USS Drexler (DD-741) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Drexler was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on April 24, 1944 and launched on September 3, the same year. It was commissioned on November 14, 1944 under Comdr. Ronald Lee Wilson’s command with the hull number DD-741 and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was sunk by a kamikaze on May 28, 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 357 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Guadalcanal, Ulithi or San Diego. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Drexler received 1 battle star. 

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 Drexler (DD-741)

EDWARD W. AKANOWICZ

Died on 05/28/1945

Dead

ROBERT AKANOWICZ

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

EDWARD R. AKENS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A