USS John Willis (DE-1027) 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 Willis was a Dealey-class destroyer escort laid down on July 5, 1955 and launched on February 4, 1956. It was commissioned on February 21, 1957 under Lt. Comdr. H. O. Anson’s command with the hull number DE-1027 and served in the US Navy for 15 years until it was struck from the Navy List on July 14, 1972. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 170 people on board and had the main missions in Rhode Island, Cuba, Newport, Gibraltar, Key West, the English coast or the West Indies. After the striking, the ship was sold for scrapping in 1973. 

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