Albany in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Phase 1 New York City 1993-1997
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.
Erected by Destroyer Escort Historical Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, World II • Waterways & Vessels.
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. The marker is visible from the observation deck behind the visitor center which overlooks the USS Slater. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albany NY 12202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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. ¼ mile away); Fort Orange (approx. ¼ mile away); Albany - Capital of New York 200 Years (approx. 0.4 miles away); Declaration of Independence Centennial Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); SUNY Plaza (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Additional keywords. DE766 DE 766 Hudson River Rats Albany Attractions Things to do in Albany Albany is Boring
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 19, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.