USS Kingsmill (DE-280) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump 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 Kingsmill was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on July 9, 1943 and launched on August 13, the same year. It was transferred to the United Kingdom and served there for 2 years as HMS Kingsmill K484 until it was transferred back in the United states of America on August 22, 1945. It also served in the US Navy for a few months before being decommissioned on October 26, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 156 people on board and had the main missions under Lt. Comdr. George B. Calkins’ command. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 16, 1945 and sold for scrapping in 1947. 

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