USS Decker (DE-47) 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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Stuff You Should Know

USS Decker was an Evarts-class destroyer escort launched as BDE-47 on July 24, 1942. It was commissioned instead as USS Decker on March 4, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. A. B. Adams’ command as DE-47 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on August 28, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Newport, Galveston, Norfolk, Casablanca, Bizerte, Oran, Palermo or Charleston. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold to Republic of China the same year where it was renamed ROCS Tai Ping F-22. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Decker received 3 medals and one service star.  

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