Arkansas (BB-33) & Texas (BB-35) sail in tandem. Arkansas departed Norfolk on 11 January 1940, in company with Texas and New York, and proceeded thence to Guantanamo Bay for fleet exercises.
The easiest feature for distinguishing the Texas from the New York is the size of the navigation bridge which is located in the foremast one platform level above the roof of the conning tower. The bridge of the New York is short and extends only to the aft edge of the conning tower. The Texas' bridge extends to the forward edge of the conning tower with a single stanchion supporting its forward edge. These enclosed navigation bridges were added in 1917 at the "suggestion" of the Royal Navy who expressed the opinion that the open deck bridges found on American warships would be ill-suited for sailing in the North Sea or North Atlantic - they were right.