USS Woodworth (DD-460) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

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). 

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 Woodworth (DD-460)

JOHN ROBERT ALLUM

64 years old

Dead

WILLIAM DONALD MCCLURE

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DOMINICK MUNIZZA

unknown age

Uncertain N/A