USS Menges (DE-320) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Menges was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on March 22, 1943 and launched on June 15, the same year. It was commissioned on October 26, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. Frank M. McCabe’s command as DE-320 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned in January 1947. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Texas, Bermuda, Norfolk, New York, Algiers, Bougie, New London, Casco Bay, Oran, Cheshire or Florida. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 2, 1971 and sold for scrapping on April 10, the following year. 

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

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Shipmates on USS Menges (DE-320)

LAVERN C. BRUGGER

Died on 05/03/1944

Dead

LEONARD J. CATALDO

Died on 05/03/1944

Dead

ANGELO CATALONI

Died on 05/03/1944

Dead