USS Allen M. Sumner (DD-692) 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 Allen M. Sumner was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on July 7, 1943 as DD-692 and launched on December 15, the same year. It was commissioned on January 26, 1944 under Commander Norman J. Sampson’s command and served in the US Navy for 29 years until it was decommissioned on August 15, 1973. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Norfolk, Luzon, San Pedro, Saipan, San Diego, Korea or Vietnam. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Allen M. Sumner received 2 battle stars, one battle star for the activity during the Korean War and another 2 for the Vietnam War. 

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