USS Atlanta (CL-51) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Atlanta was an Atlanta-class light cruiser laid down on April 22, 1940 and launched on September 6, the following year. It was commissioned on December 24, 1941 under Capt. Samuel P. Jenkins’ command with the hull number CL-51 and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was sunk by torpedoes on November 13, 1942. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 673 people on board and had the main missions in Oahu, Midway Atoll, Tonga, New Caledonia, Guadalcanal, Espiritu Santo or Santa Cruz. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Atlanta 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
  • Ward Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

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Shipmates on USS Atlanta (CL-51)

FREDERICK BROGAN ALDEN

Died on 11/13/1942

Dead

JACK EDWARD ARMSTRONG

Died on 11/13/1942

Dead

RAYMOND ARRIGONE

Died on 11/13/1942

Dead