USS Luce (DD-522) 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 Luce was a Fletcher-class destroyer laid down on August 24, 1942 and launched on March 6, the following year. It was commissioned on June 21, 1943 under Comdr. D. C. Varian’s command with the hull number DD-522 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years before it was sunk by torpedoes on May 4, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Subic Bay, Luzon, Kurile, Manus, Leyte, Attu, Okinawa or San Francisco. For the service brought to the country during the World War II, USS Luce received 5 battle stars. 

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