USS Loeser (DE-680) 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 Loeser was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on July 27, 1943 and launched on September 11, the same year. It was commissioned on October 10, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Chester A. Kunz’ command with the hull number DE-680 and served in the US Navy for 19 years until it was decommissioned on August 1, 1962. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Bermuda, Norfolk, Guadalcanal, Funafuti, New Hebrides, Solomon Islands or Guam. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 23, 1968. Several months later, it sank as a target. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Loeser received 2 battle stars.   

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