Phase 1 New York City 1993-1997

Phase 1 New York City 1993-1997 (HMXI1)

Location: Albany, NY 12202 Albany County
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N 42° 38.553', W 73° 44.993'

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When the USS Slater returned from Greece to dock at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City on August 27, 1993, the state of the ship was appalling.
The first goal was to survey the condition of the ship and develop a plan of action. Based on its condition upon arrival, a restoration target date of June 1, 1945 was established. A survey was made of each compartment and all of the items necessary to restore the ship were listed. The corroded exterior, Greek alterations and nearly gutted interior spaces would prove to be the most immediate challenges for the volunteers.
Restoration of the ship began in earnest by the members of the Statue of Liberty Chapter of the Destroyer Escort Sailors Association, augmented by volunteers from the Connecticut and New Jersey Chapters. They began to project by removing many of the Greek modifications and scaling the paint off all of the topside areas. Major accomplishments during this time included removal of the cover over the flying bridge, restoration of the ship's electrical systems and low pressure air system, as well as restoration of the pilothouse, wardroom and interior passageways. In addition, an incredible amount of paint chipping was accomplished and the entire exterior of the ship was repainted.
HM NumberHMXI1
Placed ByDestroyer Escort Historical Museum
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 11:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 602484 N 4721879
Decimal Degrees42.64255000, -73.74988333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 38.553', W 73° 44.993'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 38' 33.18" N, 73° 44' 59.58" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10 Mohawk Hudson Hike Bike Trail, Albany NY 12202, US
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