USS Osmus (DE-701) 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 Osmus was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on August 17, 1943 and launched on November 4, the same year. It was commissioned on February 23, 1944 under Comdr. Richmond R. Jackson’s command with the hull number DE-701 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on March 15, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Bermuda, Espiritu Santo, the Solomons, Ulithi, Palaus, Apra Harbor, Okinawa, the Marianas, Eniwetok, Ulithi, the Far East or China. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Osmus received 1 battle star. 

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