USS Caldwell (DD-605) 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 Caldwell was a Benson-class destroyer launched on January 15, 1942. It was commissioned on June 10, the same year under Lt. Comdr. J. F. Newman’s command with the hull number DD-605 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on April 24, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 276 people on board and had the main missions in San Francisco, Aleutian Islands, Attu, Kiska, Tarawa, Makin, Palau, Yap, Ulithi or Woleai. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 1, 1965 and sold for scrapping in 1966. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Caldwell received 8 battle stars. 

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