USS Haas (DE-424) 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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USS Haas was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on February 23, 1944 and launched on March 20, the same year. It was commissioned on August 2, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. A. M. White’s command as DE-424 and served in the US Navy for 9 years until it was decommissioned on January 24, 1958. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Guam, Manus, Ulithi, Okinawa, China or Espiritu Santo. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1966 and sold for scrapping the following year. 

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