U-505 submarine exhibit at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. Not only did we have a great time touring around the sub, I also got my very first Mold-A-Rama on that visit. None of which has much to do with anything other than to say we visited another sub exhibit recently. Sadly, no Mold-A-Ramas were to be found.
The Dining Companion and I made the trip to the American Undersea Warfare Center at Seawolf Park. The exhibit is made up of the WWII Submarine the USS Cavalla and the WWII Destroyer Escort the USS Stewart. Both are open for touring. The tours are generally self-guided but there are people about that can answer some questions.
Sadly, at one time the USS Cavalla and the USS Stewart were slated to be scrapped. A concerted public effort was able to prevent that from happening and in 2006 the Cavalla Historical Foundation was able to begin the restoration project to save both vessels.
|Those are bunks in amongst the torpedoes!|
|At least there aren't any torpedoes|
|Fanciest digs on the boat|
Now onto the USS Stewart, a destroyer class escort ship. Another warren of rooms and corridors, if just a slight bit larger.
|Sleeping quarters are roomier than on the Cavalla|
|Large kettles for cooking everything from coffee to soup - "Coppers"|
|An ice cream maker!|
|This is the gunners seat|
If you're interested in the history of WWII, huge ships or submarines you'll definitely enjoy Seawolf Park and the American Undersea Warfare Center. There are tons of things to do in Galveston, this one is worth taking some time out of your schedule to visit.