USS Inch (DE-146) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Inch was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on January 19, 1943 and launched on April 4, the same year. It was commissioned on September 8, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. C. W. Frey’s command as DE-146 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on May 17, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Texas, Bermuda, New York, Guantanamo, Canal Zone, San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Norfolk or Panama Canal. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1972 and sold for scrapping in 1974. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Inch received 4 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 Inch (DE-146)

JOHN JOSEPH ABRITIS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ORA ADKINS JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DON JAY AMMERMAN

84 years old

Dead

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