USS Fogg (DE/DER-57) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Fogg (DE/DER-57) was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on December 4, 1942, and launched on March 20, 1943. It was commissioned on July 7, 1943, under Lt. Comdr. Charles F. Adams’ command with the hull number DE-57 and served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on October 27, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and had its main missions in Aruba, Curacao, Algiers, Trinidad, Londonderry Port, Cherbourg, Portsmouth, Azores, and Charleston. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on April 1, 1965, and sold for scrapping several months later. Asbestos was used in the construction of many different parts of naval ships, including boilers, steam pipes, and turbines, up until the 1970s. In fact, since it was considered the "miracle mineral", it was eventually put into approximately 300 products that were part of the shipbuilding process. It was used in areas where there was a need for heat insulation and as fire protection, around boilers, engines, and pipes to protect them and keep them running at peak efficiency.

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Shipmates on USS Fogg (DE/DER-57)

Bennett L. Basore

Lowell Sheldon Bair

Charles F. Adams

Stephen D. Bennett

Fred Jay Carlson

Kenneth Gilmore Corbett Jr.

Arthur R. Hall

William H. Horton Jr.

James Pollock Jamison

Joseph Manhart

William T. Pearson

Lawrence Earl Porter

George Frederick Smith

Warren H. Seward

Harry T. Stedt

Harry Youngner