USS Corbesier (DE-438) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Corbesier was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on November 4, 1943 and launched on February 13, the following year. It was commissioned on March 31, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. W. B. Porter’s command as DE-438 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on July 2, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Guam, Manus, Ulithi, Okinawa, Kossol Roads or Eniwetok. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1972 and sold for scrapping in 1973. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Corbesier received 2 battle stars. 

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 Corbesier (DE-438)


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