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USS Slater

Snow Dock, south of Dunn Memorial Bridge (off I-787), Intersection of Broadway and Quay Streets, Albany, NY 12201
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Ranked #4 of 34 attractions in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships
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pleasant valley
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This boat is one of a kind, WWII destroyer. The tour guide was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic and the history of the boat itself and its restoration was so interesting.

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It was a very good tour of a floating museum. Glad that its been preserved. I wish there was a little more too it but areas for tour are limited.

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On The Road
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Being Navy Veterans, We love all things Navy and we planned our reunion in Albany New York for over a years time with the main attraction being the USS Slater. Everything pivoted on the slater and when the time came to be there, The Slater was not, It was in dry dock in Staten Island New York and no one... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The USS Slater is a wonderful stop to make in honor of our WWII veterans and those who lost their lives. The tiny ship is one of the few surviving destroyer escorts and it is awe-inspiring to think that more than 300 men were crammed in this ship in the middle of the ocean facing seasickness, homesickness and enemy torpedoes.... More

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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We visited the Slater during a brief stay this past November. We used to visit her when we lived here a few years ago. They have done an excellent job keeping her in shape! Being Navy, and a millitary history person, we have visited many attractions such as this. We absolutely loved the ship! I don't think we will ever... More

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Albany, NY
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This is about the only Destroyer Escort left afloat. Most of the parts remain and lovingly cared for by a band of volunteers. I have been to a number of old WWII navel ships, and this is about the best. You can just imagine a crew of 100+ people being on this very small boat in the middle of the... More

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Albany, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Being an Albany native, I'm inclined not to visit attractions in "my own backyard"!. I've lived here for years and yet only recently visited the USS Slater, a deactivated WWII Navy destroyer escort, the only one in the U.S. still afloat. What a wonderful piece of history! I was sorry I hadn't visited sooner. One gets a real sense of... More

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This old ship is fascinating! Did not expect it to be, but brought our kids for something to do. Worth it for the history lessons and just to see how life was lived in close quarters.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Good for anyone who likes history, navy, or just information in general. very fun. rennovated in the past few years.

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Honesdale, Pennsylvania, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

The tour of this great ship was fun and informative. It will bring to light how selfless the officers and crew were to defend our country and our allies. Our tour guides JulieAnne and Eric were great! My wife and I took a day trip from northeastern Pennsylvania...glad we did. Well worth the trip!

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