USS Whitman (DE-24) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Whitman was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on September 7, 1942 and launched on January 19, the following year. It was commissioned on July 3, 1943 under Lt. Carl E. Bull’s command with the hull number DE-24 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on November 16, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in San Francisco, Pearl Harbor, the Marshalls, San Diego, Phoenix Islands, Majuro, Kwajalein, Tokyo, Funafuti, Tarawa or the Ellice Islands. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 16, 1945 and sold for scrapping to the National Metal and Steel Corporation in Terminal Island in 1947. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Whitman received 4 battle stars.     

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control Room
  • Pump Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

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Shipmates on USS Whitman (DE-24)


Died on 08/17/2016



92 years old