USS Shelton (DE-407) 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 Shelton was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on November 1, 1943 and launched on December 18, the same year. It was commissioned on April 4, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. Lewis B. Salomon’s command as DE-407 and served in the US Navy for a few months until it was sunk on October 3, 1944. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Bermuda, Morotai, Seeadler Harbor or San Diego. After the sinking, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 27, 1944. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Shelton received 1 battle star. 

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