USS Gendreau (DE-639) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Gendreau was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on August 1, 1943 and launched on December 12, the same year. It was commissioned on March 17, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. A. D. Kilmartin’s command with the hull number DE-639 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on March 13, 1948. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Hawaii, the Marshalls, Eniwetok, Oahu, Emirau, Manus, Solomon Islands, Okinawa, Tokyo Bay or Tulagi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1972. One year later, in 1973 the ship was sold for scrapping. 

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 Gendreau (DE-639)

WALTER EUGENE AYCOCK

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

KENNETH E. ANDERSEN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM JOHN AMABLE

88 years old

Dead