USS Wilson (DD-408) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Wilson was a Benham-class destroyer laid down on March 22, 1937 and launched on April 12, 1939. It was commissioned on July 5, the same year under Lt. Comdr. Russell G. Sturges’ command with the hull number DD-408 and served in the US Navy for 7 years until it was decommissioned on August 29, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 251 people on board and had the main missions in Bremerton, Hawaii, Iceland, New Georgia, the Solomon Islands or the Marianas. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 5, 1948 and sunken as a target ship the same year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Wilson received 11 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

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Shipmates on USS Wilson (DD-408)

DONALD EDWARD ADAMS

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JAMES NEWTON ADKINS JR

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MICHAEL DENNIS AMADO SR

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