USS Cloues (DE-265) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump 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 Cloues was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on February 23, 1943 and launched on April 6, the same year. It was commissioned on August 10, 1943 under Cmdr. W. S. Howard’s command as DE-265 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on November 26, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Boston, Pearl Harbor, New York, Oahu, Enyu, Eniwetok, the Gilberts, Rongelap, Panama Canal or Saipan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 5, the same year and sold for scrapping in 1947. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Cloues received 3 battle stars. 

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