USS Inch (DE-146) 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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Stuff You Should Know

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. 

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