USS French (DE-367) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS French was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on May 1, 1944 and launched on June 17, the same year. It was commissioned on October 9, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. T. K. Dunstan’s command as DE-367 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 29, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in Kossol Roads, Okinawa, Guam, Eniwetok, San Diego, Peleliu, Ulithi or Pearl Harbor. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 15, 1972 and sold for scrapping the following year. 

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 French (DE-367)


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