USS Earl K. Olsen (DE-765) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump Room
  • Propulsion RoomPropulsion 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 Earl K. Olsen was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on March 9, 1943 and launched on February 13, 1944. It was commissioned on April 10, 1944 under Lt. R. G. Nichols’ command with the hull number DE-765 and served in the US Navy for 10 years until it was decommissioned on February 25, 1958. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Florida, Maine, Boston, New York, the United Kingdom, Azores, Cuba, Manila or the Philippines. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List in August 1, 1972. A year later, it was sold for scrapping. 

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