USS Atlanta (CL-51) 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 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.         

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