USS Des Moines (CA-134) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Des Moines was a Des Moines-class heavy cruiser laid down on May 28, 1945 and launched on September 27, the following year. It was commissioned on November 16, 1948 under Capt. A. D. Chandler’s command as CA-134 and served in the US Navy for 13 years until it was decommissioned on July 6, 1961. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,799 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, Newport News, Rijeka, Dubrovnik, Newport or Lebanon. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on July 9, 1991 and used as a museum in Quincy, Massachusetts since 1993. 

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control Room
  • Pump Room
  • Propulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot Magazine
  • Turret 1
  • Ward Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

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Shipmates on USS Des Moines (CA-134)

DON ADAMS

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ADOLPH P. ALBANESE

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JAMES ALVIS APPLEGARTH

unknown age

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