USS Gunason (DE-795) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump Room
  • Propulsion RoomPropulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot MagazinePowder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward RoomWard Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

  • Junior Officers QuartersJunior Officers Quarters
  • Sick BaySick Bay
  • Mess DeckMess Deck
  • ReeferReefer
  • Pilot HousePilot House
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley

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Stuff You Should Know

USS Gunason was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on August 9, 1943 and launched on October 16, the same year. It was commissioned on February 1, 1944 under Comdr. H. G. White’s command with the hull number DE-795 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on November 13, 1948. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Boston, Trinidad, Guantanamo Bay, Maine, Hampton Roads, Okinawa, Ulithi or Manila. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on September 1, 1973. Three months before this, USS Gunason was sunk as a target. 

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