.  Everyone needs to see this professional depiction of The Texas Navy’s role in our struggle for freedom.

TEXAS SEAPORT MUSEUM  located in Galveston on the waterfront is the home of Texas’ Tall Ship, Elissa. In partnership with the Galveston Historical Society, The Texas Navy Association funded the construction of a large display on the entire second floor of the museum.  The centerpiece of the display is the Brutus Cannon.  This is a large swivel cannon that was mounted on the center line of the Texas Navy Ship, Brutus.  Other artifacts present a colorful depiction of life at sea for the officers and men of The Texas Navy.  Also on display is a replica period uniform.  Thousands of visitors enjoy the museum every year and this display makes all aware of the importance of the actions of The Texas Navy.  Items from the Texas Navy Ship’s Store are available for purchase at both of the museums. 

USS LEXINGTON CV16  Museum by the bay in Corpus Christi is our newest partner.  Efforts are underway to establish a Texas Navy Exhibit aboard the Lex in the Forecastle area.  This ship is one of the most visited museums in the State and is a perfect venue to tell the story of The Texas Navy. 


THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE has set three goals for this year:

  1. Increase connections and communications with the Texas State Historical Association in an effort to increase awareness of the Texas Navy and our website.
  2. Develop units of study and lesson plans that support teachers when teaching about the contributions of the Texas Navy.
  3. Establish a Speakers’ Bureau that can be accessed by 7th grade social studies teachers across the state.

In order to achieve our third goal, the Education Committee is seeking TNA members who are interested in sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for the Texas Navy with 7th grade students and teachers.  If you are interested and willing, please access this link and supply your contact information:


You can call Admiral Debbie Philips at 832-656-3990 if you have any questions, or if you are interested in serving on the Education Committee.  We are a very small group and would appreciate your support.

TEXAS NAVY COMMEMORATIVE COMMITTEE has just been formed.  The mission of this active committee is to provide recognition to the grave sites of Texas Navy Veterans and mark locations significant to the history of The Texas Navy.  Beautiful Medallions have been designed for this purpose and are available for purchase in the Ship’s Store. 

These fabulous projects could only be made possible through the dedication, hard work and Love of The Texas Navy Association members.  Many hundreds of hours of planning, managing and developing these projects and many thousands of dollars of Texas Navy Association funds made it possible to take these strides forward toward the fulfillment of our mission.  This can only be continued with your help.  If you are a member of The Texas Navy Association, Thank You.  If you are not a member, please consider becoming a member and taking part in this endeavor to enlighten the public on the great accomplishments of The Texas Navy and preserve forever the proper place in history for the gallant officers and men who won and preserved our freedom.  

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