USS Rich (DE-695) 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 Rich was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on March 27, 1943 and launched on June 22, the same year. It was commissioned on October 1, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. E. A. Michel’s command with the hull number DE-695 and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was sunk on June 8, 1944. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Derry, Plymouth, France or Utah Beach. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Rich received 1 battle star. 

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