USS Helm (DD-388) 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 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. 

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