USS Waterman (DE-740) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Waterman was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on February 24, 1943 and launched on June 20, the same year. It was commissioned on November 30, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. W. B. Hinds’ command with the hull number DE-740 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on May 31, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Gilbert Islands, Marshall Islands, the Marianas, Eniwetok, Guam or Saipan. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred to Peru where it was renamed Aguirre (D-2). For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Waterman received 8 battle stars. 

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 Waterman (DE-740)

VICTORIANO SUBIA AGUIRRE

90 years old

Dead

VICTOR FRANCIS ANGELO

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

JAMES ANGUS BISHOP JR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

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