USNS Huntsville (T-AGM-7) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USNS Huntsville (T-AGM-7) was a Watertown-class Missile Range Instrumentation ship laid down on March 2, 1945, as SS Knox Victory. The ship was launched on April 13, the same year. It was acquired by the U.S. Navy on August 11, 1960, and placed in service as USNS Huntsville (T-AGM-7)  in 1961. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 56 people on board and had acted as a missile tracking ship until it was struck from the Navy List on November 8, 1974. Most of the asbestos exposure aboard this ship occurred in engineering spaces and boiler rooms. The ship was finally placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet but its ultimate fate is not known.

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control Room
  • Pump Room
  • Propulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

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