Texas Navy Association

A very important part our mission is to promote the history of the Texas Navy.  The Texas Navy, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 is non-profit association.   In order for us to maintain our presence in public venues around the state of Texas we need help from our members and our supporting friends.  You may scroll down below the Choose a Project options for a description and photographs of each ‎project. Please help us out with your Tax Deductible donation today.     Many thanks in advance for your support.  

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Project Description

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.

The Texas Two Step Trophy

The purpose of the Texas Two Step trophy is to raise awareness of the Texas Navy Association and participating affiliated squadrons and, of course, to promote the history of the Texas Navy. The Texas Two Step regatta is being held in the same waters that the Texas Navy defended and protected during the Texas Revolution.

The Texas Two-Step trophy is a perpetual trophy to be presented by the TNA and participating affiliated squadrons that will be awarded to the overall winner of two regattas (called the Texas Two Step Regatta) conducted by the Galveston Bay Cruising Association (“GBCA”). The First Step is a sailboat race from Galveston to Port Aransas and a week later, the Second Step is a return race from Port Aransas to Galveston.

The Texas Two Step Regatta perpetual trophy will be a sister trophy to “Texas Navy Cup” trophy which was established in 1971  by the Texas Navy Association. The “Texas Navy Cup” is awarded annually to the overall winner of a series of Texas off shore regatta sponsored by the GBCA, Houston Yacht Club and Lakewood Yacht Club.

Names of participating Texas Navy Squadrons/donors will be recognized, possibly engraved on the trophy plaque. (Exact manner of recognition to be determined and suggestions are welcome.)

Admiral Marsha Taylor marshataylor1@icloud.com

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. 


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