USS Bright (DE-747) 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 Bright was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on June 9, 1943 and launched on September 26, the same year. It was commissioned on June 30, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. William A. McMahan’s command with the hull number DE-747 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 19, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in California, Hawaii, the Marshalls, Eniwetok, Saipan, Okinawa, Pearl Harbor or Oregon. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and transferred to France where it was renamed Touareg (F721). 

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