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Albany, New York

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USS Slater

The USS Slater is a Cannon-class destroyer escort that was commissioned in 1944 and initially served in the United States Navy. During the World War II, the USS Slater served as an escort ship in Europe and later headed to the Pacific engaging in support operations. She later returned to the United States and placed in the reserve fleet in 1947. The United States transferred the ship to the Hellenic (Greek) Navy in 1951 and remained in service until decommissioned in 1991.
USS Slater, Albany (New York State)

USS Slater by UpstateNYer

Money was raised and the decommissioned ship towed to New York City in 1993 and restored by volunteers. In 1997, the USS Slater was brought along the Hudson River to Albany. The former destroyed escort is now a museum ship and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012. A tour of the ship includes the captain’s bridge, bridge, main deck, first platform, and second platform. The museum opens from early April to late November on Wednesday-Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: 141 Broadway, Albany, NY 12202

Website: Destroyer Escort Historical Museum

Tel: 518-431-1943

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