USS Rizzi (DE-537) 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 Rizzi was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on November 3, 1943 and launched on December 7, the same year. It was commissioned on June 26, 1945 as DE-537 and served in the US Navy for 8 years until it was decommissioned on February 28, 1958. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, New England, New York or Green Cove Springs. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1972 and sold for scrapping on February 5, 1974. 

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