USS Finnegan (DE-307) 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 Finnegan was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on July 5, 1943 and launched on February 22, the following year. It was commissioned on August 19, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. Hoffman’s command as DE-307 and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on November 27, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Midway Island, Charleston, Saipan, Iwo Jima, Espiritu Santo, Ulithi, Okinawa or Eniwetok. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 19, 1945 and sold for scrapping in 1946. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Finnegan received 3 battle stars.

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