USS Borie (DD-704) 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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Stuff You Should Know

USS Borie was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on February 29, 1944 as DD-704 and launched on July 4, the same year. It was commissioned on September 21, 1944 under Commander N. Adair’s command and served in the US Navy for 28 years until it was decommissioned on July 1, 1972. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Saipan, Pearl Harbor, San Diego, Korea or Vietnam. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register and transferred to Argentina the same day where it was renamed Hipolito Bouchard. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Borie received 3 battle stars and another 4 for the activity during the Korean War. 

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