USS Leahy (DLG/CG-16) 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 Leahy was a Leahy-class guided missile cruiser laid down on December 3, 1959 and launched on July 1, 1961. It was commissioned on August 4, 1962 under Capt. Robert L. Baughan’s command as DLG-16 and served in the US Navy for 30 years until it was decommissioned on October 1, 1993. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 445 people on board and had the main missions in Naples, Norfolk, Boston, Florida, Charleston or Saudi Arabia. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1993 and sold for scrapping to International Shipbreaking in 1995. 

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