USS Amsterdam (CL-101) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Amsterdam was a Cleveland-class light cruiser laid down on March 3, 1943 and launched on April 25, the following year. It was commissioned on January 8, 1945 under Capt. Andrew P. Lawton’s command with the hull number CL-101 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 30, 1947. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,255 people on board and had the main missions in Cuba, Leyte, Norfolk, Culebra, Tokyo, Guantanamo, Cape May or Portland. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 2, 1971 and sold for scraping in 1972. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Amsterdam received 1 battle star. 

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 Amsterdam (CL-101)

BURTON JAMES BRANCH JR

89 years old

Dead

EDWARD WILLIAM CAMPBELL

94 years old

Dead

ROBERT J. CIVINELLI

91 years old

Dead

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