This is a photo tour of the outer decks of the USS Stewart, DE238.  Stewart was a destroyer escort, commissioned during WWII and served through 1947.  It ended life in a primarily anti-submarine role, with most of the various types of launchers still intact on deck.  

She resides in Galveston, Texas.  

We start  from the port boarding area, go to the stern, up the starboard side, then up to the bridge and superstructure.

As with most of Galveston, the Cavalla was damaged by Ike in 2008, which introduced a significant list to the ship.  

Unlike the USS Cavalla, which sits a few yards away, the Stewart is in poor repair, rusting away in the elements.  All of the gun emplacements are rusty, with the seats missing or rusted through.  Various parts of the superstructure are also clearly decaying.

These pictures were taken in March 2011.

  • Antiaircraft guns.
  • Antiaircraft guns.
  • Antennas, radar.
  • Cannon shells.
  • Loudspeaker.
  • Rust.
  • Propellers, cannons.
  • Stern of Stewart.