USS Merrill (DE-392) 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 Merrill was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on July 1, 1943 and launched on August 29, the same year. It was commissioned on November 27, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Irvin J. Stephens’ command with the hull number DE-392 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on May 1, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Norfolk, Texas, Pearl Harbor or Florida. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 2, 1971 and sold for scrapping in 1974. 

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