USS Swasey (DE-248) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Swasey was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on December 30, 1942 and launched on December 18, the following year. It was commissioned on August 31, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. H. M. Godsey’s command as DE-248 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on March 15, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Texas, Norfolk, Casablanca, Charleston, Bermuda, New York, Pearl Harbor or Argentia. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1972 and sold for scrapping on January 30, 1974. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Swasey received 1 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

Shipmates on USS Swasey (DE-248)

LOUIS ANTHONY CORELLI

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

RAYMOND STANLEY CZERNIAKOWSKI

92 years old

Dead

WILLIAM JAMES HART JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

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