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USS Slater DE-766, Albany

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  • Once I'd found my way into the car park... it was a great visitor attraction. Really helpful US navy guide takes you around and explains everything. To realise what life must have been like crossing t...  more »
  • the tour was well done by sailers who actually sailed on the ship. we saw the war rooms where the crew was informed by the leaders.  more »
  • This is the only WWII Destroyer Escort Ship still available to tour - in fact the only one in existence. What an opportunity to see history as it was and hear it's story. We toured it as it was being ...  more »
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  • USS Slater (DE-766) is a Cannon-class destroyer escort that served in the United States Navy and later in the Hellenic (Greek) Navy. The ship was named for Frank O. Slater of Alabama, a sailor killed on the cruiser USS San Francisco during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for gallantry in action and the Purple Heart. Following service during World War II, the ship was transferred to Greece and renamed Aetos. Decommissioned in 1991, the destroyer escort was returned to the United States.
  • Among the best restored ship tours out there, the effort and dedication of the volunteers really shows. This is not as much a museum ship, as it is a period-correct restoration. The Slater is an excellent representation of how a WWII era combat ship looked and felt, at the time of its service. The tour volunteer at the time of my visit really knew the ship, and genuinely enjoyed giving the tour. The high point for me was learning the original Captain of this ship had donated to the Slater the very same items he had in the cabin during WWII. If you're into US Navy and WWII history, this one is a real can't miss.
  • Historical Naval Vessel If you love military history or naval history this is your jam. Beautiful ship with tons of character.Check er out!
  • The ship's crew was knowledgable about the workings of the ship and the ships galley left me in wonder how the cooks prepared food for so many people. The voluntary cook Bernie explained to me how the operation of the galley worked. .
  • Absolutely fantastic! I stopped in on a whim, though going and visiting old battleships is a hobby of mine. We got a guided tour, which normally I shy away from, but our tour was fantastic! The tour guide was very knowledgeable, had served in the Coast Guard himself, and told us both the standard tour bits, but also tailored the tour to our group. He Taylor The Experience based on how long we wanted to be there, which was a bit longer than normal, as we were a group of veterans who were very interested in the history of the ship. It was a personal enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend this for families, school trips, or any navy veteran just wanting to reconnect. The ship is well-maintained, and is a great piece of History sitting in the middle of downtown Albany.
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