USS Chambers (DE-391) 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 Chambers was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on May 28, 1943 and launched on August 17, the same year. It was commissioned on November 22, 1943 under Comdr. H. A. Loughlin’s command with the hull number DE-391 and served in the US Navy for 17 years until it was decommissioned on June 20, 1960. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, San Pedro, Pearl Harbor, New York, New Bedford, Newfoundland, Newport or Florida. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 1, 1975 and sold for scrapping the same year. 

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