USS Ricketts (DE-254) 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 Ricketts was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on March 16, 1943 and launched on May 10, the same year. It was commissioned on October 5, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. Glenn L. Rollins’ command as DE-254 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on April 17, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Texas, Bermuda, Panama Canal, North Africa, Algiers, Boston, New York, Pearl Harbor or Southampton. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1972 and sold for scrapping in 1974 to Andy International in Brownsville. 

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