USS Lamons (DE-743) 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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Stuff You Should Know

USS Lamons was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on April 10, 1943 and launched on August 1, the same year. It was commissioned on February 29, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. C. K. Hutchison’s command with the hull number DE-743 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 14, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in San Francisco, Saipan, the Marianas, Leyte, Palau Islands, Ulithi, Iwo Jima or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1972. A year later, the ship was sold for scrapping.  For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Lamons received 9 battle stars. 

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