USS Moore (DE-240) 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 Moore was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on July 20, 1942 and launched on December 21, the same year. It was commissioned on July 1, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. H. P. Michiels’ command as DE-240 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on June 30, 1947. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Texas, Norfolk, Bermuda, Boston, New England, Pearl Harbor or Newfoundland. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1973 and sunk as a target ship during training exercises in 1975. 

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