USS Solar (DE-221) 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 Solar was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on February 22, 1943 and launched on May 29, the same year. It was commissioned on February 15, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. Hadlai A. Hull’s command with the hull number DE-221 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 21, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Bermuda, Oran, Boston, Gibraltar, Miami, Cuba or New London. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 5, 1946. Four days later, on June 9, 1946 USS Solar sank after an ammunition explosion. 

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