USS Bolinas (CVE-36) 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 Bolinas was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on August 3, 1942 and launched on November 11, the same year. It was commissioned on July 22, 1943 as HMS Begum with the hull number D-38 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for several months until it was decommissioned on August 1, 1943. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 646 men on board and had the main missions in the Indian Ocean. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred back to the USA and sold for scrapping in 1974 in Taiwan. 

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