USS Walter S. Brown (DE-258) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control RoomDamage Control Room
  • Pump RoomPump 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 Walter S. Brown was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on January 10, 1943 and launched on February 22, the same year. It was commissioned on June 25, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. W. L. Harmon’s command as DE-258 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on October 4, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Boston, Casco Bay, Hampton Roads, North Africa or Gibraltar. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 24, the same year and sold for scrapping 1946. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Walter S. Brown received 1 battle star.  

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