USS Gansevoort (DD-608) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Gansevoort was a Benson-class destroyer laid down on June 16, 1941 and launched on April 11, the following year. It was commissioned on August 25, 1942 under Lt. Comdr. E. A. McFall’s command with the hull number DD-608 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on February 1, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 276 people on board and had the main missions in Hawaii, Noumea, New Hebrides, Wellington, Auckland, Espiritu Santo, Attu or Kulka Bay. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1971 and it sank as a target a year later. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Gansevoort received 4 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

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Shipmates on USS Gansevoort (DD-608)

THOMAS THURSTON BEENE JR

Died on 12/30/1944

Dead

WESLEY OGLE BLEVINS

Died on 12/30/1944

Dead

WILLIAM J. CONLEY

Died on 12/30/1944

Dead