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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.

The USS Slater is scheduled to leave Snow dock in Albany on 5 July.

The work is expected to cost $700,000. $200,000 will be covered by a National Park Service Maritime Heritage Grant. We have just We are working to raise an additional $500,000 to match the grant and 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.