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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 - 16:00
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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Great tours often conducted by WWII vets who served on destroyers. Took my Dad twice-he was a mechanic on a similar vessel. Very emotional and educational.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Stacia S
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Albany, New York
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Albany, New York
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tours often conducted by WWII vets who served on destroyers. Took my Dad twice-he was a mechanic on a similar vessel. Very emotional and educational.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we didn't go on as it was closed - so call ahead - also find out where to park - that seemed like an issue - but maybe only because it was closed and the gates were padlocked. But I definitely would go back when it was open - neat bit of preserved history!

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Thank worldsosweet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Catching up with my reviews, we visited in the summer of 2016 while traveling through New York on vacation. I have been to many, many navel warship 'floating' museums,' and can say without a doubt that the Slater is the most historically accurate and complete restoration that I have visited. Our tour guide, John, was outstanding. A young gentleman, but... More 

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Hartwick, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

My brother served on the USS Cony, DD-508 in the early 60's as a radar operator. When he took the tour of the Slater he saw things he never saw on the Cony. He was impressed both with the preservation and the care given to it by it's faithful stewards. The dark time of our country during the early 40's... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Most people experience Navy life through some movie. I had the privilege of experiencing it first hand for 8 years and the USS Slater was a great way for my family to better connect with that portion of my life (as was the USS Nautilus museum near Mystic, CT). You can see in the galley, the bunking areas, and sit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

It was a fun place to visit. You could see the battleship at any time from shore, entrance of the self-tour. Because it was holiday, the tour was closed.

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Shanna H, Interpretation Coordinator at USS Slater DE-766, responded to this review

Thank you for your to visit the SLATER this month and thank you for leaving a review. The ship is open April through November, Wednesday through Sunday. In January, we are closed to the public every day. If you can come visit again during our touring season we'd love to get you on the ship for a tour. You'll find... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I have lived in the Capital Region for many years and never really thought about touring the USS Slater. I went with my two children (12 and 8 years of age) over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. It is a one hour guided tour of the entire ship, both inside and out. Fantastic. Highly recommend. The Slater is the last destroyer... More 

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Mackinaw City, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I had some spare time after arriving in Albany, so planned in advance to visit the Slater based on their Facebook posts and updates. The tour was small (just me and one other person) and the guide very personable and was great with questions. It's clear that a lot of work has gone into restoring the ship, so my only... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The USS Slater was an escorting battle ship on the convoys of the North Atlantic during World War II. My husband is a naval admirer, so we had to see the battleship. He was fascinated with the stories about the US naval fights with the German submarines.

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Auburn, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is the last fully restored floating Destroyer Escort in the US. If you like Naval history, WWII history, or just like ships this is a must see. The guides are very knowledgeable. Yes I will admit I am biased. I fly from Seattle, Wa. twice a year to spend a week onboard helping maintain this wonderful piece of WWII... More 

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