Recently people have been joining me on my Sunday Walks in Downtown Albany. Typically, I walk in Albany when I'm scheduled as a tour guide on the USS Slater. A slide show and a map are detailed at this blog entry. I plan on walking on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. You can contact me at:

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

4/30/2010 & 5/2/2010 - Open Season

On Friday we had a very large group from a Performing Arts High School in Massachusetts. Things went like clock work. Nice way to start the new year.

On Sunday I gave two tours. Right after lunch on Sunday we get a large influx of visitors. I had a very large group. It was a little tough in the smaller compartments. Right behind me was a smaller group that was moving very fast. It would have been great if I could have shifted some of the members of my group to that smaller group. In any case things seemed to work out fine.

On Sunday I noticed a printout of the ammunition load of the USS Slater published on the wall in the gift shop. I thought it would be a great thing to document on the blog:

  • 3"50: 816 total, 272 rounds per gun
  • 40mm: 3,200 round - 800 clips
  • 20mm: 45,720 rounds, when clipped 762 magazines
  • Hedgehog: 288 projectiles - 12 patterns
  • Depth Charge: 143 MK 9 Charges
  • Depth Charge: 124 MK6 CHarges
  • Small Arms: 30 Cal. 1,500 Rounds
  • Small Arms: 45 Cal. 8,000 Rounds
  • Small Arms 12 Gauge Shotgun, 100 rounds

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