USS Tomich (DE-242) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Tomich was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on September 15, 1942 and launched on December 28, the same year. It was commissioned on July 27, 1946 under Lt. Cmdr. H. A. Hull’s command as DE-242 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on September 20, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Texas, Norfolk, Bermuda, Charleston, New York, Pearl Harbor or Bonins. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1972 and sold for scrapping in 1974. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Tomich 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

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Shipmates on USS Tomich (DE-242)


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