USS Pettit (DE-253) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Pettit was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on February 6, 1943 and launched on April 28, the same year. It was commissioned on September 23, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. William B. Ellis’ command as DE-253 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on May 6, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Texas, Norfolk, Panama Canal, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Plymouth, New York, Pearl Harbor or Southampton. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1973 and sunk as a target during training exercises on September 30, the following year. 

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 Pettit (DE-253)

ERNEST J. DARLING

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THOMAS EDWARD DAWES

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WILLIAM B. ELLIS

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