|USS Slater, Albany, NY|
The USS Slater (DE 766) is a World War II destroyer escort that is moored on the Hudson river in Albany, NY (http://www.ussslater.org/). She was built by the Tampa Shipbuilding Company in Florida and launched in February 1944.
Her purpose was to help fight and win the battle of the Atlantic that raged from the start of the war in 1939 until its conclusion in 1945. She was designed and equipped to sink Nazi U-boats.
Feared the German U-boat menace
|Depth charge - Could be adjusted to explode at 300 feet below the surface|
The Slater was also armed with 40mm Bofors guns which were used as anti-aircraft weapons. In the Norway chapter of America Invades we relate an anecdote about the Swedish designed Bofors guns...
|Bofors 40 mm gun, USS Slater, Albany, NY|
|Crown Princess Martha of Norway|
The Slater today is supported by a private charitable organization which receives no support from the US or local government. You can support its mission of remembrance by donating here...https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=5lsMk-fbTBNV0fYnqDCBI_vNyEpxqYRAnu81K1NqVtLpQSJQPZDV_uIOySa&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8d64ad11bbf4d2a5a1a0d303a50933f9b2
|Italy Invades the USS Slater|
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