USS Benham (Destroyer No. 49/DD-49) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Benham was an Aylwin-class destroyer laid down on March 14, 1912 and launched on March 22, the following year. It was commissioned on January 20, 1914 with the hull number DD-49 and served in the US Navy for 8 years until it was decommissioned on July 7, 1922. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 101 people on board and had the main missions in Newport, Long Island, Queenstown, the West Indies, Norfolk or Azores. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on March 8, 1935 and sold for scrapping the same year. 

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 (Destroyer No. 49/DD-49)

JAMES THOMAS ANDREWS

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DAVID ELVIN AYRES

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DONALD W. BARNES

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