USS Tidewater (AD-31) 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 Tidewater is a Shenandoah-class destroyer tender laid down on November 27, 1944 and launched on June 30, 1945. It was commissioned on February 19, 1946 under Capt. Frank H. Ball’s with the hull number AD-31 and served in the US Navy for 25 years until it was decommissioned on February 20, 1971. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,017 people onboard and had the main missions in the Atlantic, the Mediterranean or Crete. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold to Indonesia where it was renamed KRI Dumai. 

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