USS Lester (DE-1022) (1957-1973) 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 Lester was a Dealey-class destroyer escort laid down on September 2, 1954 and launched on January 5, 1956. It was commissioned on June 14, 1957 with the hull number DE-1022 and served in the US Navy for 16 years until it was decommissioned on December 14, 1973. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 173 people on board and had the main missions in Rhode Island, Georgia, Gibraltar, Lebanon, Trinidad, Latin America, Florida, New York or Norfolk. After the striking, the ship was sold for scrapping on June 18, 1974. 

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