USS Meredith (DD-726) 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 Meredith was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on July 26, 1943 as DD-726 and launched on December 21, the same year. It was commissioned on March 14, 1944 under Commander George Knuepfer’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 months until it was sunken in June. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Boston, Plymouth, Utah or Baie de la Seine. After the sinking, the ship was rescued and sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Meredith received 1 battle star. 

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