Were Shunned Sailors Banished to a ‘Red Seat’ Aboard the USS Slater in Albany?
A vital and historic piece of World War II history sits in her glory, restored and anchored in the waters of Albany's Hudson River. The USS Slater DE 766 in fact, is the only ship of its kind to remain afloat in the entire USA. But until recently, nobody talked about why one of the seats inside the ship is painted red, yet all others are painted black. What's the seedy story behind the "re