USS Elden (DE-264) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump 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 Elden was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on February 23, 1943 and launched on April 6, the same year. It was commissioned on August 4, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. George F. Adams’ command as DE-264 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on January 18, 1946. During its activities, the ship had the main missions in Boston, Pearl Harbor, Kwajalein, Manus, Guam, Eniwetok, the Palaus, Leyte, Ulithi or Saipan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 8, the same year and sold for scrapping in 1947. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Elden received 6 battle stars. 

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