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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
10:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank William2100
Mackinaw City, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a couple of hours to kill before a flight so decided on this. It was the right decision because we both enjoyed it. The guides are volunteers but that doesn't mean that they put any less effort in the tour. Extremely informative and well worth the money. Thank you for ending our American trip with such a good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We toured this vessel and our guide was a Naval veteran who was totally familiar with all its facilities, have served on various ships and submarines during his career. He provided fascinating background and details of the Slater, which is one of the few vessels surviving from 1943 and restored near to its original condition. Highly recommended if you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We took our grandchildren to tour the USS Slater this summer. It was a great experience and really peaked their interest in history. The Slater makes WWII come alive for all ages, We all found it fascinating. The tour guides are all retired military with first hand knowledge and they make the tour extremely interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Excellent tour guide...so much information and attention to details. The only downside are the stairs. Learned a lot about the daily workings of a ship.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Knowledgeable guides. Great photo ops. Very well done renovations. Must be able to go up and down steep stairs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We toured the USS Slater in early Sept. 2016. It was a very detailed and informative tour. The USS Slater is a WWII-era destroyer escort that has been restored to its 1944 configuration and is the only remaining vessel of this class in the US. An escorted tour of the ship points out various rooms and explains the functioning of... More 

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