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.
In 1971, USS Cavalla (SS-244) was transferred from the U.S. Navy to the U.S. 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 1999, the Cavalla Historical Foundation assumed oversight of Galveston Naval Museum 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). Galveston Naval Museum changed its name in 2018 from The American Undersea Warfare Center.
Seawolf Park is located on Galveston's Pelican Island, a former immigration station site. The park offers one of the island's most popular fishing piers, picnic sites and a playground. The park is also home to Galveston Naval Museum which berths the WWII submarine USS Cavalla and the only Edsall-class destroyer escort left in the US, the USS Stewart. The remains of the tanker S.S. Selma, the largest concrete ship constructed, can be seen northwest of the park's fishing pier. Come spend the day fishing, picnicking and experiencing history all in one spot—Seawolf Park!