USS Haverfield (DE-393) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Haverfield was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on July 1, 1943 and launched on August 30, the same year. It was commissioned on November 29, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Jerry A. Matthews’ command with the hull number DE-393 and served in the US Navy for 26 years until it was decommissioned on June 2, 1969. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Boston, Saipan, Norfolk, Casablanca, the Panama Canal, Pearl Harbor, Florida, Seattle, Vietnam or Bonin. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 2, 1969 and sold for scrapping to Chi Shun Hua Steel Corporation in Kaoshiung in 1971. 

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

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Shipmates on USS Haverfield (DE-393)

RICK AINSWORTH

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WILLIAM FREDRICK BEHR

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HENRY R. BOURQUE

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