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Drydock news for the USS SLATER


The Slater will be going to the Caddell Dry Dock and Repair Company shipyard on Staten Island for more work in a dry dock. The primary purpose of the visit is restoration of the mast, but the ship will be inspected below the waterline, and the hull will be repainted.

Due to the Coronavirus/Covid-19, the scheduled date to leave Snow dock in Albany has been postponed.

The work is expected to cost $700,000. $200,000 will be covered by a National Park Service Maritime Heritage Grant. We have just about completed raising the required $200,000 match. We are working to raise an additional $300,000 to fully fund the shipyard work.


view of river thrugh through rotted brace

This presentation  by Barry Witte shows how important the work is, and some of the preparations being done.