USS Charles Lawrence (DE-53/APD-37) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Charles Lawrence was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on August 1, 1942 and launched on February 16, 1943. It was commissioned on May 31, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. L. S. Kintberger’s command with the hull number DE-53 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on June 21, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in the West Indian oil ports, the Northern Ireland, Pearl Harbor, Ulithi, Okinawa, Hagushi, the Pphilippines, Manus or the Inland Sea. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on September 1, 1964. One year later, on November 1965, the ship was sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Charles Lawrence received 1 battle star. 

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control Room
  • Pump Room
  • Propulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

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Shipmates on USS Charles Lawrence (DE-53/APD-37)


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