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USS Slater DE-766, Albany

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4.6/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
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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  • Before I visited this ship I had no idea what the difference between a destroyer and a destroyer escort. I learned a lot more than I thought I would about WWII ships. Definitely worth visiting. The to...  read more »
  • You can actually learn something interesting here and enjoy seeing history in the making. It is amazing that such mechanical superiority exists to remind us of a great age in American History. Highly ...  read more »
  • Historically educational. Kids of all ages should be given the opportunity to visit. Decent parking and easy to find. The folks who conduct the tours are very helpful. 
  • 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 cannot find these kinds of details in books.
  • Went with boy Scouts and the kids loved it!!
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