USS Witter (DE-636) 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 Witter was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on April 28, 1943 and launched on October 17, the same year. It was commissioned on December 29, 1943 under Comdr. Alan C. Davis’ command with the hull number DE-636 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on October 29, 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in the Gilbert, the Solomons, New Guinea, the Philippines, the Marianas, Okinawa or the United States. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 16, 1945. One year later, in 1946 the ship was sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Witter received 2 battle stars. 

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