HMS Grindall (K477) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Grindall was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on April 23, 1943 and launched on June 4, the same year. It was transferred to the United Kingdom and served there for 2 years as HMS Grindall K477 until it was transferred back in the United States of America on August 20, 1945. It also served in the US Navy for a few months under Lt. Burrill D. Barker’s command until it was decommissioned on October 19, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 156 people on board. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1945 and sold for scrapping the following year. 

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control Room
  • Pump Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

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Shipmates on HMS Grindall (K477)


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