USS Altair (AD-11) 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
  • 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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USS Altair was an Altair-class destroyer tender laid down on December 18, 1918 and launched on May 10, the following year. It was commissioned on December 6, 1921 under Comdr. J H. Comfort’s command with the hull number AD-11 and served in the US Navy for 25 years until it was decommissioned on July 8, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 481 people on board and had the main missions in Seattle, Norfolk, Hamilton, San Juan, Aruba, Pearl Harbor or Oahu. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 21, 1946 and sold for scrapping in 1948 to the Basalt Rock Company. 

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