USS Robert E. Peary (DE-132) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Robert E. Peary was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on June 30, 1942 and launched on January 3, the following year. It was commissioned on May 31, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Kerfoot B. Smith’s command with the hull number DE-132 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on June 13, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, North Africa, Casablanca, Norfolk, the United Kingdom, France, New London, Florida or New York. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1966 and sold for scrapping to Lipsett Inc. in New York the following year. 

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

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Shipmates on USS Robert E. Peary (DE-132)

NEAL CHRISTON ALLER

96 years old

Alive

ROBERT WILLIAM ANDERSON II

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JERRY ANGER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A