USS Bostwick (DE-103) 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 Bostwick was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on February 6, 1943 and launched on August 30, the same year. It was commissioned on December 1, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. John H. Church’s command with the hull number DE-103 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on April 30, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Bizerte, Maine, the West Indies, Azores, Iceland, New London, Rhode Island or Florida. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on February 10, 1949 and sold to China where it was renamed Tai Hu (DE-25). For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Bostwick received 2 battle stars and many awards. 

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