USS Brister (DE/DER-327) 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 Brister was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on June 14, 1943 and launched on August 24, the same year. It was commissioned on November 30, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. L. H. Crosby’s command with the hull number DE-327 and served in the US Navy for 25 years until it was struck from the Navy List on September 23, 1968. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in the Far East, Korea, Japan, Italy, New York, Singapore, Charleston, Pearl Harbor, San Diego or Florida. After the striking, the ship was sold for scrapping to Chi Shun Hua Steel in Kaoshiung in 1971. 

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