USS Benham (DD-397) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Benham was a Benham-class destroyer laid down on September 1, 1936 and launched on April 16, 1938. It was commissioned on February 2, the following year under Rear Admiral T. F. Darden’s command with the hull number DD-397 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was sunk at the Battle of Guadalcanal on November 15, 1942. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 251 people on board and had the main missions in Newfoundland, the Gulf of Mexico, Pearl Harbor, Midway Atoll, Guadalcanal, Tulagi or the Solomons. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Benham received 5 battle stars.

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

Shipmates on USS Benham (DD-397)

JAMES THOMAS ANDREWS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DAVID ELVIN AYRES

46 years old

Dead

DONALD W. BARNES

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

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