USS Wyffels (DE-6) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump 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 Wyffels was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on October 17, 1942 and launched on December 7, the same year. It was commissioned on April 15, 1943 under Lt. Robert Messigner Hinckley’s command with the hull number DE-6 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on August 28, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in New England, Boston, Bermuda, North Africa, Boston, Bizerte, the Marshalls, the Solomons, Casablanca, Miami, Florida, Bahamas or Charleston. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred to Taiwan where it was renamed ROCS Tai Kang F-21. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Wyffels received 3 medals and a Combat Action Ribbon.         

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