New Haven (CL-76) 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
  • Turret 1Turret 1
  • 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 New Haven was a Cleveland-class light cruiser laid down on August 11, 1941 and reclassified as an aircraft carrier and renamed USS Belleau Wood. Thus, it was launched on December 6, 1942 and commissioned on March 31, the following year under Capt. A. M. Pride’s command with the hull number CVL-24. It served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on January 13, 1947. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,569 people on board and had the main missions in Kwajalein, Majuro, Saipan, Tinian, Guam, Truk, Morotai, Luzon, Leyte, Iwo Jima or San Diego. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1960, after it was previously sold to France in 1953 where it was renamed Bois Belleau. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Belleau Wood received 12 battle stars. 

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