USS Samuel S. Miles (DE-183) 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 Samuel S. Miles was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on July 5, 1943 and launched on October 3, the same year. It was commissioned on November 4, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. George B. Coale’s command with the hull number DE-183 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on March 28, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in New York, Bermuda, Panama, New Guinea, the Marshall Islands or Iwo Jima. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred to France in 1950 where it was renamed Arabe. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Samuel S. Miles received 8 battle stars. 

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