USS Paul G. Baker (DE-642) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Paul G. Baker was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on September 26, 1943 and launched on March 12, 1944. It was commissioned on May 25, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. W. Gordon Cornell’s command with the hull number DE-642 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on February 3, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Manus, Guadalcanal, the Solomons, Saipan, Ulithi, Okinawa or Ryukyus. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1969. Several months later, the ship was sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the occupation of Okinawa, USS Paul G. Baker 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

Shipmates on USS Paul G. Baker (DE-642)

J. THOMAS CAINES

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WILLIAM F. BURKE

unknown age

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WILLIAM EMERY BRUTSCHER SR.

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

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