USS Whipple (DD-15) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

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. 

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 Whipple (DD-15)

EDWARD FREDRICK EAST

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MICHAEL EDWARD DUFFY

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JOSEPH L. DOLGOS

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JOHN AUSTON DICKERSON

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ALFRED FRANCIS DENOFRE

unknown age

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PHILIP LEONARD DEFEO JR

70 years old

Dead

MICHAEL REECE DAVIS

unknown age

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EDWIN MASON CROUCH

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ALVE CRESTETTO

unknown age

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JOHN GAYLORD CHURCH

unknown age

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PAUL CHILDRESS

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JEHU VALENTINE CHASE

68 years old

Dead

BERTRAND BEASLEYJ CASSELS

unknown age

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ROY THOMAS CASH II

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MERIDETH LEE CARSON

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FRANK T. BURNS

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JOSEPH EDWARD BOGDANSKI JR

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PAUL WILLIAM BOBLETTE

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ROBERT WALLACE AYMAR

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ROBERT G. ALLEY

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ALAN ADELMAN

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