USS Brooklyn (CL-40) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

USS Brooklyn was a Brooklyn-class light cruiser laid down on March 12, 1935 and launched on November 30, the following year. It was commissioned on September 30, 1937 under Capt. W. D. Brereton’s command with the hull number CL-40 and served in the US Navy for 10 years until it was decommissioned on January 3, 1947. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 868 people on board and had the main missions in Guantanamo, Philadelphia, Bermuda, Norfolk, Fedhala or Casablanca. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 22, 1951 and sold to Chile in 1951 where it was renamed O’Higgins. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Brooklyn received 4 battle stars.    

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control Room
  • Pump Room
  • Propulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot Magazine
  • Turret 1
  • Ward Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

Shipmates on USS Brooklyn (CL-40)

ROBERT N. AKIN

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

LEONARD GENE BELLINGER

unknown age

Uncertain N/A

WILLIAM LEWIS BENSON

88 years old

Dead

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