USS Muir (DE-770) 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 Muir was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on June 1, 1943 and launched on June 4, 1944. It was commissioned on August 30, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. Theodore A. O’Gorman’s command with the hull number DE-770 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned in September 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Portsmouth, South Carolina, Houston, the Bahamas, Dakar, New York or Florida. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred to South Korea where it was renamed ROKS Kyongki (F-71). 

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