USS Blue Jay (AMc-23) 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


Stuff You Should Know

USS Blue Jay was a Bird-Class 1 coastal minesweeper laid down in 1936 and launched the same year. It was commissioned on June 22, 1941 under Lt. Hiram S. Walker Jr’s command and served in the US Navy for 5 years until it was decommissioned on April 15, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 16 men on board and it had the main missions within the detachment of the 4th Naval District. After the decommissioning, USS Blue Jay was converted to a diving tender. On May 8, 1946 the ship was struck from the Navy List and transferred to the Maritime Commission. 

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