USS Marchand (DE-249) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Marchand was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on December 30, 1942 and launched on March 20, the following year. It was commissioned on September 8, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. G. F. Lynch’s command as DE-249 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on April 15, 1947. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Texas, Norfolk, Casablanca, Charleston, Bermuda, New York, Pearl Harbor or Boston. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 2, 1971 and sold for scrapping on January 30, 1974. 

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control Room
  • Pump Room
  • Propulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

Shipmates on USS Marchand (DE-249)

ROBERT C. ALLWEIN

unknown age

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ROBERT PHELPS BRAINERD

unknown age

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THOMAS EDWARD DAWES

unknown age

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