USS Bashaw (SS-241) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

Laid down in 1942, the USS Bashaw won 5 battle stars for World War II activity. The submarine was built by General Dynamics Electric Boat during a time when asbestos was widely employed in shipbuilding, so the vessel is very likely to have had asbestos insulation on its walls, which put the health of those serving on it at great risk. For this reason, we strongly advise veterans who were present on the USS Bashaw to pay close attention to their health and seek medical attention as soon as they notice any worrisome symptoms such as difficulty breathing, a lingering cough or chest pain. In 1969, the submarine was decommissioned and subsequently sold for scrap or sunk as a target.

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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