USS Slater, the last Destroyer Escort afloat in America, is set to open to the public for her 24th season in Albany on Wednesday April 7th, at 10 am. [Read more…] about USS Slater Opening for the Season
USS Slater, the last Destroyer Escort afloat in America, is expected to depart Staten Island via tugboats on Friday, August 21 at 10:30 am for her voyage back to Albany following shipyard repairs.
The voyage is expected to take approximately 20 hours, but due to traffic on the river it is impossible to predict arrival times. [Read more…] about UPDATE: USS Slater Return to Albany Delayed
USS Slater, the last Destroyer Escort afloat in America, is expected to depart Albany via tugboats on Sunday, July 5th at 7 am for her voyage to Staten Island for shipyard repairs.
The voyage is expected to take approximately 20 hours, but due to traffic on the river it is impossible to predict arrival times. Updates on USS Slater‘s location will be posted on Facebook throughout the day. [Read more…] about UPDATE: USS Slater Headed Down The Hudson
USS Slater is set to be open to the public for guided tours from 10 am to 4 pm each day this Thanksgiving Weekend. The ship will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
This is the final opportunity this season to visit the USS Slater, the only World War II destroyer escort afloat in America. The final day to tour the ship this season is Sunday, December 1st. The ship will be closed to the public December through March. [Read more…] about USS Slater Open Thanksgiving Weekend
Friends of the USS Slater are set to commemorate the 229th Birthday of the United States Coast Guard on Sunday, August 4 at 9 am with a ceremony aboard the ship in Albany. “Coasties” and their friends and families are invited to attend.
The United States Coast Guard, one of the country’s five armed services, is a unique agency of the federal government. The service was founded on August 4, 1790 when the first Congress authorized the construction of ten vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws and prevent smuggling. Known variously as the Revenue Marine and the Revenue Cutter Service, the Coast Guard expanded in size and responsibilities as the nation grew. [Read more…] about Coast Guard Birthday at USS Slater in Albany
Wednesday, May 1st marked the 75th anniversary of the commissioning of USS Slater. Commissioning is the ceremony by which a ship is placed in active duty with its country’s military forces. [Read more…] about USS Slater Commissioned 75 Years Ago
USS Slater is scheduled to open to the public on Wednesday, April 3rd at 10 am. This year will mark the ship’s 22nd season on the Hudson River in Albany, New York.
There have been tremendous changes to the ship since she first arrived, and the USS Slater is considered among the best restored and most historically accurate ships remaining from the Second World War. [Read more…] about USS Slater Opens April 3rd in Albany
In 1972, Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, authorized recognition of October 13 as the U.S. Navy’s Birthday.
The Capital Area Chief Petty Officers Association will conduct a ceremony aboard USS Slater beginning at 9 am, Saturday, October 13, to celebrate the Navy’s Birthday.
To mark this occasion, the Association is honoring USS Slater volunteer Michael Marko as their Volunteer of the Year. [Read more…] about USS Slater Celebrating Navy’s Birthday Saturday
The third Saturday in June is Destroyer Escort Day. On Saturday, June 16th, USS Slater will pay homage to the Destroyer Escort (DE) sailors killed in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Cold War years and to the fifteen Destroyer Escorts lost in action.
There will be a ceremony to honor and remember Destroyer Escorts and their sailors at 9 am at USS Slater. [Read more…] about Destroyer Escort Day at USS SLATER in Albany
The Destroyer Escort Historical Museum has received a $200,000 grant from the Department of Interior, National Park Service (NPS) through the National Maritime Heritage (NMH) grant program, for the repair of USS Slater’s mast and hull. [Read more…] about USS Slater Gets 200k Maritime Heritage Grant