USS Thornhill (DE-195) 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


Stuff You Should Know

USS Thornhill was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on October 7, 1943 and launched on December 30, the same year. It was commissioned on February 1, 1944 under Lt. John B. Shumway’s command with the hull number DE-195 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on June 17, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, New York, France, England, North Africa, Cuba, the Marshalls, Eniwetok or Hawaii. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred to Italy in 1951 where it was renamed Aldebaran. 

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