USS Slater - Destory Escort Historical Museum




The workshop, located on the main deck, amidships, contained equipment that enabled the crew to make repairs necessary to keep the ship functioning.  It was important to all ships that they have the expertise and equipment to make emergency repairs at sea.  This shop contained a work bench, drill press, lathe, bench grinder and welding equipment to permit emergency fabrication and repair of parts.  Within this space the electricians, shipfitters and machinery repairmen kept all the equipment on the ship functioning.

Following is typical equipment used aboard destroyer escorts:

Lathe, Engine, South Bend, 13” capacity, 28” center to center, floor mounted; Motor Data: Westinghouse, 1.5hp, 440 volts, 3 phase, 60 cycles, 1730rpm.

Drill, Sensitive, LeLand Gifford, upright, floor mounted, 16” capacity, size 2, electric motor drive.

Workshop USS SLATER DE766
Workshop aboard the USS SLATER DE766



Workshop aboard the USS SLATER DE766 - c.1944
Workshop aboard the USS SLATER DE766 circa 1944


Workshop Pre-Restoration
Workshop before restoration      


Shop after restoration
Workshop after restoration