USS Cavalla (SS-244)

USS Cavalla and USS Stewart. Image provided courtesy of Galveston Naval Museum.

Located on Pelican Island just north of the main island, the Galveston Naval Museum houses the USS Cavalla, a decommissioned submarine, one of the most accomplished World War II vessels open to the public today, and the destroyer escort USS Stewart, once the presidential escort and the last of its class in the world. Both vessels are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Touring both the USS Cavalla and the USS Stewart, you'll learn what sailors and submariners ate, where they slept, and how they worked together as a fighting force on the Atlantic and under the Pacific. Visitors to the museum on Seawolf Park can round out a tour of the sub and the destroyer escort with fishing in the bay or playing in the park. Hours vary for different activities, so use the information below to plan your trip to this incomparable and fascinating exhibit of American nautical history. We are more than a WWII museum. We are an educational center and unique venue for sleepovers, private events and special occasions. Our Mission: To PRESERVE the historic integrity and authenticity of our ships. To REMEMBER and HONOR our Greatest Generation who sacrificed so much for our enduring freedom. To EDUCATE all generations about American history, U.S. Navy heritage and innovation, and the courage of our military heroes and their families. (Description has been provided courtesy of Galveston Naval Museum)

Website: https://www.galvestonnavalmuseum.com/

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