USS Harmon (DE-678) 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 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.   

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