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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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Informative and interesting. Tour took a little over 90 min and I never felt board. I'm no expert in maritime anything, but the authenticity was impressive. I'd recommend it to my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
John M
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Rochester, New York
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Albany, New York
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20 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Slater is an old ship from the WWII era. It is small and really doesn't have much see. I suppose if someone has an interest in boats from that area they would enjoy a visit

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Informative and interesting. Tour took a little over 90 min and I never felt board. I'm no expert in maritime anything, but the authenticity was impressive. I'd recommend it to my friends.

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Wilmington, DE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ship, a WWII Destroyer Escort sits in the Albany harbor. The tour was led by a gentleman who knows all about the history of this ship. The tour lasted almost an hour and was very informative. If you like to remember history this is a stop that should not be missed.

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New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent tour and explanation of how the Slater was used during WWII. They showed many of the ships compartments, weapon systems, hedghogs for U boat search. You get to sit and move about in one of their high caliber guns to shoot enemy aircraft. You see the different rooms for the officers vs the regular sailor. Not a dull moment... More 

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Ithaca, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the USS Slater Historic Landmark. Our guide, Tom Cline, was extremely knowledgeable and brought the reality of serving aboard a small destroyer like this to life for us. He took us through many areas of the ship, including up and down several steep stairways, so be sure to wear comfortable flat shoes. Tom explained... More 

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Elkton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide Tom was very informative. He shared a lot of information. How often can you tour a war ship? Great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of discoveries how those kids who served during the war lived. I finally discovered the meanings of the flags on top of the boat! Thanks Tom Cline for the tour!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to take the kids after they graduate from the NY State Museum, lots of history told by the veterans guides. Amazing facts they would not lean from a book. Not for the very young or old. Cramped quarters, lots of stairs. If you are able to visit it, you will not regret it! Also, not... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am somewhat bias because my grandfather was in the Navy during WWII but this was an absolute must-see. Tour was awesome and tour guide, Dan was extremely knowledgeable. I have driven past the ship thousands of times before stopping and am so happy I did.

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Rosemont, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

What a fun and informative tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and very passionate about the preservation of the USS Slater. He was very patient with the kids on the tour and even let them 'operate' some of the big guns; let a few of the adults work the guns too. What a wonderful piece of history right there... More 

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