USS Hilbert (DE-742) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Hilbert was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on March 23, 1943 and launched on July 18, the same year. It was commissioned on February 4, 1944 under Cmdr. J. W. Golinkin’s command with the hull number DE-742 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 19, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in San Francisco, Saipan, the Marianas, Iwo Jima or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1972. A year later, the ship was sold for scrapping.  For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Hilbert received 8 battle stars. 

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 Hilbert (DE-742)

GEORGE HERBERT FORD

90 years old

Dead

WILLIAM BLAIR HASKETT JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RAYMOND DUNCAN MCCOY

91 years old

Dead

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