USS John L. Williamson (DE-370) 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 John L. Williamson was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on May 22, 1944 and launched on August 29, the same year. It was commissioned on October 31, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. J. E. Allen’s command as DE-370 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 14, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Texas, Bermuda, Boston, Majuro, Okinawa, Panama Canal, Wakayama or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 15, 1970 and sold for scrapping in 1973.

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