USS Helm (DD-388) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Helm was a Bagley-class destroyer laid down on September 25, 1935 and launched on May 27, 1937. It was commissioned on October 16, the following year under Lt. Comdr. P. H. Talbot’s command with the hull number DD-388 and served in the US Navy for 9 years until it was decommissioned on June 26, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 158 people on board and had the main missions in Hawaii, New Hebrides, Australia, Efate or New Zealand. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on February 25, 1947 and sold for scrapping to Moore Dry Dock Company in Oakland. 

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 Helm (DD-388)


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Died on 01/24/2010