USS Harmon (DE-678) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Harmon was a Buckley-class destroyer escort launched on July 9, 1943. It was commissioned on August 31, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Kendall E. Read’s command with the hull number DE-678 and served in the US Navy for 3 years and a half until it was decommissioned on March 27, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Bermuda, Norfolk, Panama Canal, Nouméa, Manus, Iwo Jima or Florida. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1965. One year and a half later, it was sold for scrapping to North American Smelting Co. in Delaware. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Harmon received 3 battle stars.   

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control Room
  • Pump Room
  • Propulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

Shipmates on USS Harmon (DE-678)

ROBERT JOHN EPPLE

91 years old

Dead

THOMAS NELSON EMERSON

92 years old

Dead

HENRY NYE BROWN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

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