USS Bangust (DE- 739) 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
  • Pilot HousePilot House
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley

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Stuff You Should Know

USS Bangust was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on February 11, 1943 and launched on June 6, the same year. It was commissioned on October 30, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. Charles F. MacNish’s command with the hull number DE-739 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on November 17, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Ellice Island, Gilbert Islands, Tarawa, Kwajalein, Hollandia, Honolulu or Saipan. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred to Peru where it was renamed Castilla (D-61). For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Bangust received 11 battle stars. 

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