USS Wallace L. Lind (DD-703) 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
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley


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USS Wallace L. Lind was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on February 14, 1944 as DD-703 and launched on June 14, the same year. It was commissioned on September 8, 1944 under Commander G. DeMetropolis’ command and served in the US Navy for 29 years until it was decommissioned on December 4, 1973. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Pearl Harbor, San Diego, Korea or Vietnam. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register and transferred to South Korea the same day where it was renamed Dae Gu. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Wallace L. Lind received 4 battle stars, 4 for the activity during the Korean War and another 3 for the Vietnam activity. 

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