USS De Haven (DD-727) 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
  • Admiral's CabinAdmiral's Cabin
  • GalleyGalley


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USS De Haven was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on August 9, 1943 as DD-727 and launched on January 9, the following year. It was commissioned on March 31, 1944 under Commander John B. Dimmick’s command and served in the US Navy for 29 years until it was decommissioned in 1973. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Ulithi, Eniwetok, Iwo Jima, Leyte, Korea, Beijing or Sasebo. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 3, 1973 and sold to South Korea where it was renamed Incheon. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS De Haven received 5 battle stars and another 6 for the Korean activity. 

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