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    Destroyer Escort Historical Museum, USS Slater (DE-766)

    I promised Rusty that I would stop invading his BB threads and create another for the Slater! The smaller "trim but deadly" ships of WW2!
    These are some of the interior shots. Though she is 90% restored, there are still a few compartments in process. These are just a few representative views and I will take requests! Just forget about me heading into the bilge spaces!
    The last picture I intend to post will be her pulling away from the dock and leaving a wake at her bow and stern!
    CIC
    Attachment 27229

    Wardroom (Only the Admiral and the rest of the brass get to eat here! The rest of us use the enlisted's mess!)
    Attachment 27223
    Birthday party for John Finn held in 09 (That's our 2 star seated to the left)
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    B3 Control Panel (Re-done inside and out)
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    Main Generator Engine (started up and run last month)
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    The Chief's (probably the most used space on the ship!)
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    Gyro room
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    Thank you ....

    Navy Doc,

    I appreciate the efforts of your crew to get a DE up and running.
    Especially the below deck illustrations which only the lucky few get to view.
    May you ship always sail the Hudson in peace. And please keep those picture coming.

    ( Hint.... the photos of the main and secondary guns?, or the bridge, ship's profile, close up of the bow & stern)
    We anxious thread dwellers can be very easy to please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyDoc View Post
    The Chief's (probably the most used space on the ship!)
    Attachment 27233
    Can't fit many Goats in there.
    Its called Tourist Season. So why can't we shoot them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Grape View Post
    Can't fit many Goats in there.
    On any Monday morning you'll find several ol goats, the Admiral and a few of us lesser PO's waiting for that little red light on the coffee maker to light up! But, that just leaves room for all the stories!

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    For Blidge, per request!
    Number 1 and 2, 3"/50's from the flying bridgeAttachment 27237

    I prefer this one of her number 3 gun
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    The Bridge
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    Actually, even better than the pic, click the below link and it will take you directly to a Panoramic on which you can zoom and pan the Bridge!
    Untitled Document

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    Outstanding!!!
    “We had been hopelessly labouring to plough waste lands; to make nationality grow in a place full of the certainty of God… Among the tribes our creed could be only like the desert grass – a beautiful swift seeming of spring; which, after a day’s heat, fell dusty.”
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    That is so cool......

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyDoc View Post
    Actually, even better than the pic, click the below link and it will take you directly to a Panoramic on which you can zoom and pan the Bridge!
    Untitled Document
    Fantastic omni vision view !!!

    Is this feature available for the whole DE ?

    Are those real Ma-Dueces fastened to the Starboard bulkhead ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blidgepump View Post
    Fantastic omni vision view !!!

    Is this feature available for the whole DE ?

    Are those real Ma-Dueces fastened to the Starboard bulkhead ?
    They are indeed "Ma-Dueces"! We have a couple that have been set up to use propane for simulated firing!
    I think about 1/2 the ship has panoramic links. I'll start from the top down. I'll break them up a bit since the tour could be a little bit much for one shot! We don't want to wear out any of our senior shipmates!
    Flying Bridge
    Untitled Document

    CIC
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    Capt's Qrtrs
    http://www.ussslater.org/tour/decks/...panoramic.html

    Radio Shack
    http://www.ussslater.org/tour/decks/...panoramic.html

    Officer's country
    http://www.ussslater.org/tour/decks/...panoramic.html

    Ward Room
    http://www.ussslater.org/tour/decks/...panoramic.html

    Galley
    http://www.ussslater.org/tour/decks/...panoramic.html

    That about covers the superstructure. In the next post of links we'll go below decks to the First Platform!

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    Excellent presentation

    These types of tours certainly provide for even a more detailed study of a naval warship than a walking tour ( where you are exposed to too much visual stuff in a short period of time)


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    I love these panoramic shots. Now did my eyes notice a couple of sound power phone caps with broken ball chain not attached to them. I constantly have people breaking these on the bridge of the Hornet which is why I have a 25ft. supply of #8 brass ball chain...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbm3fan View Post
    I love these panoramic shots. Now did my eyes notice a couple of sound power phone caps with broken ball chain not attached to them. I constantly have people breaking these on the bridge of the Hornet which is why I have a 25ft. supply of #8 brass ball chain...
    You did? Where? Tell me and they will be checked and repaired! We can't have that!

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    OK, now we will climb down the ladder to the first platform and the engineering spaces!

    Forward berthing area
    http://www.ussslater.org/tour/decks/...panoramic.html

    Enlisted's Mess
    http://www.ussslater.org/tour/decks/...panoramic.html

    B3 Engine Room upper
    Untitled Document

    B3 Engine Room lower
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    B4 Motor Room upper
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    B4 Motor Room lower
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    Just stumbled upon this while looking up whats new about the Slater on the web. So thought - Why not share my own picutres from the Slater!
    USS Slater pictures by qaz14595 - Photobucket Along with four Sub-albums of four other days of work onboard

    A video of the Ships service generator running I recorded
    Along with a more steady video of it running form another volunteer - (Im the young one who can be seen climbing the ladder 1:44)
    Final a video I created with various before & affter pictures of most of the major compartments onboard -

    (P.S Not trying to take over your thread! haha )

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