Monday, November 2, 2009

Visit a real Destroyer Escort

For the next month, people touring Albany will have the chance to tour the USS Slater, a World War II destroyer escort and the only one to remain afloat in America presently.

A Destroyer escort is a small warship that was used in World War II to protect against aircraft and small boat attacks.

During World War II, 563 destroyer escorts fought Nazi U-boats in the North Atlantic and they protected against Kamikaze attacks in the Pacific.

The USS Slater, located on the Hudson River in downtown Albany, will remain open to the public Wednesday through Sunday till Nov. 29 with hour-long guided tours. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children.

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