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.
- 7 May 1998
- Tampa Shipbuilding
- Port of Albany, Albany, New York
Today, only one of these ships remains afloat in the United States, the USS SLATER. Moored on the Hudson River in Albany, New York, the USS SLATER has undergone an extensive restoration that has returned the ship to her former glory. The museum offers one hour guided tours, youth group overnight camping, and a historic location to hold naval ...
USS Slater, Albany, New York. 29,250 likes · 10,767 talking about this · 5,840 were here. As the last Destroyer Escort afloat in America, the USS SLATER offers one hour tours of the ship.
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USS SLATER PO Box 1926 Albany, NY 12201 . Home Donate Contact Plan a Visit. 518-431-1943 . email@example.com. Made with ...
USS Slater is the only floating destroyer escort on display in North America. Out of 563 DEs built during World War II, three survive as memorial ships. USS Slater was initially assigned to convoy and for antisubmarine duties in the Atlantic. In May 1945, her torpedo tubes were removed and additional anti-aircraft weapons were added at the ...
Slater was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for gallantry in action. Slater (DE-766) was laid down on 9 March 1943 by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, Fla.; launched on 13 February 1944; sponsored by Mrs. James L. Slater; and commissioned on 1 May 1944, Lt. Comdr. M. J. Blancq in command. Slater completed her shakedown cruise off Bermuda ...