USS Schmitt (DE-676/APD-76) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Schmitt was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on February 22, 1943 and launched on May 29, the same year. It was commissioned on July 24, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. T. D. Cunningham’s command with the hull number DE-676 and served in the US Navy for 6 years until it was decommissioned on June 28, 1949. Meanwhile, the ship was reclassified as a high-speed transport, with the hull number APD-75. During its activity, it carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Bermuda, Derry, New London, Hampton Roads, Maui, Borneo, San Pedro, Sasebo or Labrador. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 1, 1967. Several months later, it was sold to Taiwan where it was renamed ROCS Lung Shan (DE-44). For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Schmitt received one battle star.   

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 Schmitt (DE-676/APD-76)


92 years old



unknown age

Uncertain N/A


70 years old