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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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definitely worth the trip and the time to see this historical relic. it has been wonderfully restored and has authentic equipment from wwII. we had 2 tour guides who were well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

definitely worth the trip and the time to see this historical relic. it has been wonderfully restored and has authentic equipment from wwII. we had 2 tour guides who were well informed and very accommodating. I recommend this site.

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family enjoyed our tour of the USS Slater. The ship is well maintained and the tour guide was very informative. We were 2 adults, a 12 y/o girl and a 15 y/o boy and everyone found something that they really enjoyed on this tour. I would highly recommend it.

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Thank TheMom_Halifax
Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The engineering on these ships is incredible. These folks do a great job volunteering their time to preserve a time capsule of US history. It's the best attraction in Albany. Well worth it. I paid $5 extra to tour the engine room and sick bay.

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Thank liruiboston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place Great historical place Nice view Liked it But careful with the opening timings I guess it's not open all day!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 tour guide was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 recommend this to you if you are interested in ships and history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the highlights of this trip, a very sensitive, moving and detailed trip back in time to when America really did give it's all to help save the world. The boat is not user friendly, so if you have limitations on your mobility you may have to miss out on this tour, but otherwise strongly recommended.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

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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