USS John W. Weeks (DD-701) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS John W. Weeks was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on January 17, 1944 as DD-701 and launched on May 21, the same year. It was commissioned on July 21, 1944 under Commander Robert A. Theobald’s command and served in the US Navy for 26 years until it was decommissioned on August 12, 1970. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Pearl Harbor, Korea or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register and sunk as a target in 1970. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS John W. Weeks 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

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Shipmates on USS John W. Weeks (DD-701)

CLARENCE JIM AMDAL

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GEORGE D. ANDERSON JR.

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GEORGE FREDERICK ARCHER JR

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