USS Roche (DE-197) 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 Roche was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on October 21, 1943 and launched on January 9, 1944. It was commissioned on February 21, the same year under Lt. Robert E. Parker’s command with the hull number DE-197 and served in the US Navy for almost 2 years until it struck a mine on September 22, 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, New York, Maine, England, Gibraltar, Cuba, Tokyo Bay, Eniwetok or Ulithi. After the sinking, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 5, 1946. 

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