USS Seid (DE-256) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Seid was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on January 10, 1943 and launched on February 22, the same year. It was commissioned on June 11, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. Charles A. Thorwall’s command as DE-256 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on December 7, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Boston, Panama Canal, New Caledonia, Espiritu Santo, Norfolk, Cape Hatteras, Bermuda, the Society Islands or Coco Solo. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 8, 1946 and sold for scrapping in 1947. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Seid received 2 battle stars.  

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control Room
  • Pump Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

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Shipmates on USS Seid (DE-256)

ROBERT ARTHUR BEST

90 years old

Dead

RICHARD LOUIS BOTKA

91 years old

Dead

ARTHUR FRANCIS CRAFT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A