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Office: (409)797-5121

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Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
Office: (409)797-5124

          Galveston Naval Museum Celebrates USS Cavalla Commissioning's                                                           75thAnniversary

                                   Museum to Honor Veterans + Active Military with Free Admission

GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 13, 2019) – The Galveston Naval Museum will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the USS Cavalla’s commissioning, which took place on a leap year, February 29, 1944, with free admission to veterans and active members of the military throughout March.
The USS Cavalla, nicknamed “Lucky Lady,” is a (SS-244) Gato Class Submarine best known for sinking the Japanese aircraft carrier, Shokaku, a veteran of the Pearl Harbor attack.
The museum invites visitors to join in celebrating the mighty vessel, with special recognition to honor the brave service men and women who have and continue to serve the United States of America.
The USS Cavalla has been in Galveston for 48 years, serving as a museum ship for the Galveston Naval Museum at Seawolf Park since 1971. Long after her military service to her country, the USS Cavalla continues to serve as an educational site for visitors to remember and learn about WWII and American Naval History.  
For more information about the Galveston Naval Museum and the 75th anniversary of USS Cavalla, visit

About Galveston Island
Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. The island is best known as a vacation destination, offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, Texas’ premier cruise port and one of the largest concentrations of well-preserved Victorian architecture in the country. For more information on Galveston Island, visit or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE


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