USS Maddox (DD-731) 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
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley


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USS Maddox was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on October 28, 1943 as DD-731 and launched on March 19, the following year. It was commissioned on June 2, 1944 and served in the US Navy for 25 years until it was decommissioned in 1969. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Boston, Norfolk, Ulithi, Mindoro, Saigon, Leyte, Korea, Japan or Vietnam. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 2, 1972 and sold to Taiwan where it was renamed Bo Yang. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Maddox received 4 battle stars and another 6 for the Korean activity. 

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