USS Marocain (DE-109) 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 Marocain was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on September 7, 1943 and launched on January 1, the next year. It was commissioned on February 29, 1944 and transferred to the Free France the same day where it was named also Marocain. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board. It participated in the Operation Anvil-Dragoon before being struck in 1960. In November 1965, USS Marocain was transferred back to the US Navy. 

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