USS Swasey (DE-248) 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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Stuff You Should Know

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. 

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