Old Republic Surety Underwrites Improvements To Historic Battleship


The USS Alabama, an 80-year-old battleship commissioned during World War II, is the main attraction at Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, Alabama. With more than 15 million visitors since the park opened in 1965 and nearly $1 billion in economic impact to the state, the ship is an important part of military history and a source of pride for the people of Alabama.

When the USS Alabama Battleship Commission decided to restore the ship’s main, teak deck, it faced two monumental challenges: raising over $8 million for the project, and keeping the ship open to visitors while the old deck was removed and new wood was laid.