USS Putnam (DD-757) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Putnam was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on July 11, 1943 and launched on March 26, the following year. It was commissioned on October 12, 1944 under Comdr. Frederick V. H. Hilles’ command with the hull number DD-757 and served in the US Navy for 29 years until it was decommissioned on August 6, 1973. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, the Marianas, Eniwetok, Saipan, Tinian or Iwo Jima. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List the same day and sold for scrapping in 1974. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Putnam received 3 battle stars. 

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 Putnam (DD-757)

BRITT OLIVER ALDERMAN

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ORVILLE M. ANDERSON JR

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DONALD LEE BAKER

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