USS Robert F. Keller (DE-419) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Robert F. Keller was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on January 12, 1944 and launched on February 19, the same year. It was commissioned on June 17, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. R. J. Toner’s command as DE-419 and served in the US Navy for 21 years until it was decommissioned in January 1965. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Eniwetok, Saipan, Bermuda, Okinawa, Leyte or the West Indies. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1972 and sold for scrapping in 1974. 

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 F. Keller (DE-419)

JACK MARSHALL DIETZ

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ROBERT MILTON DONLON

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JOHN JAMES GALLAGHER

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