USS Decatur (DD-5) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • 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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Stuff You Should Know

USS Decatur was a Bainbridge-class destroyer laid down on July 26, 1899 and launched on September 26, 1900. It was commissioned on May 19, 1902 under Lt. Lloyd Horwitz Chandler’s command with the hull number DD-5 and served in the US Navy for 17 years until it was decommissioned on July 20, 1919. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 75 men on board and it had the main missions in the Caribbean, Norfolk, Cavite, Japan or China. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on September 15, 1919. Several months later, USS Decatur was sold for scrapping. 

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