USS Ralph Talbot (DD-390) 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 Ralph Talbot was a Bagley-class destroyer laid down on October 28, 1935 and launched on October 31, 1936. It was commissioned on October 14, the following year under Lt. Comdr. H. R. Thurber’s command with the hull number DD-390 and served in the US Navy for 9 years until it was decommissioned on August 29, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 158 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, South Pacific, Savo Island, Brisbane, New Georgia or Eniwetok. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on April 5, 1948. 

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