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USS Slater (DE-766)

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USS Slater (DE-766)
Cannon-class destroyer escort

USSSlaterwaslaid downon 9 March 1943, she was christened on 20 Feb 1944 by Lenora Slater, mother of Frank Olga Slater andlaunchedon 20 February 1944. The ship wascommissionedon 1 May 1944. She was built at the Tampa Shipbuilding Company inTampa, Florida.[​4]

After a shakedown cruise nearBermudain June 1944,Slaterwas sent toKey Westwhere she served as a target ship and a sonar school ship. In the latter part of 1944,Slaterescorted two convoys to theUnited Kingdom. She continued serving in this capacity from January 1945 until May 1945.

When the war in Europe ended,Slaterheaded to the Pacific, stopping atGuantanamo BayandPanama. She went through thePanama Canalon 28 June 1945 and stopped atSan Diegobefore sailing toPearl Harbor. From there she joined Task Unit 33.2.4 atManilain September and escorted it toYokohama.Slaterengaged in support operations in the Pacific through the remainder of the year. She made another passage through the Canal on her way toNorfolkfor deactivation.Slaterwas placed in the reserve fleet atGreen Cove Springs, Floridain 1947.

Greek service

For other ships with the same name, seeGreek ship Aetos.
On 1 March 1951, Slater was transferred to the Hellenic Navy under the Truman Doctrine, and renamed Aetos ("Eagle") (D01). Along with three other Cannon-class ships, she made up what was known as the "Wild Beasts" Flotilla. The ship did patrol duty in the eastern Aegean and the Dodecanese and also served as a training vessel for naval cadets.[​5] Aetos was decommissioned in 1991, and Greece donated the ship to the Destroyer Escort Sailors Association.

General characteristics
Class and type:Cannon-class destroyer escort
Displacement:1,240 long tons (1,260 t)
Length:306 ft (93 m)
Beam:36 ft 8 in (11.18 m)
Draft:8 ft 9 in (2.67 m)
Speed:21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)
Range:10,800 nmi (20,000 km; 12,400 mi) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement:15 officers, 201 enlisted

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USS Slater (DE-766) Minecraft Map
USS Slater (DE-766) Minecraft Map
USS Slater (DE-766) Minecraft Map

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Update #1 : by Sketchzi 12/21/2019 8:39:21 amDec 21st, 2019

Updated to latest standard
  • Reworked superstructure, amidship superstructure are now lower
  • Reworked bridge
  • Tweaked bow
  • Updated armament
  • Added tons of detail

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