USS Steele (BDE-8/DE-8) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump 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 Steele was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on January 27, 1942 and launched on January 9, the following year. It was commissioned on May 4, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Mark E. Dennett’s command with the hull number DE-8 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on November 21, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in California, Boston, Kusaie Island, the Solomons, Majuro, Peleliu, Tarawa, Leyte, Eniwetok, San Pedro, Apra Harbor, Saipan, Ulithi or the Philippines. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 5, 1945. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Steele received 2 battle stars.        

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