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. In addition, an incredible amount of paint chipping was accomplished and the entire exterior of the ship was repainted.
Erected by Destroyer Escort
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. Touch 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. ¼ mile 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). 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 •
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 466 times since then. 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.