USS Keith (DE-241) 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 Keith was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on December 8, 1942 and launched on December 21, the same year. It was commissioned on July 19, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. D. Cochran’s command as DE-241 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on September 20, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 186 people on board and had the main missions in Texas, Norfolk, Bermuda, Charleston, Panama Canal, Pearl Harbor or Guantanamo. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1972 and sold for scrapping in 1973. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Keith received 1 battle star. 

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