USS Bass (SSK-2) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The submarine was built by Mare Island Naval Shipyard in 1950 and launched one year later. It was equipped with the large BQR-4 bow-mounted sonar array as part of Project Kayo, which experimented in the use of passive acoustics with low-frequency bow-mounted sonar arrays. Since asbestos was a very popular building material back in the day, the USS Bass also contained large amounts of it. The submarine was decommissioned in 1957, struck in 1965 and subsequently sold as scrap.

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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