USS Osmus (DE-701) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

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. 

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control Room
  • Pump Room
  • Propulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

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Shipmates on USS Osmus (DE-701)

LEO JOSEPH ASTGEN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RILEY RICHMOND JACKSON

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WALTER PURNELL MONK

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM J. WHITE

unknown age

Dead