USS Breton (CVE-10) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Breton was an Attacker-class escort carrier laid down on June 28, 1941 and launched on February 15, 1943. It was commissioned on April 9, 1943 as HMS Chaser with the hull number D-32 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on May 12, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 646 men on board. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred back to USA and struck from the Navy Register the same year and sold for scrapping in 1972 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. 

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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