USS Deede (DE-263) 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 Deede was an Evarts-class destroyer escort launched on April 6, 1943. It was commissioned on July 29, the same year under Lt. Cmdr. J. W. Whaley’s command as DE-263 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on January 9, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 156 people on board and had the main missions in Boston, Pearl Harbor, Makin, Tarawa, Guadalcanal, Eniwetok, the Palaus, Iwo Jima, Ulithi or Tokyo Bay. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Deede received 6 battle stars. 

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