Seawolf Park
Galveston Island, Texas


Seawolf Park is a memorial to USS Seawolf (SS-197), a United States Navy Sargo-class submarine mistakenly sunk by U.S. Navy forces in 1944 during World War II. It is located on Pelican Island just north of Galveston, Texas.

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Damage from Hurricane Ike Sept 1 2008


US Navy Photo

USS Stewart DDE 238

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Class: Edsall Destroyer Escort
Launched: November 22, 1942
At: Brown Shipbuilding Company, Houston, Texas
Commissioned: May 31, 1943

Length: 307 feet
Beam: 37 feet
Draft: 12 feet
Displacement: 1,490 tons .

Armament: Three 3 inch/50 caliber guns, two quad 40mm guns, ten twin 20mm guns, hedgehogs, K-guns and depth charges

US Navy Photo

USS Cavalla
SS 244 SSk244 AGSS 244

Overall Length x Maximum Breadth: 311 ft. 9 in. x 27 ft. 3 in Draft: 15'3"
Displacement: 1526 tons surfaced; 2,410 tons submerged
Operating Depth: 300 feet. Watertight Compartments: 8 plus conning tower.
Pressure Hull Plating: approx. 11/16 in. mild steel Crew: 6/54
Torpedo Tubes: 21 inch--6 bow; 4 stern; max load = 24 Deck Guns: 1 3-in/20mm/40mm
Maximum Speed: 21 knots surfaced; 9 knots submerged
Cruising Range: 11,000 miles surfaced at 10 knots Submerged Endurance: 48 hours at 2 knots
Fuel Capacity: 94,400 gallons Patrol Endurance: 75 days
Propulsion: 4 Diesel engines x 1600 shaft horse power
main motors x 1370 horse power
2 126-cell Sargo main storage batteries.
1 aux. generator.

Number of boats in class: 73
Builders: Electric Boat of Groton, Connecticut. Keel laid 4 March 1943.
Launched: 14 November 1943 Commissioned: 29 February 1944

USS Tautog SSN 639

The Conning Tower of the USS Tautog SSN 639

USS Carp SS-338

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The pressure hull of the conning tower of the USS Carp SS-338 without the faring.

 US Coast Guard
Galveston, Texas


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