USS Somali (DE-111) 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 Somali was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on October 23, 1943 and launched on February 12, the next year. It was transferred to the Free France on April 9, 1944 where it was named also Somali. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board. It participated both in the Operation Anvil-Dragoon and in the First Indochina War before being struck in 1952. In 1972, USS Somali was transferred back to the US Navy.

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