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

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. 

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 Earl K. Olsen (DE-765)

HAROLD LEE AUSTIN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

GEORGE ROSS CARMICHAEL JR

86 years old

Dead

DERWENT DALE CARTMELL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A