USS Adams (DM-27) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump Room
  • Propulsion RoomPropulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot MagazinePowder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward RoomWard Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

  • Junior Officers QuartersJunior Officers Quarters
  • Sick BaySick Bay
  • Mess DeckMess Deck
  • ReeferReefer
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley


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USS Adams was a Robert H. Smith-class destroyer minelayer laid down on March 20, 1944 as DD-739 and launched on July 23, the same year as DM-27. It was commissioned on October 10, 1944 under Comdr. Henry J. Armstrong’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned in December 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 363 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Norfolk, San Diego, Oahu, Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Ulithi, Okinawa or Sasebo. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1970. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Adams received 1 battle star. 

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