USS Bassett (APD-73) 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 Bassett was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on November 28, 1943 and launched on January 15, 1944. It was commissioned as a high-speed transport on February 23, 1945 under Lt. Comdr. Harold J. Theriault’s command with the hull number APD-73 and served in the US Navy for 8 years until it was decommissioned on November 26, 1957. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 186 men on board and it had the main missions in Norfolk, Hawaii, Eniwetok, Guam, Ulithi Atoll, Hollandia, the Philippines, Brunei or British Honduras. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 1, 1966. Later, USS Bassett was sold to Colombia where it was renamed ARC Almirante Tono (DT-04).

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