USS Bates (DE-68/APD-47) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

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.  

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

Shipmates on USS Bates (DE-68/APD-47)

KENT JOSEPH ALLEN

65 years old

Dead

VIRGIL LEROY ADAMS

Died on 05/25/1945

Dead

RICHARD LOWELL ACHORN

90 years old

Dead

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