HMS Capel (K470) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

HMS Capel was an Evarts-class destroyer escort originally laid down on March 11, 1943 as USS Wintle DE-266 and launched on April 22, the same year. It was transferred to the United Kingdom and served there for 1 year as HMS Capel K470 until it was sunk by a torpedo on December 26, 1944. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 156 people on board. 

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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