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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
518-431-1943
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Ranked #2 of 33 attractions in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Ships
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Savannah
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We were just wandering around town, wondering what to do, when we chanced upon this destroyer escort museum. We quickly booked the tour as it was about to start. It started with a video about the history of the USS Slater and then our guide, Nelson, started off with the tour - he was very informative and thorough, took his... More

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Bethel, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is one of the finest ship museums i've ever been on, and i've been on quite a few. the tour was thorough and the guide Alan excellent. I opted for the additional engine room tour(Erik), and it was also superb. the amount of work the volunteers has put into this ship is incredible, and it shows. the Slater may... More

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Brick, New Jersey
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Awesome tour! Thorough, guide took time explaining walk through of the USS Slater which is now a museum docked in Albany, NY. Through our guide we got a small 'feel' of what it would have been like to live on this vessel. The USS Slater was originally commissioned in 1944 and actually served in the US Navy and later the... More

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