USS Barton (DD-722) 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 Barton was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on May 24, 1943 as DD-722 and launched on October 10, the same year. It was commissioned on December 30, 1943 under Commander J. W. Callahan’s command and served in the US Navy for 25 years until it was decommissioned on September 30, 1968. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Cherbourg, Korea, Plymouth, Japan, Norfolk or Nova Scotia. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register and sunk as a target. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Barton received 6 battle stars and 2 for Korea. 

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