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Albany N.Y. - USS Slater (DE-766) 01 | by Daniel Mennerich
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Albany N.Y. - USS Slater (DE-766) 01

USS Slater (DE-766) is a Cannon-class destroyer escort that served in the United States Navy and later in the Hellenic (Greek) Navy. The ship was named for Frank O. Slater of Alabama, a sailor killed on the USS San Francisco (CA-38) during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for gallantry in action. The USS Slater is now a museum ship on the Hudson River in Albany, New York, the only one of its kind afloat in the United States. (The USS Stewart (DE-238) is exhibited at Seawolf Park in Galveston, Texas, but located on dry land.)


The Slater has been featured in two motion pictures. The ship was seen in The Guns of Navarone (1961) and also in "I Aliki sto Naftiko" (Η Αλίκη στο Ναυτικό/Alice in the Navy, filmed in 1961) while in Greek service. In August 2008 part of the Japanese film Orion in Midsummer (scheduled for release in spring 2009) was filmed on board. History Channel documentaries have also featured the Slater

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Taken on October 13, 2010