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History of the USS Cavalla and USS Stewart

In 1971, USS Cavalla (SS-244) was transferred from the US Navy to the US Submarine Veterans of World War II, Texas (SubVets) and towed to its current berth at Seawolf Park. Seawolf Park was named for the submarine and crew of the USS Seawolf (SS-197) which was lost at sea during WWII. Three years later, the USS Stewart (DE-238) joined USS Cavalla to create a unique pair of warfighting vessels— Predator and Protector.

Since 1998, the Cavalla Historical Foundation assumed oversight of the American Undersea Warfare Center and its mission to restore, maintain and operate USS Cavalla, USS Stewart, the sail of the USS Tautog (SSN-639) and the conning tower of the USS Carp (SS-338).

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In 1971, USS Cavalla (SS-244) was transferred from the US Navy to the US Submarine Veterans of World War II, Texas (SubVets) and towed to its current berth at Seawolf Park. Seawolf Park was named for the submarine and crew of the USS Seawolf (SS-197) which was lost at sea during WWII. Three years later, the USS Stewart (DE-238) joined USS Cavalla to create a unique pair of warfighting vessels— Predator and Protector.

Since 1998, the Cavalla Historical Foundation assumed oversight of the American Undersea Warfare Center and its mission to restore, maintain and operate USS Cavalla, USS Stewart, the sail of the USS Tautog (SSN-639) and the conning tower of the USS Carp (SS-338).

USS Cavalla History
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The USS Stewart began her service operating out of Miami as a "school ship" training student officers.

She escorted President Roosevelt in the presidential yacht down the Potomac River to rendezvous with USS Iowa in the Chesapeake Bay for his mission to Casablanca and Tehran. In 1944, she commenced North Atlantic convoy operations.

USS Stewart History
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Join the Crew!

Visit Seawolf Park on Pelican Island in Galveston, TX. Climb aboard historic WWII ships and experience what it was like being part of a battle hardened crew. Take Broadway to 51st Str north to the end. Group sleepovers are available.

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Support the living history on display at the American Undersea Warfare Center

409-770-3196
Galveston Naval Museum
100 Seawolf Parkway
Galveston, Texas 77550

Hours Daily: 9 a.m. 6 p.m.
Last entry at 4 p.m.

Fees:
Adults: $10
Seniors and Children (5-11): $5
Military Discounts with ID
group of 15 or more: $3
Check us out on Island Pass!

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Galveston Naval Museum, USS Cavalla, USS Stewart, Galveston, TX

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