USS Chatelain (DE-149) 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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Stuff You Should Know

USS Chatelain was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on January 25, 1943 and launched on April 21, the same year. It was commissioned on September 22, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. J. L. Foley’s command as DE-149 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on June 14, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Texas, Derry, Charleston, Gibraltar or Casablanca. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1973 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Chatelain received 5 battle stars and a Presidential Unit Citation. 

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