USS Block Island (CVE-21/AVG-21/ACV-21) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

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.

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 Block Island (CVE-21/AVG-21/ACV-21)


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