Though the USS Selma never saw battle, she filled an important role in cargo transport. After running aground in Tampico, Mexico, the Selma returned to Galveston for repair, only to eventually be intentionally sunk at her current location in 1922. Today, the Selma’s remains still protrude from the waters of the Houston Ship Channel and are visible from the end of the pier at Seawolf Park. Interpretive panels within the park’s museum recount her role as a WWI naval vessel.
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