USS Bronstein (DE-189) 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 Bronstein was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on August 26, 1943 and launched on November 14, the same year. It was commissioned on December 13, 1943 under Lt. Sheldon H. Kinney’s command with the hull number DE-189 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on November 5, 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Norfolk, Azores, Casablanca, Dakar or New York. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck on May 14, 1952 and sold to Uruguay, where it was renamed Artigas. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Bronstein received 3 battle stars. 

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