USS Gillespie (DD-609) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Gillespie was a Benson-class destroyer launched on November 1, 1942. It was commissioned on September 18, the same year under Lt. Comdr. C. L. Clement’s command with the hull number DD-609 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on April 17, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 261 people on board and had the main missions in the Aleutian Islands, Great Sitkin, San Diego, California, Panama Canal, Norfolk or French Morocco. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1971. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Gillespie received 9 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

Shipmates on USS Gillespie (DD-609)

JOSEPH CLINTON BOWLEY

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LEROY PERCY BROOM

88 years old

Dead

FRANCIS J. COSGROVE

97 years old

Dead

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