USS Bates (DE-68/APD-47) 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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USS Bates was a Buckley-class destroyer escort launched on June 6, 1943. It was commissioned on September 13, the same year under Lt. Comdr. E. H. Maher’s command with the hull number DE-68 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it sank on May 25, 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Normandy, Plymouth, New York, Brooklyn, Hawaii or Okinawa. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Bates received three battle stars.  

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