Stewart (DE238) - August 4th, 2007
Seawolf Park is the home of the Destroyer Escort
USS Stewart and the Submarine USS Cavalla

The Stewart was constructed, launched, and
commissioned at Brown Shipbuilding Yards in
Houston, Texas on 31 May 1943

The Stewart is landlocked at Seawolf Park

Stewart was captain of the USS Constitution 1813-15

Stewart's propellers on display above ground

The crew washroom is available for touring

But the bathroom is off limits to overzealous tourists

Stern depth charge racks used for whacking U-boats

Rear deck w/4 depth charge projectors on each side

Closeup of one of the depth charge projectors

Rear 3 inch 50 calibre Mark 22 deck gun

3 inch gun can toss a 13 lbs projectile 14,600 yds

I think this is the laundry room . . .

. . . but these look like ovens, hmmmmm

One of eight 20mm Mark 4 Anti-Aircraft guns

Only one twin 40mm Mark 1 Anti-Aircraft gun onboard

Bridge of the USS Stewart

Looking back inside the bridge

Exit the bridge through the floor or out the door

Controls and portholes on the bridge

The other two 3 inch guns are on the bow

Looking back toward the stern and Hunley below

Hedgehog behind the #2 three inch gun

Hedgehog projectiles only explode if they strike a sub

View over the bow toward Galveston Bay

View from the bow of the two 3 inch guns & bridge

Sparrow's eye view through the 3 inch gun

With most below-deck closed, the tour is short

The grounds are really improved around Stewart

She is too big and too close for a single side shot

Model of the CSS Hunley on display beside Stewart

Kinda looks like particle board left out in the rain

A new addition to Seawolf Park, the conning tower
of a scrapped nuclear-powered attack submarine

Thankfully, no battles for USS Tautog (1968-1996)
other than pressuring Uganda's Idi Amin in 1977

Ray Stoker runs past the other Port Bolivar ferries
L-to-R: R.H. Dedman, Gibb Gilchrist, R.C. Lanier,
and D.C Greer

View from Stewart toward the Port of Galveston
where the Texas Seaport Museum and
Ocean Star Oil Rig Museum reside

Past the fishing pier lies the concrete oil tanker . . .

SS Selma,   where she has rested since 1922