USS Woodworth (DD-460) 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 Woodworth was a Benson-class destroyer laid down on April 30, 1941 and launched on November 29, the same year. It was commissioned on April 30, 1942 under Lt. Comdr. R. C. Webb’s command with the hull number DD-460 and served in the US Navy for 8 years until it was decommissioned on January 14, 1951. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 276 people on board and had the main missions in Tulagi, New Georgia, Guadalcanal, Espiritu Santo, Noumea, Pearl Harbor, New Hebrides or the Solomon Islands. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold to Italy on June 11, 1951 where it was renamed Artigliere (D-553). 

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