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The Newsletter of the USS SLATER's Volunteers

By Timothy C. Rizzuto, Executive Director



Vol. 17 No. 06, June 2014 Out of the Drydock and Back in Albany
Vol. 17 No. 05, May 2014 Almost Done, Cliff Woltz, Twins, Thanks Ed!
Vol. 17 No. 04, April 2014 The Joys of Ship Yard Life!
Vol. 17 No. 03, March 2014 Off to Staten Island and into the drydock!
Vol. 17 No. 02, February 2014 Still Stuck, RIP Sam Saylor, Capital Region Gives Campaign
Vol. 17 No. 01, January 2014 It's Winter & We Don't Care, Treasure in B2, Life Rafts

Vol. 16 No. 12, December 2013 First Albany Winter, Dry-Docking Update, Moving the Stuff
Vol. 16 No. 11, November 2013 If it's December it must be Winter Fund time!
Vol. 16 No. 10, October 2013 Michigan Crew Back at Work, Navy Birthday Celebration, Life raft Road trip
Vol. 16 No. 9, September 2013 Tim & Ron Visit Niagara Falls, DESA Convention, Dave Hard at Work
Vol. 16 No. 8, August 2013 Poor Suffering Executive Director, Paint Tipping,
Vol. 16 No. 7, July 2013 Leo, Rocky, Lots and Lots of Work, RIP Mike Zarem
Vol. 16 No. 6, June 2013 Radio Day, DE Day, The Ship Just keeps Getting Better, Thongs
Vol. 16 No. 5, May 2013 Michigan, HUSE, Memorial Day
Vol. 16 No. 4, April 2013 Heather's Big Adventure, Open For Tours, Returning & New Guides
Vol. 16 No. 3, March 2013 Tanner, USCGC KATHERINE WALKER, Heading Home, Almost Ready to Open
Vol. 16 No. 2, February 2013 The Galley, The Heather, The Long Drive, The Waterfront
Vol. 16 No. 1, January 2013 Daydreaming, Winter Fund, Galley Mess, Clark's Rampage

Vol. 15 No. 12, December 2012 Pearl Harbor Day, Winter Berth, Goodbye to Two Longtime Volunteers
Vol. 15 No. 11, November 2012 Veteran's Day, Marines, Sleepovers, DC Power, Bright Lights
Vol. 15 No. 10, October 2012 Volunteer Appreciation, Navy Birthday Celebration, Fall Work Week
Vol. 15 No. 9, September 2012 Tim's Big Adventure, Radio Gang, The Work Goes On
Vol. 15 No. 8, August 2012 Honoring Dan Goldstein, Remembering Former Shipmates
Vol. 15 No. 7, July 2012 Work on Every Part of the Ship Continues
Vol. 15 No. 6, June 2012 Historic Ships Radio Weekend, DE Day, Diving
Vol. 15 No. 5, May 2012 Michigan and HUSE field Days, Memorial Day
Vol. 15 No. 4, April 2012 Open For Tours, Admiral Visit, Engine Room Opening, Bye Liz
Vol. 15 No. 3, March 2012 Dawn Move, Messdeck Finishing Touches, Ship Shape Overnight
Vol. 15 No. 2, February 2012 Winter Has Arrived, One Month to Opening, Welcome Back Guides
Vol. 15 No. 1, January 2012 Budget & Staff Cuts, Messy Messdeck, New Help

Vol. 14 No. 12, December 2011 It's Winter Again, Trustee Changes, Pearl Harbor Day
Vol. 14 No. 11, November 2011 Veteran's Day, Marine Birthday, The Ladder Incident
Vol. 14 No. 10, October 2011 Reenlisting, Tour Season Nearly Over, Navy Birthday
Vol. 14 No. 9, September 2011 One Date, On The Road, Michigan, Radio Problems
Vol. 14 No. 8, August 2011 Hull Preservation Fund, HuffDuff, High Water
Vol. 14 No. 7, July 2011 Hull Preservation Fund
Vol. 14 No. 6, June 2011 Radio Chatter, DE Day, Active Navy Onboard
Vol. 14 No. 5, May 2011 Technophobia, HUSE Crew, Education Update
Vol. 14 No. 4, April 2011 Open For Tours, Spring Projects, Michigan Crew Hard at Work
Vol. 14 No. 3, March 2011 Finishing Winter Work, Back to Albany, Bye Katie & Hi Heather
Vol. 14 No. 2, February 2011 On the Beach, Electronics, Work Continues, New Tour Guides
Vol. 14 No. 1, January 2011 88 And Counting, Engineroom Work, Over On The Albany Side

Vol. 13 No. 12, December 2010 Oh Joy, Snow and Ice, Volunteer Lunch, Work and More Work
Vol. 13 No. 11, November 2010 Hey, Let's Head Down River, The British Are Coming!
Vol. 13 No. 10, October 2010 It's Winter Fund Time, Recap of the Year
Vol. 13 No. 9, September 2010
USS ALBANY Reunion, New Radio Aboard, Michigan Field Week
Vol. 13 No. 8, August 2010 Wanna Be a Chief?, Work and Tours Continue, Tour Guide Extraordinaire
Vol. 13 No. 7, July 2010 Dr. Martin Davis and the SLATER Story
Vol. 13 No. 6, June 2010 Slater Crew Reunion, DE Day, Fantail Shade, Air Show
Vol. 13 No. 5, May 2010 Michigan Crew, Hull Painting, Key Bank, Book Signing
Vol. 13 No. 4, April 2010 Back In Albany, New Mooring, USS Huse Work Crew
Vol. 13 No. 3, March 2010 Mooring Piles, Getting Ready For Spring, Farewell Stan
Vol. 13 No. 2, February 2010 Dolphins, Endless Jobs, Hi Linda
Vol. 13 No. 1, January 2010 Collectors Collecting Stuff, Buh-Bye Eric


Vol. 12 No. 12, December 2009 Reefer Deck... Almost Done?, Winter Agin, John Bartko
Vol. 12 No. 11, November 2009 The Daily Routine, Veterans Day, Winter Fund
Vol. 12 No. 10, October 2009 Navy Birthday, Drillin' Dave, Almost Winter
Vol. 12 No. 9, September 2009 Visitors From All Over
Vol. 12 No. 8, August 2009 Navy Crew for a Day, Getting Our Clocks Cleaned
Vol. 12 No. 7, July 2009 USS GAGE and Her Treasure
Vol. 12 No. 6, June 2009 Lots of Engine Room WorK, DE Day, Radio Report
Vol. 12 No. 5, May 2009 Michigan Crew, LSM-45, John Finn, Slater Reunion, Movie Time
Vol. 12 No. 4, April 2009 Open For Another Season, USS HUSE Crew,
Vol. 12 No. 3, March 2009 My Friend Ed Zajkowski Thinks I'm a Bore, Camels, Moving
Vol. 12 No. 2, February 2009 Winter Continues And So Does The Restoration Work
Vol. 12 No. 1, January 2009 Winterfund Thanks, Forward Head, Depth Charge Pistols


Vol. 11 No. 12, December 2008 Another Move South, Pulling Camels, And Of Course Winter Fund
Vol. 11 No. 11, November 2008 November Again, Whale Boat Raising, Ceremonies
Vol. 11 No. 10, October 2008 Michigan Fall Field Day, Navy Birthday, Volunteer Dinner
Vol. 11 No. 9, September 2008 Back to Work, Final Trip to GAGE, DESA Convention
Vol. 11 No. 8, August 2008 Movie Production
Vol. 11 No. 7, July 2008 Dave!
Vol. 11 No. 6, June 2008 Whaleboat Returns, DE DAY, Working On Sonar
Vol. 11 No. 5, May 2008 USS HUSE, Memorial Day, Visitors From Japan
Vol. 11 No. 4, April 2008 Return to Albany and Michigan Field Week
Vol. 11 No. 3, March 2008 Finishing Up Winter Work, Spring Cleaning, Made In Japan
Vol. 11 No. 2, February 2008 Forward Head, GAGE parts, Reefer Deck
Vol. 11 No. 1, January 2008 Winter Tour of Work in Progress


Vol. 10 No. 12, December 2007 Moving, Camels, Movies, Winter Work Begins, Lack Of Grants
Vol. 10 No. 11, November 2007 Winter Fund, Ten Years in Albany, Veteran's Day, Hard Hat Tours
Vol. 10 No. 10, October 2007 Michigan Crew, PortFest, New Engine Room Door
Vol. 10 No. 9, September 2007 DESA Convention, The Mysterious Missing Whaleboat, Farewell George Erwin
Vol. 10 No. 8, August 2007 Paint, Depth Charge Racks, Engine Room Deck Plate
Vol. 10 No. 7, July 2007 PBS Filming, Welding, CIC
Vol. 10 No. 6, June 2007 HUSE Crew, James River Trip, Ceremonies
Vol. 10 No. 5, May 2007 Michigan Work Week, SLATER Reunion, New TV
Vol. 10 No. 4, April 2007 Radar Goes Up, Camel Go In, Ship Goes Up River
Vol. 10 No. 3, March 2007 Mast Wrap, Finishing Touches Aft, Spring Cleanup, Tour Guides Return
Vol. 10 No. 2, February 2007 Winter Work Continues, Fundraising, Battle of the Atlantic
Vol. 10 No. 1, January 2007 Winter Fund, Aft Passageway, CIC


Vol. 9 No. 12, December 2006 The Winter Move, RPI NROTC Lends a Hand, Aft Renovation
Vol. 9 No. 11, November 2006 Carrier Visit, Veteran's Day, Winter Fund
Vol. 9 No. 10, October 2006Michigan Crew, John Finn, Lots And Lots Of Paint
Vol. 9 No. 9, September 2006Heating Repairs, Ship Reunions, DESA Convention, What is the DEHM?
Vol. 9 No. 8, August 2006 HALF MOON Visit, More Spare Parts, More Gun Restoration, Happy Birthday Bob!
Vol. 9 No. 7, July 2006 Bit Of A Flood, Treasure Hunting
Vol. 9 No. 6, June 2006 Shipyard or Disney?, Gun Restoration, DE Day, Dry Chemical Is Better.
Vol. 9 No. 5, May 2006 Michigan And HUSE Crews, Tim's Awesome Adventure.
Vol. 9 No. 4, April 2006 Returning To Albany, Ghost Fleet Visit
Vol. 9 No. 3, March 2006 Painting Winds Down, Sonar Goes Up, Engineer Pirate Expedition
Vol. 9 No. 2, February 2006 Fire Cleanup, Replacing Damaged Cables, Ammo Delivery
Vol. 9 No. 1, January 2006 Fire


Vol. 8 No. 12, December 2005 Moving South For The Winter And All The Thrills That Go With It!
Vol. 8 No. 11, November 2005 Slater Mission, Work Continues, Midshipmen Help Out, Whaleboat High and Dry
Vol. 8 No. 10, October 2005 Michigan Crew, Beth Returns, Damage Control, Farewell To Three Crew Members
Vol. 8 No. 9, September 2005 Whaleboat Crew, Kira Got Married, Emergency Diesel Generator Update
Vol. 8 No. 8, August 2005 Sailing Down The Hudson, Working On The Harvey, Working On The Slater
Vol. 8 No. 7, July 2005 Don Martin: 45 Day Onboard, Lots Of New Volunteers, BOOM!
Vol. 8 No. 6, June 2005 Memorial Day, DE Day, Fort Orange Club Dinner, Quick Whale Boat Ride
Vol. 8 No. 5, May 2005 Michigan Crew, Slater Crew Reunion
Vol. 8 No. 4, April 2005 Back In Albany, James River Trip
Vol. 8 No. 3, March 2005 Refurbished Galley, Welcome The Third Eric, Tour Guides And Crew Prepare For The Move Back To Albany
Vol. 8 No. 2, February 2005 Galley Work Continues, New Battle Lanterns, Laundry Chipping
Vol. 8 No. 1, January 2005 So, How Cold Is It?


Vol. 7 No. 12, December 2004 In Memory of Bart Brake
Vol. 7 No. 11, November 2004 Whale Boat Safely Aboard, Tims Great Adventure, Winter Fund
Vol. 7 No. 10, October 2004 Change of Command Ceremony, Riddle Reefer, Volunteer Appreciation Night, Michigan Crew
Vol. 7 No. 9, September 2004 DESA Convention, Slater Family Visit, Key Bank Volunteers, Tour Guide EXTRAORDINARE
Vol. 7 No. 8, August 2004 John J. Harvey Visit, Accommodatiom Ladder in Place, Hull Painting
Vol. 7 No. 7, July 2004 DE Day, Slater Banquet, Whaleboat Hits The Waves
Vol. 7 No. 6, June 2004 USS Huse Crew, Siena College', August Painting Plans
Vol. 7 No. 5, May 2004 Sixty Years Young, Michigan Crew, K-Gun Firing
Vol. 7 No. 4, April 2004 Camels, Moving, Opening Day, Crawlin' in the Bilges and Singin' a Song!
Vol. 7 No. 3, March 2004 Dick Smith Retires, Spring Cleaning, Who Walked on My Wet Paint?
Vol. 7 No. 2, February 2004 Question of the Month: Where's Sheedy?
Vol. 7 No. 1, January 2004 Move to Winter Berthing, Battle Of The Camels, Winter Work Schedule


Vol. 6 No. 12, December 2003 Winter Wonderland, Parts and More Parts, Ready to Move but Nowhere to Go!
Vol. 6 No. 11, November 2003 Lynn and Greg, USS MCNULTY, Hoisting The Whaleboat, Coffee Crisis, Winter Fund.
Vol. 6 No. 10, October 2003 Michigan Crew, Book Signing, Whaleboat Cruise.
Vol. 6 No. 9, September 2003 Go west young man, 'Done by June' gangway installed, Every good resort has SCUBA diving.
Vol. 6 No. 8, August 2003 Fireboat Harvey visits, DE reunions, shore facility update.
Vol. 6 No. 7, July 2003 $10,000 Donation, Whale Boat Launch, When Pigs Fly, Gun Restoration.
Vol. 6 No. 6, June 2003 DE Day, HAM Radio, Gun Restoration, Shore Facilities.
Vol. 6 No. 5, May 2003 Slater Crew Reunion, Two Work Crews, Captains Funeral.
Vol. 6 No. 4, April 2003 Moving The Ship.
Vol. 6 No. 3, March 2003 APD Cavallaro Parts, Forward Crew's Berthing Wrapup, Cleanup Time, James River Trip.
Vol. 6 No. 2, February 2003 Still More Snow! Weekday Crew Mutiny, Man The Pumps, Want To Live Onboard? Sounds Like The Real Thing
Vol. 6 No. 1, January 2003 Snow, More Snow, Cold, 60 Year Old Welder, Engineers Duke It Out, More Snow.


Vol. 5 No. 12, December 2002 Crew Performs Emergency Operation, Pearl Harbor Day, Move to Winter Berthing
Vol. 5 No. 11, November 2002 The year is winding down and it sure is getting cold!
Vol. 5 No. 10, October 2002 DESA Convention, Trailer update, Volunteer party.
Vol. 5 No. 9, September 2002 Michigan crew returns, Monmouth College Students visit, lots of spare parts, Change of command ceremony.
Vol. 5 No. 8, August 2002 Participation in Hudson River Way dedication, Fireboat JOHN J HARVEY visit, USS SWEARER reunion, Gun 1 free, Computerized Bosun's pipes.
Vol. 5 No. 7, July 2002 I.Roy Coats, RETURN OF THE WHALEBOAT, Radio WW2DEM, Museum Progress, Trailer Progress.
Vol. 5 No. 6, June 2002 Tour Guides, Lost DE Day, Trailer Progress, Mailing List Purge Call
Vol. 5 No. 5, May 2002 Michigan DESA Work Week, N.Illinois DESA Work Week, First Reunions, Engine turn-overs.
Vol. 5 No. 4, April 2002 Annual Move Back to Albany.
Vol. 5 No. 3, March 2002 Winter Work final push, tour guides orientation.
Vol. 5 No. 2, February 2002 Winter Work, Mid-Winter Fund Drive, More APD-128 USS CAVALLO photographs.
Vol. 5 No. 1, January 2002 James River Trip, Winter Work starts, APD-128 USS CAVALLO found in Korea.


Vol. 4 No. 12, December 2001 Pearl Harbor Day, Move to Winter Berth.
Vol. 4 No. 11, November 2001 Last Tour Days, Board Meeting, Winter move planned.
Vol. 4 No. 10, October 2001 Michigan DESA visit, Volunteer Party, J.P. Agnew Services.
Vol. 4 No. 9, September 2001 WTC Reactions, Whaleboat Move, USNR Albany Change of Command.
Vol. 4 No. 8, August 2001 JOHN J. HARVEY visit, State Education Charter.
Vol. 4 No. 7, July 2001 Sea Cadets, Capt's Family Visits, Endowment Plan.
Vol. 4 No. 6, June 2001 USS SLATER Reunion, DE Day.
Vol. 4 No. 5, May 2001 SPRING MOVE, DECO visit, USS DAVIS/USS RUBEN JAMES/USS CRONIN reunions, Michigan DESA and N.Illinois DESA work weeks.
Vol. 4 No. 4, April 2001 2001 OPENING !
Vol. 4 No. 3, March 2001 FINAL SPRING PUSH !
Vol. 4 No. 2, February 2001 WINTER WORK
Vol. 4 No. 1, January 2001 WINTER WORK


Vol. 3 No. 12, December 2000 SHIP'S MOVE, START OF WINTER WORK
Vol. 3 No. 11, November 2000 SEASONS GREETING, WRAP-UP, FUTURE PLANS
Vol. 3 No. 10, October 2000 MOTOR WHALEBOAT RETURNS
Vol. 3 No. 9, September 2000 DESA CONVENTION
Vol. 3 No. 8, August 2000 VOLUNTEER's REVENGE ISSUE
Vol. 3 No. 7, July 2000 RADIO EVENT
Vol. 3 No. 6, June 2000 DE DAY
Vol. 3 No. 5, May 2000 HULL PAINTING
Vol. 3 No. 4, April 2000
Vol. 3 No. 3, March 2000
Vol. 3 No. 2, February 2000
Vol. 3 No. 1, January 2000


Vol. 2 No. 12, December 1999
Vol. 2 No. 11, November 1999
Vol. 2 No. 10, October 1999
Vol. 2 No. 9, September 1999
Reunion on Deck: Times Union article, 30 SEP 99.
Vol. 2 No. 8, August 1999
Vol. 2 No. 7, July 1999
Vol. 2 No. 6, June 1999
Vol. 2 No. 5, May 1999

Dozens Tour Ship: Rain mars opening of destroyer escort display in Albany, Gazette 20 April 99.
Warship Opening for Tours: Limited visits aboard restored USS Slater begin Sunday at port, Gazette 15 April 99.
Yes, Indeed, Our Ship has Come In: The USS 'Slater' is seen as the anchor for a revitalized waterfront, Times Union 27 Oct 97.