USS Herbert C. Jones (DE-137) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Herbert C. Jones was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on November 30, 1942 and launched on January 19, the following year. It was commissioned on July 21, the same year under Lt. Cmdr.Alfred W. Gardes’ command as DE-137 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on May 2, 1947. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, Pearl Harbor, Panama Canal, Algiers, New York, Gibraltar, Bizerte or Italy. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1972. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Herbert C. Jones received 3 battle stars and a Navy Unit Commendation.  

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

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Shipmates on USS Herbert C. Jones (DE-137)

ROY GILBERT BRUBACHER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DANIEL MERLIN CLEGG

77 years old

Dead

JAMES GILBERT EDWARDS

91 years old

Dead

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