USS Holton (DE-703) 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 Holton was a Buckley-class destroyer escort launched on December 15, 1943. It was commissioned on May 1, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. J. B. Boy’s command with the hull number DE-703 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 31, 1946. During its activity, the ship had the main missions in Norfolk, Bizerte, the African coast, Boston, Dakar, Manus, Tokyo Bay, Okinawa, Korea or Pearl Harbor. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold for scrapping. 

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