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Phase 1 New York City 1993-1997

 
 
Phase 1  New York City  1993-1997 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 10, 2011
1. Phase 1 New York City 1993-1997 Marker
Inscription. When the USS Slater returned from Greece to dock at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City on August 27, 1993, the state of the ship was appalling.
The first goal was to survey the condition of the ship and develop a plan of action. Based on its condition upon arrival, a restoration target date of June 1, 1945 was established. A survey was made of each compartment and all of the items necessary to restore the ship were listed. The corroded exterior, Greek alterations and nearly gutted interior spaces would prove to be the most immediate challenges for the volunteers.
Restoration of the ship began in earnest by the members of the Statue of Liberty Chapter of the Destroyer Escort Sailors Association, augmented by volunteers from the Connecticut and New Jersey Chapters. They began to project by removing many of the Greek modifications and scaling the paint off all of the topside areas. Major accomplishments during this time included removal of the cover over the flying bridge, restoration of the ship's electrical systems and low pressure air system, as well as restoration of the pilothouse, wardroom and interior passageways. In addition, an incredible amount of paint chipping was accomplished and the entire exterior of the ship was repainted.
 
Erected by Destroyer Escort
The USS SLATER - Phase 1 New York City 1993-1997 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 10, 2011
2. The USS SLATER - Phase 1 New York City 1993-1997 Marker
Historical Museum.
 
Location. 42° 38.553′ 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 3 Albany 2002 - Present (here, next to this marker); Phase 2 Albany 1997 - 2001 (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 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.)
 
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USS SLATER Phase 1, 2, & 3 Markers image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 10, 2011
3. USS SLATER Phase 1, 2, & 3 Markers
The three different phases of the USS Slater's restoration are documented with markers mounted along the railing of the observation deck behind the visitor center at the Destroyer Escort Historical Museum. On this day the site was hosting a US Marine Corp Birthday Ceremony with active duty personnel and veterans.
DE766 DE 766 Hudson River Rats Albany Attractions Things to do in Albany Albany is Boring
 
Categories. War, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
<center>The U.S.S. Slater on the Hudson River in Albany, NY</center> image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 14, 2008
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The U.S.S. Slater on the Hudson River in Albany, NY
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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