USS Hooper (DE-1026) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Hooper was a Dealey-class destroyer escort laid down on January 4, 1956 and launched on August 1, 1957. It was commissioned on March 18, 1958 under Lt. Comdr. J. K. Leslie’s command with the hull number DE-1026 and served in the US Navy for 15 years until it was decommissioned on June 6, 1973. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 170 people on board and had the main missions in the Far East, Hawaii, San Diego, Taiwan, Formosa Strait or Yokosuka. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on the same day and, later, it was sold for scrapping. 

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 Hooper (DE-1026)


90 years old



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