USS McLanahan (DD-615) 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 McLanahan was a Benson-class destroyer laid down on May 29, 1941 and launched on September 2, the following year. It was commissioned on December 19, 1942 under Lt. Comdr. H. R. Hummer’s command with the hull number DD-615 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on February 2, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 259 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Norfolk, Maine, Algeria, Oran, Gela, Naples, Monte Carlo or San Remo. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1971 and sold for scrapping in 1974. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS McLanahan received 4 battle stars. 

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