USS Breton (CVE-10) 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 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. 

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