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USS Slater (DE-766) is a Cannon-class destroyer escort that served in the United States Navy and later in the Hellenic (Greek) Navy. Following service during World War II, the ship was transferred to Greece and renamed Aetos. Decommissioned in 1991, the destroyer escort was returned to the United States.Add USS Slater DE-766 to your Albany travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Albany visit planner.
USS Slater is now a museum ship on the Hudson River in Albany, New York, the only one of its kind afloat in the United States. As of 2020, fewer than 12 destroyer escorts survive, with Slater the only one in its wartime configuration. Slater was designated a National Historic Landmark on 2 March 2012.
USS Slater was struck by the Hudson River touring ship Dutch Apple on 10 September 2019. A mechanical issue aboard Dutch Apple was to blame for the collision.
USS Slater DE-766 reviews
We took the general tour, which was excellent. They also have an engine room tour available for an extra charge.
We took the general tour, which was excellent. They also have an engine room tour available for an extra charge. more »
My husband is a history buff, has toured many subs/boats/ships and enjoyed this stop. Near the Schuyler Mansion, recommend combining stops.
My husband is a history buff, has toured many subs/boats/ships and enjoyed this stop. Near the Schuyler Mansion, recommend combining stops. more »
If you fancy yourself a history buff you must visit this wonderfully restored relic from a harder time. It's hard to imagine what these sailors had to endure, but it's slightly easier when you can put your hands on the same bulkheads and see their sleeping quarters and eating quarters and fighting stations. All that's missing is the smells and the rocking of the open sea. Easy parking right beside the ship. Nice little gift shop. But the tour guides are what add another level of enjoyment.
Highly recommended! The ship is carefully restored by the VOLUNTEERS (that was the most impressive fact for me). Admission is with guided tour only. And let me say, you are lucky if your guide is Fred. He is very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humour! 👍
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