The U.S.S. Slater, DE 776, is a World War Two destroyer escort that has been converted into a museum attraction. It is moored on the Broadway Waterfront at the foot of Madison Avenue. It is open for tours from April-November, Wednesday-Sunday, 10 AM-4 PM, for a small fee. It is the last remaining of these types of naval vessels afloat in the USA. They were mainly used to protect merchant and supply convoys from enemy submarines but were too slow and lightly armed for main naval fleet work. It carried depth charges in stern racks and side throwers, hedgehog mortars, 20mm & 40mm AA guns and three 3" guns.