USS Chester T. O’Brien (DE-421) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Chester T. O’Brien was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on January 21, 1944 and launched on February 29, the same year. It was commissioned on July 3, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. R. D. White’s command as DE-421 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on February 21, 1959. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Norfolk, Manus, Palau, San Pedro, Newport or Zamboanga. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1972 and sold for scrapping in 1974. 

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 Chester T. O’Brien (DE-421)

JOHN WADE BLANKENSHIP JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HERMAN CARL BRETT JR

90 years old

Dead

FRANKLIN PEREGRIN CALVERT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

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