USS Alabama (BB-60) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Alabama was a South Dakota-class battleship laid down on February 1, 1940 and launched on February 16, 1942. It was commissioned on August 16, the same year under Capt. George B. Wilson’s command with the hull number BB-60 and served in the US Navy for 5 years until it was decommissioned on January 9, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 1,793 people on board and had the main missions in Sicily, Scapa Flow, southern Norway, Norfolk, Panama or the Marianas. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 1, 1962 and used as a museum ship since 1946. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Alabama received 9 battle stars. 

High risk of asbestos exposure

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

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot Magazine
  • Turret 1
  • Ward Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

Shipmates on USS Alabama (BB-60)

THOMAS EDWARD ABLES

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

DALE SHERRILL ADAMS

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

HENRY WILLIAM ALLCOT

57 years old

Dead

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