USS Darby (DE-218) 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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USS Darby was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on February 22, 1943 and launched on May 29, the same year. It was commissioned on November 15, 1943 under Comdr. D. D. Humphreys’ command with the hull number DE-218 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on April 28, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in the Solomons, Manus, Emirau, Eniwetok, Guam, Ulithi or Iwo Jima. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 23, 1968. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Darby received 2 battle stars. 

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