For 40 years, 1951-1991, USS SLATER was serving in the Greek Navy as AETOS (Eagle). Her history is shaped by this period of time and we celebrate it, especially on Oxi Day. Come aboard and celebrate with us! The ceremony is free to attend and tours will begin at the conclusion of the ceremony.
During World War II, 563 Destroyer Escorts battled Nazi U-boats on the Atlantic protecting convoys of men and material. In the Pacific they stood in line to defend naval task forces from Japanese submarines and Kamikaze air attacks. Today, only one of these ships remains afloat in the United States, the USS SLATER.
Moored on the Hudson River in Albany, New York, the USS SLATER has undergone an extensive restoration that has returned the ship to her former glory. The museum offers one hour guided tours, youth group overnight camping, and a historic location to hold naval reunions.