GulfQuest National Maritime Museum will host the T.S. General Rudder, a training ship from Texas A&M Maritime Academy. Tour this training vessel, which serves as a floating classroom/laboratory for these students. The tour is free and open to the public.
The public is invited to tour the ship on:
Tuesday - July 11th and Wednesday - July 12th from 9:00am till 4:30pm
Thursday – July 13th from 10:00am till 2:00pm
GulfQuest Museum, Mobile Riverfront
Commissioned in 1984, the T.S. General Rudder is a 224-ft. ocean surveillance vessel built in Tacoma, Washington. The ship will have on board 15 crew and 50 cadets from the maritime academy, which is part of Texas A&M University in Galveston, TX. Used for shore side training and training cruises, the T.S. General Rudder is docked at the Galveston campus of Texas A&M Maritime Academy on Pelican Island.
Combined with the academic degree programs of Texas A&M University, the Maritime Academy offers professional licensing for the U.S. Merchant Marine and officer training for the U.S. Navy.
For those wishing to see the departure of the T.S. General Rudder, it will depart at 4:00pm July 13th.
For more information, visit www.gulfquest.org, or call 251-436-8901