USS Astoria (CL/CA-34) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Astoria was a New Orleans-class cruiser laid down on September 1, 1930 and launched on December 16, 1933. It was commissioned on April 28, the following year under Capt. Edmund S. Root’s command as CA-34 and served in the US Navy for 8 years until it sank during the Battle of Savo Island on August 9, 1942. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 899 people on board and had the main missions in San Pedro, West Indies, Pearl Harbor, Samoa, Fiji, Sydney, Midway, Yokohama, Guadalcanal, Lae or the Solomons. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Astoria received 3 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 Astoria (CL/CA-34)

GENE LYLE ALAIR

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

EUGENE EARLE AMICK JR

23 years old

Dead

LESLIE DOYLE ARGABRIGHT

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

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