USS Slater - Destory Escort Historical Museum



Main Deck Plan

Main-3 Inch Gun
Main-Hedgehog StorageMain-shelter & hatch
Main-Officer Country
Main-Officer RoomMain-Ward Room
Main-closetMain-pantryMain-up to superstr
Main-down to Mess DeckMain-passageMain-down to mess deck
Main-Vent & Lockers
Main-Up to Boat DeckMain-GalleyMain-Up to Boat Deck
Main-Muffler Room
Main-20mm Clipping
Main-Work Shop
Main-Crew WashroomsMain-up to superstr
Main-WashroomMain-RDF Room
Main-Emerg RadioMain-Down HatchMain-40mm Ammo
Main-Passage & ventMain-Down HatchesMain-passage and vents
Main-k GunsMain-3 Inch baseMain-K Guns
Main-K GunMain-Down HatchMain-K Gun
Main-20mm guns
Main-DC RacksMain-Smoke GeneratorsMain-DC Racks

The main deck starts at the bow jackstaff and the forecastle.

Following the anchor gear is the #1 3"/50 caliber gun.

Behind the #1 gun is the MK10 hedgehog projector followed by the enclosed deckhouse.

At the forward end of the deckhouse is the hedgehog storage (port) and crew shelter with access hatch below decks (starboard).

The officer's washroom and officer's cabins follow, leading to the officer's wardroom, or mess and pantry.

An interior passage with access hatches to the mess deck and ladder up to the superstructure then continues past the galley, muffler room, 20mm ammunition preparation room, into the general workshop. Various access hatches to the engine rooms and storage lockers both inside and out are throughout the area.

The passage way aft of the workshop is the quarterdeck from which announcements were made.

Continuing aft is the engineer's office, crew's head, aft damage control locker, emergency radio room, 40mm ammunition preparation room, interior hatches and stairs to the aft crew berths on the lower platform 1 level, ending the enclosed deckhouse.

Beyond the deckhouse is the foundation for the number three gun with eight K-guns or depth charge throwers, four on each side.

On the fantail are two twin 20mm machine gun positions followed by two depth charge roller racks.

Destroyer escorts of this class also had two smoke generators between the depth charge racks. These have been removed on the SLATER.