Albany in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Phase 2 Albany 1997 - 2001
Once the ship arrived in Albany, the most urgent need was to get it open to visitors as quickly as possible. A restoration philosophy was established which put bring the ship to an "Acceptable" standard, safe and clean, as the first priority; "Excellence," defined as completely restoring a compartment, with every piece of equipment and detail that the ship would have had while in service, was a goal that would have to be achieved in phases. This did not happen overnight, but over a period of years as manpower, time and equipment would allow.
The initial effort was in the superstructure and compartments above the main deck, the only spaces that were originally open to the public. Then the crew moved on to the second deck forward, restoring one major compartment a year. From there it was on to the three berthing spaces aft, and
In each compartment, the first step was to document what was already present, then research what should be there. The labor-intensive process to follow consisted of removing any remaining Greek modifications, scaling old paint and removing the thick layers of ceramic tile and grout that the Greek Navy added to many of the spaces. Subsequently, metal work was completed as brackets and shelves were added to receive the WWII-era equipment. Electrical modifications were made, including running new wiring and replacing post war electrical fixtures with authentic WWII parts. Compartments were then primed and spray painted. Each piece of new equipment was cleaned and restored prior to installation. Finally, the decks were painted and the restored areas opened to the public.
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. 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 1 New York City 1993-1997 U.S.S. Slater (here, next to this marker); Fort Crailo (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); Second Albany City Hall (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.)
Categories. • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 19, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.