During World War II 563 Destroyer Escorts battled Nazi U-Boards on the North Atlantic protecting convoys of men and supplies. In the Pacific, they stood first in line to defend naval task forces from Kamikaze attacks. Today only one remains afloat in America. Step back in time. Return to 1945 aboard USS SLATER. See how Sailors worked, hear the sounds of a living ship, touch a piece of American history, and walk the decks where hundreds of Sailors have walked before.
The fully-guided tour of the ship takes at least one hour. It will require climbing stairways and walking through tight spaces. Comfortable walking or athletic shoes and casual dress is recommended. Large bags and strollers are not permitted on the ship. Admission is charged.