USS J. R. Y. Blakely (DE-140) 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 J.R.Y. Blakely was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on December 16, 1942 and launched on March 7, the following year. It was commissioned on August 16, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. J. H. Forshew’s command as DE-140 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on June 14, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Panama Canal, New York, Bahia, Mayport, Casablanca, Bermuda, Newfoundland, Azores, Cape Town or Pearl Harbor. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 2, 1971 and sold for scrapping in 1973. 

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