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USS Slater DE-766

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Address: Broadway and Quay Streets, Albany, NY 12202
Phone Number: +1 518-431-1943
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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During World War II 563 Destroyer Escorts battled Nazi U-Boats on the North...

During World War II 563 Destroyer Escorts battled Nazi U-Boats on the North Atlantic protecting convoys of men and supplies. In the Pacific, they stood first in line to defend naval task forces from Kamikaze attacks. Today only one remains afloat in America. Step back in time. Return to 1945 aboard USS SLATER. See how Sailors worked, hear the sounds of a living ship, touch a piece of American history, and walk the decks where hundreds of Sailors have walked before.

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This is a "WOW" for anyone who loves history and wants to know more. Extremely recommended. The guides give good group tours.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
rachel82015
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Albany, New York
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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a "WOW" for anyone who loves history and wants to know more. Extremely recommended. The guides give good group tours.

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Thank rachel82015
Glens Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My teenage son and I played hooky one day to tour the Slater. Very interesting, and so cool to move about all over the ship.

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Thank TerryLee1960
Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Slater in Albany when the USS Weeden had a ships reunion in Albany NY.. I was a fire control man aboard the USS Weeden De 797 during WWII. Our ship had an optical rangefinder on the platform at the rear of the flying bridge. The Slater has a Radar in the identical position. I do not recall... More 

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Thank edhansen
Wellsville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

This wasn't a planned visit, but I am glad that we were able to see this destroyer. They have done a remarkable job with this ship. The tour guide was very informative and covered everything. More people should tour these types of ships to appreciate what our service men and women do for our country.

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Thank dlharris24
Oakville, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We attended this naval museum with our son. This WW II ship, loaned to the Greek navy after WWII and then returned, has been well maintained by volunteers who have brought it up to the condition of a WW II destroyer escort. It is a guided tour that shows more spaces than some other ship tours (engine room tour separate... More 

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Thank Lanceoak
Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We made this a key part of our recent visit to Albany. I knew a lot of the history behind the boats in general but it was still great to see it up close. It is amazing to see the challenges that these sailors had to go through. A toilet where you sit right next to the next person is... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We are so glad we did this tour. Mike, the guide, was awesome. The time and efforts taken to return this destroyer to its original state is phenomenonal. This is well worth the time, especially if you have any experience with military life. Suitable for any age. It is nice to know parts of our history are being maintained.

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Thank Alainevic
Nashua
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12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I had a friend who had never been to Albany but he suggested taking a tour of the USS Slater. I am so glad I did. Not knowing what to expect your volunteers are so very knowledgeable. Which made the experience that much more awesome! Thank you for all you guys do keeping this ship available for visitors!

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Thank TopazDreams13
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We had a great tour by a very knowledgeable gentleman who had served on a destroyer escort. I would recomend doing the tour during the week when it isn't as busy. You get much more personal time with the guide and he was able to answer any and all questions. Very informative.

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Thank bossladynewyork
Knoxville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

I came to Albany with the express purpose of touring the USS Slater because my father was a sonar man on another ship (the USS Wesson) during World War II that was a sister ship to the Slater. The whole time I was growing up, my dad would tell stories about being in the Navy, so this was my chance... More 

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