USS Whipple (DD-15) 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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Stuff You Should Know

USS Whipple was a Truxtun-class destroyer laid down on November 13, 1899 and launched on August 15, 1901. It was commissioned on February 17, 1903 under Lt. Jehu V. Chase’s command with the hull number DD-15 and served in the US Navy for 15 years until it was decommissioned on July 7, 1919. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 78 men on board and it had the main missions in Hampton Roads, Cape Horn, the Caribbean, Samoa, Chile, Peru, Alaska or Hawaii. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on September 15, 1919. Several months later, on January 3, 1920 USS Whipple was sold for scrapping. 

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