During World War II, 563 Destroyer Escorts battled Nazi U-boats on the Atlantic protecting convoys of men and material. In the Pacific they stood in line to defend naval task forces from Japanese submarines and Kamikaze air attacks. 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 hour-long guided tours, youth group overnight camping, and a historic location to hold naval reunions.
Due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 concerns and the pending shipyard overhaul, USS SLATER will be closed for the foreseeable future. Presently, we hope to reopen July 2020. Follow us on Facebook and email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive our newsletter and updates. If you are planning a visit call us at 518-431-1943 to check our status.