USS Thomas J. Gary (DE-326) 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 Thomas J. Gary was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on June 15, 1943 and launched on August 21, the same year. It was commissioned on November 27, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. William H. Harrison’s command with the hull number DE-326 and served in the US Navy for 30 years until it was decommissioned on October 22, 1973. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 216 people on board and had the main missions in the Far East, Korea, Japan, Italy, New York, Singapore, Charleston, Pearl Harbor, San Diego or Florida. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List the same day and transferred to Tunisia where it was renamed President Bourgiba.

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