USS Gilligan (DE-508) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Gilligan was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on November 18, 1943 and launched on February 22, the following year. It was commissioned on May 12, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. Carl E. Bull’s command as DE-508 and served in the US Navy for 11 years until it was decommissioned on March 31, 1959. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in Manus, San Diego, Lingayen, Leyte, Ulithi, Hollandia, Okinawa or Hawaii. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 1, 1972 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Gilligan received 1 battle star.  

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 Gilligan (DE-508)

THOMAS ARCHIE JR

Died on 01/12/1945

Dead

MERVIN RUSSELL BOSCH

89 years old

Dead

CARL EDWARD BULL

92 years old

Dead

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