USS Cavalla & USS Stewart Restoration

The Cavalla Historical Foundation through the American Undersea Warfare Center has broadened their focus to include educational programs for both youth groups and adults. Groups can build small scale submarines to learn about bouyancy, and how to make fresh water from salt water. We have also developed various scout programs where groups can earn their patches. To offer these programs, we must also keep our vessels in a safe condition through restoration efforts. The humid salt air environment causes rust which leads to deterioration. Both vessels, the USS Stewart ( DE-238) and USS Cavalla (SS-244) have extensive work that needs to be done to prevent subtansial loss in the future.

Your help and contributions are invaluable in preserving these two iconic National Landmarks, keeping them open and available for public enjoyment, and promoting our educational mission.  Our small but dedicated staff thanks you for your support and encourages you to come visit!


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Cavalla Historical Foundation 
Galveston, TX
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