USS Trumpeter (DE-180) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Trumpeter was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on June 7, 1943 and launched on September 19, the same year. It was commissioned on October 16, 1943 under Comdr. John R. Litchfteld’s command with the hull number DE-180 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on December 5, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, New York, Great Sound, Brazil or Rhode Island. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1973 and sold for scrapping to Boston Metals Company in Baltimore. 

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

Shipmates on USS Trumpeter (DE-180)

GEORGE BURTON BUCK

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HOWARD LOGAN STILLWELL JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

ERNEST W. BELL JR

89 years old

Dead

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