USS Harry E. Yarnell (DLG/CG-17) 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 Harry E. Yarnell was a Leahy-class guided missile cruiser laid down on May 31, 1960 and launched on December 9, the following year. It was commissioned on February 2, 1963 under Capt. Charles E. Nelson’s command as DLG-18 and served in the US Navy for 30 years until it was decommissioned on October 20, 1993. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 395 people on board and had the main missions in Guantanamo Bay, Norfolk, Amsterdam, the Gulf of Mexico, Boston or Poland. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 29, 1993 and sold for scrapping to Quonset Point in 1995. 

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