USS Hobby (DD-610) 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 Hobby was a Benson-class destroyer launched on June 4, 1942. It was commissioned on November 18, the same year under Lt. Comdr. Ernest Blake’s command with the hull number DD-610 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on February 1, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 259 people on board and had the main missions in New York, Casablanca, Norfolk, New Guinea, the Admiralty Islands, the Schouten Islands, Peleliu, Luzon, Formosa or China. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1971. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Hobby received 10 battle stars. 

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