USS Carroll (DE-171) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Carroll (DE-171) was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on January 30, 1943, and launched on June 21, the same year. It was commissioned on October 24, 1943, under Lt. Comdr. F. W. Kuhn’s command with the hull number DE-171 and served in the U.S. Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on June 19, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had its main missions in Norfolk, Gibraltar, Bizerte, Algeria, Maine, San Diego, Eniwetok, Saipan, Ulithi, and Palau Islands. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1965, and sold for scrapping the following year. Asbestos-containing materials can be inadvertently damaged in any number of ways. Any activity that involves drilling, cutting, sawing, breaking, moving, or otherwise disturbing or damaging asbestos-containing materials can release asbestos fibers into the air. These fibers may be inhaled and accumulate in the lungs, where they trigger the cell mutations that lead to the development of cancer. Each asbestos mineral type is carcinogenic.

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Shipmates on USS Carroll (DE-171)