USS Flaherty (DE-135) 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 Flaherty was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on November 7, 1942 and launched on January 17, the following year. It was commissioned on June 26, 1943 under Comdr. M. W. Firth’s command, with the hull number DE-135 and it served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on June 17, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 209 people onboard and had the main missions in Casablanca, Guadalcanal, Madeira, Norfolk, Miami, Argentia, Le Havre or Southampton. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on April 1, 1965 and sold for scrapping in 1966. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Flaherty received 4 battle stars and the Presidential Unit Citation.   

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