USS Decker (DE-47) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

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.  

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control Room
  • Pump Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

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Shipmates on USS Decker (DE-47)

JOSEPH J. ALEXANDER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES LOUIS ALGIERE

93 years old

Dead

ROBERT BOYD ALMEIDA

89 years old

Dead