Saturday, August 30, 2014

The USS Slater (DE-766) Gets Landmark Status

From the March 6, 2012, Wall Street Journal "Albany's WWII ship gets historic landmark status."

The USS Slater (DE-766) a World War II-era destroyer escort has been designated a s a National Historic Landmark.  The 68-year old (now 70) warship is now a floating museum.

It was launched in 1944 and served in both European and Pacific theaters of action.  After the war, it was in the Green Navy.

It is one of only two destroyer escorts left, and the only one in the water.  The USS Stewart (DE-238) is at Galeveston, Texas' Seawolf Park, but is on dry land.

--GreGen

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