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Zog399
10-19-2005, 06:01 PM
I took the day off from work today to tour the USS Slater DE 766. It is the last remaining WW2 US destroyer escort. It has been docked at the port of Albany, NY. The tour included most of the interesting parts of the ship excpet the engines.

Other than a few items it is all original equipment, although one of the stern depth charge racks was taken out. It mounted three 3-inch guns, 3 twin 40mm Bofors, eight 20mm guns, 1 hedgehog rack, several K guns (4 I think) and originally two stern racks.

All the vintage equipment in the combat information center and radio room were amazing sites.

I took some pictures and if I can figure out how, I will post them to this forum.

I only recently found out it was over there. It was only an hour and a half drive, but its worth a longer trip for anyone interested in this period.

http://www.ussslater.org

Zog399
10-19-2005, 06:01 PM
I took the day off from work today to tour the USS Slater DE 766. It is the last remaining WW2 US destroyer escort. It has been docked at the port of Albany, NY. The tour included most of the interesting parts of the ship excpet the engines.

Other than a few items it is all original equipment, although one of the stern depth charge racks was taken out. It mounted three 3-inch guns, 3 twin 40mm Bofors, eight 20mm guns, 1 hedgehog rack, several K guns (4 I think) and originally two stern racks.

All the vintage equipment in the combat information center and radio room were amazing sites.

I took some pictures and if I can figure out how, I will post them to this forum.

I only recently found out it was over there. It was only an hour and a half drive, but its worth a longer trip for anyone interested in this period.

http://www.ussslater.org

Gunnersman
10-19-2005, 06:17 PM
Cool, I'd like to see them.
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