USS Bache (DD-470) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Bache is a Fletcher-class destroyer laid down on November 19, 1941 and launched on July 7, 1942. It was commissioned on November 14, 1942 under Comdr. J. N. Opie’s command with the hull number DD-470 and it served in the US Navy for 26 years before it was decommissioned on March 1, 1968. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 329 people on board and had the main missions in Charleston, Halifax, Kerama Retto, Okinawa, New Guinea, Eniwetok, Iwo Jima, New Britain, Kiska or Norfolk. It was struck from the Navy List on March 1, 1968 and it was wrecked off Rhodes the same year. For the services brought to the country, USS Bache received 8 battle stars for the World War II service.

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control Room
  • Pump Room
  • Propulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

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Shipmates on USS Bache (DD-470)


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