USS Block Island (CVE-21/AVG-21/ACV-21) 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 Block Island was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on January 19, 1942 and launched on May 1, the same year. It was commissioned on March 8, 1943 with the hull number CVE-21 under Capt. Logan C. Ramsey’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was sunk on May 29, 1944. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 890 men on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Norfolk, New York or Canary Islands. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Block Island received 2 battle stars.

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