USS SLATER celebrates Navy Birthday

Contributed photoJoin us in celebrating the U.S. Navy’s 246th birthday at 9 a.m. Oct. 13. All are welcome as USS SLATER’s Volunteer of the Year, Charles Starks, is honored by the Capital Region Chief Petty Officers Association. All U.S. Navy Veterans can tour USS SLATER with no admission fee in celebration. Tours will begin at the conclusion of the ceremony. Admission is charged for tours of USS SLATER. Adults, $9; seniors, $8; children, $7; children under 5, free. USS SLATER, the last Destroyer Escort afloat in America, is open to the public for her 24th season in Albany. Guided tours start every 30 minutes. No reservations are required. USS SLATER is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday through Nov. 28. The ship is located in Downtown Albany at the intersection of Broadway and Quay Street.

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