PolitiFact Texas isn't having any of this nonsense about how Texas has the right to its own navy. "Pants on fire," is their verdict. Someone call the--oh, wait:

The first Texas Navy was four schooners purchased in January 1836 -- and all gone by mid-1837, according to the Handbook:
  • The Liberty: Sold because Texas couldn’t pay its repair bills.
  • The Invincible: Crew arrested and charged with piracy in New Orleans, but released. Hit a sandbar and sank while fighting Mexican navy.
  • The Independence: Captured by Mexican navy.
  • The Brutus: Ran aground, but not until after it had claimed Cozumel island for the Republic of Texas. Might have been nice.
 



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