USS Fleming (DE-32) 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 Fleming was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on December 24, 1942 and launched on June 16, the following year. It was commissioned on September 18, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. R. J. Toner’s command with the hull number DE-32 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on November 15, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Tarawa, Okinawa, Eniwetok, Guam, Ulithi, Tinian, Saipan or Makin. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 28, 1945 and sold for scrapping in 1948. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Fleming received 4 battle stars.    

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