One major difference between the USS Slater, DE-766 and other historical ships is that she no longer is owned by the Navy. She belongs to you (Navy veterans) and to history! She receives no government funding. Yet, she is one of the best and most completely restored ships in the country. She is a tribute to the sweat, elbow grease and dedication of the Navy vets that crew her! She is a proud memorial to all who served on her decks and those that sacrificed for our freedom.

  Her success has been possible by the small contributions and tours that fund her continuing to be a "living" museum. Since every little bit counts (a sailor can do a lot with $5,000), you can help contribute by just voting for her in a local funding program. The Albany, NY newspaper has a program that annually awards money to worthy causes. The USS Slater has made it the final round this year.

   All you need to do is visit the link and vote! Since she is scheduled to head to the shipyard for hull repairs next week. She can use all the funding that can be found!

  So, help your shipmates keep chipping and painting and VOTE!

You would also be helping bring her one step closer to "haze gray and underway again! OK, maybe not Haze Gray! But, how about Measure 32?


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  • Congrats to the Slater and the vets that voted for her!!

  • BZ all! We pulled it out at the last moment! We went over the top with just a 29 vote difference! (30,324 for Slater)

    So as far as I am concerned, it was the Navy vets here that enabled the win!

    Thank you shipmates!


    All hands man your PC, your I-pad, Your smart phone or what ever you got!

    We are down to the last 5 hours! We slipped to 3rd this morning. But, regained a tenuous 1st!

    The salvos from the opposing forces are coming at us furiously! So, save your ship and vote! again!

  • Thanks Doug! You're definitely a "connected" person!

    Yet, we just fell back into second place!  This is going to be a tough fight to outdo the food pantry!

    Geez, who needs food if you have a ship! It is a little disconcerting going up against other charitable causes that are deserving! But when it comes to the ship, I can live with it!

  • Jim,
    Just got you 5 votes (iPhone, iPad, work laptop, home PC, and wife's PC)
  • Voted also...we are back in first place but not by much...about 2 percentage points....need everyone to pitch in and vote for us...doesn't hurt or cost anything...need all the help we can get !

  • Thanks PO1 Gibney! We have 24 hours left and it has bounced back an forth!

  • Voted, then looked at results.  Looks like we're back in 1st place!

  • We've slipped to 3rd place and need your help!

    You can vote from each platform (PC, tablet, smart phone and from different computers)

  • All hands on deck!! All you have to do is vote! She's your ship! Be a part of her veteran crew!

    You can add a vote from each platform, your PC, tablet, smart phone and etc!

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