HMAS Perth (D-38) 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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HMAS Perth was a Perth-class guided missile destroyer laid down on September 21, 1962 and launched on September 26, one year later. It was commissioned on July 17, 1965 with the hull number D-38 and served in the US Navy for 34 years until it was decommissioned on October 15, 1999. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 333 people on board and had the main missions in Vietnam, Africa, New Zealand or Australia. After the decommissioning, the ship sank following a few training exercises in Albany in 2001. For the services brought to the country during the Vietnam War, HMAS Perth received 1 battle honor plus eight inherited honors, the Navy Unit Commendation an the Meritorious Unit Commendation.  

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