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USS Slater DE-766, Albany

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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.

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.
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  • After watching the movie Greyhound I was keen to visit....I was not let down...an important part of history to experience..and our guide Paul was knowledgeable, personable and obviously passionate... 
    After watching the movie Greyhound I was keen to visit....I was not let down...an important part of history to experience..and our guide Paul was knowledgeable, personable and obviously passionate...  more »
  • Great little tour on the beautiful Hudson! Very detailed explanations and historical background given. Knowledgeable and respectful staff. No woke nonsense which was a nice change. So glad we made... 
    Great little tour on the beautiful Hudson! Very detailed explanations and historical background given. Knowledgeable and respectful staff. No woke nonsense which was a nice change. So glad we made...  more »
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  • 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.
  • I did this tour this past weekend and it was totally awesome! Our tour guide Art was very knowledgeable, friendly and engaging. He really knows how to keep an audience (especially kids) captivated by the history of this great battleship. You can clearly see that this ship is very well maintained and loved. The price for general admission is only $10 for adults and $8 for children, which doesn't include the tour of the engine room. Tickets along with some really nifty souvenirs can be purchased in the gift shop. Since some of the tour is going up and down in small spaces, those that are a certain height (above 6 ft might be a bit uncomfortable). Overall, this museum is a definite must see for all ages!

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