USS Foss (DE-59) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Foss was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on December 31, 1942 and launched on April 10, 1943. It was commissioned on July 23, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. J. J. Jordy’s command with the hull number DE-59 and served in the US Navy for 14 years until it was decommissioned on October 30, 1957. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in the Netherlands West Indies, New York, Aruba, Algiers, Dakar, Oran, Portland, Azores or Hawaii. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on November 1, 1965. USS Foss participated both in the World War II and in the Korean War, receiving one battle star for the services brought to the country during the latest. 

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 Foss (DE-59)


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