We’re back at the Galveston Naval Museum, this time to climb aboard the DE-238, the USS Stewart, a WW2 destroyer escort.
Built in Houston Texas, the USS Stewart had a minimum crew of 209 sailors consisting of 8 officers and 201 Enlisted men and was considered “state of the art” at the time.
The Stewart has 30+ missions across the North Atlantic to her record. But that’s not all…she escorted President Roosevelt on a mission across the Atlantic, earning her the title of The President’s Escort.
The “history lesson” we caught was presented by author and Retired Navy Master Chief, Master Diver Ross Garcia who serves as Ship Superintendent for the Galveston Naval Museum in Galveston, Texas. His book, “View through a Faceplate Window” is available at Amazon and through the Galveston Naval Museum.
Part of the fun of the RV lifestyle are the new friends we make as we go. Friends like Tom and Stacie. We’re very happy to give them a shout out on our channel. The have a terrific website and YouTube Channel, so check them out! You’ll fine them at https://rvtexasyall.com/ or YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/RVTexasYall
Hope you enjoyed this brief tour (we were on board for over 2 hours!). If you want to learn more about the Galveston Naval Museum and the USS Stewart, visit https://www.galvestonnavalmuseum.com/
Know before you go:
The museum is located on Pelican Island at Seawolf Park. There is a charge for parking in addition to museum admission.
Wear appropriate footwear…decks and stars can be slippery if wet.
Watch your head in the hatches. (Yes, I learned that the hard way 😉)