USS Chatham (CVE-32) 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 Chatham was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier laid down on May 25, 1942 and launched on September 19, the same year. It was commissioned on August 11, 1943 as HMS Slinger with the hull number D-26 under the United Kingdom’s flag and served in the Royal Navy for 3 years until it was returned to the US Navy on February 27, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 646 men on board. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold for scrapping in Kaohsiung Taiwan in 1969. 

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