USS Lovering (DE-272) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Lovering was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on September 7, 1942 and launched on June 18, the following year. It was commissioned on September 17, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. A. H. Donaldson’s command as DE-39 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on October 16, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, San Francisco, Gilbert Islands, Tarawa, Kwajalein, Majuro, Eniwetok, Saipan, the Marianas, Ulithi or Iwo Jima. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1945 and sold for scrapping to the Hugo Neu in New York City the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Lovering received 3 battle stars. 

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control Room
  • Pump Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

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Shipmates on USS Lovering (DE-272)

RALPH KENNETH SWANSON

unknown age

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ROLAND W. MELTON

unknown age

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MARCELL ERVIN J. LANGENHAFN

91 years old

Dead

CLAUDE B. HOLLAND JR.

unknown age

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MONROE FRANCIS DAMON

unknown age

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MILTON MCRAYE COPLEY

unknown age

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