USS Forster (DE-334) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Forster was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on August 31, 1943 and launched on November 13, the same year. It was commissioned on January 25, 1944 with the hull number DE-334 and served in the US Navy for 27 years until it was decommissioned on September 25, 1971. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold to South Vietnam where it was renamed RVNS Tran Khanh Du HQ-04 and, subsequently, to the Republic of Vietnam where it was renamed VPNS Dai KyHQ-03. 

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 Forster (DE-334)

STERLING LAVERE BECKER

89 years old

Dead

HENRY COX

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

BERNARD FRANCIS GALLAGHER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

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