USS Bonita (SSK-3) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

As the USS Bass, the USS Bonita was also built by Mare Island Naval Shipyard in California in 1950. The submarine was designed to run silently, which made it difficult to detect by snorkeling submarines. It was used to conduct experimental submarine duties. After 7 years of duty, the submarine was decommissioned and subsequently struck from the Naval Register. People who were present on the USS Bass are strongly advised to undergo a medical evaluation, as the risk of having inhaled considerable amounts of asbestos fibers is high.

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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