USS Downes (DD-45) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Downes was a Cassin-class destroyer laid down on June 27, 1912 and launched on November 8, 1913. It was commissioned on February 11, 1915 under Lt. Comdr. A. W. Johnson’s command with the hull number DD-45 and served in the US Navy for 7 years until it was decommissioned on June 6, 1922. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 101 people on board and had the main missions in New York, Philadelphia, Devonport, Queenstown, Brest, Norfolk, Cuba or Newport. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 5, 1934 and sold for scrapping the same year. 

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 Downes (DD-45)

STEVEN DOUGLAS AYERS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

EURAL LARRY ARCHAMBEAULT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ROBERT ALFRED ANDERSON

91 years old

Dead