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USS Slater opens its doors for 2018

USS Slater

Albany, N.Y. (WRGB) -- The USS Slate will once again open its doors to the public on Wednesday, April 4th.

2018 marks the USS SLATER's 21st season docked along the Hudson River in downtown Albany.

A National Historic Landmark, USS SLATER is the only remaining World War II Destroyer Escort afloat in America. Destroyer Escorts originally were conceived to battle Nazi U-Boats while escorting convoys across the Atlantic.

USS SLATER also saw service in Greece's Navy as AETOS (Eagle). In 1951 SLATER, along with three sister ships, was transferred to the Hellenic Navy. She served 40 years as a patrol and training ship before retiring and returning to the U.S.

Public hours will be Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through November. Admission is $9 for adults and $7 for children.

For more on the USS Slater, click here: http://www.ussslater.org/

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