USS Soley (DD-707) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Soley was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on April 18, 1944 as DD-707 and launched on September 8, the same year. It was commissioned on December 7, 1944 under Commander John S. Lewis’ command and served in the US Navy for 26 years until it was decommissioned on February 13, 1970. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Norfolk, San Diego, the Marshalls, Kusaie Island, the Gilberts, Wake Island, Yokosuka or Korea. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on July 1, 1970 and assigned to a fleet training exercise. For the services brought to the country during the Korean War, USS Soley 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 Soley (DD-707)

JOSEPH BANCROFT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

NORMAN WHITFIELD BALE

89 years old

Dead

WAYNE L. ASHBAUGH

unknown age

Uncertain N/A