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Phase 3 Albany 2002 - Present

 
 
Phase 3 Albany 2002 - Present	 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 10, 2011
1. Phase 3 Albany 2002 - Present Marker
Inscription. The whole painstaking process of restoring the ship, acquiring the parts and installing the refurbished gear, has been driven by volunteers and would have never been possible without these dedicated individuals. The SLATER's wooden whale boat has been restored to pristine condition, one of the last operational examples of 26,000 such boats produced. The major accomplishment in 2007 was the acquisition and installation of the SL surface search radar equipment including the operator's console in CIC and the antenna on the mast. Beginning in 2008, the crew fabricated the missing depth charge rack and the missing roller loaders for the depth charge projectors, which the Greeks removed. That same year, serious restoration of the aft machinery space began. 2010 witnessed the complete restoration of the forward head, the reefer deck and up grades to the radio room, which included installation of the original TBL radio transmitter.

This process has turned the Slater into one of the most authentically restored historic naval ships in the nation. The crew persists with maintenance painting and continually reworks spaces for a second and third time to bring them closer to the goal of perfection.

The most critical future need is to raise the funds to dry dock the Slater in order to repair her underwater body and give attention to all those

The USS SLATER - Phase 3 Albany 2002 - Present Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 10, 2011
2. The USS SLATER - Phase 3 Albany 2002 - Present Marker
unglamorous spaces that the public does not see - the fuel tanks, voids and bilges. It is estimated that this will be a $3,000,000 project, but based on past accomplishments and with continued support from generous visitors and members, this critical phase of the restoration of the USS Slater will finally reach completion.
 
Erected by Destroyer Escort Historical Museum.
 
Location. 42° 38.552′ N, 73° 44.993′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Broadway and Quay Street. Click for map. The marker is visible from the observation deck behind the visitor center, which overlooks the USS Slater. Marker is in this post office area: Albany NY 12202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Phase 2 Albany 1997 - 2001 (here, next to this marker); Phase 1 New York City 1993-1997 (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Slater (here, next to this marker); Fort Crailo (approx. 0.3 miles away); Albany - Capital of New York 200 Years (approx. 0.4 miles away); Schuyler Mansion (approx. half a mile away); a different
The USS SLATER - Phase 3 Albany 2002 - Present Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 10, 2011
3. The USS SLATER - Phase 3 Albany 2002 - Present Marker
marker also named Schuyler Mansion (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Schuyler Mansion (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Albany.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Destroyer Escort Historical Museum. (Submitted on November 19, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area - USS Slater DE766. (Submitted on November 19, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Categories. War, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
The U.S.S. Slater and Diagram image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 14, 2008
4. The U.S.S. Slater and Diagram
The USS Slater Docked in Albany image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 10, 2011
5. The USS Slater Docked in Albany
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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