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USS Slater DE-766, Albany
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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 Navy. The ship was named for Frank O. Slater of Alabama, a sailor killed on the USS San Francisco during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for gallantry in action. The USS Slater is now a museum ship on the Hudson River in Albany, New York, the only one of its kind afloat in the United States. The Slater was designated a National Historic Landmark on 2 March 2012.
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  • I have lived in the Capital Region for many years and never really thought about touring the USS Slater. I went with my two children (12 and 8 years of age) over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. It i...  more »
  • I had some spare time after arriving in Albany, so planned in advance to visit the Slater based on their Facebook posts and updates. The tour was small (just me and one other person) and the guide ver...  more »
  • The USS Slater was an escorting battle ship on the convoys of the North Atlantic during World War II. My husband is a naval admirer, so we had to see the battleship. He was fascinated with the stories...  more »
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  • Good place to kill able two hours
  • Completely unsafe for kids 6 and under. I was shorter then the railing and could've fallen right into the Hudson river. Still fun experience though.
  • 100% worth the price of admission. Most accurate depiction of a WWII Era ship anywhere in the country. Tour took about an hour and a half and was very hands on. Highly recommended.
  • Nice step back in history to see how life was for sailors back in that time. Amazing how well this group did to restore the ship with limited funds. It's a nice tour that you can take in a short period of time.
  • There maybe more famous WWII ships to tour but you'll not likely find one with more attention to the details of fighting and living on a ship in a historical setting. The Slater has been lovingly restored with countless artifacts turning it into a time machine. The staff is friendly and our guide had assimilated many stories from sailors who served on these ships. Even members of my family not usually interested in history were captivated by the story. Attention WWII buffs...you cannot find these kinds of details in books.