From "San Antonio to the Battle of Clearwater:
A History of Texas Military Might"
West Texas University Press, 1985

        ...In 1916, most of the fleet was in the western Pacific, defending Texas' trading vessels from the Tongan Pirates...nearly four months after the orders to "return at all speed" were received and after nearly sinking as it rounded the Cape on its trip back from the Pacific, the battleship Fort Worth finally limped into the Gulf of Texas, far too late to prevent Cuba from retaking the Antilles, even had it been in good shape...

        ...after taking Rapu Nui from Chile for use as a base for the southern Pacific, the Texan high command began looking for a similar base for the northern Pacific. One suggested location had been Hawai'i, but the British Empire had already claimed the islands as a "protectorate" for their own use as a base, following their expulsion from Japan and it was really too distant to operate as a base for patrols of the Pacific coast of North America. Texas, therefore, decided to enter into negotiations with California for the island of Guadalupe, two-hundred kilometers off their southern coastline...

        ...Treaty of Guadalupe was signed on October 12th, 1918, giving Texas a ninety-nine year lease on the island. Construction of the naval base of "Pacifica" ( renamed "Yount", after Admiral Jonathan Yount's death in 1954) began less than three months later...

Republic of Texas

Guadalupe Island
From Nasa's "Earth from Space"