USS Carter (DE-112) 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 Carter was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on November 19, 1943 and launched on February 29, the next year. It was commissioned on May 3, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. F. J. T. Baker’s command with the hull number DE-112 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 10, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Jamaica, Boston, Derry, Bizerte, Maine, Bizerte, Florida or Oran. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on February 10, 1949 and transferred to the Republic of China where it was renamed Tai Chao (DE-26). For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Carter received one battle star. 

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