USS Hemminger (DE-746) 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 Hemminger was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on May 8, 1943 and launched on September 12, the same year. It was commissioned on May 30, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. J. R. Bodler’s command with the hull number DE-746 and served in the US Navy for 10 years until it was decommissioned on February 21, 1958. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Eniwetok, the Marshalls, Sakishima Gunto, Okinawa, Guam, California, Norfolk or Canada. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred to Thailand where it was renamed HTMS Pin Klo (DE-1). On September 3, 1974 the ship was struck from the Navy List.  

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