USS Osberg (DE-538) 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 Osberg was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on November 3, 1943 and launched on December 7, the same year. It was commissioned on December 10, 1945 as DE-538 and served in the US Navy for 9 years until it was decommissioned on February 25, 1958. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and participated both in the World War II and in the Korean War. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1972 and sold for scrapping on February 5, 1974. 

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