USS William C. Miller (DE-259) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS William C. Miller was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on January 10, 1943 and launched on February 22, the same year. It was commissioned on July 2, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. Frederick C. Storey’s command as DE-259 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on December 17, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Boston, Pearl Harbor, Tarawa, San Francisco, Saipan, Majuro, the Marshalls, Iwo Jima, Ulithi or Guam. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 8, 1946 and sold for scrapping to Mr. Fred Perry in New York City the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS William C. Miller received 7 battle stars. 

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control Room
  • Pump Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

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Shipmates on USS William C. Miller (DE-259)

CHARLES RUSSELL ASHLEY

unknown age

Dead

HENRY WILSON CARRIGER

89 years old

Dead

RICHARD A. ECKERSALL

unknown age

Uncertain N/A