USS Formoe (DE-509) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Formoe was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on January 3, 1944 and launched on April 2, the same year. It was commissioned on October 5, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. J. C. Spencer’s command as DE-509 and served in the US Navy for 10 years until it was decommissioned on February 7, 1957. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in Manus, San Diego, Lingayen, Morotai, Panay, Tarakan, Leyte, Ulithi, Hollandia, Okinawa or Newport. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1968 and sold to Portugal where it was renamed NRP Diogo-Cao F-333. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Formoe received 2 battle stars. 

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

Shipmates on USS Formoe (DE-509)

RICHARD PARIS BAKER

86 years old

Dead

EARL J. BALL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LESTER GEORGE BEAUCHAINE

91 years old

Dead

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