USS Van Voorhis (DE-1028) 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 Van Voorhis was a Dealey-class destroyer escort laid down on August 29, 1955 and launched on July 28, 1956. It was commissioned on April 22, 1957 under Lt. Comdr. Joseph J. Doak’s command with the hull number DE-1028 and served in the US Navy for 15 years until it was decommissioned on July 1, 1972. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 170 people on board and had the main missions in South America, Cuba, Newport, Gibraltar, Greenwich, Greenock or Mayport in Florida. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List the same day. Also in 1973, USS Van Voorhis was sold for scrapping to the Union Minerals and Alloys Corporation in New York. 

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