USS Astoria (CL-90) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Astoria was a Cleveland-class light cruiser laid down on September 6, 1941 and launched on March 6, 1943. It was commissioned on May 17, 1944 under Capt. George Carroll Dyer’s command with the hull number CL-90 and served in the US Navy for 5 years until it was decommissioned on July 1, 1949. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,255 people on board and had the main missions in Panama, Yokosuka, San Francisco, Sasebo, Tsingtao, Guam, Pearl Harbor, Pusan or San Pedro. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1969 and sold for scrapping in 1971 to Nicolai Joffe Corporation in Beverly Hills. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Astoria received 5 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

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Shipmates on USS Astoria (CL-90)

ROBERT LEON ABLES

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GERARD T. ARMITAGE

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