USS Price (DE-332) 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 Price was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on August 24, 1943 and launched on October 30, the same year. It was commissioned on January 12, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. J. W. Higgins’ command with the hull number DE-332 and served in the US Navy for 16 years until it was decommissioned on June 30, 1960. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Norfolk, Bizerte, Ulithi, Guam, New York, Boston, Okinawa, Newfoundland or Iwo Jima. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1974 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Price received 1 battle star. 

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